On Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 08:27:53AM -0400, Allen Ahoffman wrote: > Hi: > I am blind and work in a small data center. > Since I can't read screens I need to get sighted people to read for me. > I know what I'm doing on the systems but need readers to tell me whats > happening. > I'm looking for suggested hardware to allow me to easily in realtime send > the screen images from the console screen to a remote user so they can > read it for me or just tell me the keystrokes to do. > > I need at least 640.b480 but would like 1024x768 resolution and 30fps. > 4 or 5 fps would do really for this application. > remember this has to be usable for only one screen but that screen gets > connected to many systems during its lifetime. > > > I have a beklin video extener to let one coworker stay elsewhere and read > but thats only helpful for one person. > Thanks for the help in advance. > I'm looking at the video4linux stuff now. > What would really be nice is somehting I can just plug the video out cable > from the monitor port on the computer into and it doees the work, like > frame brabber / distribution. Perhaps VNC (already mentioned, I know, but it's good) or xtv ? $ apt-cache show xtv | tail -4 Description: xtv grabs the screen of a remote display. Grabs the remote display in a continuously updating fashion, making a "TV" out of the remote display. Don't know about bandwidth requirements though. But I guess that the need for bandwidth would be decreased by running fewer colours. And if you're blind, you shouldn't need many colurs (no offence intended) ;-) Hope this helps -- *DISCLAIMER* I do not know exactly what I'm talking about. Large grains of salt recommended to aid in digestion.
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