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Old 03-12-2005, 03:01 PM   #1
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Any recommendations for a fanless mini-ITX?


I'm interested in putting together a small desktop mini-ITX machine which will run Debian Sarge, X, and IceWM (I'm guessing it will somewhat slow, but probably pretty usable). Primary concerns are low noise and low power consumption.

What mini-ITX board would you suggest? I'm particularly interested in those boards whose manufacturers provide some GNU/Linux support.

I've heard mixed reviews of the VIA boards, with folks saying that VIA has very little Linux support.

I'm currently poking around http://www.mini-itx.com , but haven't found much info there on Linux compatibility.

Any help/comments are welcome. Thanks.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 04:23 PM   #2
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no linux compatability? you might want to look at my article there... the animalsnes. i rock.

my epia 800 isn't fanless, but it's only a 4cm fan on the CPU and it's quiter than an Xbox...
 
Old 03-12-2005, 10:07 PM   #3
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Thanks AK.

I found some more Linux-related info in the mini-itx.com faq:
http://www.mini-itx.com/faq.asp

I haven't finished reading your article
http://www.mini-itx.com/projects/animalsnes/ but it looks very interesting!

It's looking like the good old EPIA 5000 might be the one for me, but I've still got a lot more reading to do.

I'd still like to hear about anyone's experiences with other manufacturers besides VIA though.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 11:07 AM   #4
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Also found these links:

http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/store/Mini_ITX_Systems

http://www.linitx.org/forum/index.php

http://linuxdevices.com/articles/AT3470636459.html

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