Slim DVD drive
02/05/2008: Connected the slim drive directly to a powered USB 2.0 hub (however, the powered hub was connected to a nonpowered hub, which is then connected to the computer), and powered the drive directly from the 5v power supply bus. Drive spun up correctly when plugged into already booted windows system, however, windows did not recognize or mount the drive on reboot. Had to replug the drive to get windows to remount. Next step is to provide power to both USB hubs and connect drive to the physically closest hub.
02/19/2008: Have not addressed this issue yet.
DVD playback error in SD
02/06/2008: Reserved for later troubleshooting.
02/19/2008: Have not investigated this issue yet.
"dw.exe", "Server Busy" dialog boxes, and Mappoint refusing to close correctly on shutdown
Several other SD users have experienced the "dw.exe" and "Server Busy" errors as a result of Mappoint incorrectly closing when a shutdown or hibernate event is triggered.
Reports from other SD users led me to the internet to do a bit more research, and it seems that dw.exe is a debugger triggered by Mappoint or Win XP when Mappoint closes incorrectly. There seems to be a known bug dating back to the 2004 version of Mappoint that causes Mappoint to throw a "Server Busy" dialog box if it is processing a long thread or is busy and so doesn't respond correctly to external application calls (in this case, SD's calls).
Various solutions proposed around the internet seem to solve the problem by essentially giving Mappoint more time to complete tasks before trying to close the program. Unfortunately, I can't control the frequency or interval with which SD calls Mappoint, so I don't think I can solve the problem directly. A workaround would be to write a shutdown script that would close all instances of Mappoint before issuing a shutdown command to SD. While this approach seems like it would work, it would likely involve several hours of writing and troubleshooting, and woulld be less than ideal because I would not be able to shutdown SD as designed.
Users who have only installed the mappoint data that comes with the full version of SD (and have not installed Mappoint separately don't seem to have this issue very frequently at all, although there was one description of it occuring in a stock G4 SD install. Since I don't have the ability to install the Mappoint data separately, and don't want to repurchase SD just for data I already own, I don't see a resolution from this angle either.
I think that this is the reason that my computer won't hibernate and resume correctly sporadically...I will probably disable/uninstall Mappoint and Navigation to see if I still have the hibernate/resume issues without the errors just before hibernate/shutdown.
I really like your setup. I was thinking of installing a standard Car CD Player in my car but I thought it was going to be too much for the small Mustang Console. Now I'll think it back...
Just one question: How is the access to the A/C knobs down there? Isn't it too close to the shifter to operate them? I have a Steeda Short Throw shifter.
Thanks for the compliment.
I see what you mean...the only pics I posted don't show a profile view of the relationship between the shifter base and the HVAC controls. There is plenty of room and no interference between the shifter arm or knob and the HVAC controls. I can pretty comfortably operate the controls while my hand is resting on the shifter now, if that helps.
I have a short throw shifter as well. However, I'm 6 foot plus, and have fairly long arms, so take that into consideration. Also, mounting the controls like I did required a fair amount of fabrication, and you could theoretically place them closer to you, as long as they weren't so close that they interfered with the shifter.
It would be MUCH easier to just drop a standard DIN CD player in one slot and a fold out screen in the other DIN slot if you are thinking about installing a car pc...
Originally Posted by maxq668
seriusly dude, you have an awesome setup.
you owe me $1, your lotto numbers were duds.