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USB to VGA/DVI adapters?

On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 09:40:45PM -0500, Scott Ehrlich wrote:
> I have an Intel Atom w/GMA 500 PC, so the video isn't that great. ?I'm
> using Ubuntu 8.04 out of box, which seems to produce the best video
> for the GMA 500 ? Would a USB to VGA/DVI adapter help improve
> streaming video (from hulu, youtube, etc)?

No. For one thing, Flash is not currently hardware-accelerated
in Linux. (This is expected to change sometime this year.)

> One adapter I'm looking at is the Sabrent/Arkview USB-dh88. ? One
> thing I've seen from video processing of my existing system is high
> cpu utilization. ? Will I experience that, or worse, with one of these
> adapters? ?Or, will performance be offloaded to the devices and video
> and processing power improve?

Nope. The driver for the SIS USB-VGA chip is completely

Do you have any expansion slots? 


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