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  1. #21
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    How did you connect the psu to use this STR?
    Do you have some sort of relay that presses the power button when you turn off the autoradio?


    Birrman54: I think that it wouldn't help so much bc you have to copy all the program you are going to use to ram, so if you have dos this wouldn't take a lot of time but I think it will still take you more than if you just run that program.
    You can try to create a ramdisk and copy everything to the ram disk, just check the startup disks for a sample. I think that the windows startup disks create a small ram disk and copy there scandisk, fdisk and other utilities. It takes really a lot of time to copy all those files from the floppy disk to later on gain only a few seconds in the startup of scandisk.

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    What about suspend to disk? I can't imagine there being any boards made now that don't support this feature. My board is 3 years old and it is supported. All the new laptops support it and you don't have to have a continuous power supply.

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    I was going to do STR about a year ago, but eventually ruled against it for these reasons:

    1) Serial devices tend to need to be reopened after recovery, which screws with irman. No obvious way to restart irman on resume.

    2) The theorectical power draw (taken from Intel mobo specs) would be high enough to drain my battery if I didn't drive for a few days, which I've been known to do regularly.
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    Well, my laptop copes with suspend to ram but unfortunatelly the USB ports die when restarted. Bah, I've got an upgrade for the BIOS that is supposed to cure this but I need to use DOS to run this, so now I need to take the harddrive out, put it in my other laptop and get DOS onto it so I can run the flashbios program then reinstall Windows ME and all the japanese drivers (if I can find them again).

    Who said life was easy?
    actually its Austin Powers, Danger's my middle name.....

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    Danger Powers: Can't you just hold down F8 while booting and use the windows command prompt to flash the bios?

    jshrieve: you could do a program that checks the time at for example 1min intervals and if there is more than 1minute between this checks there was probably a STD and you can kill irman and start it again.

    I would like to create a device that would disconnect the power from the dc-dc psu if the battery level dropped bellow a specified level. Anyone got any ideas?

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    Ah no not that simple, firstly its ME so you need to hack around it to have that option. And when you do it always loads DOS into high memory - the bios flashing prog for my laptop won't run if a memory manager is running.... can't find any way around this, or rather I thought I found a way round it and now I've screwed it up - moved a system file, but the laptop doesn't have a floppy drive or CD Rom so I can't boot up without swapping it into my other laptop - it gets complicated

    As to battery disconnection, how about one of these?

    http://www.jadeprod.com/batgard.html or better still, use the handy circuit diagram provided on the page to make one
    actually its Austin Powers, Danger's my middle name.....

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    oho
    thanks Danger Powers.
    thats what I've been looking for. one step closer to my suspend to ram implementation... I hope only that at my local IC shop they have all the parts I need.

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    Yeah cool. Its a good design, a mate of mine fits them to trucks and buses to stop them from going flat, so it should work for a car computer
    actually its Austin Powers, Danger's my middle name.....

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    How convenient for them to give us the schematics...
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    Yes, wasn't it kind of them
    actually its Austin Powers, Danger's my middle name.....

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