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 From:  Paulo Meireles <paulo dot meireles at exxpert dot com>
 To:  YvesDM <ydmlog at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] compaq deskpro EN SFF, problem
 Date:  Tue, 17 Oct 2006 18:56:49 +0100
I have 6 of these, too. With a new disk, they're nearly silent. Never 
had a single problem with any of them, and have never need to replace 
their batteries. So, the problems may be due to whatever NIC you added 
to them. Try using an old Intel NIC, or a 3Com 905B, or something from 
that era, instead of a fancy recent NIC. Another guess is IRQ sharing; 
try messing with these.

If everything else fails, install your favorite Linux distro on it to 
check if the problem is hardware or software related.


-------- Original Message --------
From: YvesDM <ydmlog at gmail dot com>
To: m0n0wall <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Subject: [m0n0wall] compaq deskpro EN SFF, problem
Date: 17-10-2006 18:03
> Sorry for this off-topic post.
> But i know there are many people using this machines for m0n0wall so I 
> hope
> someone can give me a solution here.
> I'm having trouble with my deskpro EN SFF which I use for hotspot setup's
> with monowall.
> Those things don't seem to remember there bios settings anymore.
> I already flashed the bios with the latest firmware I could find and also
> replaced the RTC battery.
> The problem remains, Half an hour (or less) without power cord and I get
> this message when booting:
> System options not set
> "cmos checksum invalid, loading default settings"
> The strange thing is, i have many of those EN's running and never
> experienced any problems like that.
> Some time ago I bought a lot of them and stored them in my garage.
> Now it looks like I have it on every EN I want to configure.
> I'm pulling my hair out here, cause this is very very annoying. I 
> can't use
> them for setups like this.
> Does anyone has any clue what's going on here? All help is very 
> appreciated.
> Many tnx
> Y.