Quiet computer

David King dking at ketralnis.com
Tue Oct 3 11:30:59 PDT 2006

>>>> Yes, the Via's aren't the most performant, though. They would be  
>>>> fine
>>>> for my purposes if they were slow but dual-core, unfortunately they
>>>> are just slow. I'm not looking for a game machine, though, I'm
>>> There is a dual-core version as well. I already mentioned that,  
>>> AFAIR.
>>> http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/mini_itx/vt_310dp/
>> Would you happen to know of anyone shipping systems with these  
>> boards?
>> I can build one but it would be nice to pay someone else to do it  
>> instead :)
> So I broke down and bought one of those boards. Does anyone on the  
> list own one? Were there any initial setup difficulties with it?  
> Does FreeBSD pick up the crypto hardware and second processor  
> without any trouble?

For the archives, the VIA EPIA VT-310DP (<http://www.via.com.tw/en/ 
products/mainboards/mini_itx/vt_310dp/>) works *great* with FreeBSD  
6.1. It's a dual-1GHz Via motherboard. The second processor is picked  
up without trouble, and its padlock cryptography acceleration works,  
or at least /dev/crypto is created with "device crypto" and "device  
cryptodev" in the kernel config.

I didn't have to do anything special to get these things detected  
except for the kernel config. In fact, I pulled a hard drive out of  
another system and put it in here and it booted right up.

My dmesg is below.

FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE-p7 #3: Fri Sep 29 21:45:34 PDT 2006
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: VIA C3 Nehemiah+RNG+ACE (997.17-MHz 686-class CPU)
   Origin = "CentaurHauls"  Id = 0x69a  Stepping = 10
real memory  = 1054736384 (1005 MB)
avail memory = 1023025152 (975 MB)
FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 2 CPUs
cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID:  0
cpu1 (AP): APIC ID:  1
ioapic0: Changing APIC ID to 2
ioapic0 <Version 0.3> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
kbd1 at kbdmux0
acpi0: <CN400 AWRDACPI> on motherboard
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x408-0x40b on acpi0
cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
cpu1: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
acpi_button0: <Power Button> on acpi0
pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
agp0: <VIA PM800/PN800/PM880/PN880 host to PCI bridge> mem  
0xe8000000-0xefffffff at device 0.0 on pci0
pcib1: <PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
pci1: <display, VGA> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)
wi0: <Intersil Prism2.5> mem 0xf6021000-0xf6021fff irq 16 at device  
8.0 on pci0
wi0: using RF:PRISM2.5 MAC:ISL3874A(Mini-PCI)
wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary (1.0.7), Station (1.3.6)
wi0: Ethernet address: 00:09:5b:40:b2:9f
fxp0: <Intel 82551 Pro/100 Ethernet> port 0xe000-0xe03f mem  
0xf6020000-0xf6020fff,0xf6000000-0xf601ffff irq 17 at device 9.0 on pci0
miibus0: <MII bus> on fxp0
inphy0: <i82555 10/100 media interface> on miibus0
inphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
fxp0: Ethernet address: 00:e0:81:59:a3:1c
vge0: <VIA Networking Gigabit Ethernet> port 0xd000-0xd0ff mem  
0xf6022000-0xf60220ff irq 18 at device 10.0 on pci0
miibus1: <MII bus> on vge0
ciphy0: <Cicada CS8201 10/100/1000TX PHY> on miibus1
ciphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT,  
1000baseT-FDX, auto
vge0: Ethernet address: 00:e0:81:59:a3:1a
atapci0: <VIA 8237 UDMA133 controller> port  
0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xe100-0xe10f at device 15.0 on pci0
ata0: <ATA channel 0> on atapci0
ata1: <ATA channel 1> on atapci0
uhci0: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> port 0xdc00-0xdc1f irq 21 at  
device 16.0 on pci0
usb0: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> on uhci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: VIA UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci1: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> port 0xdd00-0xdd1f irq 21 at  
device 16.1 on pci0
usb1: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> on uhci1
usb1: USB revision 1.0
uhub1: VIA UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci2: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> port 0xde00-0xde1f irq 21 at  
device 16.2 on pci0
usb2: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> on uhci2
usb2: USB revision 1.0
uhub2: VIA UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub2: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
uhci3: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> port 0xdf00-0xdf1f irq 21 at  
device 16.3 on pci0
usb3: <VIA 83C572 USB controller> on uhci3
usb3: USB revision 1.0
uhub3: VIA UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub3: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
ehci0: <VIA VT6202 USB 2.0 controller> mem 0xf6023000-0xf60230ff irq  
21 at device 16.4 on pci0
usb4: waiting for BIOS to give up control
usb4: timed out waiting for BIOS
usb4: EHCI version 1.0
usb4: companion controllers, 2 ports each: usb0 usb1 usb2 usb3
usb4: <VIA VT6202 USB 2.0 controller> on ehci0
usb4: USB revision 2.0
uhub4: VIA EHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub4: 8 ports with 8 removable, self powered
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 17.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
pci0: <multimedia, audio> at device 17.5 (no driver attached)
vr0: <VIA VT6102 Rhine II 10/100BaseTX> port 0xd800-0xd8ff mem  
0xf6024000-0xf60240ff irq 23 at device 18.0 on pci0
miibus2: <MII bus> on vr0
ukphy0: <Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface> on miibus2
ukphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
vr0: Ethernet address: 00:e0:81:59:a3:1b
acpi_tz0: <Thermal Zone> on acpi0
sio0: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10  
on acpi0
sio0: type 16550A
sio1: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on acpi0
sio1: type 16550A
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> port 0x60,0x64 irq 1 on acpi0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
orm0: <ISA Option ROMs> at iomem 0xc0000-0xc7fff,0xef000-0xeffff on isa0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on  
Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
Fast IPsec: Initialized Security Association Processing.
ipfw2 (+ipv6) initialized, divert loadable, rule-based forwarding  
enabled, default to deny, logging limited to 10 packets/entry by default
ad0: 19569MB <WDC WD205AA-00BAA0 10.09K11> at ata0-master UDMA66
ad1: 152627MB <WDC WD1600JB-00GVA0 08.02D08> at ata0-slave UDMA100
SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a
vge0: link state changed to UP

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