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.
After changing some video settings around, I managed to force the screen to be primary. Thanks for attempting to help me.
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!
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
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.
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
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.