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Thread: Car2PC adapter Linux distro ! EPIA-M 10 secs boot time and more !

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    FLAC jbors's Avatar
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    Exclamation Car2Linux distro ! EPIA-M 10 secs boot time and more !

    Hi all,
    The full Linux version of Car2PC Linux distro is available here:
    http://indashpc.org/downloads/software/car2linux.html
    Here you can find installation instructions for the VIA EPIA-M board.
    The distro is designated to work with no screen or keyboard and only uses your HU through Car2PC adapter to control all functions.
    I'll name its features:
    - 11 MB Linux distro for Epia-M platform only
    - Full support for i18n and unicode
    - 10 secs boot time on Linux after POST
    - Removable storages detection
    - Plays audio files
    - Plays video files
    - Automatic update from the removable storage( Linux only )
    - Builds meta db for songs automatically upon removable media insertion
    - Provides voice feedback on every action it does
    - Simple plugin expandable
    After it starts, you can use keyboard or your car stereo/steering wheel buttons to control the app.
    Here is the list of keys:
    Code:
    Keyboard:
    - left arrow, right arrow - scroll through selection
    - 1, 2, enter - enter selection
    - 6, esc, backspace - exit selection 1 level up
    - r - set random playing
    - , . - seek through the file ( fast forward, fast backward )
    
    Car Stereo:
    - <, > - scroll through selection
    - 1, 2 - enter selection ( 2 plays everything from the current selection. eg the whole genre )
    - 6 - exit selection 1 level up
    - MIX - set random playing
    - << >> - seek through the file ( fast forward, fast backward )
    The next steps are:
    - FM/XM/Sirius support with recording
    - Multiple sound card support for separate audio/video playback

    The screenshot of the upcoming skin fix ( 1.3.7.3 version ):
    Car pc integration with ease
    Car mediacenter

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    Newbie Septic's Avatar
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    Sounds pretty interesting. I'm esspecially likeing the 10 second boot time. Any other screen shots of the app?

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    FLAC jbors's Avatar
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    I'm going to post Live CD, so you can try yourself...
    Car pc integration with ease
    Car mediacenter

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    subscribing to await the live-cd.

    also, when is the alpine car2pc adapter going to be ready??
    Thank You /////ALPINE
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    FLAC jbors's Avatar
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    Really can't say about Alpine. Will cover most OEMs before going into Alpine.
    At least that's the plan
    Car pc integration with ease
    Car mediacenter

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    VERY interested. I am not a fan of windows and how it handles things. What are the chances of integrating GPS into this bad boy?

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    Any more progress on this project?

    jbors,
    Is there a LiveCD ready?

    Any functionality change/additions?

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    I like the sound of it, keeping posted...

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    gooooooo ooooonnnnn.....
    MobileThree: in car - Zotac Atom/ION - linuxICE 2.0.2

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    Looks sweet. Just what I need, only audio and video. Going to follow this one.
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