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    Hey all - I was thinking that linux would make a good player for the car, because it is easy to strip down to almost nothing, but does anyone know of a good command line Mp3 player for linux? I was thinking of modifying XMMS to take out the graphics and slim it down a little, but I don't know.

    Also, in my experience, linux hasnt been nice about being shut down - does anyone know where to find a good shutdown card (if such a thing exists)?

    Any other input on how to make a good linux player?
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    Not sure if you've seen this or not. But it is a Linux based car mp3 player with a mysql database backend.
    http://www.anders.com/projects/route66/
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    Shoot, I saw a page which talked about this just last week, but I can't find it now. mpg123 is a very common command line player. As for the shut down, the page I saw mentioned something about mounting all disk partitions read-only (so you never have problems just killing the power). If you do that you have to set up a ram-disk for cache.

    You might look at this... http://valley.fatuous.org/uploads/ch...mp3-HOWTO.html

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    Of course as soon as I post I find it... http://www.ryanspc.com/carmp3/

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    dude i am using mulinux.its meant to be run of floppys , but has evolved into something more than that. you set it up on floppys (2 - 3 disks) , then you boot it into a ramdisk (it does this by default) , then use the inbuilt function clone to put it on your hard drive. i have a fairly complete linux system , including x windows off of 4 floppys. i didnt want x windows but i had to try it
    1 floppy to set it up , 2 to run it (3 in total). i think this is the best linux system to do this sort of thing for a sort of newbie , and software is alight to write fpor it since i figured out to compile libc 5 stuff under glibc the website is : http://sunsite.dk/mulinux/
    have a good read , its really helpfull.
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    cool, thanks for the suggestions
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    great link samael....... im guessing you have a fairly good linux/unix experence?
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    Yep, he better. Very interesting link. If ALL i want to do is to play mp3's, then i will probably look into this...... But i want more than just mp3 so linux will not be an option for me.
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    thanks i have i bit of linux experiance. being a student i have heaps of time to play with stuff instead of doing work.... mulinux is good because (like others) you can install it in a dos partition and boot from it in dos , meaning no repartitioning. good for learning. if you want linux for mp3 stuff then this is a good one too use.
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