On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 9:55 AM, Tony Houghton <h...@realh.co.uk> wrote:
>> + I originally set up the system as a diskless (nfsroot)
>>   system, but KDE 4 (I am using OpenSuSE 11.2) performs
>>   unbearably slow, so I was forced to install a hard disk.
> Couldn't you use a much lighter desktop if this is a PC especially for
> VDR?

If it's a dedicated VDR box, why bother installing a desktop at all?
I control my VDR boxes with ssh from my main desktop and since they're
dedicated there's no need for KDE/Gnome/whatever. No need for a
keyboard/mouse/(monitor) either for that matter.  Just ssh and an IR
remote. :)

>> Using a passively cooled main board would solve the
>> fan noise problem.

There are _very_ quiet fans out there.  I've got a 10mmx120mm one that
you can't even hear and does the job.  Unfortunately I don't remember
which brand/model it is but a little googling will help you with that.

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