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Thread: OBD-II scanners + SuSE 9.0 (and ACPI)

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    OBD-II scanners + SuSE 9.0 (and ACPI)

    Hey people, i've got a question for all the linux nerds, i'm running SuSE 9.0 and i want an OBD-II input to run a virtual gague cluster. I know nothing about the OBD-II protocol and i'm totally open to suggestion. I drive a 1997 GMC Sonoma ext. cab. and i'll be putting a VIA M10000 in it.

    Also, on another note, if anyone knows anything about ACPI support (particularly S3 or S4) under any flavour of linux, PLEASE fill me in on how to implement it and how to actually throw the computer into suspend (and if there's any way to have a simple relay or switch control a signal that brings it out of standby on an alarm event)

    Thanks in advance.

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    Not sure what virtual gague cluster is, but thats a program that works on linux, im thinking you will need some kind of connection to your computer too :-D as for ACPI support, there is information avaliable on it, try this for ACPI might be some help

    for bringing out of suspend, could use WOL or serial port with a customised Daemon
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    green... you have the right idea. why trust the care of your car to Winblow$ when something like linux is much more stable.

    There are a few M$ apps that do the virtual cluster but I did notice the freediag site too. Haven't been able to see it yet since sourceforge is down right now but linux is definitely the way I'm going to be moving for my car pc.

    Just so many ideas and so little money. At least with linux I can go ahead and develop most of my own stuff for cheap or free!

    good luck, let me know how your ODB-II stuff goes with linux.



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