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!
[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...