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Old 04-28-2004, 05:40 AM   #1
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slack 9.1 and miniITX? CLE266/C3

Having plans on seting up a miniITX-PC next to my mainPC for linux-purposes, the main idea with it is for me to learn how to handle slackware/linux as I am quite a novince (read: extreme newbie/beginner) in this area.

The idea with miniITX is that its small, quiet, fairly cheap and a very very cool gadget

Now, my thoughts are if this will actually work good, or work at all.
Currently, afaik, slack comes with 2.4.22 kernel in 9.1, and I have done some reading about CLE266/C3 having problems towards this "old" kernel. I am not sure if the problems are solved in any 2.6x kernel.

What I will use on the miniITX-board is base functions, normal vga, nic and sound, ide ports etc. I wont be doing any video-out or similiar, just basic usage.

My plans are to use this motherboard in the setup:
VIA EPIA-M mini-ITX C3-Nehemiah 1000MHz
Chipset is VIA CLE266, Processor is C3/EDEN EBGA 1GHz.

Basically, I want expert opinions if anyone knows if I will have problems running slack 9.1 on this board, of if anyone has first-hand experience?
If anyone here has mITX board, thats working well on 2.4.22 Id sure like to know about it, I havent found that much information yet, checked out a few forums, via-arena´s linuxarea is quite nice btw.

I think there will be need to get the via-rhine drivers for nic in, but that wont be a huge problem aslong as I dont hafto make my own kernel from scratch or the like, I am not really familiar with that process and all and to be frank, it sounds a bit scary

So tips, insights and ideas would be great on this board+slackware 9.1 with 2.4.22.

Thanks in advance!
Gustav L.
Old 07-05-2004, 10:22 AM   #2
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Hi , I am currently using a M10000 with suse 9.0 2.4.21 kernal, it detected all the onboard chipsets, so linux support is there, should work just fine!



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