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Thread: Something for Linux besides FreeDiag/ScanTool?

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    Something for Linux besides FreeDiag/ScanTool?

    Right now the plan is to use Suse in my carputer with a VM running XP or 2K and In Car PC to monitor my OBD2 port.

    That sucks!

    Is there a reasonably mature and stable package with a nice GUI for Linux? This has to impress customers, that's why I like In Car PC (for it's looks) and why I don't particularly like FreeDiag/ScanTool.

    Then again, my navigation will be limited to the capabilities of GPSDrive unless I use a VM to run something like iGuidance for turn-by-turns (don't say roadnav to me ), so I may be stuck with a VM anyway (Feel free to suggest a Linux-based navigation program that's actually good at resolving turn-by-turns and solve that dilemma for me.).

    Even so, I'd like the OBD2 monitoring to be done in the host, not the VM.

    Is there anything (yet)?

    TIA,

    J

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    Why not just use Winblows until such time decent applications are available for Linux?

    It makes life so much easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbean_phillip View Post
    Why not just use Winblows until such time decent applications are available for Linux?

    It makes life so much easier.
    Because this is my license plate:

    http://litljay.com/plate

    ...and this will be on the spare tire cover:

    http://litljay.com/toughtux


    I wouldn't want to be a hypocrite!

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    Lol - good one.

    Ah well, you have to hang tight for decent supporting apps for linux Your carputer should be up and running in, mayb, 3-4years then....rofl.

    Seriously though, I luv linux, but having no/few supporting apps is crap, and hence the reason I am developing a XP Embedded image for my setup.

    Good luck though, and keep us posted.

    Btw, the image on the spare tyre-cover would look mean, nice choice!
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    Maybe not so long! I just noticed a blurb in the GPSDrive FAQ commenting that turn-by-turn navigation may be on its way using NASA's OpenStreetMap system.

    Cool!

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