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NorhTec’s Microclient Jr is sold under many other names.
Check out the following post for more pointers:

Puppy Linux Discussion Forum

Looking up the Net for more information might turn up more results with eBox-2300.

On another topic: I finally got Power Management to work. It was simply a matter of setting up the right flags in the BIOS… Yes, nothing more. Now the box shuts itself down completely when requested to halt. I also wanted the machine to launch /sbin/halt when I press the Power button. This was simply achieved by installing acpid, which comes with this single action by default on Debian Etch.

I also took care of disabling IPv6 in the kernel. Since the machine is staying 24/7 on the Net and my router forwards all IPv6 traffic I do not want to take any risk. It also uses less resources to get all unused modules out of the kernel, and supposedly reduces network latency a bit in the case of IPv6.

For the record: disabling IPv6 on Debian Etch is done by editing /etc/modprobe.d/aliases and replacing this line:

alias net-pf-10 ipv6

by this line:

alias net-pf-10 off

Since Junior is almost never connected to a real screen I do not need so many virtual consoles. Editing /etc/inittab and commenting out the last four consoles (tty) just did the trick:

1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1
2:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2
#3:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty3
#4:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty4
#5:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty5
#6:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty6

Now, if only I could get wireless to work…

Written by nicolas314

Friday 15 June 2007 at 10:25 pm

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