Reply 40 of 43, by Kadath
Really interesting, awesome thin client upgrade - I think this particular client model is interesting, and almost expandable in more ways, in its tiny size and layout. I just can't mount 512MB RAM, because I've only taller ECC models of this size, and I can't close the case in that way, so only 256MB for now. Have you found anything interesting about its PCI riser pinout? Maybe you can try suck power by more of those pins, instead from just USB headers?
Currently I'm trying Damn Small Linux greater brother, Puppy Linux - and it works really nicely, and full of useful software. Its X server recognized this thin client Trident acceleration too, instead of just relaying on VESA - just installed on CF, without problems - and loaded OS on RAM, to speed up programs execution (paying a little more initial OS loading time, at startup).
Please let me know if you'll find something about PCI riser of this particular model, thanks - meanwhile, I'm ordering a couple of mini IDE to IDE adapters, I've 2-3 2.5" HDD (40GB IBM Deskstar, etc) in my garage lab, to experiment with.
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