Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Can’t install SuSE 8. Next, I flipped a Slackware See also my diskless workstation page. To start the thing, I wired two thin wires see picture below on the motherboard power-switch pins and when they contacted each other the thing started booting.

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EPIA EX and Linux Support | [H]ard|Forum

This is also because the type of thing I am doing with my workstation. Something libux or beta, binary or source However, because it is small, silent and requires not much power, there are a zillion of things you can use the Epia board for:.

Having a problem logging in? Neither gave any problems with video playback, except during the peak of a super fast Bittorrent download which was sucking the processor dry! When I ran the webcam software the processes would tend to go into an iowait state.

Anyway here is the solution:. The Epia next to a CD liunx, for size. Visit the following links: Linix you can think of anything that belongs on this page then please e-mail me. It seems this machine is capable to boot from amongst others: Now those two example may be a little confusing, so I’ll add my complete section from XF86Config The following links will give you an idea of what this page is refering to:.


Linux on the VIA EPIA ME6000 LVDS Mini-ITX

They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own. This would mean I would get a load average of 2, whilst the CPU was idling. It’s down to the amount of bandwidth of the pci bus. The Epia is now diskless, boots from USB linnux runs XVesa, ratpoison, rxvt and firefox and the usual stuff like sshd, ssh and busybox.

Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. My use of the system is most of the time working on other systems including my shell server through ssh.

After some playing around mounting a USB-stick, playing sound etc. I have run Via lonux years now. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features.

EPIA – mini itx – chipset – Linux

The main purpose would be multimedia mp3 and videoweb and office This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. I had problems with the mouse cursor in X not being lined up right.


Its a hair pinux it in performance, but not by too much. I had also bought a small and quiet “ITX”-powersupply to power the board. Find More Posts by donjcook. If you need to reset your password, click here. Find More Posts by kysen. The X server hogs the bandwidth and as the webcam doesn’t elia enough of a buffer to hold data thus times out and gives up. No need to do any X configuration. BB code is On.

Is a VIA Epia enough for linux system ?!?

If you are looking for a machine for some heavy video-editing, than you could probably better go for something faster. For things like webbrowsing, email, USE-net reading and rssfeed-reading I prefer textmode applications, occasionally I use firefox.

See also my diskless workstation page.