youngone
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Asus Monitor & Rpi Zero W

Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:00 pm

Hello everyone new to the forums and need a little help.
I have the RPi ZeroW and a Asus mb169b+ usb portable monitor i want to display dakboard on it. With this combo its perfect for a wall/desk and not use a lot of space. I'm not sure if it will work and if it does what software and hardware would i need to get it going. Thank you for any help.

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B.Goode
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Re: Asus Monitor & Rpi Zero W

Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:47 am

youngone wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:00 pm
Hello everyone new to the forums and need a little help.
I have the RPi ZeroW and a Asus mb169b+ usb portable monitor i want to display dakboard on it. With this combo its perfect for a wall/desk and not use a lot of space. I'm not sure if it will work and if it does what software and hardware would i need to get it going. Thank you for any help.


Welcome to the Raspberry Pi forums.

ASUS say:
Minimum System Requirement : Windows 7 with 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.8.3* (not compatible with MacBook and MacBook Pro)

Recommended Requirement : Windows 7 with 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo or above, 2GB RAM

Video Playback Recommendations : Windows Media Player, Cyberlink PowerDVD, Core WinDVD

*Ezlink Utility software supports Window based operation system only

Auto rotate function only works under Win7 and Win8
Ref: https://www.asus.com/uk/Monitors/MB169B ... fications/


It looks very unlikely that there is support for this device with anything other than a MicroSoft Windows Operating System. And your RPi board will not run Windows in any useful/realistic fashion.



There is a previous, inconclusive and dated forum thread on the same device here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 2&t=127415

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Re: Asus Monitor & Rpi Zero W

Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:26 am

It looks that DisplayLink can be used with Linux on ./arm* ./x86* and ./x64* by porting the Ubuntu driver.
https://support.displaylink.com/knowled ... -other-lin
I do not have any DisplayLink devices (anymore) so I can not test if the driver can be ported to Raspbian.
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Re: Asus Monitor & Rpi Zero W

Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:20 pm

Ernst wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:26 am
It looks that DisplayLink can be used with Linux on ./arm* ./x86* and ./x64* by porting the Ubuntu driver.
https://support.displaylink.com/knowled ... -other-lin
I do not have any DisplayLink devices (anymore) so I can not test if the driver can be ported to Raspbian.

AFAIAA DisplayLink nowadays is included, but whether or not the Zero can USB I/O at an acceptable rate we will not know until the OP tries it out and reports back....
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