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My Car PC idea
« on: September 12, 2008, 11:12:05 AM »
This is an idea I have to build a Car PC.

This is dependant on the how easy it is to modify the software and the overall build of these laptops. So I will post it here in case I have a change of heart.

I was going to get the original ONE+ and just use the tablet.

Try to install a touch screen inside, like:  http://beta.ivancover.com/wiki/index.php/Eee_PC_Internal_Upgrades#Touch_screen

Connect a GPS unit (Which I have at home, just need the USB cable)

Then build the software I need to run on the PC, I have seen a distro somewhere, but I will probably build my own software on top of the base OS supplied.

I am not going to embed it into the dash, yet. But I may do if I can find the right person. But this is the idea. http://www.timekiller.org/carpc/

I have heard that the manufacturer has released a 2.6 kernel for the device, even though the Elonex ones use a 2.4 kernel.

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Re: My Car PC idea
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2008, 01:35:00 PM »
would love to hear how you get on with it
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Re: My Car PC idea
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2008, 08:46:19 PM »
would love to hear how you get on with it

I haven't started yet.

I have just been involved in a massive project, at work, and also looking at cutting a version of Debian etch for the OneT+, so this is still a valid idea. Just need to find time to get it started.

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Re: My Car PC idea
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2008, 09:41:29 PM »
wouldn't it be easier to get windows ce working on it?
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Re: My Car PC idea
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2008, 04:10:52 PM »
Can't Windows CE is going to be any better. Also the legalities of hacking a non-free OS onto this device.

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Re: My Car PC idea
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2008, 11:44:19 PM »
The One and OneT use a MIPS processor, Windows CE etc uses an X386 processor, so can't be run....

This has to be remembered when putting Linux stuff on.....

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Re: My Car PC idea
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008, 11:01:54 AM »
The One and OneT use a MIPS processor, Windows CE etc uses an X386 processor, so can't be run....

This has to be remembered when putting Linux stuff on.....

Windows CE runs on MIPS, ARM, x86 and Hitachi SuperH processors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_ce

This is getting too far off-topic, now. The original topic was to discuss a potential use for the Elonex ONE (x86-based).

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Re: My Car PC idea
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2008, 11:09:23 AM »
Never knew the ONE was x86! That makes a heck of difference with what can be done! :)


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Re: My Car PC idea
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2008, 11:18:42 AM »
I'm surprised there hasn't been more distros for the ONE as it's x86 based.

It's probably insane but I wonder if anyone has thought about trying to install Windows 2000 on to one of the 2GB models?
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Re: My Car PC idea
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2008, 08:49:59 PM »
No,but you should ty it,and then let us know,how to do it!
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Re: My Car PC idea
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2008, 09:24:32 PM »
The One and OneT use a MIPS processor, Windows CE etc uses an X386 processor, so can't be run....

This has to be remembered when putting Linux stuff on.....

Windows CE runs on MIPS, ARM, x86 and Hitachi SuperH processors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_ce

This is getting too far off-topic, now. The original topic was to discuss a potential use for the Elonex ONE (x86-based).
On wikipedia it says the elonex ONE is MIPS.
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Re: My Car PC idea
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2008, 10:48:48 PM »
The One and OneT use a MIPS processor, Windows CE etc uses an X386 processor, so can't be run....

This has to be remembered when putting Linux stuff on.....

Windows CE runs on MIPS, ARM, x86 and Hitachi SuperH processors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_ce

This is getting too far off-topic, now. The original topic was to discuss a potential use for the Elonex ONE (x86-based).
On wikipedia it says the elonex ONE is MIPS.

Can't see MIPS CPU mentioned http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elonex_ONE

I'm sure I've read in a few places the ONE is x86 based, such as here: http://sites.google.com/site/unofficialelonexone/hardware-comparison-1

But to be honest I have no 'official' evidence and I don't own a ONE model.
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Re: My Car PC idea
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2008, 10:50:33 PM »
No,but you should ty it,and then let us know,how to do it!

If I see a ONE going cheap I might pick one up and have a play.
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