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    I am considering using these boards to run linux and applications. I will
    use the eden esp processor. The MII board looks the best for my
    applications. Is anyone using thse? Are they reliable for outdoor
    applications? thx

    john


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    john wrote:
    > I am considering using these boards to run linux and applications. I
    > will use the eden esp processor. The MII board looks the best for my
    > applications. Is anyone using thse? Are they reliable for outdoor
    > applications? thx


    I'm using Mercury board (www.mercury-pc.com) which is similar to VIA
    M-series. For more detail,
    http://home.eol.ca/~parkw/thinflash.html

    --
    William Park , Toronto, Canada
    Slackware Linux -- because it works.


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    john wrote:
    > I am considering using these boards to run linux and applications. I

    will
    > use the eden esp processor. The MII board looks the best for my
    > applications. Is anyone using thse? Are they reliable for outdoor
    > applications? thx


    I should do a lot more googling if I were you. I use these boards, and
    have had all sorts of problems. Some distros will not even boot,
    because they assume you have a pentium.

    If you get it all working they are very good indeed, but you just need
    to do a bit of research. There are linux forums on the VIA web site,
    companies specialising in linux for them (e.g linitx.com) and a lot of
    data out there.

    Google is your friend


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    On Sun, 6 Mar 2005 robertharvey@my-deja.com wrote:

    >
    >
    > john wrote:
    >> I am considering using these boards to run linux and applications. I

    > will
    >> use the eden esp processor. The MII board looks the best for my
    >> applications. Is anyone using thse? Are they reliable for outdoor
    >> applications? thx

    >
    > I should do a lot more googling if I were you. I use these boards, and
    > have had all sorts of problems. Some distros will not even boot,
    > because they assume you have a pentium.


    I won't be using a distribution--starting from stratch on the latest
    kernel. I have found a lot of support for some of the hardware in the
    kernel so was wondering how good the support was.

    >
    > If you get it all working they are very good indeed, but you just need


    Thx--I was hoping this was so. Do you use them on battery power? How does
    the esp (I haven't even seen it yet) compare to the lower power P-M. From
    the data sheets it looks like it'll use less but not sure of actual yet.

    > to do a bit of research. There are linux forums on the VIA web site,
    > companies specialising in linux for them (e.g linitx.com) and a lot of
    > data out there.
    >
    > Google is your friend
    >


    How true but not quite as good as atla vista for fuzzy searches.

    john


    >


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    >
    >
    > john wrote:
    >> I am considering using these boards to run linux and applications. I
    >> will use the eden esp processor. The MII board looks the best for my
    >> applications. Is anyone using thse? Are they reliable for outdoor
    >> applications? thx

    >
    > I'm using Mercury board (www.mercury-pc.com) which is similar to VIA
    > M-series. For more detail,
    > http://home.eol.ca/~parkw/thinflash.html
    >
    > --
    > William Park , Toronto, Canada
    > Slackware Linux -- because it works.



    I didn't see a mini-ipx sized or smaller on the Mercury site and no boards
    that use the via cpus. Do they sell them?

    john

    >
    >


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    john wrote:
    > > john wrote:
    > >> I am considering using these boards to run linux and applications.
    > >> I will use the eden esp processor. The MII board looks the best for
    > >> my applications. Is anyone using thse? Are they reliable for
    > >> outdoor applications? thx

    > >
    > > I'm using Mercury board (www.mercury-pc.com) which is similar to VIA
    > > M-series. For more detail,
    > > http://home.eol.ca/~parkw/thinflash.html


    > I didn't see a mini-ipx sized or smaller on the Mercury site and no
    > boards that use the via cpus. Do they sell them?


    Look harder. It's flex-ATX (230x170mm) board called 'PVCLE266M-L'. Not
    quite mini-ITX (170x170mm), but good enough.

    --
    William Park , Toronto, Canada
    Slackware Linux -- because it works.


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    On Sun, 6 Mar 2005, William Park wrote:

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    >
    > john wrote:
    >>> john wrote:
    >>>> I am considering using these boards to run linux and applications.
    >>>> I will use the eden esp processor. The MII board looks the best for
    >>>> my applications. Is anyone using thse? Are they reliable for
    >>>> outdoor applications? thx
    >>>
    >>> I'm using Mercury board (www.mercury-pc.com) which is similar to VIA
    >>> M-series. For more detail,
    >>> http://home.eol.ca/~parkw/thinflash.html

    >
    >> I didn't see a mini-ipx sized or smaller on the Mercury site and no
    >> boards that use the via cpus. Do they sell them?

    >
    > Look harder.


    moron

    >It's flex-ATX (230x170mm) board called 'PVCLE266M-L'. Not
    > quite mini-ITX (170x170mm), but good enough.


    since I am installing the board in a 7x7 inch enclosure(by the way, in
    case you don't know what an inch is 7 inches is less than 230mm) so it is
    not "good enough". good enough is ok for government and military which you
    must obviously be in but not for me.

    john




    >
    > --
    > William Park , Toronto, Canada
    > Slackware Linux -- because it works.
    >
    >


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    john wrote:
    > I won't be using a distribution--starting from stratch on the latest
    > kernel. I have found a lot of support for some of the hardware in the


    > kernel so was wondering how good the support was.

    Generally fine - there is a problem with the hardware mpeg decoder, and
    the encryption gadget - the latest drivers are closed but linkable.

    > Thx--I was hoping this was so. Do you use them on battery power?

    no, but could. My router, with an ISDN card and wifi card, consumes
    about 40W from the 12V power brick. The (laptop) hard drive shuts
    itself down after booting. I connect a normal PC power supply when I
    add the optical drive for installing.


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