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knowledge_is_power
April 8th, 2008, 05:17 PM
so hey, Im looking for a distro (maybe kind of like mythTV?) that I can use like a media center, but in my car. Itd be nice if it was lightweight, but it still needs some wireless support and 3d. (i have a lightweight nvidea card for 3d viz, etc.) Maybe a WM that consists of big, customizable buttons and thats it?
also, on a related note, whats the GPS support like in linux, ive never checked it out, but id like to include this in my project.
:guitar:

suggest away.

swoll1980
April 8th, 2008, 05:19 PM
how about mythbuntu

notwen
April 8th, 2008, 06:02 PM
Here's a page about a guy's project of a in-dash touch-screen pc. Looks to be running Gentoo.

Project (https://www.timekiller.org/carpc/index.php)

Software (https://www.timekiller.org/carpc/software.php)

Maybe this will help. =]

aeiah
April 8th, 2008, 06:05 PM
you should test a selection. it depends what you need and how fast this computer is gonna be. here's a short list for you to google:

mythtv*
freevo
elisa
geexbox*
xbmc

and if you want to splash out on a nokia internet tablet, there's canola


* these two have distributions built around them. the others will run in a window on your desktop. you can of course set them to start fullscreen.

knowledge_is_power
April 10th, 2008, 05:10 PM
aeiah: yea, xbmc would be sweet. i love it. use it on my xbox. (duh :) ) also Elisa looks freakin sweet. I might use that when It comes down to itt, but i will check em all out. Id need a theme for xbmc that uses huge icons, etc.

notwen: holy sh-
this just went from project to tutorial. \\:D/
haha no, i kid, i want different that this dude, but mapping wifi hotspots on your gps is a great idea that i totally never though of before. :):)

Sporkman
April 10th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Didn't Huey Lewis & the News sing a song about this..?

gn2
April 10th, 2008, 10:08 PM
Just get an Asus Eee and do the touchscreen mod.