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Re: [opensuse] howto use an OLD pentium 3 with 192MB RAM as webradio receiver?
On 2013-03-08 00:59 (GMT+0100) Andreas composed:

I've got an old notebook from about 2002 that has only a pentium 3
600mhz with 192mb RAM and a 20 gb hdd.

I have one much like it, maybe exactly except for RAM population, a Dell Inspiron 5000e. Max RAM is 512M. You could probably increase RAM via eBay or Craigslist at low cost.

Now I'm wondering if I could use it as a web-radio receiver or throw it out.

OpenSUSE won't even run the installer with 192mb RAM. :(

It should if you create a swap partition before beginning, at least in text mode if not the GUI.

Basically I'd like to connect it to my stereo and have it playing some
streams via WLAN.
If got an PCMCIA WLAN-card (atheros) as it hasn't got either LAN nor
WLAN built in.

Mine uses PCMCIA LAN.

Some console app that plays streams managed via ssh would be OK.

Any GUI connected by VNC would even be better.

Any suggestions, please?
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