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  • Car2PC adapter Linux distro ! EPIA-M 10 secs boot time and more !

    Hi all,
    The full Linux version of Car2PC Linux distro is available here:
    http://indashpc.org/downloads/software/car2linux.html
    Here you can find installation instructions for the VIA EPIA-M board.
    The distro is designated to work with no screen or keyboard and only uses your HU through Car2PC adapter to control all functions.
    I'll name its features:
    - 11 MB Linux distro for Epia-M platform only
    - Full support for i18n and unicode
    - 10 secs boot time on Linux after POST
    - Removable storages detection
    - Plays audio files
    - Plays video files
    - Automatic update from the removable storage( Linux only )
    - Builds meta db for songs automatically upon removable media insertion
    - Provides voice feedback on every action it does
    - Simple plugin expandable
    After it starts, you can use keyboard or your car stereo/steering wheel buttons to control the app.
    Here is the list of keys:
    Code:
    Keyboard:
    - left arrow, right arrow - scroll through selection
    - 1, 2, enter - enter selection
    - 6, esc, backspace - exit selection 1 level up
    - r - set random playing
    - , . - seek through the file ( fast forward, fast backward )
    
    Car Stereo:
    - <, > - scroll through selection
    - 1, 2 - enter selection ( 2 plays everything from the current selection. eg the whole genre )
    - 6 - exit selection 1 level up
    - MIX - set random playing
    - << >> - seek through the file ( fast forward, fast backward )
    The next steps are:
    - FM/XM/Sirius support with recording
    - Multiple sound card support for separate audio/video playback

    The screenshot of the upcoming skin fix ( 1.3.7.3 version ):
    Car pc integration with ease
    Car mediacenter

  • #2
    Sounds pretty interesting. I'm esspecially likeing the 10 second boot time. Any other screen shots of the app?

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    • #3
      I'm going to post Live CD, so you can try yourself...
      Car pc integration with ease
      Car mediacenter

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      • #4
        subscribing to await the live-cd.

        also, when is the alpine car2pc adapter going to be ready??
        Thank You /////ALPINE
        7" Lilli. GPSlim236. Streetdeck. Mappoint. M9000. M2ATX, XMDirect

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        • #5
          Really can't say about Alpine. Will cover most OEMs before going into Alpine.
          At least that's the plan
          Car pc integration with ease
          Car mediacenter

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          • #6
            VERY interested. I am not a fan of windows and how it handles things. What are the chances of integrating GPS into this bad boy?
            nGhost - The FREE Frontend for Linux | Graphics Developer
            Linux ICE - The Car PC Distro | Team Member

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            • #7
              Any more progress on this project?

              jbors,
              Is there a LiveCD ready?

              Any functionality change/additions?

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              • #8
                I like the sound of it, keeping posted...

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                • #9
                  gooooooo ooooonnnnn.....
                  MobileThree: in car - Zotac Atom/ION - linuxICE 2.0.2
                  --worklog--

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                  • #10
                    Looks sweet. Just what I need, only audio and video. Going to follow this one.
                    Stage 1:[||||||||||||||||||||] 100%

                    Epia M10000, Lilliput 7' TS (modded), Teac DV28-SL, Globalsat BU-303, Maxtor 40GB 7200rpm, 512 MB pc3200, M1-ATX, Kenwood KDC-W6527SE

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                    • #11
                      Following a dead project is kinda pointless.

                      Look at the dates on the posts.
                      My stagnant project

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                      • #12
                        Lol, you're right. I checked only the post above mine for the date.
                        Stage 1:[||||||||||||||||||||] 100%

                        Epia M10000, Lilliput 7' TS (modded), Teac DV28-SL, Globalsat BU-303, Maxtor 40GB 7200rpm, 512 MB pc3200, M1-ATX, Kenwood KDC-W6527SE

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