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    From what I've read, about the max number of sats...

    From what I've read, about the max number of sats in the sky at one time is about 12, and the gps wiki has a nice animated globe with sats in view and it's usually max 10 with blips of 11 or 12.
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    Oh, I totally agree, it's the build of the case...

    Oh, I totally agree, it's the build of the case that determines watertight.
    That's why I worded it "That sirf II unit", this was sortof a review of a specific sirf II GPS from ebay.
    Or maybe a...
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    Ok, went on a trip with the new carputer/GPS........

    Ok, went on a trip with the new carputer/GPS.....
    Generally it worked fine, good signal...
    It was quite rainy in Calgary and downtown we started losing signal.
    No big deal, tall buildings N all...
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    Dunno about should, but I moved the files off to...

    Dunno about should, but I moved the files off to a safe directory and reinstalled everything into
    C:\Program Files\Road Runner\ and it all seems fine now.
    (Haven't fully tested, I'm doing this...
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    Should I have installed riderunner in C:\Program...

    Should I have installed riderunner in C:\Program Files\Roadrunner or
    C:\Program Files\RideRunner ?
    (I copied the RMDatabase from roadrunner to riderunner and the autoscan started working)
    If so,...
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    I'm just getting dfx4 going with riderunner and...

    I'm just getting dfx4 going with riderunner and I've almost got rrmedia working, but not quite.
    I installed riderunner, then dfx4 and then rrmedia 1.2.2.
    If I run rmbuilder.exe, riderunner starts...
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    Got the sirf II unit last week and finally got to...

    Got the sirf II unit last week and finally got to installing it.
    Works just fine, the combo of it's cord and supplied serial-USB dongle were almost long enough to reach from the trunk lid to under...
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    I think you need to know the name (windows name)...

    I think you need to know the name (windows name) of the window the GPS software opens so that RR can know to resize and move it where needed.
    Example is Iguidance (with the right caps) is needed for...
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    I've grabbed the sirf II unit, will see how well...

    I've grabbed the sirf II unit, will see how well it works.
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    Any word on the merits of sirf II VS sirf III ?...

    Any word on the merits of sirf II VS sirf III ?
    Ebay has a nice cheap sirf II unit for a total of ~$30

    (item number 220444692367)
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    Exactly my setup so ig4 it is.

    Exactly my setup so ig4 it is.
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    I don't mind a USB solution, except for the cable...

    I don't mind a USB solution, except for the cable length issue.
    I don't get along with USB hubs, they have a habit of getting weird on me.
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    Which GPS software for road(ride)runner?

    My current mappting software is showing it's age (S&T '07) and I'd like to replace it while I rebuild my carputer (eeepc with 2G of RAM)
    Which is best for road/ride runner?
    iguidance 4 or Garmin...
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    good/cheap GPS with external antenna?

    I'm in the middle of installing a fresh build of my carputer (using a eeepc) and am in need of a GPS that either is/can have an external antenna.
    The antenna will be mag mounted to the trunk so one...
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    Just missed it, I grabbed a T40 off Ebay for $250...

    Just missed it, I grabbed a T40 off Ebay for $250 and a minidock 2878 for $13
    Should do the job just fine, I'll let everyone know how works out once I get it and install everything.
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    For those pondering getting a thinkpad for a...

    For those pondering getting a thinkpad for a carputer, here's a great resource, tells what every model is, what models fit a particular dock, even which models have USB 2 Vs USB 1.1...
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    I've been researching more and I think an IBM...

    I've been researching more and I think an IBM will be perfect.
    The docks are dirt cheap, the 2878 dock can be had for $20 or so on Ebay and has
    4X USB, Audio I/O, Keyboard, Mouse, Floppy Connector,...
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    advice for laptop carputer, IBM?

    I've been doing laptops as my carputer for some years, started with a little
    Sony Vaio R505 and that was ok except for lack of RAM (384Meg max)
    My next laptop was a compaq X1000 which had the...
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    I'd prefer a real serial port, always had better...

    I'd prefer a real serial port, always had better luck with them. (except for having to remember to disable the serial mouse detect with XP)

    So noone's had any problems with any laptops a few...
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    Car native power :) 12-13 volts DC. I had a...

    Car native power :)
    12-13 volts DC.
    I had a nice IBM unit that did that, but it seems they need more like 20 volts these days.

    SKy
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    What's the best choice for a laptop carputer?

    I'm thinking of going Ebay diving for an old laptop with a broken screen that I can use for my carputer.

    What's everyone had the best luck with for a carputer?
    No great amount of CPU power is...
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    Poll: I've got pretty much everything working on my...

    I've got pretty much everything working on my reinstall (thanks for the exectbl Vs autoexec advice :) except for one thing..
    When I press the video button I get the menu along the bottom and 'full'...
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    Poll: Ok, I've looked back quite a few pages and no...

    Ok, I've looked back quite a few pages and no sign of adjusting autoexec.tbl, even tried a search for autoexec.tbl and all it found was this instance. :)
    I think I have getting extra copies of...
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    I'm pretty sure it's doing this for it's own...

    I'm pretty sure it's doing this for it's own protection.
    There's a number of ribbon cables and other wiring that bends and moves when the screen comes out, chill things down to -20 and you'll wind...
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    Ebay has a bunch of the old version of the E-PC...

    Ebay has a bunch of the old version of the E-PC for some ok prices.
    The big question is how easy will it be to power it from the car's systems without the 12 to 120 to whatever song N dance?
    How do...
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