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    First post!

    Hello all,

    I've been perusing mp3car.com lately and decided it was high time I joined

    I've been a Linux user forever and most of my development efforts are targetted specifically for linux. That said, I've found some of the efforts/projects people have been working on here very impressive!

    Being a noob here I don't want to break any rules so I won't include the link to the site here, but I do have a linux-based system called "Silverwolf" that others here may find interesting.

    The project is open source in that the source ships with every unit. The software is tied to very specific hardware so it's not all that useful as a generic frontend. It does use Xine and mpg123 for media playback, and uses the 2.6.11 kernel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intuitionsys
    but I do have a linux-based system called "Silverwolf" that others here may find interesting.

    The project is open source in that the source ships with every unit.

    so you are selling something?
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    Yes. It's based on an MII-12000 running linux using custom hardware and software I've developed. Is posting a link okay here?

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    should be ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalExpl0it
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    How do you figure it should be O.K. to post a link.

    And, being that you have been "perusing" the site for some time, you think you would know what the rules are.

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    P.S. However, someone else is allowed to post a link to it, just not the retailer or manufacturer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiredwrx
    How do you figure it should be O.K. to post a link.

    And, being that you have been "perusing" the site for some time, you think you would know what the rules are.
    One would think. Maybe I'm mentally challenged. Or maybe I'm just trying to be cordial. You decide.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiredwrx
    P.S. However, someone else is allowed to post a link to it, just not the retailer or manufacturer.
    That's the answer I wanted. I didn't join here to advertise. I joined out of genuine interest.

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    Welcome,

    It is good to have more Linux members here. From what I gather here in the Linux forum just about every one here is a developer or itegrater. There are very few end-users in this forum.

    I used the link in your profile to look at the page, it is very interesting frontend. What sort of custom hardware did you use? I find all of the projects that people are working on interesting. What sort of things have you found while doing the development? Did you write your own frontend? Did you use a GUI toolkit like gtk or qt? What sort of features have you implemented?

    Welcome to the group, I think you will find that the builders in this forum to be working on the bleeding edge of linux system design and most of us are very happy to share advice and experience.
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    There are two key pieces of custom hardware; a vide sync combiner for 15kHz fixed-frequency RGBS OEM monitors, and a relay bank that is controlled by the parallel port.

    The user interface is done with Qt, and yes I wrote it myself (in C/C++). That page needs to be updated with more info by the way There are alot more screens than the few snaps I put up there.

    As for features, as with many of the frontends here, there is a long list. It has a very full-featured MP3 library/player (at least IMO ), a video library/player for videos off the hard drive, a video player for an external Firewire/USB DVD drive, a CD/DVD burner and ripper, wireless network connectivity, a TV tuner, a video router for cars with OEM DVD units, an auxilliary video display, a navigation safety disable (for cars with built in nav - my unit doesn't do nav yet but there is already one in my own car), and a platform for running external apps from within the main application. All input is solely from an X10 Lola RF remote control.

    Future plans are to include touchscreen (which I already have the hardware for), bluetooth phone interfacing, and some weather info integration. I got the weather idea from here no big suprise there

    It uses alot of open source software like Xine, mpg123, cdda2wav, cdrecord, etc. that do the down and dirty background tasks. I used libdvdcss for the DVD ripping. The Lola remote uses the ati_remote module. In the background I have a daemon that monitors /dev/input/eventX to handle the remote button presses. The wireless PCMCIA card is handled by the rt2500 module.
    The tuner and external video is handled by the ivtv module on a Hauppage PVR250. The video is on an ATI R7000 PCI, since the S3 chip on the motherboard won't clock down below 20 kps (it needs to be between 16 and 17 kps to equate to the 15kHz sync needed by OEM monitors). The relay switching is done by a simple app controlling the on/off state of the parport data pins.

    One thing I'd like to handle better is asynchronous audio. I'm not using the arts sound server as I found it to be too unreliable and a bit of a CPU hog. I might look into esound.

    Sorry about the novel

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