Getting small, going thin

Hello, I’m new to Opensuse, but not computers in general. I have a bunch of different machines ranging from ones with dual Xeon E5 2630s to several different i-processors to lowly thin clients. I just got in an HP t610 - model - BBC95AT#ABA with embedded windows 7 32bit on it. But the processor in this box is an AMD G-T56N which is 64 bit with 4GB of ram - 16GB SSD in it. So I decided to blow windows away and load Opensuse x86_64 12.3 on it.

WOW what a wonderful OS … it loaded up with no issues and runs well on this $400 thin client. The display res is super:

:~> xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2560 x 1440, maximum 8192 x 8192

DisplayPort-0 connected 2560x1440+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 597mm x 336mm
2560x1440 60.0*+
1920x1440 75.0 60.0
1856x1392 75.0 60.0
1792x1344 75.0 60.0
1920x1200 84.9 74.9 59.9
1920x1080 50.0 60.0 60.0 24.0
1920x1080i 50.0 60.1
1600x1200 85.0 75.0 70.0 65.0 60.0
1680x1050 84.9 74.9 60.0
1400x1050 85.0 74.9 60.0
1280x1024 85.0 75.0 60.0
1440x900 84.8 75.0 59.9
1280x960 85.0 60.0
1360x768 60.0
1280x800 84.9 74.9 59.8
1152x864 75.0
1280x768 84.8 74.9 59.9
1280x720 50.0 60.0
1440x576i 50.1
1024x768 85.0 75.1 70.1 60.0
1024x768i 87.1
1440x480i 60.1
800x600 85.1 72.2 75.0 60.3 56.2
720x576 50.0
848x480 60.0
720x480 59.9
640x480 85.0 72.8 75.0 60.0 59.9
720x400 85.0 70.1
640x400 85.1
640x350 85.1
DVI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
VGA-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)


HP-T610:~ # hwinfo --short
AMD G-T56N Processor, 825 MHz
AMD G-T56N Processor, 1650 MHz
Logitech USB Receiver
Logitech USB Receiver
graphics card:
ATI VGA compatible controller
ATI Audio device
ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
ATI SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [IDE mode]
eth0 Broadcom Ethernet controller
network interface:
lo Loopback network interface
eth0 Ethernet network interface
/dev/sda 16GB SATA Flash
/dev/sda1 Partition
/dev/sda2 Partition
/dev/sda3 Partition
/dev/sda4 Partition
/dev/sr0 Slimtype eNAU108 8
usb controller:
ATI SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
ATI SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
Texas Instruments USB Controller
AMD Host bridge
ATI SB700/SB800 LPC host controller
ATI SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
ATI PCI bridge
ATI PCI bridge
ATI PCI bridge
AMD Host bridge
AMD Host bridge
AMD Host bridge
AMD Host bridge
AMD Host bridge
AMD Host bridge
AMD Host bridge
AMD Host bridge
Linux 3.7.10-1.1-desktop xhci_hcd xHCI Host Controller
Linux 3.7.10-1.1-desktop xhci_hcd xHCI Host Controller
Linux 3.7.10-1.1-desktop ehci_hcd EHCI Host Controller
Linux 3.7.10-1.1-desktop ohci_hcd OHCI Host Controller
Main Memory
DMA controller
Keyboard controller
PS/2 Controller
ATI SBx00 SMBus Controller
/dev/ttyS0 16550A
Logitech USB Receiver

Anyway I was just excited and impressed to see how well this OS runs on something less then high end hardware. In addition, it’s a blast to use, and it’s easy to see all the well thought out effort that went into this build. I really think Opensuse runs better on this box than embedded win 7, Nice job!

Kind regards,

Welcome to using openSUSE Dave and welcome to our forum. Good to hear you are having success with your PC’s, that is for sure. I have a bash script, that can download many scripts for openSUSE and Linux you can find here. It would be worth your trouble to look at them for sure: openSUSE 12.2 Bash Script Download Bonanza! with Bash Script Loader - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

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Thank You,