My ride (tahoe 99) has this:
mobo: mini-itx (sp8000)
os: fedora core 4
usb2 hub with: gps, bluetooth, and wifi dongles
The wifi is a Linksys usb2 802.11g (WUSB54G v4).
First off: man linux can blow sometimes!
Don't you just love having to whip out the keyboard at a stoplight and su to fix a lame conf issue? I get wierd looks when I do this.
The usb2 is flaky as hell, but perhaps thats VIA's fault more than linux/fedora. Touchscreen is working well, gps is a hack but works, and bluetooth is a hack but works.
GPS on linux: notta, nope. gpsDrive is kind of a funny example of bad UI design, but it goes further into the bizarre so I don't consider it a good gps solution by any stretch. Think Arnold Schwarzenegger doing software/UI design.
I also refuse to pay M$ for software that only runs on doze and try to hack it to work on linux. We should all refuse this option: don't pay those software companies to keep ignoring linux!
Bluetooth on linux: KDE is better, but I want GNOME. gnome has their tools for bluetooth but they are quite lame, especially by touchscreen.
And finally the wifi mess... it is a usb2 dongle so of course its got issues.
Also kismet doesn't like it b/c it has no native linux driver (why the f*** did I buy it?) netstumbler is a console app and I don't type well while driving. kismet is kind of out-of-date anyway. Geez, all we are talking about is a simple UI showing wifi hotspots and a clickable UI for trying the network connect, right?
C'mon linux fans, lets at least get that going before we do 3d GPS Waypoint earth mode ya freaks!
I say we insist on some kind of Linux-Compatible logo dammit! Wouldn't you appreciate a store which tagged its hardware with OS logos (and not just Mac or Windows)? I think Fryes should do this. You should be able to walk the store and collect all the healthy linux components, and avoid those dozers.
Ok my rant is winding down, now my question:
I have about 5 cables running down the center of the car (tahoe 99) from the rear and I want to hide them somehow. I thought about going under the carpet but the floor gets pretty hot after driving, and it feels like it would melt the cables.
What is a good cable wiring run plan? I could easily do the rca line via the side boards, but the larger 12v/GND/IGN and serial cable won't make it that way.
Do I simply buy some kind of sleeve to run the cables under the carpet?
Is there a good website for explaining?
Thanks, and stay strong linux fans, we will rule eventually!