VIA Tech Mini-ITX

Anclo anclo at
Fri Dec 26 13:41:35 PST 2003

At 04:06 PM 12/26/2003, you wrote:
>On Friday 26 December 2003 21:59, Anclo wrote:
> > I'm considering to build a small VIA Tech Mini-ITX system using the C3 800
> > MHz motherboard/CPU or the Eden 533 MHz. This box would serve as a
> > gateway/router.
> >
> > Has anyone have experience with VIA Tech Mini-ITX motherboards? I'd like to
> > use it to run 4.9-RELEASE.
> >
> > Any advice would be appreciated - I'd hate to find out that there is no
> > FreeBSD driver for the built-in network card...
>I'm using a older C3 800 miniITX without any problem.
>AFAIK even the latest miniITX has the "VIA Rhine" chipset for ethernet. Also
>the PLE266 should work, but of course you cannot use the mpeg2 decoder. Don't
>know any OS which could make use of it.


many thanx - my 10 year old system which I just set up as gateway has 
expired and I figured that a C3 800 would be a relatively inexpensive 

Just curious - what driver does your system say it uses for the C3 800 
miniITX's NIC?


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