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    Hi, i posted earlier about using a laptop as a carputer, but since then have also been looking at an xbox and have done alot of research.

    From what i have found out, they can be chipped and the hard drive can be upgraded to something larger. Then linux can be run.

    I have also found a GPS program built for linux for europe which is where i am from luckily. But, how does the GPS reciever connect to the xbpx, through a usb port right? but what about drivers etc. Will the drivers that come with the gps system work with an xbox?

    I would also like to know what the sound quality is like from an xbox

    thanks.

  • #2
    The Xbox has a digital audio out. You can get adapters to allow you to plug regular USB devices into the controller ports of an XBOX (which are just funny shaped USB). If the GPS unit has Linux drivers you sjould be OK...as long as you're familiar with Linux.
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    • #3
      i've never used it before lol

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      • #4
        Originally posted by daworkz
        Hi, i posted earlier about using a laptop as a carputer, but since then have also been looking at an xbox and have done alot of research.

        From what i have found out, they can be chipped and the hard drive can be upgraded to something larger. Then linux can be run.

        I have also found a GPS program built for linux for europe which is where i am from luckily. But, how does the GPS reciever connect to the xbpx, through a usb port right? but what about drivers etc. Will the drivers that come with the gps system work with an xbox?

        I would also like to know what the sound quality is like from an xbox

        thanks.
        Actually there are several gps programs for linux. Any nmea gps should work with gpsd (which is what most gps programs use to get the data) if it is usb you may have to set the gps to read from /dev/usb/ttyUSB0. For carputer software go to http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...group_id=43989

        And if you never used linux do yourself a favor and use a major distro like mandrake or fedora.

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        • #5
          this is what you use to connect the gps to the xbox
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          • #6
            Or you can just hack up an xbox extension wire and wire up to normal usb.

            I've done this the other way around to hook my xbox controller to my computer, but I'm sure it goes both ways.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tidder
              I'm sure it goes both ways.

              thats too funny not to quote.




              actually the best method Ive done is to to splice a USB extention cable into the XBOX controller's breaker cable:



              controller-round break away-USB out-USB IN-round plug into XBOX plug-XBOX

              then you unhook it where the USB thing is if you want to have USB into the XBOX or if you wanna use your XBOX controller with your PC
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              • #8
                Isn't one of the wires in the Xbox USB a +12V?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Malenko
                  thats too funny not to quote.
                  Give me a break man. You know how it is when you're thinkin' something, but it doesn't come out quite right, but it makes sense to you because you're the one that thought it up? Yeah.

                  It goes both ways...

                  I meant that if you can hack up an xbox controller extension with a normal usb connector to use a controller with your PC, then you must be able to hack up the same cable and put on a usb receiver and use it with the Xbox.

                  C'mon now...
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                  • #10
                    Adapters for XBox to USB and for USB to xbox can be bought for cheap or made for cheap do a litte

                    .... do we have a touchsceen driver working for linux yet ?
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                    • #11
                      Well if you're not familiar with Linux, you wont be able to use Mandrake or Fedora on the XBox as it currently only has 2 distros availbe. Xebian, a Debian Linux and Gentoox, a Gentoo Linux. From what I hear, Gentoox is the easiest. Its been around for a while and is updated. Check this out. This is the homepage for Gentoox.

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                      • #12
                        so do u need any drivers to run the xbox controler on a pc?
                        Current status:
                        wtf is a carputer??

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                        • #13
                          yes... I think you can find the link on xbox-scene.com
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