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    Linux drivers are not like windows drivers- a LOT of stuff comes with most of the common distros, and that often includes a touchscreen module (driver.)
    How well the module works is often another story.

    And touchscreens can be a pita to get working properly.

    I don't use Ubuntu, nor have I had success with touchkit or egalax, two of the most commonly used modules for touchscreens. Others have, apparently.

    The drivers I generally use are from touch-base. Some cost money, but so far I have gotten quite a few that work on Lilliput and Xenarc touchscreens free.

    All off that said, I do not currently have my 800x480 native res screen working properly with Intel 950gma video.

    I DO have a solution for you as far as GPS though:
    wine.

    There are windows GPS/Nav apps that work just fine running under wine with a little bit of work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maheriano View Post
    Navit is another GPS program for Linux.
    +1. navit is good *enough* for most uses (general gps locating, routing, bookmarks, map support, etc)

    Tk1toaster need to try the latest navit out. It's improved a lot in the last few months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kev000 View Post
    +1. navit is good *enough* for most uses (general gps locating, routing, bookmarks, map support, etc)

    Tk1toaster need to try the latest navit out. It's improved a lot in the last few months.
    I'm trying to download it now, does it require compiling or is there a .deb? I'm still having compiling issues, my machine hates me. Same reason I haven't been able to run OpenIce yet.
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    Thanks for all the awesome replies guys, I bookmarked this thread for when I'm ready to start actually installing stuff...probably next week!

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    I've been playing with RoadNav (for GPS use) and it seems okay, though I have yet to test it out on the road... anybody have input on this program?

    And yes, just using Linux is a challenge when you want to do something "different" with it. However, I've always felt the plusses outweigh the negatives, and so far I've had pretty good success with it. I use Ubuntu as well, though I have used most other distros at one point or another.

    As for the touchscreen drivers, try to get it to work with the built-in drivers first, as they are generally stable (but usually lack some configuration options). If that doesn't work, you can install the Debian packages on the driver CD, and try those. Good luck!

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    Is it the Xenarc CD that comes with the screen that has Debian drivers on it? I wonder if I still have mine.
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    This dude has an excellent linux setup working. He uses crossover office 6 and runs iguidance.

    https://www.timekiller.org/carpc/software.php

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    ^dude, THANK YOU!

    I will probably be copying exactly what he did to get started and then customize it afterwards. Awesome!!

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    Update: I decided on Fedora 10 because I didn't have a CD ROM and I could install Fedora from a USB stick. Now I need to decide which software to install. On a stock install of Fedora, what other stuff should I install that I will need? I'm not sure where to go from here other than plugging it into my car... haha

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