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    Hello......I am kinda new to this and my install is in a dodge grand caravan....my computer is a asus motherboard with Pentium III Processor
    512mb SDRAM
    Nvidia 8mb agp gpu I (know dead end hardware but will upgrade soon)
    Windows XP pro (think of switching to ubuntu 9.10 but dunno yet)
    17 inch gateway lcd monitor (I kno..... huge)
    but I wanted to know what is a gud frontend program that i can use with a non touch screen monitor and external application luncher and blue tooth and ipod integration and stuff like that i will also be using a wireless remote control with mouse emulator insted of a mouse and a small ps2 usb keyboard software like ride runner is a pain to use with out a touch screen......pleaze help

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    With linux your only choice at the moment is nGhost/linuxICE but that really needs a touch screen (or mouse) to be used.

    openMobile and centrafuse are both pretty easy to use with a keyboard but feel free to go down the list and check out all the rest:
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/front-ends/
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    • #3
      What do you guys think about media engine

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      • #4
        it hasn't been developed in at least 2 years
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        • #5
          o ok because thats what i m using now I want one one that supports bluetooth

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          • #6
            Well alot of front ends are pretty versatile. With CF I use a Sony RM-X5 remote control to control the PC. You can easily take a joystick and repurpose it to work with the car pc.
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            • #7
              wat is a gud bluetooth software to use like just stand alone bluetooth software that i can run with along media engine

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ZX1Cruizer View Post
                Well alot of front ends are pretty versatile. With CF I use a Sony RM-X5 remote control to control the PC. You can easily take a joystick and repurpose it to work with the car pc.
                how exactly do you make that remote work?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ShortyDoo View Post
                  how exactly do you make that remote work?
                  i jus pluged it in and it worked and you can configure it in the little configuration screen under remote config

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                  • #10
                    Hello, I use the Riderunner with a skin made by me, which I control with a USB joystick economists, who are like the playstation pads. Also, I add a rotary encoder circuit, it makes me very like the use without touchscreen.

                    My CarPC is a pent III 933, 256 ram and winXP.
                    My Site: www.fuegomp3.com.ar
                    Renault Fuego 84 Carpc & full worklog

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Fuegomp3 View Post
                      Hello, I use the Riderunner with a skin made by me, which I control with a USB joystick economists, who are like the playstation pads. Also, I add a rotary encoder circuit, it makes me very like the use without touchscreen.

                      My CarPC is a pent III 933, 256 ram and winXP.
                      thats was a problem i had with riderunner is the whole skinning thing i just dont kno how to do it

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ryan518w View Post
                        wat is a gud bluetooth software to use like just stand alone bluetooth software that i can run with along media engine
                        Maybe try BlueSoleil? I dont know what Media Engine is.

                        Originally posted by ShortyDoo View Post
                        how exactly do you make that remote work?
                        Well I made the mistake of buying the wrong Sony Remote. Origianlly the one that is ideal is the Sony RM-X4, which has a wire. When I bought mine though I bought wireless and Mitch (the maker of the HD Radio cable for Car PCs) had to make a special IR Transmitter so it works. I then use EventGhost to set it up.

                        Originally posted by ryan518w View Post
                        i jus pluged it in and it worked and you can configure it in the little configuration screen under remote config
                        I think he is talking about the Sony RM-X4 / X5

                        Originally posted by ryan518w View Post
                        thats was a problem i had with riderunner is the whole skinning thing i just dont kno how to do it
                        Did you try asking for help. The guys in the RR forums are very helpful.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ryan518w View Post
                          thats was a problem i had with riderunner is the whole skinning thing i just dont kno how to do it

                          The Idrive Skin work fine with keyboard.

                          With a USB joystick + Joy2key soft, Itīs good solution, Itīs that I use en mi Car.

                          (sorry my bad english )
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