[App_rpt-users] Small System Recommendations

Robert Garcia robert at n5qm.com
Sat Jun 29 01:10:04 EDT 2013


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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