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USB Graphics Card for Ubuntu 12.04LTS

asked 2013-01-28 03:54:48 -0600

Andrius gravatar image

Does anyone know about a USB Graphics card that has drivers that function in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? The graphics card on my PC does not support multi-display functionality in Ubuntu OR RViz feeds from the kinect sensor...

Any suggestions on a good USB graphics card with Linux drivers?

Thanks! Andy

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What devices is your PC made of?

felix k gravatar image felix k  ( 2013-01-29 01:56:56 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-01-28 10:23:07 -0600

dbworth gravatar image

Andy, a USB graphics adapter is a waste of money. Why don't you tell everyone what your ROS project is, then they can help you better? You don't mention if it must be a laptop, or battery operated?

The easiest path is to get yourself a spare desktop PC (can be second hand) with a nice NVidia graphics card. Setup a fresh Ubuntu install and you'll be set.

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