[vdr] VDR on a Pentium 166 mhz: it works !

Thilo Wunderlich vdr at speedway.org
Tue Dec 13 19:46:51 CET 2005

> I found a couple of IBM Network Station in the dust bin of a friend company and took them home. They have a Pentium 166, 128 mb ram.
> I fed one of these with a Nexus and an avermedia 771 (DVB-T). I installed a Suse 10 kernel and using the drivers included in the distribution (installed latest firmware) VDR compiles and Nexus is perfectly recognized - I'm working on the aver, recognized by the kernel but not working on VDR.
> I want to say that VDR seems to work flawlessy in this slow environment. 

Sounds good. It's a long time ago I used such a system, so 
do these old systems really need a fan on the CPU?
Would it be possible to cool them with one of the huge coolers (for Pentium IV or AMD) 
without a fan? I'm looking for a vdr solution without moving parts inside.

Powersupply without a fan would be cool as well, but currently to expensive.
Or could I operate one without the fan, as it "just" has to supply a slow Pentium 166 and 
wouldn't heat up that much?

What about a second FF card in such a system? Too much traffic for the poor old P166?

Thilo Wunderlich

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