Florian shows us how to trick the BeagleBone to output video. By making the BeagleBone think it has the DVI Cape plugged in, it would output video.
I decided to attempt to connect the PSP Screen I fumbled together earlier to the Beagle board since all the necessary signals are readily available and a display driver is included in the Ångström distro. How hard could it be ? Right ..?…Beaglebone Capes are recognized by the kernel via their eeprom. This memory holds identification and configuration data for each Cape. In order to impersonate the DVI Cape I used an ATmega32 to talk to Beagle’s I2C bus and mimicking that very specific eeprom. The actual memory contents for the DVI Cape eeprom can be downloaded from the website.
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