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    noob here...couple ?s

    hey, just started reading about carputer and about this Frodoplayer. sounds really interesting. I might try to setup my car for a carputer, but right now i don't have any extra cash for me to do this. I just want to see if anyone here used a old laptop for their setup. if you did, what did you do to it? just got some connectors to connect the laptop to the lcd screen? or anything more complicated as basically taking out the motherboard and such and placing it on the car? if it was me, i'll break the screen off the laptop and put it in the glove compartment and make the GC to come down further so people can type things with it and look at the screen from the indash lcd screen. and instead of having a cordless mouse, i'll buy a miniature mouse where you can scroll with your thumb and put that near where you can easily access it. and most likely i'll use Linux for the system. now i just have to figure out how to set all those things up and wait for money to buy the screen and adapters and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullgrown
    hey, just started reading about carputer and about this Frodoplayer. sounds really interesting. I might try to setup my car for a carputer, but right now i don't have any extra cash for me to do this. I just want to see if anyone here used a old laptop for their setup. if you did, what did you do to it? just got some connectors to connect the laptop to the lcd screen? or anything more complicated as basically taking out the motherboard and such and placing it on the car? if it was me, i'll break the screen off the laptop and put it in the glove compartment and make the GC to come down further so people can type things with it and look at the screen from the indash lcd screen. and instead of having a cordless mouse, i'll buy a miniature mouse where you can scroll with your thumb and put that near where you can easily access it. and most likely i'll use Linux for the system. now i just have to figure out how to set all those things up and wait for money to buy the screen and adapters and such.

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    Now, go to the master FAQ section. Most, if not all, of your questions will be answered there. If not, please first and before you ask a question. If you can't find the answer to your question after searching and googling, we will be happy to help out.

    Here, I wil point you in the right direction.
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