Linux 2.6.38 and VIA Chromotion HD 2.0 combination results in blank/black terminal

screen_shot_2011_12_06_at_8_36_20_.46vahpriunmsks84444c0g88g.17ldmg3f9ou8088wk04c40sgo.thAt work, we use HP Thin Clients with a Debian distribution on top. We sometimes buy new hardware and when faced with discontinued models, we of course have to find new ones. Last time we decided on the HP t5550 Thin Client, which were to prove a bit of a challenge when we had to upgrade our Debian installation with a newer kernel.

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How I Got “lm-sensors” Working on my Via Epia SN1800 Motherboard

via.8azvymjas0kc0s4k4s8wg8kk4.17ldmg3f9ou8088wk04c40sgo.thI’ve been the owner of a Via Epia SN1800 motherboard for quite some time now, and ever since I got it, I’ve always wanted to be able to monitor the CPU temperature from inside the operating system.

Since I’m using Linux, this means using the “lm-sensors” program, which in my experience never seems to work “out of the box” without a lot of Google searching and configuration tweaking.

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Ubuntu freezing on Via EPIA 10000 M

ubuntu_logo.1edt085urikkokgoc0c880s8g.17ldmg3f9ou8088wk04c40sgo.thI recently tried installing the latest version of Ubuntu on my Via EPIA 10000 M board, to use it as a Media Center. But I experienced some strange behavior.

After about 30 to 60 minutes of use, my system completely locked up.
All I could do to get the system back up, was perform a hard reboot.

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