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Author Topic: laptop as information-lcd  (Read 2215 times)
combax
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« on: August 08, 2003, 01:42:58 PM »

I have an unused, very old laptop. It's a 386 with 640kB of ram, no hd and a dd-floppy-drive. It's connected to my pc via a serial null-modem cable. Now I want to display some information of my pc on the laptop. Information like temperature of cpu, case, etc... rpm of some fans, cpu/memory usage, tweakers.net newstracker, etc...
Since I just started in qbasic, I ain't a specialist. Communication to the laptop goes fine, so now the next step and a bunch of questions:
- How do I read the temperature of my cpu/case/hd via qbasic? It's an abit NF7-s motherboard.
- Is it possible to create a standard screen on the laptop and refresh only the temperature every 5 sec's or so?

If I'll be able to get those things in order, the next questions will come :-) But for now, it's enough. I really hope someone can help me and thanx in advance.
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combax
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2003, 06:48:53 AM »

Nobody :roll: ?
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Sterling Christensen
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2003, 07:42:02 AM »

You would have to have a program running on the desktop pc to collect all that info and transfer it to the laptop. You'd also need a program running on the laptop to receive and display the info. The first program would have to be partially or entirely a Windows program, because some of that looks like it would be difficult or impossible to do in qbasic... but the second program (on the laptop) could be written in qbasic.

Qbasic is an old language - it can't take advantage of, or give you access to, the latest hardware/operating system features like cpu temp monitoring, internet access, etc...
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combax
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2003, 04:45:43 AM »

Ah, so it should be possible to run a standard lcd-program on the pc (something like lcdstudio) and write a small qbasic program for the laptop that's displaying that info.
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