Carsten Koch wrote: ...
As it turned out, VDR playback currently does not run as well on a dbox2 as it does on a PC, so I also looked for a barebone. See the dbox2 threads on the VDR mailing list.
c't 3/2004 has a nice overview - 35 barebones. See http://www.heise.de/ct/04/03/078 for an excerpt.
My criteria were
* Silent (under 1.5 Sone) * good Linux support (++ rating in the c't Test) * no useless gimmics (Radio, analog TV, etc.) * not too expensive * DVI output (I have a DVI flat panel) * Available PCI slot for DVB card
The only system in that test matching these criteria was the MSI Hetis 865GV-GIGA, see http://www.msi-computer.de/produkte/produkt.php?Prod_id=311
My favorite shop, http://www.reichelt.de did not carry it,
but I asked anyway (mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]) and they
could order it for me at a good price.
Well, the barebone finally arrived.
I have both positive and negative first impressions:
* My subjective feeling is that it is not as silent as I had hoped.
* I tried installing SuSE Professional 9.0 on it, but the SuSE installer hangs when booting its kernel. The last 4 messages are: hda: SAMSUNG SP1604N, ATA DISK drive hdb: TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1402, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive ide0 at 0xe800-0xe807, 0xe402 on IRQ 10 hda: attached ide-disk driver At this point, the system hangs.
Any ideas anyone?
Knoppix 3.4 (c't edition) boots fine both with kernel 2.4 and with kernel 2.6.
I would prefer to install SuSE 9.0, as my internet connection is far too slow for a debian-based system. ;-)
* The rest is as described in the c't article. Nice small case, all the necessary connectors (S-Video, etc.) for a VDR system, etc.
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