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Last Shout - Posted by: dingetje - Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:17
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Downgraded

After years of better and better hardware for my FREESCO box, I've recently downgraded to reduce the power consumption.

I've purchased this mini PC:

http://www.abgcomputers.nl/Mini_PC_%28barebone%29_Mini_PC_VIA_EPIA_550_MHz_C3_-_geen_OS_256_RAM___256_Flash.php

Specifications
VIA Apollo PLE133 Chipset
Bridge VT82535 ACPI
Audio VT82C686 AC97 Rev 40
Ethernet VT6102 Rhine-II REv 51
VGA Trident Cyberblade/i1 Rev 6A
Host & PCI Bride VT8601
ISA Bridge VT8231
Busmaster IDE VT82586
Prcessor: Centaur VIA Samuel 2 Stepping 03 550 MHz

In addition I've replaced the hard disk with a 120 Gb SSD, resulting in a completely silent box without moving parts!

After cloning the old hard disk with Ghost, no problems there, the FREESCO kernel produced a kernel oops.

It looked like the FDD driver might be the culprit, this PC doesn't have one (!) so Lewis kernels site came to the rescue. After replacing the kernel with a 'nofd' type, the box came to life!
Only thing I had to do was to add the Via Rhine II driver from the modules new-net and off we go!

Quote:
[root@Freesco] cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
cpu : 686
model : C6
vendor_id : CentaurHauls
stepping : 3
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid : yes
wp : yes
flags : fpu de tsc msr mtrr pge mmx
bogomips : 183.09


The power consumption is way way down, so that goal seems to be achieved, but regrettably also the performance of the web site isn't what is used to be. Oh well...


by dingetje, Friday, 05 July 2013 20:04, Comments(0)
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