Michael Falzon | 1 May 13:44 2002

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Hi All
   What do i c ! a boot with 2.4.17 =) hehehe thanks for the hand all 

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Leon Blakeley | 1 May 14:12 2002
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smoothwall

Hi all,
THanks for the various suggesetions as to what might have stopped me!
The answer was, I'd miss-typed the IP range in the DHCP setup
(192.168.100) which is missing a number and a "flyspec", therefore
smoothwall was not issuing a IP to the other boxes.
Also had trouble loading NIC drivers, but that's windows for you
Cheers

cody family | 1 May 14:36 2002
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Vehicle Automation discussion invited

Those of us who reside Melbourne and own up to reading the Herald Sun will
have seen an item about a computerised car on page 28. You can also see more
about it on the fledgling web site www.highiq.com.au.

The PC that runs the display and sound system is a fairly standard W2000
based 800Mhz PII. It has a top of the range sound card to play all manner of
DVD and MP3 through the sound system. It also has a video capture card to
record video from the three onboard cameras. The display is a 15" LCD touch
screen. A GSM modem is used to send SMS messages for alarms, etc.

I have been working on the small micro-controller that looks after all the
real world IO and communicates with the PC via RS232.  (You don't think I'd
let Windows do anything that required critical timing and reliability do
you?)

A windows platform was chosen for the OS because the large amount of bundled
software that came with the various hardware components allowed for a fairly
rapid development time. All of the applications are (semi-)controlled by a
bloated 6MB app written in  Borland C++. We have had to pull a range of
tricks to get around W2000 limitations (like writing a 16 bit app to run
under DDE control because W2000 won't let you play with the hardware
directly).

The next stage of the project is to implement speech recognition for control
of vehicle functions and to replace the GSM phone with a GPRS phone. (GPRS
will allow us to have the car running continuously online. I wonder if there
is a error 404 equivalent for "your server is not in the coverage area"?)

Unfortunately, after lots or development, there are buckets of updateware,
dead dlls and other junk in the OS that have accumulated over a period of
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"matthew.ahlgren" | 2 May 06:18 2002

Re: Vehicle Automation discussion invited

I saw that article and think it's a very interesting project.

Linux would certainly be a better choice of OS, because as you say, it 
will be a lot smaller and customisable than Win2k.

As far as distribs go, I know there are some out there made 
specifically for embedded devices or factory control type situations. 
As for where, I don't know, but a bit of searching will go far. I'd 
start at http://www.linux.org/dist/list.html but that's just me.

Matt

andre | 2 May 20:04 2002

RE: Vehicle Automation discussion invited

well if any one wants a cheap, p120 with cd rom, 1.2gig hdd, modem, 64 meg
of ram etc
just email me.

Bryan Bergman | 2 May 10:40 2002
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RE: smoothwall

Excellent news!

Bryan.

-----Original Message-----
From: mlug-admin <at> mlug.org.au [mailto:mlug-admin <at> mlug.org.au] On Behalf
Of Leon Blakeley
Sent: Wednesday, 1 May 2002 10:12 PM
To: linux
Subject: [MLUG] smoothwall

Hi all,
THanks for the various suggesetions as to what might have stopped me!
The answer was, I'd miss-typed the IP range in the DHCP setup
(192.168.100) which is missing a number and a "flyspec", therefore
smoothwall was not issuing a IP to the other boxes.
Also had trouble loading NIC drivers, but that's windows for you
Cheers

_______________________________________________
Melbourne Linux Users Group
MLUG Web Site: http://www.mlug.org.au/

Rick Miles | 2 May 11:06 2002
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Re: Vehicle Automation discussion invited

I have read several shorts in Linux Format (magazine) about NASA using Linux 
for various computing applications and automation in their space program. One 
was about using Linux OS as base for the software program used to dock in 
space.

I believe they mentioned Red Hat that time.

Its not a complete distro (e.g. SuSe Red Hat etc.) you want and you could 
probably roll your own to suit your needs and leave out anything you don't 
require thus maximising resources available.

On Wednesday 01 May 2002 10:36 pm, you wrote:
> Those of us who reside Melbourne and own up to reading the Herald Sun will
> have seen an item about a computerised car on page 28. You can also see
> more about it on the fledgling web site www.highiq.com.au.
>
> The PC that runs the display and sound system is a fairly standard W2000
> based 800Mhz PII. It has a top of the range sound card to play all manner
> of DVD and MP3 through the sound system. It also has a video capture card
> to record video from the three onboard cameras. The display is a 15" LCD
> touch screen. A GSM modem is used to send SMS messages for alarms, etc.
>
> I have been working on the small micro-controller that looks after all the
> real world IO and communicates with the PC via RS232.  (You don't think I'd
> let Windows do anything that required critical timing and reliability do
> you?)
>
> A windows platform was chosen for the OS because the large amount of
> bundled software that came with the various hardware components allowed for
> a fairly rapid development time. All of the applications are
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Mark Williamson | 2 May 12:03 2002
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Re: Vehicle Automation discussion invited

Hi Steve,

On Wed, 2002-05-01 at 22:36, cody family wrote:
> Those of us who reside Melbourne and own up to reading the Herald Sun will
> have seen an item about a computerised car on page 28. You can also see more
> about it on the fledgling web site www.highiq.com.au.

Missed the article in the Herald Sun, just had a poke around the web
site. 

> 
> The PC that runs the display and sound system is a fairly standard W2000
> based 800Mhz PII. It has a top of the range sound card to play all manner of
> DVD and MP3 through the sound system. It also has a video capture card to
> record video from the three onboard cameras. The display is a 15" LCD touch
> screen. A GSM modem is used to send SMS messages for alarms, etc.
> 
> I have been working on the small micro-controller that looks after all the
> real world IO and communicates with the PC via RS232.  (You don't think I'd
> let Windows do anything that required critical timing and reliability do
> you?)

What sort of PC is this..   a real PC like a notebook, or is the PC
system a Embeded type of system.

<snip>

> The next stage of the project is to implement speech recognition for control
> of vehicle functions and to replace the GSM phone with a GPRS phone. (GPRS
> will allow us to have the car running continuously online. I wonder if there
(Continue reading)

Leon Blakeley | 2 May 12:15 2002
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Re: Vehicle Automation discussion invited

Hi Andre
How much and where?
Cheers

andre wrote:

> well if any one wants a cheap, p120 with cd rom, 1.2gig hdd, modem, 64 meg
> of ram etc
> just email me.
>
> _______________________________________________
> Melbourne Linux Users Group
> MLUG Web Site: http://www.mlug.org.au/

Rick Miles | 2 May 12:22 2002
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ltmodem rpm

General question:

Is there anybody on the list who has installed the ltmodem-6.0 driver in 
Mandrake 8.2 using the rpm for the 2.4.18 kernel?

I'd be intersted to know how you did with it and if it is working well when 
dialing up using kppp

Tia

Rick Miles


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