iPad and Headless Linux Server
I have a plan.
Install an EeePC as a headless Linux server that can be controlled with the iPad via ad hoc wireless network. I've heard you can control a headless server via an iPad dock as well but do not know much about this.
I have a reject EeePC with a broken screen as well as an iPad 2. I considered an iPad only install but this would have some drawbacks:
1: No web cam support (I want a back up cam)
2: No external hard drive support (I only have a 16gig iPad)
3: More expensive (the wireless OBD II interface and the sound system interface are pricey)
Now, what I am thinking is have the EeePC wired to an external hard drive, USB OBD II interface, Jeep sound system, forward and rear web cams as well as a GPS unit. I would then log into the EeePC using the iPad to display and control the information. The iPad would not be used to play music, only as a control apparatus for the headless server.
I would need to run either Air Display or a good VNC application with little or no lag on the iPad and a good Linux front end. Any suggestions? What are your thoughts?