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[aprssig] Via teams on Linux car PC kit

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Wed Oct 5 15:54:28 UTC 2005


On Wed, 5 Oct 2005, Gregg Wonderly wrote:

> Jason Winningham wrote:
> > Has anyone played with any low power systems?  I looked at the specs on
> > this one:
> >
> > http://www.arcom.com/pc104-xscale-viper.htm
>
> These are fairly nice from a power consumption perspective.  The 320M of RAM is
> fine for non-graphics operations.

Huh?  I run Linux/Xastir on a PP200 laptop with 32MB RAM.  Works
great.  Yea, I have to make sure that I don't have a bunch of
processes running that I really don't use, but it does work.  I've
had a bit of experience at tuning for minimum-memory systems:  My
first Linux box was a 386SX-20 with 2MB RAM.  I used to compile
custom kernels in order to make maximum use of the RAM that I had.

My P133 Jeep PC only has 64MB ram, about 1/4 of it taken up by the
Festival text-to-speech daemon.  It works great too but of course
it's a bit slow at rendering topo maps while I'm driving.

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