Hardware giveaway Part 3
ashex at chipnick.com
Thu Oct 11 22:03:09 BST 2007
Thanks for the advice. I don't know anyone else who has built a mini-itx
mce, so I was practically flying blind, and a couple friends working on the
mythbuntu project said they needed evia testers, so that's what I went for
On 10/11/07, Stefan Skotte <sfs at enhance-it.dk> wrote:
> Well, the board is a pain to get to work in multimedia kind of things.
> Just recently the sound got into the kernel, but still hardware
> acceleration on Xv is a problem.
> Go for a cheap core duo mini-itx motherboard, like the KINO-9452 (i945GM
> based), you'll get better support for the graphics, higher IO
> throughput, and no problem with drivers.
> Then grab something like core 2 duo T5500 (which will outperform the VIA
> EPIA in any way), and you're all set for decoding video and dvd without
> There are alot of vendors of these boards, but no-one supports
> powermanagement better than IEI (their bios is superb). If you need DVI
> support, get the SDVO addon or KINO-9453 which has native DVI (I have
> one that runs 1920x1200 without problems)..
> (Stay away from Commell LV-6xx series, unless you must have a PCIe slot).
> Hope some of the above can help you..
> Ahmed Osman wrote:
> > It's a pity I didn't see that sooner. I'm building a Via box for testing
> > Mythbuntu and that's the board I was planning on getting :p
> > -Ahmed
> > On 10/11/07, Stefan Skotte <sfs at enhance-it.dk> wrote:
> >> Hi All,
> >> I've once again been looking through my stash of hardware, and found
> >> something that I would like to donate to anyone in need
> >> (development/testing/qa etc.):
> >> * VIA EPIA EX-15000G (1.5Ghz)
> >> * 1 GB Crucial DDR Memory
> >> * 100 GB 2.5" harddrive
> >> * Morex 2688 Case with 62W PSU (euro outlet, but easily exchangeable)
> >> It's not a speed devil, but runs kubuntu very nicely.
> >> Write a small note to me, why you would want this little machine and we
> >> can discuss the details.
> >> Its not my intention to flood this mailinglist with offtopic stuff, but
> >> the hardware is just gathering dust here, and it might aswell do some
> >> good.
> >> Kind regards,
> >> Stefan Skotte
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