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#1 Blackstar57

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 12:12 PM

Ok, This is probably  a stupid question to most but what is this thing used for? I found it in a box of old computer parts from our office that they were going to dump. Not needed anymore. I saw the connections on it and thought it might be useful to me in connecting a laptop to an old rear projection HD TV I have. 

 

The TV has Composite, component and S-Video inputs but the Laptop only has VGA out. This Igel has a lot of different ports- VGA, USB, S-Video, sound, etc. I was wondering if it can be connected to my laptop VGA out and use the S-Video out to my TV?

 

I checked Igel's online site but couldn't find any info that makes sense to me.

 

Probably way off base here with this thing but am very curious. It also has a 12V 3A power supply... Anybody?

 

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 01:31 PM

According to the spec sheet it is a thin client. Supposedly you can convert the thin client to a full desktop computer using a linux distro. In fact an Igel is shown in the first image of the instructions.

 

http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-a-thinclient-into-a-desktop-computer/?ALLSTEPS



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Posted 03 April 2016 - 02:02 PM

According to the spec sheet it is a thin client. Supposedly you can convert the thin client to a full desktop computer using a linux distro. In fact an Igel is shown in the first image of the instructions.

 

http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-a-thinclient-into-a-desktop-computer/?ALLSTEPS

 

That looks exactly like what I have. Some of the explanation in your link is over my head but I have used Linux years ago.  So, I take it I can't use it to connect to my old projection TV.



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Posted 03 April 2016 - 02:13 PM

I don't believe so. The linux distro mentioned is DSL and I am not sure if it supports HDMI. You can head over to the linux forum and reference this thread. They may be able to help with your questions. 



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Posted 03 April 2016 - 03:29 PM

I don't believe so. The linux distro mentioned is DSL and I am not sure if it supports HDMI. You can head over to the linux forum and reference this thread. They may be able to help with your questions. 

 

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