laptop carputer - noobie needs help :)
I found this site after reading the recent article in an Aussie newspaper. I have been thinking of doing this carputer thing for a while now. I actually have a friend who has a screenless carputer in his car.
I have a P3 700 Dell super thin laptop that I am going to put in my car. I already have a full ICE setup in my car with screen, CD, DVD, TV etc. I want a carputer for Internet access via GPRS and street directory. I have it all sorted except for a couple of things.
1) the laptop doesnt have tv out, only vga out. how would I get the video to my screen? The screen accepts RCA inputs only. is there anything that converts the vga to rca? or maybe a pcmcia tv out card?
2) how do you get the laptop to turn on with your car ignition? I have read lots of posts about it but no definite answers. Is this possible?
thanks in advance for any help!