[LinuxBIOS] Recommendation for multimedia box
bari at onelabs.com
Tue Dec 11 20:27:13 CET 2007
Tilman Klar wrote:
> Hello mailinglist,
> I’m currently in the process of finding some suitable hardware for a
> multimedia box. The box needs to be capable to output sound/video, but
> this should be no problem: Even if the mainboard does not have support
> for a/v, I’m sure that there are a lot of USB solutions out there
> which might do the trick. I want to have really fast boot up times (a
> few seconds), so I was looking into the linuxbios project. From
> reading the list of supported mainboards/devices, I see that finding
> the ~right~ hardware is not a trivial task.
> Do you have any recommendations what kind of hardware I could use?
You didn't give many details, but take a look at some of these.
Corey has C7D+CN700+8237 support posted but not committed yet.
It's 99% there.
The mainboard in the Wal-mart/Everext PC is a VIA Mfg. NO: PC2500E:
ClubIT Price: $59.99:
or one of the other older VIA Epia boards:
SiS761GX/SiS966 chipset and GIGABYTE GA-2761GXDK board now supported
but still no Linux accelerated graphics driver. Anyone at SiS listening?
GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AMD K8 NVIDIA MCP55
ASUS A8V-E SE AMD K8 VIA K8T890 / VT8237R
ASUS A8N-E AMD K8 NVIDIA CK804
> And where would I get replacement BIOS chips for the hardware, just in
> case something goes wrong?
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