Page 20 of 31 FirstFirst ... 101112131415161718192021222324252627282930 ... LastLast
Results 191 to 200 of 309

Thread: Garmin RR: Overlay and OSK for GMPC Updated 11/09/08

  1. #191
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    7
    My laptop, which is for my test setup, is a Toshiba L30 (PSL30L) from asia. Toshiba doesnt recognize the model on their site, which makes drivers difficult to find. Anyway, there were problems making the screen primary and having powerstrip recognize the screen to change the resolution.

    The chipset is an ATI 200m Express. Most of the 200M driver updates available do not match the hardware ID to install. I havent tried any driver tweaks, I just stuck with the basics since this is my temporary setup. Right now I am selecting extended desktop from windows display, and then changing the resolution of the monitor to 800x480 with powerstrip. If I clone the monitors and set the resolution, my touch screen software (Xenarc) doesnt work.

    I added the /posx=1280 to all the .skin files with no luck.

    After trying GarminRR included in the Havoc skin, it worked successfully. Thank you for the suggestions.

  2. #192
    Raw Wave treetop777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    War-Town, GA.
    Posts
    2,233
    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtyrhino View Post
    Why can't you make the other display a Primary display ?
    What drivers are you using ?
    How are you setting the Primary and secondary screens ?

    I use two, sometimes three displays for various software builds and testing setups, and i've never had a problem. In fact when I was building RR, i used My lillput touch as a fourth display, set as primary, and it worked a treat.......
    Off-topic, what video card are you using? are you using special software to configure and manipulate the displays?

  3. #193
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    7
    After changing some video settings around, I managed to force the screen to be primary. Thanks for attempting to help me.

  4. #194
    Constant Bitrate lacning74's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    192
    Quote Originally Posted by soundoff View Post
    If anyone wants a minimalistic skin then see the attached. 800x600 only.

    It uses the original GARMIN logo as the show / hide OSK button, and the CLOSE / MINIMISE icons to exit back to RR. There are no additional buttons for music control etc, and the bar covering the hotkeys down the bottom of the screen is removed. This means none of the labels in the app are hidden by the new buttons, and it generally looks perfect.

    These were made from the 11/9/08 release. Many thanks to Monkeyracer for this app. It has made Garmin a viable option for touchscreen users.
    thanks! this is exactly what i wanted especially since i don't need volume controls.

  5. #195
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Illinoise
    Posts
    68
    Has anyone thought of tweaking the overlay so we can have a scrolling read-out of the track that is playing in RR as we are looking at the Garmin screen? I love that there are track function (fwd/rev skip, play/pause) buttons, but I have no idea what I'm listening to unless I recognize the song.

    I was thinking of moving the command for the OSK to where the BACK button is on the overlay, and changing the image to INPUT or something like that. Then I would change the GARMIN RR button to the command to return to RR (the music screen if possible), with a scrolling track name/artist name/track length in the button area.

    Would this be possible?


    Never tweaked an overlay before, been awhile since I jacked with skin editor too!

  6. #196
    Admin. Linux loser.
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Bugbyte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Corning, NY
    Posts
    7,359
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialEd View Post
    I love that there are track function (fwd/rev skip, play/pause) buttons, but I have no idea what I'm listening to unless I recognize the song.
    I don't know anything about editing the overlay but if it could be done, it would be pretty cool. I listen to XM a lot and would like to have the channel info and artist/song shown when it changes.

    BTW, love this overlay! Great work!
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
    -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
    -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

  7. #197
    Maximum Bitrate tempgp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    662
    I have interesting conceprual idea about Sound controll for GPS part... let me see if i can do that in one program if so will post the source code...

    idea to have one button that would popup if you click it and will show the audio controls in full.... otherwise you just see the playing song. I think that would save the soace on screen yet will deliver neeed functionality.

    PS: If some one would do it before me i would be even happer (Yes, I'm lazy) also if some one thinks that idea not to good then let me know so i wouldnt botter to try since im workong on my other 2 projcets
    Automotive LED Headlight Module High Power VS HID NEW
    Acura / Honda A/V CarPC Adapter GA-NET+ - Convert your native navi DVD unit to CarPC + Dash buttons are usable in car pc!!!
    Centrafuse Garmin Mobile PC Skin - GMPC Rebellium Skin

  8. #198
    Wants to make it harder monkeyracer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Lakehood, CO
    Posts
    1,463
    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialEd View Post
    Has anyone thought of tweaking the overlay so we can have a scrolling read-out of the track that is playing in RR as we are looking at the Garmin screen? I love that there are track function (fwd/rev skip, play/pause) buttons, but I have no idea what I'm listening to unless I recognize the song.

    I was thinking of moving the command for the OSK to where the BACK button is on the overlay, and changing the image to INPUT or something like that. Then I would change the GARMIN RR button to the command to return to RR (the music screen if possible), with a scrolling track name/artist name/track length in the button area.

    Would this be possible?


    Never tweaked an overlay before, been awhile since I jacked with skin editor too!
    Unfortunately this is not possible due to the way the overlay works. In fact, text labels don't show correctly on the overlay (refer to that thread for more info) and scrolling is not possible. I would have loved that functionality too, but that is the limitation we have.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    BTW, love this overlay! Great work!
    Thanks, and of course thanks to those that have helped with the overlay.

    Quote Originally Posted by tempgp View Post
    I have interesting conceprual idea about Sound controll for GPS part... let me see if i can do that in one program if so will post the source code...

    idea to have one button that would popup if you click it and will show the audio controls in full.... otherwise you just see the playing song. I think that would save the soace on screen yet will deliver neeed functionality.

    PS: If some one would do it before me i would be even happer (Yes, I'm lazy) also if some one thinks that idea not to good then let me know so i wouldnt botter to try since im workong on my other 2 projcets
    This can be fairly easy without needing to write any kind of program, you can create a third overlay without the controls (and a static label for song title if you want.)

    I prefer to have the song controls on EVERY screen of RR because if I need to quickly pause a song, or easily go to the next track, I want to be able to do it without too much distraction from the road, and personally, I think it adds an unnecessary step (two buttons to pause the song rather than just one) just for the benefit of aesthetics. I'm a form follows function kind of designer, because that makes the most sense to me.

    The great thing about having a CarPC is being able to make it your own, and customize to your liking though, so if you want it that way, go for it. If you do finish it, I'm sure there is someone else that might be interested in it, so feel free to post the files on this thread.
    2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser TE
    Car PC Progress:
    Planning.......[---------X-] 95%
    Parts...........[---------X-] 90%
    Fabrication...[---------X-] 90%
    RR Skin........[---------X-] 95%
    View my
    Worklog
    Road Runner Skins
    Website
    Favorite thread EVER!

  9. #199
    Maximum Bitrate tempgp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    662
    i bpersonally feel like the only way to easyly controll sound is hard wired buttons, so i can feel the touch and sense with my fingers... with touch screen you have to look, with buttons you can remember.. buttons are easy to add to car pc but need bezze customization for every model
    Automotive LED Headlight Module High Power VS HID NEW
    Acura / Honda A/V CarPC Adapter GA-NET+ - Convert your native navi DVD unit to CarPC + Dash buttons are usable in car pc!!!
    Centrafuse Garmin Mobile PC Skin - GMPC Rebellium Skin

  10. #200
    Constant Bitrate soundoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    192
    I agree. You can't beat physical buttons for no-look audio control.

    one problem I am having is that when i use my physical buttons (using CDRskull's gamepad app) the focus is taken away from Garmin and handed back to RR, so i jsut get a grey background. If i touch in the area where garmin was then the app comes back into focus.

    Any ideas?

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-23-2008, 08:09 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •