Booted DOS and Linux. DOS was the win 98 boot floppy variety.
Used a old IDE controller. You need to disable the on board IDE in the BIOS. Press "del" till settings screen comes up, standard BIOS stuff. The menu was the one off to the right at the top, forgot what it was.
Got 5V for drive from IDE card (soldered direct, no time to be fancy).
The video chip & BIOS knows if you have a RCA plug stuck into the video out jack and seems to change the res accordingly. I don't think it has a clue if you have a monitor plugged into the vga out connector or not.
Power supply has 80V DC on one of the heatsinks. See the thread I posted about it. UNPLUG IT!
Power supply puts out -12V, this may make car use a problem. Not sure yet what uses it.
They said there was audio in/out for a headset, and there is suposto be built in "free LD phone home ET" software but mine (and codeman's) have no jacks for it.
The keyboard and mouse are very good considering. Esc key is upper left key. No "pause/break" key I could find.
On board IDE needs surface mount resistors added to complete connection, 22 ohms are used on I-Opener for same use. This prevents total short if you plug it in backwards. I will probably just jumper across them for test. Nice 5V connector right there next to it.
Looks like you could add network on board.
The keyboard IR chip is some 8051 take off I think. Looks like they had something else planned and had to make a last minute change. This could make it possible to program all sorts of IR input devices. I wonder if they planned on using a PIC or Atmel part in the socket?
Didn't mess much with it's software. It is QNX. Not sure from the manual if they will charge you if you use your own ISP. Customer service # 905-475-7979
That's enough for one late night.
My I-Opener looks jealous and lonely, I better go boot it up.