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bob findlay (JIC)
2005-01-20, 04:16
The title pretty much says it all really. Does anyone use this device
as their squeezebox server? Apparently it is running Linux and can be
hacked to act as a twonkeyvision server, so presumably it would be
possible to run the Slim devices server on it?

Cheers,

Bob

mherger
2005-01-20, 04:45
> The title pretty much says it all really. Does anyone use this device
> as their squeezebox server? Apparently it is running Linux and can be
> hacked to act as a twonkeyvision server, so presumably it would be
> possible to run the Slim devices server on it?

I don't. But I did a little googling recently about that device and the
Buffalo Linkstation. The latter seems to be working (see discussions in
november/december on these lists). But I guess the NSLU2 does not have the
power needed. My starting point was:

http://www.batbox.org/nslu2-linux.html
http://www.tomsnetworking.com/Sections-article85.php

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Michael

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Marc D.Field
2005-01-24, 14:01
In article news:opskwgarsskpbrd7 (AT) truckli (DOT) jo-sac.ch, "Michael Herger" <slim-b/3Ok5TEIU2sTnJN9+BGXg (AT) public (DOT) gmane.org> wrote:
>I don't. But I did a little googling recently about that device and the
>Buffalo Linkstation. The latter seems to be working (see discussions in
>november/december on these lists). But I guess the NSLU2 does not have the
>power needed.

Hi,

SlimServer does run fine on the Linkstation, though certain activities (such as scanning the music folder and sometimes serving up web pages) can tax the processor. I posted a message to this list a few weeks ago about performance if you're interested in more details.

Regarding the NSLU2, there are a few folks running SlimServer on it. There is some discussion of this on the nslu2-linux Yahoo group (which you can also access through gmane.org, newsgroup gmane.comp.misc.nslu2.linux). The reason it's taken so long for folks to run SlimServer on the nslu2 is that until recently nobody had been able to compile perl for the nslu2's arm processor. Someone finally got perl 5.6.something compiled. It sounds like performance is decent on the nslu2 also, though there are few details given the small number of people running slim on it.

Marc

Jonathan Miller
2005-01-24, 14:13
I just put SlimServer on my Linkstation yesterday, fairly painless.
There's a yahoo group with how-to's and files dedicated to hacking the
Linkstation. One thing I still need to figure out is how to play /
convert my AAC (no DRM, ripped CDs in iTunes) files.


On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 21:01:23 +0000 (UTC), Marc D. Field
<lists (AT) fieldinternet (DOT) com> wrote:
> In article news:opskwgarsskpbrd7 (AT) truckli (DOT) jo-sac.ch, "Michael Herger" <slim-b/3Ok5TEIU2sTnJN9+BGXg (AT) public (DOT) gmane.org> wrote:
> >I don't. But I did a little googling recently about that device and the
> >Buffalo Linkstation. The latter seems to be working (see discussions in
> >november/december on these lists). But I guess the NSLU2 does not have the
> >power needed.
>
> Hi,
>
> SlimServer does run fine on the Linkstation, though certain activities (such as scanning the music folder and sometimes serving up web pages) can tax the processor. I posted a message to this list a few weeks ago about performance if you're interested in more details.
>
> Regarding the NSLU2, there are a few folks running SlimServer on it. There is some discussion of this on the nslu2-linux Yahoo group (which you can also access through gmane.org, newsgroup gmane.comp.misc.nslu2.linux). The reason it's taken so long for folks to run SlimServer on the nslu2 is that until recently nobody had been able to compile perl for the nslu2's arm processor. Someone finally got perl 5.6.something compiled. It sounds like performance is decent on the nslu2 also, though there are few details given the small number of people running slim on it.
>
> Marc
>
>