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    Xbox Carpc

    Does anyone thinked to use xbox hardware in carpc?
    It is inexpensive and support linux (www.xbox-linux.org).
    I want to make my system with these type of HW, and Gentto linux distribution.

    Please tell me if anyone would like to contribute.....

    Bye!!!!

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    I've had a look into this, the major problem with the xbox is the limited amount of ram.
    Anything that doesn't require a large amount of ram is fine, but from what i've read GPS software are memory hogs, and Navigator which comes as a linux version requires 256mb ram, unlike the 64mb the xbox has.

    Actually i was thinking how much resources gps software designed for mobiles would take, like destinator (no linux version though), and get that to work.

    You will need to have the xbox modded in some way or another, look here for info.

    Since my linux knowledge is very basic, it stopped me from actually implementing this, using it as a media centre

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    There are several peple with modded XBox's in their rides.
    Don't know if anyone's used lunix on one to have more functionality,though. It wouldn't surprise me.

    This is where I'll tell you to search the forums for similar setups....
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by affie
    Actually i was thinking how much resources gps software designed for mobiles would take, like destinator (no linux version though), and get that to work.
    Has anyone tried to run destinator under WINE?

    edit...
    I ed and found this... Destinator and Mappoint in Linux/Wine. I know what I'll be trying as soon as I get home today.

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    Well, i hear the guys behind xbox media center are working on touchscreen drivers, so maybe at least that part will be taken care of.
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    Anything you ever wanted to know about Xbox:
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    yeah im doing the xbox thing now

    i am jsut using UIX and XBMC untill theres proper touch screen tech for linux heh

    but it would work fine not sure bout ram
    u can double your ram for round 100 dollars

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    As soon as there is a native (dashboard) based touchscreen driver I will be testing my modded xboxes in the car. At that point it would handle all the media center needs but still lack gps/xm.

    You can bump the ram up to 128 in the xbox with an upgrade, which should help greatly, and gentoo can be optimized better than the standard xbox distro. Just waiting on ts drivers!!!!
    Thank You /////ALPINE
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    i dont mean to sound stupid. but spending all the money to mod the xbox would be the same as buying components for a carpc..and you wouldnt have to worry about Operating systems or drivers not working. its just a thought. i might do a modded xbox to store my games. throw it in the ride and hook it up to the computer via tv tuner capture box. wouldnt that just be easier?

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    you can softmod an xbox for free. you can buy the xbox for $110-150 your choice. operating system (evolution x for example) is more stable than any windows setup i've ever used. keep it simple.

    touchscreen drivers is literally the only thing stopping the xbox from being the BEST choice as far as media center apps, movies, music and games.
    Thank You /////ALPINE
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