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    A new linux mp3/dvd/cd/vcd player DFBCar. There is no need for X. The player is written C and uses xine-lib and directfb, which is the only software required. Directfb is used for drawing to the graphics cards and xine-lib is used for playing media.

    This software is in the early stages and not as feature rich as others, but my current operating system is less than 25MB and I bet can get much smaller. As of right now pushing the on button to the computer to dfbcar done starting only takes 25 secs.

    This system was build with the hardware I have. I only have a 5.6" screen, so everything is very large and the software takes input from either keyboard or remote.

    Any developers are greatly appreciated.

    Go the link previously given in the post for screenshots and for downloading.
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    My Player Software - DFBCar

  • #2
    25 seconds!!! make it 10 seconds and then maybe i will be interested
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    • #3
      This looks awesome dude

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      • #4
        Hey, use it, don't use it, its up to you

        I probably wasn't clear. The 25 seconds was meant for the boot of my system using dfbcar. From the time I push the on button on the computer, it takes 25 seconds and voila you can play dvd, mp3, etc. DFBCar itself takes about a sec to load. Most of the boot is bios.
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        My Player Software - DFBCar

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        • #5
          forgot to add

          I can upload my 25mb linux operating system with dfbcar if anyone is interested. This is a read-only system so you can cut the power to the computer whenever, so no need for a startup or shutdown controller.
          The system was built for epia m10000, so unless you have an epia board, no modification to the kernel is needed.
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          My Player Software - DFBCar

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          • #6
            Wow yes; I am very interested!
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            • #7
              What linux are you running

              What linux setup do you have to have the entire thing under 25mb? The 2.6.x kernel is twice that large.
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              • #8
                Someone should write a new BIOS for EPIA boards. A Barebones firmware that just starts the computer. Forget troubleshooting. Make HDD info and such things entered by hand so that it doesn't test for them. Knocking BIOS time down would help EVERYONE.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by EBFoxbat
                  Someone should write a new BIOS for EPIA boards. A Barebones firmware that just starts the computer. Forget troubleshooting. Make HDD info and such things entered by hand so that it doesn't test for them. Knocking BIOS time down would help EVERYONE.
                  Ok Done: FreeBIOS supports EPIA boards last time I checked. Supposed to be able to boot Linux unbelivable fast with this system.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cyque
                    What linux setup do you have to have the entire thing under 25mb? The 2.6.x kernel is twice that large.
                    Ummm ... I'm sure you know that you don't need to select everything in the kernel setup. By adding only those parameters that are specific for your mobo, sizes of 25mb.

                    I have 15mb linux image for my epia 6000CL that runs my firewall at home.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Nutzy
                      I can upload my 25mb linux operating system with dfbcar if anyone is interested.
                      Please do. I would love to try it. especially only 25mb.

                      Thanks
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                      • #12
                        Yes, Yes

                        Yes, I realize that you can get it smaller than this, I am just impressed with the small size. Most of the embedded linux distros are 40mb+, so 25 with the app is fairly good. I was just wondering what was being used. Is it a completely custom solution, or is it a trimmed down distro.
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                        • #13
                          I call trimmed distro...

                          I couldn't forsee the app being that large and i'm not sure how big the dependancies are but i would say a trimmed distro.
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                          • #14
                            Nutzy, Can you post your .config file for your kernel somewhere? I am running the nemiah core M1000 and also wanted to compile in some other modules, and wanted to see what you had put into the kernel.

                            Thanks
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                            • #15
                              And you are probably right

                              I agree that the app itself is probably not that big, but when considering the libraries needed to run it, it can get up there.

                              I guess I need to check the size of these packages:

                              DirectFB-cvs
                              DirectFB-extra-cvs
                              xine-lib
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