[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Server - sys req?

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Mon Feb 11 21:31:32 GMT 2008

Matthew Daubney wrote:
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> Rob Beard wrote:
>> Eddie Armstrong wrote:
>>> Rob Beard wrote:
>>>> Not sure if you'd need the 32MB card, does it have on-board video?
>>> Not AFAIK it spare anyway it seems it might be useful
>> Maybe.  If it's anything like the old Dell machines we have at work 
>> (OptiPlex GX100/GX110 machines) the on-board video will cover most if 
>> not all tasks.  An extra video card could maybe give you dual head.  My 
>> server is running a 2 meg S3 PCI video card and it sits in the loft.  I 
>> have an old 14" CRT monitor attached which rarely gets used.  Most of 
>> the time the server just runs.
> <snip>
> Is your loft converted? If not do you have problems with dust? or heat
> in the summers? (thinking ahead to the point where me and the missus get
> a place in a couple of years and have no space for my server/office/work
> room)

It does get fairly warm in the summer but the server has been working 
okay.  I installed a couple of fast noisy large fans blowing on the hard 
drives to keep it cool which I can barely hear.

If you could afford it, maybe a MiniITX system might be an idea if you 
have a lack of space?


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