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by cslowik
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: VW Pi
Replies: 37
Views: 22870

Re: VW Pi

2) Have you got the touchscreen working? If so, how? I don't mind learning if someone could point me in the direction of some reading about installing custom drivers, etc. I'm just completely bemused, there seems to be tonnes of information out there but I haven't found a starting point. Im kind of...
by cslowik
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: VW Pi
Replies: 37
Views: 22870

Re: VW Pi

Are you sure that the RasPi will need an amp? Isn't the factory amp separate from the stereo? I seem to remember it being under the seat or something. Also, you're going for a lot of functionality that i just dont care about. I don't need the handsfree calling or the am/fm radio, so that simplifies ...
by cslowik
Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: VW Pi
Replies: 37
Views: 22870

Re: VW Pi

i'd have all mine working if i had time to learn how to rebuild the kernel or whatever i need to do to get this touchscreen working haha

i've just been slammed with work and have had absolutely zero time for hobbies..
by cslowik
Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: VW Pi
Replies: 37
Views: 22870

Re: VW Pi

Well, your idea is cool and it would probably work pretty well. The touchscreen is an integral part of my plan though. Capabilities I want when i install or in the future: -Movies -Visuals for audio.. also maybe album art? -on screen diagnostic ("track apps" type of thing) -backup camera -...
by cslowik
Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC 4 Debian
Replies: 76
Views: 53096

Re: OpenELEC 4 Debian

i cant get this firmware update to work, been trying to use the tool but it says i need git installed. when i try to do that i get a 404 not found error, tried:

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apt-get install git-core
any ideas?
by cslowik
Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: VW Pi
Replies: 37
Views: 22870

Re: VW Pi

nice! My setup will be fairly straightforward, once i get this touchscreen working. Using the schematics I posted above, I'll easily be able to tap into the power lines that were originally running to the radio, and control the power to the pi. =] i just won't have am/fm or a cd player anymore. but ...
by cslowik
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 105
Views: 186117

Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

you may want to make sure its got drivers that work. i got the comparable TouchKit monitor, and so far have been unable to get the touch support to work. will be spending more time on it saturday, but i have lots to learn lol
by cslowik
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: General Observations
Replies: 20
Views: 2995

Re: General Observations

samuelellis wrote:..perhaps it may be worth having some sort of note above the command prompt saying "Type startx to load GUI" or something like that
depending on the distribution you might have something like that. debian wheezy says that.
by cslowik
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Mount Pi in Plug - Possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 2877

Re: Mount Pi in Plug - Possible?

lol brazing tiny sensitive electrical components
by cslowik
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Drivers for USB touch panel interface?
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Re: Drivers for USB touch panel interface?

ghans wrote:Perhaps you'll have to recompile the whole kernel :?:
There is a article on the wiki.
i'll check it out. i really want to get this working by sunday!
by cslowik
Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: General Observations
Replies: 20
Views: 2995

Re: General Observations

Yea one of its purposes is to be an educational aid. Not the entire curriculum! There are myriad resources all over the internet and physical publications about every distro of linux, and tons of basics that apply to all. Did you really buy an RPi and not expect to have to tinker and figure stuff ou...
by cslowik
Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Drivers for USB touch panel interface?
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Re: Drivers for USB touch panel interface?

yea im in the same boat. hopefully i'll have time this weekend to really do some learning and maybe figure this out.
by cslowik
Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC 4 Debian
Replies: 76
Views: 53096

Re: OpenELEC 4 Debian

by cslowik
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC 4 Debian
Replies: 76
Views: 53096

Re: OpenELEC 4 Debian

I have followed the instructions but when I try to start with typing sudo OpenELEC my monitor goes black and nothing else happens. :?: Unfortunately I have the same issue? Does the standalone version of OpenELEC or RaspBMC does work for any of you that have the black screen problem? yup, the first ...
by cslowik
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC 4 Debian
Replies: 76
Views: 53096

Re: OpenELEC 4 Debian

ghans wrote:See the first post on this page (raspi-config).

ghans
ah cool, after going back and reading that, makes sense. i was tired last night apparently =]

by the way, i'm also having the black screen issue. installed everything fine under wheezy, but when i start openelec the screen just goes black.
by cslowik
Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC 4 Debian
Replies: 76
Views: 53096

Re: OpenELEC 4 Debian

I'm using a 16gb sd card. How do I access the rest of that for storage? I'm very new to linux =D Trying to search and find stuff but figured i'd post too. Thanks!
by cslowik
Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Time to kick *ss and chew bubble gum...
Replies: 50
Views: 35052

Re: Time to kick *ss and chew bubble gum...

oh this is awesome, i cant wait to try it out later today!
by cslowik
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: VW Pi
Replies: 37
Views: 22870

Re: VW Pi

They do have a complete assembled unit, but the only difference between the $200 i spent and the $300 their thing costs, is I bought the screen and bezel separate. The screen is still pre-assembled.

EDIT: (actually supposedly the screen i bought is brighter. it definitely doesnt disappoint!)
by cslowik
Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Automatic power on/off
Replies: 51
Views: 28395

Re: Automatic power on/off

check out my wiring diagram, i think itll accomplish exactly what you're looking to do.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =35&t=9686
by cslowik
Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: VW Pi
Replies: 37
Views: 22870

Re: VW Pi

ok. sounds like i have some learning to do. well played, raspberry pi! =]

i kid, i like learning.
by cslowik
Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: VW Pi
Replies: 37
Views: 22870

Re: VW Pi

I did have a look into it , and I think you should be able to rebuild the modules on the Pi. The instructions are provided and should help you (esp. "How to build the kernel module") OpenELEC you can still SSH into though, to access a terminal. You may not have to build XBMC in Debian... ...
by cslowik
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: VW Pi
Replies: 37
Views: 22870

Re: VW Pi

here are the linux drivers

i'm not sure how to get them installed on this version of OpenElec.. thinking i'd like to run openelec from a debian isntallation anyway so i can more easily browse the internet etc =]
by cslowik
Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: VW Pi
Replies: 37
Views: 22870

Re: VW Pi

is that a driver as well? looks like just a calibration program.

i'd love to be able to calibrate the monitor cuz that would mean its working at least! =]
by cslowik
Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: VW Pi
Replies: 37
Views: 22870

Re: VW Pi

still trying to get the touchscreen to work.. just confused as hell lol.

anyone have a touch screen working successfully yet? havent found anything.
by cslowik
Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Drivers for USB touch panel interface?
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Re: Drivers for USB touch panel interface?

i have a 7" touch screen as well (TouchKit), and it definitely doesn't work plug-n-play on my pi running OpenELEC. I was wondering if I would have luck if I switched to debian and ran openelec from there, but sounds like thats a no go?

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