live preview on monitor: hardware or software related?
wadesmart at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 17:30:44 UTC 2008
20081030 1221 GMT-6
Bear with me while I explain this.
I help construct a digital billboard a few years back. The company that
supplied it went out of business just recently. The software the runs
the board is outdated and I cant find a copy of it anywhere. The
computer that its running on is a old Asus from about 2002 or 2003. The
OS though is Win 98. Since we cant get any help with the software or any
support they called me back to get me to develop a solution.
What Im doing is moving them over the Ubuntu and developing a server app
instead of dedicated software.
Here is what I need help on: On the pc monitor of the computer there is
a 4in by 4in window in the top left hand corner. Its a live view of the
billboard as it circulates though the ads. But if you move your cursor
over it, its shows up on the screen.
My question is - to whoever might have an answer - would that be
hardware or software that does that? They want that live shot but not
the way it is as the computer screen is unusable - afraid something
might cover up the image.
If its just software related Im not that worried about moving them over
but if its hardware... that might be a Windows only thing.. I have no idea.
I cant take the computer down to inspect it as its running the
billboard, there is no backup, and the start up time is about an hour to
get things working again. That is money they dont want to lose.
I think this is a really great project to stick ubuntu in but, just need
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