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    booting the simpit

    My whish: when turning on my simpit it(she) should turn on the window displays,
    but let the other displays dark. And I hate the windows logo and boot sound.

    So starting up has to have a predefined "order"

    Things what came into my mind:
    - Startup the computers first.
    - lights in the simpitroom can turn on at this moment too.
    - after the windows welcome sound, the amplifier is allowed to turn on
    - then the window displays can get power.
    - after windows has autostart the simsoftware, SIOC has to select "HDMI-in" at the displays.
    - Sioc should turn off the batteries in the plane so VASfmc gets dark
    - then the other displays can go on

    What I did:
    Turned off UAC in windows7 to boot VASfmc an Xplage from the startup folder
    I "refurbised" a power-supply of a old IBM mainframe computer,
    this give me enough stable 5V and 12V for the sim, and I placed a few relais
    and timers in it to "lazy-boot" the different outlets.

    specs: 3x 220v in
    outlets: 8x 220v 16A , 2 are delayed.
    on/off switch: 12v low current (like every pc-power supply has)
    5V 33A (yes, I will use fuses )
    12V 14A





    the 220v part works, this weekend I want SIOC to select the right input on the displays.

    Working like this feels also a bit safer, now when I power-off the whole room is powerless.
    When once you have tasted flight,
    you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward

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    Re: booting the simpit

    You know, you can turn off the startup sound in windows. One less thing to worry about during startup.

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    Re: booting the simpit

    Keep in mind a very powerful scripting language called AutoIT......... I use it all the time to automate anything I want in windows......best of all it's FREE & has a great suport forum with examples.Anything you can do manually in windows like start a program, maximize or minimizw a window, move a window, mouse clicks, even just typng text...........you name it, AutoIT can do it.

    You can get everything up & running, where you want it, when you want it, how you want it, fully automated.

    Check it out at http://www.autoitscript.com

    Cheers Glenn

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    Re: booting the simpit

    Nice description with graphics , and all picture saws all the part clearly so easily to recognise.You describe here point wise ,so easy to utilise and preform it own self , or say that you including all the small and helpful steps , so no chance for mistake .

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    Re: booting the simpit

    thanks flat for the information sharing

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