[Wolves] Cheap kit

Chris Procter wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Fri May 23 12:34:00 2003

I bought one of EuuroPCs =A3269 machines, the service is decent enough =
but the
machine itself isn't great (my work bought a server from there and its =
so this is probably a case of getting what you pay for more then an
intrinsic europc problem).

It took about 10 days to arrive (they had to build it apparently) and =
seemed well but when I installed Slackware 9.0 I found the on-board =
card isn't supported by X and I couldn't get the on board sound to work =
Win2000 (although I had a spare card kicking aound so I installed that
rather then bother messing around to much).

I also know of somebody who had problems with the on-board modem (under
windows, my boss spent a day trying to fix it, in the end he resorted =
to a
pci card and that fixed the problems).

I haven't tried the on board networking yet but given the above I =
expect too much.=20

It makes a fine machine for messing around with windows 2000 doing my =
homework (its paid for by work, what can I say), but if you are looking =
a production machine for work or whatever I would look elsewhere.


-----Original Message-----
From: Lee Parkes [mailto:leep@bogus.net]
Sent: 23 May 2003 11:56
To: wolves@mailman.lug.org.uk
Subject: [Wolves] Cheap kit

Thought the lug ppl may be interested in this :



leep@bogus.net DOC #25 GLASS #136
You can never break the chain
There is never love without pain - Secret Touch, Rush

Wolves mailing list

Any opinions expressed in this email are those of the individual
and not necessarily those of Fox Online.
This email and any files transmitted with it, including replies and
forwarded copies (which may contain alterations) subsequently =
from Fox Online, are confidential and solely for the use
of the intended recipient.
If you have received this email in error please notify Fox Online by
telephone on +44 (0)121 693 1424.