EPIA ME-6000

Kjell Midtseter junkmail at sensewave.com
Wed Oct 27 22:58:14 PDT 2004

On Thursday, 28 October 2004 at  3:21:26 +0200, Walter C. Pelissero wrote:
> I'm trying to run FreeBSD 5.3 on a Via EPIA ME-6000, but there are
> still a couple of things that don't work.
> First.  The PXE loading process is quite slow because it gets stuck
> for a half a minute here and there while loading the KLD modules.  No
> network activity while the rotating bar on the screen freezes.  I
> tried to work around this problem compiling a monolithic kernel, but
> still the PXE has to load at least three files (acpi.ko, loader.conf,
> kernel), giving the chance to delay the boot.  I don't know if this is
> a problem related to the PXE rom or to pxeboot.
> The second problem is the sound.  The device is recognised and the
> via8233 driver is properly loaded; 12 dsp devices appear in /dev
> (dsp0.[0-5] and dspW0.[0-5]) and the user programs work as nothing was
> wrong, unfortunately no sound is produced.
> Is there anyone who has succeeded to run FreeBSD on one of these cute
> Mini-ITX?
I am running 6.3 on a M-10000 without any problems except that there
are no X-11 support for the 'vga' chip so I can not run a windows manager
> -- 
> walter pelissero
> http://www.pelissero.de

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