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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 12-23-2012, 02:59 PM
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Linux tty?

Well, well. The F25 console appears to be Linux based. Has anyone researched this and found a tty port? http://rightime.com/images/2012-12-23_15.31.11a.jpg
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:33 PM
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Interesting. How did you get to that screen? I'd like to check mine too.

I use Linux at work (along with Windows) and at home (exclusively).
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:40 PM
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That screen (Software Info, a very long compilation of software licenses, copyright statements, contributors' and module names) is to the right of the Sport Data (HP/Torque) screen, itself in Vehicle Info in the main menu.

I have entirely abandoned Microsoft OSs (successfully MS-free for almost a year - but I keep my last XP partition on a bootable internal drive, just in case) and use Linux Mint Debian Edition exclusively. I do still use a number of Windows-based applications, many of my own hand, via Wine. I haven't yet asked my wife to do the same with her machine but I suspect that, while she abhors change, she will adapt easily since she is a relatively low-demand user.

The apparent F25 console Linux kernel is, or has been, used in Debian, Ubuntu and Android (!). http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=yh...rnel+2.6.32-28 If a tty port can be found (it might be on the OBD connector or via Bluetooth), much more can be learned. The Android hint is exciting. Personal apps, maybe?!
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:06 PM
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I love that its linux based. However that being said, the tty port maybe impossible to access if the engineers layered in security to the teeth.
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