Bryan writes – “Interfacing older, non VGA displays to systems with VGA hardware without the help of a hardware scan converter- Almost every linux embedded project out there today uses some form of LCD text or graphics display. CRTs have been abandoned as bulky and obsolete. But not all are. Forgotten are the tiny portable b/w televisions you can pickup for almost nothing online or at your local drugstore. These are indeed small, and capable of displaying readable 80×25 text and 640×480 graphics. Best of all is the price, less than $20, often free. No LCD can compete here. Coupled with an equally inexpensive wyse winterm (shown), this linux based system costs a lot less than a crankup laptop or anything you’ll ever see at a tradeshow.” [via] – Thanks Tom! Link.
HOW TO – Linux on obsolete displays