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  • Laptop Statup/Shutdown/standby/hibernate question

    Im very new to this and just came across a laptop with a broken screen a nice 2ghz 512ram 60gig hard drive wireless...You get the picture i was just going to machine a mount and mount it under my seat in my truck then run the VGA out to a touchscreen Xenarc in my dash...Alsmot seems premade for my purpose but i was just wondering what i could do to get it to have automatic shutdown startup hibernate and the like just as if i was using one of those fancy car PSU's anyone that may help or give insites ect would be GREATLY appreciated !! thanks again
    Nate

  • #2
    I have somewhat the same question. I have an extra IBM 390X Laptop laying around and want to use that as my temporary carputer until I get enough money to build a normal carputer. I bought the Xenarc 700IDT as a screen.

    But how do I get it to turn on if it is in my trunk? I heard about wake on ring and shorting out wires. Any step by step tutorials or an easy solution for a noob? I already figured out how to make it go in to hibernation automatically after my car turns off just need to figure out how to get it to turn back on. Switch, automatically, etc?
    SUMMER CAR:
    '96 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 LT1 Convertible
    P3 Mobile 1.2GHz/512MB RAM/Dual HD/Lilliput/Soundblaster
    XP MCE/RR/IG

    WINTER CAR:
    '02 Grand Am
    CarPC Coming Soon!

    CHECK OUT MY RR SKIN:
    RoadFuse - CF Like Day & Night Skin Combo

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    • #3
      *bump*
      SUMMER CAR:
      '96 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 LT1 Convertible
      P3 Mobile 1.2GHz/512MB RAM/Dual HD/Lilliput/Soundblaster
      XP MCE/RR/IG

      WINTER CAR:
      '02 Grand Am
      CarPC Coming Soon!

      CHECK OUT MY RR SKIN:
      RoadFuse - CF Like Day & Night Skin Combo

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      • #4
        Before I sold my Thinkpad T20 I had an idea of using it as a carputer. I never came around to actually do it but I looked into this startup/shutdown issue using laptops. I found that the network interface in the T20 (3com mini-PCI I believe) supported WOL (Wake-on-Link). The NIC in my T41 laptop does not support this feature fully so it's pretty much a case-by-case issue wether the NIC support WOL or not.
        Anyway, WOL works so that as long as the NIC has active link, the laptop runs as usual. Once the link goes down, the laptop goes to standby (by setting this in the power settings in XP). When the link goes active again, the laptop resumes from standby mode. I actually went out and bought components to build a relay that connects to the ignition and gives active link when ignition is on and disables the link when ignition is turned off. To test, just loop RxD and TxD pins in the ethernet port of the NIC, set the WOL and power settings and remove the loop. The laptop should now go to standby and when You loop it again it should resume.
        I dunno wether the 390X has a built-in NIC but if not, I would recommend using a 3COM PCMCIA NIC as these cards seem to support WOL in most cases.
        ich bin anders...

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        • #5
          check out my install (my sig). I used a docking station and extend the power botton
          my carputer

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          • #6
            Come on guys, read the FAQs and run some searches...

            -arebelspy
            See my trades here! My For Sale/Trade Thread. Email joe at eipse.com
            Originally posted by xdjxklusivex
            i think every thread is now a whoreing thread

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            • #7
              surprise!
              Attached Files

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              • #8


                Sorry - but i've always wanted to do that!

                It really depends on your specific laptop, your bios, and how you want it to work.

                Do you want to wake it from S1, S2, S3, S4?

                My laptop supposedly supports WOL, WOR,and WOUSB. I configured for WO USB but it kept cutting power to USB so it would not wake. (yes I set the option to not cut the power). I tested wake on ring but it did not work either. WOL seemed like a lot of work and I didn't have any faith that would work either. I finally decided soldering wires to power switch(there is no port replicator for my laptop) was best for what I wanted anyway.

                Wiring to power switch wakes laptop from all standby states, from hibernate and will turn it on from off. Also I can hit the switch and the laptop will go to standby. I wired laptop power switch to 1/8 audio connector that I put where the port replicator connector would have been - so I can disconnect and take laptop out of the car easily.

                All The information is out there if you search. You need to determine what is best for you and what can be implemented on your laptop.

                Good Luck!!

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                • #9
                  His first and only post.. I'm shocked.



                  -arebelspy
                  See my trades here! My For Sale/Trade Thread. Email joe at eipse.com
                  Originally posted by xdjxklusivex
                  i think every thread is now a whoreing thread

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                  • #10
                    Hehe,

                    Here's something weird.

                    My laptop (Dell Latitude L400) has a Wake On-Modem Ring, but it's disabled in the BIOS. If I can get this enabled, is there a way that I could use this for my autostart?

                    Peace,

                    Rafster
                    Post # 3000

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rafster
                      Hehe,

                      Here's something weird.

                      My laptop (Dell Latitude L400) has a Wake On-Modem Ring, but it's disabled in the BIOS. If I can get this enabled, is there a way that I could use this for my autostart?

                      Peace,

                      Rafster
                      I believe you need a line emulator, ring generator or other circuit to produce the approx. 90vac 20-60hz ring signal.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Rafster
                        My laptop (Dell Latitude L400) has a Wake On-Modem Ring, but it's disabled in the BIOS. If I can get this enabled, is there a way that I could use this for my autostart?
                        WTF N00B!!

                        "modem laptop wake".. stuff like that.. been discussed a lo.. here's one to start you out: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=15320



                        -arebelspy
                        See my trades here! My For Sale/Trade Thread. Email joe at eipse.com
                        Originally posted by xdjxklusivex
                        i think every thread is now a whoreing thread

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                        • #13
                          jeese like half this thread's words were "NOOB".... hm... it IS the newb forum though...

                          Searching isn't always best, otherwise forums would have no point b/c people would have to look instead of specialized help... and people (cough the guys that half their posts are just negative "NOOB" accusations (^^^) would have.. well... less posts to brag about!!!

                          lmao thats my two-cents..

                          But seriously I'm going to try and use a laptop and it took me 20 minutes to find info thats half-way worthwhile.

                          lmao... i dunno I just felt compelled to say this
                          -luper
                          ps: POST WHORE?!?!?! 2 months and 919 posts!!! OMG! POST WHORE! lmao jk jk jk jk
                          ALMOST DONE!
                          I got LCD, mobo, hdd, GPS h/s, most of wiring

                          ALL i need is some stuff and then misc stuff: (offers?)
                          PSU, more wires, slim cd/dvd drive, OBDII stuff, wireless adaptor, audio stuff, stuff period.

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                          • #14
                            oops
                            I'm not sure who I stole my avatar from, but I hope they don't mind, I figured it sums me up perfectly...... a pi$$edIdiot

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                            • #15
                              oops again too ****ed,, wong buttons!!,,,,,,,,,sue me!!
                              I'm not sure who I stole my avatar from, but I hope they don't mind, I figured it sums me up perfectly...... a pi$$edIdiot

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