#22 Wish List

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2004-01-28
2004-01-28
Luke Boland
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Unfortunatly I can't find a compatibility list for this
software. I have been looking for something like it, and
have some questions. I am trying to make a laptop-
based in-car entertainment system, and I would like to
know if the following are supported:

(1) USB LCD touch-screens
-easier to use in a car than mouse/keyboard

(2) USB TV/FM tuner
-easier than forcing a full-sized PCI TV tuner into a
laptop

(3) USB Soundcards with 5.1+
-built-in laptop sound or Soundblaster Extigy? hmm...

(4) USB/Serial GPS and map display
-obviously useful (esp for chicks ;) )and cheaper than
buying a stand-alone system when there is already a
laptop handy...

(5) Automated Music Ripping
-40G Hard-drive, 50Mb OS... what else do you do?

(6) USB (External) CD/DVD ROM
-less risky than the flimsy laptop CD draw

(7) Mobile-Phone Intergration
-no point in a mobile that you can't hear ringing through
the techno/jazz/country (whatever your flavour is)

With these features, you would have an unbeatable in-
car entertainment system. BTW, I don't know a lot of
programming (mostly JAVA) but I'd love to help where-
ever I can...

Discussion

  • Luke Boland
    Luke Boland
    2004-01-28

    • summary: Wishlist --> Wish List
     
  • Roberto De Leo
    Roberto De Leo
    2004-02-15

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    Hi,
    sorry for answering so late but I was pretty busy lately.
    I see that USB is a very important word for you :-)
    USB support under Linux is not very good but many things
    work nevertheless:

    > USB LCD touch-screens
    sure

    > USB TV/FM tuner
    dunno

    > USB Soundcards with 5.1+
    I think so

    > USB/Serial GPS and map display
    no idea

    > Automated Music Ripping
    sure

    > USB (External) CD/DVD ROM
    sure

    > Mobile-Phone Intergration
    no idea

    the first step would be to collect info about the missing
    info above
    if/when I'll get more info I'll post them

     
  • Luke Boland
    Luke Boland
    2004-02-16

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    I know, USB really stands for Untested Slap-dash Bolt-on, but
    in te vast majority of cases above, USB is the only way it can
    be done, especially when you attach 4+ screens to the
    system ;)