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Posted 10 August 2003 - 10:52 PM

I just scored a NIC - New Internet Computer - for $40. It has a Cyrix processor, 64MB of RAM, and uses a live CD, much like... KNOPPIX.

KNOPPIX runs fine on this little box. Everything works (although I haven't tested sound yet). With only 64MB, you get twm instead of KDE. Next step will be some type of USB storage.

Overall, a nice little box. Can't wait to explore it.

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 02:30 AM

sounds nice for 40...where'd you find that?

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 08:10 AM

At a swap meet, believe it or not. (I also scored a Harris test set for $20 :) ) Here's a great link describing the NIC:

http://www.linuxjour...le.php?sid=4475

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 07:47 PM

Well, hotplug does not start on the NIC with KNOPPIX and a manual modprobe usb-uhci fails (although modprobe usbcore and usb-storage work). I'm pretty ignorant about the whole usb/hotplug thing, although I have been perusing http://linux-hotplug.sourceforge.net/ (not http://hotplug.sourceforge.net/, which is weird). I will continue to post my progress.




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