Dell OptiPlex NX1

  • Hi everyone!

    This is my first post on the forum, even though I've been using pfSense for a couple of months now. This is my hardware:

    Dell OptiPlex NX1 [BIOS A10]
    P3 @ 550MHz
    256MB RAM
    3GB HDD [will soon be replaced by a CF - I just didn't have the time to do it…]
    The OptiPlex has a 3Com EtherLink XL on board, so I found an identical card on PCI.

    The machine works like a charm, it's small, quiet [single 80mm / 800rpm fan] and hasn't disappointed me at all.

    The only thing that I couldn't get started was the LCDProc package - I have a couple of 4x20 LPT displays that work just fine on my other machines, but on this one the service doesn't start. I don't really know much about BSD, so I'm pretty much out of my element here. Does anyone have a suggestion? Also, if this is the wrong place for the question, I'll move it.

    Apart for this little snag, the machine works just great. I have about 10 workstations and 2 servers behind it, traffic shaping works great, I get the max out of my connection [20Mbit down / 2Mbit up], so I'm happy as a clam :D _Anyway, thanks for all the efforts in building and maintaining this project - it's valuable work you do.

    Cheers from .ro ;)

    btw, I've attached my dmesg if anyone's interested.

  • Thanks for the link :D

    I just measured the power draw from the wall socket - 30W average :| [peaks at around 40W when I do some heavy traffic, but only for a few seconds]. So that's good :D

    Any ideas on the LCDProc package?

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