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Intro :-)

What is phputer ? Car multimedia system using php gtk as a frontend and gentoo OS as a backend. Whole system is running on Asus EEE 901 subnotebook with gentoo OS in my (my wifes ) Citroen C5 as a replacement for original very poor and old Siemens VDO system.

Features

  • TFT 800x480
  • Weather display support
  • Playing MP3 and OGG digital files
  • Playing any kind of VIDEO files supported by mplayer
  • 5+1 sound ( 4+0 now, no center, subwoofer installed yet )
  • File browser
  • Playlist for audio
  • Random, Volume, Mute, Treble and Bass control
  • LCD Brightness control manual + automatic ( time based )
  • Direct internet update
  • Automatic WIFI connect
  • Automatic bluetooth internet connect
  • DVB Scanning functionality
  • DVB TV + radio playback
  • Tile map server support
  • Google locator support
  • Live GPS data
  • Hardware

  • Asus EEE 901, 1.6Mhz CPU, 1gb ram, Wifi,bluetooth
  • USB Hub
  • Small usb keyboard - inside radio panel
  • Large external USB keyboard
  • A-Open USB flashkey 4GB - source of media
  • SDHC 4GB card - auxiliary disk space for OS
  • DVB AF9015 reciver + external amplifier antena
  • MSI Bluetooth GPS receiver + external antena
  • Citroen C5 JBL sound system
  • Software

  • OS Gentoo 2008
  • PHP 5.2
  • SQLITE
  • PHP GTK extension
  • ALSA sound system
  • VLC Player - music
  • Mplayer - video and dvb
  • Navit - navigation software
  • Bluez - bluetooth stack
  • GPSD - GPS receiver
  • Input

  • Keys only - there is plenty of touch control interaces but no interface for keys only control - which i was looking for
  • added simple touchscreen interface
  • Functionality status + roadmap :) - this roadmap is old - i'm rewriting core of the system

  • Playing Music - 95% done
  • Playing Video - 95% done
  • Receiving DVB - 80% done, working ok, need to finish tuning interface ...
  • Bluetooth - 70% done, need to finish PIN control interface
  • WIFI Net - 80% done, need to tune antena placement
  • GPS position - 90% done, problems related to Bluetooth receiver
  • VAN Comm modul - 0% done
  • Navigation - 50% done
  • Automatic fast boot - 30% done
  • Reverse camera - 0% done
  • Internet GUI - 20% done
  • LCD Brightness control - 90% done - manual+automatic is working, need to tune it little bit
  • Weather display support - 95% done
  • Few pictures from interface

    Main screen:


    System info:


    Media screen:


    File Browser:


    Contact

    Citroen C5 club or email matus@bxclub.cz :-)