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  • How can I get Garmin and HD Radio to start when RR starts?

    The way it currently works is.. when I open RR to the menu.skin, the radio doesn't come on, I have to go to the radio_player.skin first. Also, I want Garmin Mobile PC to start up in the background and get past its splash screen so when I open the GPS skin, GMPC is already there. I tried to preload radio_player.skin, but that doesn't start the radio. Maybe I'm not doing it right.

    I'm using my own skin which includes Monkeyracer/ElCamino/Thunderstick's GMPC overlay and OSK and MitchJS's cable and Visteon for the radio.

    Thanks....
    Mark
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  • #2
    You want to add the radio skin to the ONSTART command in the exectbl.ini.

    Pre-loading the GMPC skin will fix your other issue.

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    • #3
      what version (date) of RR are you using? The latest version will resume whatever device was last played (mp3, xm, radio)
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      • #4
        That only works if the resume.ini file gets written.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Machinehead View Post
          That only works if the resume.ini file gets written.
          wellt hats true.. so make sure resume.ini isnt read-only
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          • #6
            The other issue (which happens to be a problem I'm trying to deal with) is if Windows force shuts down RR and winamp the resume.ini file doesn't get written.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
              what version (date) of RR are you using? The latest version will resume whatever device was last played (mp3, xm, radio)

              I think it's the latest....my RoadRunner.exe file is dated 12-13-2007

              My resume.ini is dated today, so apparently it gets updated.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by mstaedt View Post
                I think it's the latest....my RoadRunner.exe file is dated 12-13-2007

                My resume.ini is dated today, so apparently it gets updated.
                the latest is dated 9/10/08.. but there could be another release sometime this week. Check the sticky
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
                  what version (date) of RR are you using? The latest version will resume whatever device was last played (mp3, xm, radio)
                  To clarify, is this true on startup? Not resume? (i.e. standby, hibernate)

                  I haven't tested this yet, but if so, man, this is gonna screw up my skin layout...
                  Pico-ITX / XP Home with EWF-HORM / RR v12/02/2009 / Winamp v5.13 / RRMedia v1.2.2

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sal R. View Post
                    To clarify, is this true on startup? Not resume? (i.e. standby, hibernate)

                    I haven't tested this yet, but if so, man, this is gonna screw up my skin layout...
                    My issues are with startup. It seems to be ok when resuming from hibernate.

                    That raises a question (to myself, I guess) as to how I ultimately plan to implement this sytem. For now I am developing the software on a laptop (which doesn't always even have the HD radio cord plugged in) while I assemble the hardware that will eventually end up going into the truck. I almost always exit RR, then cold start it when I get going again. If the standard method of shutting down and starting up is to hibernate and resume, then I may be trying to solve problems with my software that won't be a problem once I permanently install the system.

                    I appreciate the help so far. It sounds like I may have missed some upgrades to RR that will help.

                    Thanks....
                    Mark
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sal R. View Post
                      To clarify, is this true on startup? Not resume? (i.e. standby, hibernate)

                      I haven't tested this yet, but if so, man, this is gonna screw up my skin layout...
                      the latest rr will resume/start at whatever source was last played.. this is the case with resuming from hibernate AND exiting/entering RR It works just the way a regular car radio does.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
                        the latest rr will resume/start at whatever source was last played.. this is the case with resuming from hibernate AND exiting/entering RR It works just the way a regular car radio does.
                        crap.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
                          the latest is dated 9/10/08.. but there could be another release sometime this week. Check the sticky
                          Thanks! that cured my radio problem.
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