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Re: [linrad] Buying the Linux PC for Linrad use.
- Subject: Re: [linrad] Buying the Linux PC for Linrad use.
- From: David Garnier <dgarnier@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 21:34:22 -0500
You voiced concern for "highly integrated motherboards" (onboard
Video, Sound, Lan, Usb and etc) not having Linux driver support
for them (I hope that was you.)
I received a email from Intel stating they have drivers for some
flavors of Linux and driver support for their P4 motherboards.
The flavors of Linux supported:
Intel's P4 motherboards which have Linux driver support:
Standard Disclaimer: I am not employed by Intel nor do I have
anything financial to gain by suggesting useage of their motherboard
products for amatuer radio.
73's & GL
dave garnier - wb9own
support for their P4 mother m
David Garnier wrote:
> Sorry, I did not get a chance to comment and acknowledge the
> important comments in your email - that is - onboard chipsets be it
> audio or video may not have Linux drivers for them - very good point.
> Another point that I missed in my email to Jim that is equally important
> is that - the receiving capabilities of these DSP based radio programs
> (Linard, DSP-10, DSR-1000 ?) can receive RFI emissions orders of
> magnitude under Group 1 Class B RFI limits - you still may have to
> ferrite bead, copper tape or screen stuff up... Either way "your mileage
> my vary" considering how far your antenna is located from your Pc.
> It is truely amazing how many "dirty clocks" I can hear around &
> outside my house. A simple thing as a document scanner is a real
> "dirty bird," it cannot be enclosed is a metal box if I want to scan
> papers papers - right? (My Visioneer Paperport scanner opens the
> squelch on my 10, 6 and 2 meter radios.)
> Incidently, Leif's box modifications aren't all that outragious - I have
> had to do things like that to switcher power supplies to prevent self
> jamming in my companies Ultrasound product.
> dave garnier - wb9own
> Colburn wrote:
> > This is in my Sent box from yesterday but somehow never made it to the
> > list.
> > Can anyone recommend an equally rf-quiet mobo made by someone other than
> > Intel, please? I have had nothing but bad experiences with on-board
> > sound, video, and nics.
> > Off-mobo eases upgrades and when the video/sound/network card fails one
> > doesn't have to hope the on-board circuits can be totally bypassed --
> > else live with artifacts.
> > Also, anyone seen a 12VDC vs 120VAC input power supply for a desktop ATX
> > case? I'd like to really isolate it from the utility feed by running it
> > on a battery.
> > Thanks! & 73, doc kd4e
> > On Fri, 2003-07-04 at 02:01, David Garnier wrote:
> > > Hi Jim,
> > >
> > > If you piecing together your own system you would find motherboards
> > > (in general) aren't all that expensive. Retail boxed Intel motherboards
> > > are generally price competitive. For example, a year ago the Intel
> > > 845GBV board we used in product retailed for about $95. This board
> > > was attrative because it was highly integrated: (onboard I/O, 10-100
> > > ethernet, 4 USB's (2 were USB 2.0,) Intel's Extream Graphics chipset,
> > > 4 PCI slots.) The big minus in the Intel solution is the P4 pricing and
> > > DDR pricing... If you don't need bleeding edge performance the
> > > pricing of P3 CPU's and ram are real attractive. At Dayton I was
> > > looking at a P3 Intel retail mother board for $75 dollars (Intel board
> > > guarantee is 3 years) and 1.X Ghz CPU is about the same price.
> > > Gateway is using Intel motherboards in some of their products. In fact
> > > those brand new P3 Intel boards were being solde by that same
> > > vendor for $45 dollars...
> > >
> > > Try this once. Go to Pricewatch.com once, search on motherboards,
> > > then on Intel once, check the prices once.
> > > http://www.pricewatch.com/2/2/32-1.htm
> > >
> > > It's getting late, I will look at the PCUSA tomorrow... There have
> > > been a couple threads in the past 2 years on the IEEE EMC listserve
> > > on which quiet PC's are used... HP Vectra's and some Dell's were
> > > some favorites. Buying used is another option. More later.
> > > 73's and goodnite. dave garnier