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    Hello all its been a while since I posted. I was wondering if there is a decent non-vga frontend out there. I don't have a VGA monitor(Can't get one for a while-kids) and was wondering if anyone could recommend a decent frontend for non-vga monitors.

    Thanks to anyone who can help.
    Via Mini-ITX 800 Mhz
    7" In-Dash LCD Monitor
    30 GB Laptop Harddrive
    256 MB Memory
    Hopefully Installed Soon!!

  • #2
    Don't think there's one actually maintained anymore...

    If I'm wrong, tell me please!
    List of front-ends/usefull apps
    XTroniC | XTroniC Direct

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    • #3
      Not sure what you mean non VGA. Pycar supports small graphical LCDs.
      Here are the screenshots: http://pymedia.org/pycar/screenshots/lcd/
      Car pc integration with ease
      Car mediacenter

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      • #4
        Based on your username, I'm sure you know about this : http://cajun.sourceforge.net/
        I run a VFD based system. Source code is on my site if you are handy with a compiler.
        Old Systems retired due to new car
        New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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        • #5
          Didn't no a non-vga interface existed. We have always just made the buttons and text size larger in our app if we have to use TV's.
          Spent all my money on carputers now I have to work a real job.
          http://www.858graphics.com

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 12Vsystems
            Didn't no a non-vga interface existed.
            Welcome to the way we used to (and some still do) do things.

            Rob
            Old Systems retired due to new car
            New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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            • #7
              Ok we are talking about two different things. When the post said non-vga I assumed he was using low quality composite video. After reading the post again it looks more like we are talking about a LCD Character display.

              Wouldn't a composite frontend just be a skined version of a VGA one with a couple buttons removed to save realestate?
              Spent all my money on carputers now I have to work a real job.
              http://www.858graphics.com

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              • #8
                My post was supposed to mean a composite output front end. I have a 7: Composite LCD and all of the Front end programs are geared towards vga monitors. I just wanted to know if anyone knew of a non-vga(composite) font end I can use.
                Via Mini-ITX 800 Mhz
                7" In-Dash LCD Monitor
                30 GB Laptop Harddrive
                256 MB Memory
                Hopefully Installed Soon!!

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                • #9
                  The best thing to do, is just to try the different front ends and see if one will work with your lcd monitor. This monitor that you have is like a basic portable DVD player screen more or less im gathering, so it just might be able to view at 640x480. I have also had some experience with connecting a TV to a computer via composite rca connector, and at 640x480 its not too shabby.
                  Mobile Impact
                  Highly innovative car computer multimedia/entertainment system software.
                  http://mobileimpact.biz.tm

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                  • #10
                    oh i can't remember which front end it is, but that one that switches to full screen automatically and upon exitting doesn't reset your resolution would probably work well for ya , i think it runs at 640x480, not sure though, but drove me nuts during testing on my 1600x1200 res monitor :P... let's just say i deleted that fast

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SurfinCajun
                      Hello all its been a while since I posted. I was wondering if there is a decent non-vga frontend out there. I don't have a VGA monitor(Can't get one for a while-kids) and was wondering if anyone could recommend a decent frontend for non-vga monitors.

                      Thanks to anyone who can help.
                      http://freshmeat.net/p/caui

                      It's nothing fancy but it works (on Linux anyway... could theoretically work on Windows too)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Speedsterworld
                        oh i can't remember which front end it is, but that one that switches to full screen automatically and upon exitting doesn't reset your resolution would probably work well for ya , i think it runs at 640x480, not sure though, but drove me nuts during testing on my 1600x1200 res monitor :P... let's just say i deleted that fast
                        Heh heh, nice... That program now runs at 800x600 and you can set it to force or not to force screen resolution in the ini file.
                        Mobile Impact
                        Highly innovative car computer multimedia/entertainment system software.
                        http://mobileimpact.biz.tm

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