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Re: Does anyone use a Thinkpad?

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Are you running AROS natively or hosted? Because we don't have native PCMCIA support.


I run it native. And I do apologize; I had added PCMCIA in error (brain wires crossed). I'm editing my post to get rid of it.

Posted on: 8/15 8:33
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Re: Installing Icaros Desktop on Virtual Box

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It's not only possible but also very easy. Create a new virtual machine, create a HD for it, 8GB is way enough, add the CD ISO as a CD-ROM, boot from it and follow the instructions.
I never had issues with it, sharing network allows you to mount a windows share in AROS to easily exchange files.


Here's a good setup that I use for Vbox:

* 1 CPU core (2 can be used if desired)
* 2GB RAM (if you can spare it; 1GB is also okay)
* 8GB HDD as mentioned by Yannickescu
* 128MB video RAM
* Use SB16 as emulated sound system (AC '97 also works)

Posted on: 8/15 8:31
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Re: Does anyone use a Thinkpad?

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I use an older ThinkPad, a T42, with Icaros Desktop. Swapped out the old HDD, stuck in a 32GB CF card with IDE adapter. 2GB RAM; got the ATI Mobility 9600 chipset as well. Just upgraded to Icaros 2.2!

What works for me so far:

* Sound
* Ethernet
* VESA video
* USB drive detection

What doesn't work so far:

* HW Accelerated video
* WiFi

Most of the software I've run so far does so very well. Only had issues with trying to get Quake II working (no accelerated video has it running slower than molasses in January).

Posted on: 8/7 8:55

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Re: (S)FTP access for AROS Archives?

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I cast my vote for this idea! :)

Just having an FTP mirror for AROS software alone (nothing against Aminet whatsoever, mind!) would be much easier for me to browse through and grab exactly what I need.

Posted on: 6/6 7:27
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(S)FTP access for AROS Archives?

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Hey folks,

Out of curiosity, is there a way of accessing the AROS Archives using (S)FTP? Not that I mind grabbing needed tools from the web page itself, but FTP for me would be significantly faster to pull in much needed software.

Posted on: 4/14 8:33
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Re: New Icaros Desktop box building - Hardware Questions

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Noted about the Core 2 Duos on eBay. I actually found and purchased a C2D E8400 for $6, which is a massive improvement over the Pentium D.

Posted on: 2016/1/4 12:46
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Re: (solved) is this laptop good for icaros or broadway aros ?

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I have Icaros Desktop 2.0.3 running on my old IBM ThinkPad T42. Aside from issues with the wireless card, the hardware is very well supported and runs nicely.

Posted on: 2015/11/25 9:07
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Re: New Icaros Desktop box building - Hardware Questions

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Thanks for the heads-up about USB sound cards. I'm not going to be able to get the case for at least two weeks, but once I do and I get it constructed, I'll run a test with AROS to see what hardware works and what doesn't.

Posted on: 2015/11/25 7:00
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Re: New Icaros Desktop box building - Hardware Questions

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Hi,

I get what you're saying about getting a sound card if the on-board audio doesn't work, but I have one teeny, tiny detail I should've mentioned earlier: the motherboard in question is a Mini-ITX form factor, and has only one PCI slot on it. Guess what's got dibs on the slot? Yup, the graphics card!

I *could* try for a cheap USB sound device, but I guess now I'm really going to be throwing caution to the winds with this rig.

Posted on: 2015/11/24 11:21
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New Icaros Desktop box building - Hardware Questions

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Hi folks,

I've recently been given a few older pieces of hardware that I want to put together into a desktop for running Icaros on. It's not all cutting edge, but it's decent enough to get good performance out of.

The parts that I got include the following:

1) The motherboard is an Intel DG41MJ motherboard, Socket LGA775, which can take a maximum of 8GB of RAM. According to Intel's knowledge base page for this motherboard, the graphics chipset is an Intel G41 Express chipset, which is irrelevant, as the next part with be what I use instead.

2) An EVGA Nvidia GeForce 6200 graphics card, PCI, with 512MB RAM. This is listed on the wiki as being supported by AROS with hardware acceleration for both 2D and 3D; a plus for me. :)

3) The CPU is a Pentium D, LGA775. I don't know the exact model off the top of my head, but it is listed as compatible with the board.

My main concern is mostly the motherboard. It's not listed under the platform support section of the wiki, and I was curious to know if anyone may have a similar or the same board, has used it with AROS, and can perhaps offer some insight as to performance, compatibility, or anything I should be aware of when I start getting this put together. Does on-board audio work? Does Ethernet work? Would a wifi dongle be a good purchase?

If anyone may have answers to my above questions, all will be appreciated. Many thanks in advance!

Posted on: 2015/11/24 10:29
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