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Patrick Dixon
2005-02-14, 11:03
Depends whether Jason is talking about server (slimserver) or server (disK
server). If the disks that are required to be stopped/started are on a
seperate machine to the one running slimserver; then it sounds like it could
be made to work.

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of kdf
Sent: 14 February 2005 17:34
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] executing binaries on a squeezebox


Quoting Patrick Dixon <patrickdixon (AT) btinternet (DOT) com>:

> What about using kdf's 'Execute' plugin to run a program on the server on
> powerup, that triggers a remote relay via RS232? Would something like
that
> work?
>
Not for this application. If the server is in standby, then the squeezebox
is
not functioning and unable to trigger the plugin. The squeezebox depends on
the
server for everything including display and button response. There are only
2
functions hardcoded into firmware: press-and-hold power for reset and
press-and-hold brightness for a firmware update.

-kdf

Jason Temple
2005-02-14, 19:18
Greetings All,
I was talking about the server (hardware). With respect to what Pat
had mentioned about power cycling killing hardware, of course that's
somewhat of a concern and yes, getting a low-voltage cpu/mobo, etc would
be ideal...but I already have the computer and a bunch of disks pieced
together from previous machines, so this is a zero cost option (except
for the electricity, which is what started this thread). I'm looking at
this for another project too that's gaining momentum, where this same
server can be the backend of for a mythTV setup (open source DVR) where
the backend can be triggered only when needed...as far as dead drives
from all the starting and stopping...well that's why I run raid5 :-)

Sounds like it's a bit far off from being a reality. I completely
forgot that the SB needs the backend server on for everything except the
initial configuration. Oh well, it was worth a shot.

jas

On Mon, 2005-02-14 at 18:03 +0000, Patrick Dixon wrote:
> Depends whether Jason is talking about server (slimserver) or server (disK
> server). If the disks that are required to be stopped/started are on a
> seperate machine to the one running slimserver; then it sounds like it could
> be made to work.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of kdf
> Sent: 14 February 2005 17:34
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] executing binaries on a squeezebox
>
>
> Quoting Patrick Dixon <patrickdixon (AT) btinternet (DOT) com>:
>
> > What about using kdf's 'Execute' plugin to run a program on the server on
> > powerup, that triggers a remote relay via RS232? Would something like
> that
> > work?
> >
> Not for this application. If the server is in standby, then the squeezebox
> is
> not functioning and unable to trigger the plugin. The squeezebox depends on
> the
> server for everything including display and button response. There are only
> 2
> functions hardcoded into firmware: press-and-hold power for reset and
> press-and-hold brightness for a firmware update.
>
> -kdf
>

Jason Temple
2005-02-14, 19:18
Greetings All,
I was talking about the server (hardware). With respect to what Pat
had mentioned about power cycling killing hardware, of course that's
somewhat of a concern and yes, getting a low-voltage cpu/mobo, etc would
be ideal...but I already have the computer and a bunch of disks pieced
together from previous machines, so this is a zero cost option (except
for the electricity, which is what started this thread). I'm looking at
this for another project too that's gaining momentum, where this same
server can be the backend of for a mythTV setup (open source DVR) where
the backend can be triggered only when needed...as far as dead drives
from all the starting and stopping...well that's why I run raid5 :-)

Sounds like it's a bit far off from being a reality. I completely
forgot that the SB needs the backend server on for everything except the
initial configuration. Oh well, it was worth a shot.

jas

On Mon, 2005-02-14 at 18:03 +0000, Patrick Dixon wrote:
> Depends whether Jason is talking about server (slimserver) or server (disK
> server). If the disks that are required to be stopped/started are on a
> seperate machine to the one running slimserver; then it sounds like it could
> be made to work.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of kdf
> Sent: 14 February 2005 17:34
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] executing binaries on a squeezebox
>
>
> Quoting Patrick Dixon <patrickdixon (AT) btinternet (DOT) com>:
>
> > What about using kdf's 'Execute' plugin to run a program on the server on
> > powerup, that triggers a remote relay via RS232? Would something like
> that
> > work?
> >
> Not for this application. If the server is in standby, then the squeezebox
> is
> not functioning and unable to trigger the plugin. The squeezebox depends on
> the
> server for everything including display and button response. There are only
> 2
> functions hardcoded into firmware: press-and-hold power for reset and
> press-and-hold brightness for a firmware update.
>
> -kdf
>

Jason Temple
2005-02-14, 19:18
Greetings All,
I was talking about the server (hardware). With respect to what Pat
had mentioned about power cycling killing hardware, of course that's
somewhat of a concern and yes, getting a low-voltage cpu/mobo, etc would
be ideal...but I already have the computer and a bunch of disks pieced
together from previous machines, so this is a zero cost option (except
for the electricity, which is what started this thread). I'm looking at
this for another project too that's gaining momentum, where this same
server can be the backend of for a mythTV setup (open source DVR) where
the backend can be triggered only when needed...as far as dead drives
from all the starting and stopping...well that's why I run raid5 :-)

Sounds like it's a bit far off from being a reality. I completely
forgot that the SB needs the backend server on for everything except the
initial configuration. Oh well, it was worth a shot.

jas

On Mon, 2005-02-14 at 18:03 +0000, Patrick Dixon wrote:
> Depends whether Jason is talking about server (slimserver) or server (disK
> server). If the disks that are required to be stopped/started are on a
> seperate machine to the one running slimserver; then it sounds like it could
> be made to work.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of kdf
> Sent: 14 February 2005 17:34
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] executing binaries on a squeezebox
>
>
> Quoting Patrick Dixon <patrickdixon (AT) btinternet (DOT) com>:
>
> > What about using kdf's 'Execute' plugin to run a program on the server on
> > powerup, that triggers a remote relay via RS232? Would something like
> that
> > work?
> >
> Not for this application. If the server is in standby, then the squeezebox
> is
> not functioning and unable to trigger the plugin. The squeezebox depends on
> the
> server for everything including display and button response. There are only
> 2
> functions hardcoded into firmware: press-and-hold power for reset and
> press-and-hold brightness for a firmware update.
>
> -kdf
>

Jason Temple
2005-02-14, 19:18
Greetings All,
I was talking about the server (hardware). With respect to what Pat
had mentioned about power cycling killing hardware, of course that's
somewhat of a concern and yes, getting a low-voltage cpu/mobo, etc would
be ideal...but I already have the computer and a bunch of disks pieced
together from previous machines, so this is a zero cost option (except
for the electricity, which is what started this thread). I'm looking at
this for another project too that's gaining momentum, where this same
server can be the backend of for a mythTV setup (open source DVR) where
the backend can be triggered only when needed...as far as dead drives
from all the starting and stopping...well that's why I run raid5 :-)

Sounds like it's a bit far off from being a reality. I completely
forgot that the SB needs the backend server on for everything except the
initial configuration. Oh well, it was worth a shot.

jas

On Mon, 2005-02-14 at 18:03 +0000, Patrick Dixon wrote:
> Depends whether Jason is talking about server (slimserver) or server (disK
> server). If the disks that are required to be stopped/started are on a
> seperate machine to the one running slimserver; then it sounds like it could
> be made to work.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of kdf
> Sent: 14 February 2005 17:34
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] executing binaries on a squeezebox
>
>
> Quoting Patrick Dixon <patrickdixon (AT) btinternet (DOT) com>:
>
> > What about using kdf's 'Execute' plugin to run a program on the server on
> > powerup, that triggers a remote relay via RS232? Would something like
> that
> > work?
> >
> Not for this application. If the server is in standby, then the squeezebox
> is
> not functioning and unable to trigger the plugin. The squeezebox depends on
> the
> server for everything including display and button response. There are only
> 2
> functions hardcoded into firmware: press-and-hold power for reset and
> press-and-hold brightness for a firmware update.
>
> -kdf
>