[App_rpt-users] Small System Recommendations

Robert Garcia robert at n5qm.com
Thu Jul 4 13:02:18 EDT 2013


Guys,

I managed to get app_rpt compiled and fully functional on Debian
squeeze, 2.6.32 kernel, without issues.  Including all of the dev
tools, the disk space consumed is just shy of 1GB, so it should be be
doable on a thin client with a 2GB flash drive.  The memory
consumption is well under 128MB while running.

Robert
N5QM

On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 12:10 AM, Robert Garcia <robert at n5qm.com> wrote:
> Benjamin,
>
> I got it worked out, I didn't pay attention and grabbed a thin client
> with only 256MB or ram, I tried one with 512MB and it is all good.
>
> The CPU usage seems pretty high at over 50% using usbradio, I will
> have to give simpleusb a shot to compare.
>
> Robert
> N5QM
>
> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 10:09 PM, Benjamin Naber <benjamin at kb9lfz.com> wrote:
>> I think I am using the Limey Linux for i686.
>>
>> I am trying to remember if I used 'dd' or 'gunzip -c.....' to install
>> the image to the IDE flash drive. I remember having some trouble first
>> installing it, but decided to try a couple different routes as
>> previously I had to do the same thing.
>>
>> I am not sure why I had to do that, but I figured there are more than
>> one to do something.
>>
>> ~Benjamin, KB9LFZ
>>
>>
>> On Thu, 2013-06-27 at 22:28 -0500, Robert Garcia wrote:
>>> Benjamin,
>>>
>>>
>>> Which image of Limey are you running?  Both of them panic on me.
>>>
>>>
>>> Robert
>>>
>>> On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, Robert Garcia wrote:
>>>         I have 5 of the Neoware CA22 systems on the way, so wish me
>>>         luck!
>>>
>>>         Robert
>>>         N5QM
>>>
>>>         On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 7:39 PM, George Csahanin
>>>         <george at dyb.com> wrote:
>>>         > I have standardized on the Intel D945 motherboard in a M200
>>>         case from Mini
>>>         > Box. 1GB RAM and a 256MB CF and use Limey. Limey can be
>>>         customized for other
>>>         > motherboards. The power supply is tricky. I found the
>>>         cheapies convert the
>>>         > 12V in to 5 volts. But they tend to take the 12 volts in and
>>>         make that the
>>>         > 12 volts for the motherboard (P4 4 pin connector) Any wiggle
>>>         on that 12
>>>         > Volts and the computer does really crazy stuff. Mine would
>>>         just shut down.
>>>         > So thru trial and error I found the PICO PSU 60-WI 60 watt
>>>         power supply. The
>>>         > input can go down to about 7 volts and the 5 and 12 volt
>>>         supplies are
>>>         > steady. Runs very stable.
>>>         >
>>>         > One drawback of this motherboard is the USB system. If you
>>>         use SimpleUSB,
>>>         > it's great. USBRadio, not so good. Lots of audio
>>>         interruptions that last
>>>         > miulliseconds. For voice, not a problem. But if you're using
>>>         it to decode PL
>>>         > and squelch it just will not work well. I'm told other
>>>         motherboards  (read:
>>>         > non-Intel) would be better. But I have about 7 of these now,
>>>         not going to
>>>         > change. But the printer port is important to me. So I didn't
>>>         need to hack
>>>         > the USB Fob I use pp signalling. Getting ready to add remote
>>>         base to it in
>>>         > the coming weeks.
>>>         >
>>>         > GeorgeC
>>>         > W2DB
>>>         > AllstarLink 2360
>>>         >
>>>         >
>>>         > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Garcia"
>>>         <robert at n5qm.com>
>>>         > To: "APP_RPT" <app_rpt-users at ohnosec.org>
>>>         > Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2013 8:50 PM
>>>         > Subject: [App_rpt-users] Small System Recommendations
>>>         >
>>>         >
>>>         >
>>>         >> All,
>>>         >>
>>>         >> I am looking for recommendations on small, preferably
>>>         inexpensive,
>>>         >> systems that are capable of running on 12v to take
>>>         advantage of the
>>>         >> redundant power systems at our sites.
>>>         >>
>>>         >> I would like it to support at least two nodes running
>>>         simpleusb as I
>>>         >> don't need the DSP processing capabilities.  The idea is
>>>         that these
>>>         >> systems would be connected to a port on an existing
>>>         controller.
>>>         >>
>>>         >> I expect that HP thin clients are going to be my best bet,
>>>         but there
>>>         >> seem to be many different models so I don't know where to
>>>         begin.
>>>         >>
>>>         >> Suggestions or thoughts?
>>>         >>
>>>         >> Robert
>>>         >> N5QM
>>>         >>
>>>         >>
>>>         >
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