Compact Freebsd 'appliance'

John Almberg jalmberg at
Fri Jun 19 14:25:03 UTC 2009

On Jun 18, 2009, at 7:59 PM, Charlie Kester wrote:

> On Thu 18 Jun 2009 at 14:18:21 PDT Tim Judd wrote:
>> I've read reports (and forgotten it's source since then) that some
>> Intel Atom processors work well, some don't with FreeBSD.  This was
>> something I read within a couple months, so I would see if anyone  
>> here
>> can provide input on pros and cons on weather that particular Atom
>> model number is well received and well tested.
> The only problems I've seen reported re Atoms was back in the days
> before the FreeBSD 7.2 release (or was it 7.1?) when there were  
> problems
> with not recognizing the Realtek networking chip included on the Intel
> motherboards.
> FWIW, I'm running FreeBSD 7.2 on an Intel D945GCLF motherboard, which
> has an Atom 230 CPU.  I got mine from  (I  
> *am*
> using a Intel networking card rather than the builtin Realtek chip,  
> but
> only because the Realtek recognition problems still existed when I  
> first
> set up the machine.  One of these days I should probably see if those
> problems are truly fixed, so I can recover the single PCI slot for  
> some
> other use.) Since this is a home machine, I can't say it's the best  
> test
> of whether FreeBSD runs OK on it. But I haven't had any problems with
> it.

Sounds good. They are so inexpensive, I will just give it a whirl and  
see if it cuts the mustard. Speed isn't really an issue, since it's  
going to be twiddling it's thumbs most of the time. Doesn't really  
matter if it takes 10 seconds or 30 minutes to translate the videos.

Thanks: John

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