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Old 01-13-2010, 09:13 AM
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anyone running linux?

or linux based system, i just set up a duel system on my laptop. ubunto and vista.
i have to say that im liking ubunto more the more i use it. im looking for a data logger for the truck, it should have a live display with it. anyone know where i can look. i also need a usb to obdII cable
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:25 AM
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autoenginuity has a data logger and the cables
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thats windows based..but thanks. ill try that if i cant find what im looking for
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:28 AM
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thats windows based..but thanks. ill try that if i cant find what im looking for
sorry I didn't think of that.
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scantool.net has source for linux. I use linux predominantly, I'm also putting an in-truck computer system running linux.

If I go as far as I plan to, I think I'm gonna call the truck kit.

Though heh, I'll have to match most of the controls to physical connections, currently only planned for hvac control, and a couple of servos and actuators. Don't know what else to do with it, but I'd love to make the truck kneel... (impossible I know, but hey, one can dream)
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thanks for the link ill check it out. the mean reason i want it is because i dont have a dash doc yet, im thinking i can get a real time display of everything that the dash doc can do...

another thing is why do we have to buy a hand held programmer.. a lap top should be able to do everything that a dash doc can do. after all. thats how the programs are made for the truck
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I use Linux at home. Hate windows, but have to use it at work.
I like what I read here about installing an embedded Linux computer
in the truck. I've "daydreamed" about a flat panel display sitting
in the top dash tray in my '08, facing the windscreen with the display
reversed so it's readable on the windscreen like a heads-up display,
then monitoring all the parameters that the Dash Daq monitors through
the OBDII. Would be too cool! Keep posting your efforts, I'm interested
in following your progress!
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:16 PM
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im stuck in the sand box of a country till june...im still in the home work stage of this idea
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:51 PM
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thanks for the link ill check it out. the mean reason i want it is because i dont have a dash doc yet, im thinking i can get a real time display of everything that the dash doc can do...

another thing is why do we have to buy a hand held programmer.. a lap top should be able to do everything that a dash doc can do. after all. thats how the programs are made for the truck
I'm not exactly sure what a dash doc is really. As for the last statement, yes and no, I just bought an OBD->USB elm "scanner", really, all that's required is re-flashing your on-board computer to modify your settings. The real conundrum with that is actually knowing what to set, and how, since it's different for every model vehicle. That's where the Auto Enginuity shines, they paid some coders/mechanics to figure this stuff out, either reverse-engineered it or bought the information from the car manufacturers. I can't imagine that being cheap, and hence, your price tags.

So, my question is, what's a dash doc? :>
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I use Linux at home. Hate windows, but have to use it at work.
I like what I read here about installing an embedded Linux computer
in the truck. I've "daydreamed" about a flat panel display sitting
in the top dash tray in my '08, facing the windscreen with the display
reversed so it's readable on the windscreen like a heads-up display,
then monitoring all the parameters that the Dash Daq monitors through
the OBDII. Would be too cool! Keep posting your efforts, I'm interested
in following your progress!
Yeah I've been dreamning the same, and I figured it's about time . Though at this stage, I'm amassing parts only, the truck's parked in the drive way, awaiting all of its mods and other mechanical "service".

Really the first "mod" is to do my headgaskets and studs on the motor, I've got all of the supplementary filtering systems I need, and moving on from there.

What I've got so far is a laptop, running elisa and it works ok, the reasearch required for all of this is immense, one reason why I'm on this forum in the first place.

As for your heads up display, it can be done, but probably not what you imagine it being. I'm either going to have an ITX system inside the 2din moutning location, and/or fiberglassed mounting areas on top of the dash (what a waste of usesless space huh?). At any rate, some of the modifications are (on the electrical side of things):

Onboard computer system with automatic hvac control

upgraded sound system with mp3 etc capability (any of the media types really) with a rear seat dvd / game system (emulators and such)

gps tracking

gps nav

wifi "war-driving" the system is set to pick up any wifi signal it can find and alert me through the sound system

automatic headlight control (that's gonna be a tough one, but I have an example program already) .. The kind that detects lumens on the road via a

ccd camera and auto-dims/brightens the driving lights.

backup-sensor detection, with a graphical display on the main screen, this will also be on the front of the truck, cuz parking a lifted truck in a tight spot sucks for everyone.

interfaced with the alarm to send "blips" on the integrated cell and track gps position.. I've got that to work already on my test system

There are many other things I've got on my list, oh yeah the other is to build an under the jumpseat and behind the rear bench compartments to stow most of the extras... including an inverter, an extra heater for the nasty winters.

I'm rambling, and it's because I haven't shared this with the interwebs before but really I think it's gonna be the "smartest" truck on the road... eventually, gotta keep buying and drawing.

Right now I'm waiting for my head gaskets, and then it'll be time to ask a million questions here .
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