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    Set up stage in need of help desperatly.

    Ok a few more question. Again thanks for all of the help everyone.

    Here's my system.
    M10k Mobo
    Lilliput 7"
    90w opus
    5.25 dvd player
    3.5 120 gig hd

    1. I've been setting up the software today. I am very confused on setting up frodo but I don't know a direct question to ask. Maybe how do I set it up to run on startup?

    2. I made the mistake of running a program called set res that I got from Frodo trying to make the screen look crisper and it screwed everything up. My lilliput now says out of range and my normal monitor says that is can't recognize it. How do I fix (reverse) this?

    3. I bought my 8 gauge wire and fuse box from a local car audio store. The guy there just gave me some 70v fuses. Will these work or do I need something different.

    4. I just bought microsoft streets and trips gps. I'm wondering if I should keep this one or get the garmen gps?

    5. Is there anything out there to make grounding easier or should I just find a clean piece of metal and screw into it. Or should I run a wire back to the - of the battery for the ground.

    6. How do I set the screen to 848 x 480. I've read that's best I can get.

    7. Sorry so many questions.

    8. Does frodo's dvd player keep the place of your dvd when you pause it and hibernate or standbye.

    9. What is better hibernate or standby?

    10. Should I use frodo as my front end or is there a better (easier) one?

    Ok I'll end this for now. I'm sure I'll have a few more questions but this is getting really long and I know I don't like reading too long of questions so i doubt anyone else does either. Thank you everyone so much for all of the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimStark
    1. I've been setting up the software today. I am very confused on setting up frodo but I don't know a direct question to ask. Maybe how do I set it up to run on startup?
    Put a shortcut to FrodoPlayer in your Startup menu.
    This is basic Windows stuff.


    2. I made the mistake of running a program called set res that I got from Frodo trying to make the screen look crisper and it screwed everything up. My lilliput now says out of range and my normal monitor says that is can't recognize it. How do I fix (reverse) this?
    Since you're flying blind due to the pooched screen resolution (assuming you're runnin WinXP):
    Ctrl+ESC, C, D, D, ENTER, Ctrl+Shift+Tab, <-, <-, <-, Alt+A, Y
    (<- is supposed to be a left arrow)
    Also, for ******* up your screen resolution to the point you can't see anything, you deserve a nelson.


    4. I just bought microsoft streets and trips gps. I'm wondering if I should keep this one or get the garmen gps?
    It works, doesn't it? Why ditch it if it works?


    5. Is there anything out there to make grounding easier or should I just find a clean piece of metal and screw into it. Or should I run a wire back to the - of the battery for the ground.
    Clean metal is the better choice, always. The frame, if at all possible.


    6. How do I set the screen to 848 x 480. I've read that's best I can get.
    1. Get a video card that supports that resolution, like an nVidia chipset card.
    2. Force that resolution using PowerStrip, or a similar program.


    7. Sorry so many questions.
    This wasn't a question.


    9. What is better hibernate or standby?
    Why don't you try each setting and make that determination? Some people have had good results with both for different hardware setups.


    10. Should I use frodo as my front end or is there a better (easier) one?
    That's purely subjective.
    If you want a real answer, download the other front-ends and try them out to make your own judgement.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    1. I've been setting up the software today. I am very confused on setting up frodo but I don't know a direct question to ask. Maybe how do I set it up to run on startup?
    The easiest way is to put a shortcut on your StartUp directory... BUT you can also make it load faster by making it a shell so it loads first before explorer.exe More info here

    3. I bought my 8 gauge wire and fuse box from a local car audio store. The guy there just gave me some 70v fuses. Will these work or do I need something different.
    70V... but what's the Amp rating? (you will see something like 30A, 60A, etc)
    How many amplifiers and how many watts RMS do you have?

    4. I just bought microsoft streets and trips gps. I'm wondering if I should keep this one or get the garmen gps?
    You're comparing apples and oranges here. The Garmin GPS is portable, expensive, and rigid... MS S&T is a software bundle+GPS mouse designed to use on laptops and carputers. Buy whatever fits your need. I have MS S&T and I love it.

    5. Is there anything out there to make grounding easier or should I just find a clean piece of metal and screw into it. Or should I run a wire back to the - of the battery for the ground.
    DO NOT run GND wires back to your battery! (there is no point in doing so)
    Assuming this "ground wire" is for your amplifier, make it as short as possible. 4 awg is good but 1/0 awg is preferred.

    6. How do I set the screen to 848 x 480. I've read that's best I can get.
    Right click on your desktop-->Properties-->Settings, Change the screen resolution here.

    10. Should I use frodo as my front end or is there a better (easier) one?
    It's all personal preference. This is like asking "Who should I vote for-- Kerry or Bush"?

    Ok I'll end this for now. I'm sure I'll have a few more questions but this is getting really long and I know I don't like reading too long of questions so i doubt anyone else does either. Thank you everyone so much for all of the help.
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