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Pete Bodley
2005-03-07, 04:11
Hi Roy,
the other place to look for information on installing
Slimserver on Gentoo is

There is an ebuild for slimserver 5.4.0 available and
I put together my notes on how I used this to install
on my KuroBox. (128mb, 266mHz PPC - a 'super'
linkstation, or a Linkstation Plus). I've ~8k songs
and see similar CPU usage as Marc.

The system works very well with very few dropouts, I
only hear dropouts when I am running the internet
radio streams, which I think has more to do with my
ISP than slimserver.

I will be reading Marc's article to see how to upgrade
my system to 5.4.1, or even 6.02a.

The revogear forums and the yahoo group
for the linkstation are pretty good for additional

Good luck, it is well worth the effort.

>From: "Roy Owen" <yddraig (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
>To: "Slim Devices Discussion"
><discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2005 14:23:04 -0500
>Subject: Re: [slim] New How-To: Installing
>SlimServer on LinkStation

FANTASTIC! (all caps isn't loud enough)

Thanks Marc. As a Linux Newbie (not a Coward) I've
just installed
Gentoo on my laptop and was wondering what I needed to
do to get
SlimServer running *properly*. Now I feel confident
enough to blow
away windows on my server PC (dual 1Ghz Pentium III,
SCS 160, 512 MB
<hdwe interleaved> RAM). I have a good command line
background (Open
VMS, DOS, some *nix), now that I know what needs doing
I can do it.
Maybe I'll even write a How To for Gentoo as I go.
Thanks for the effort and the documentation.

Roy Owen

On Fri, 04 Mar 2005 16:45:17 -0800, Marc D. Field
<lists (AT) fieldinternet (DOT) com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am writing to announce a new article I wrote
detailing how to
> SlimServer on the LinkStation network storage
product by Buffalo.
> article goes into a lot of detail, including
background on the Linux
> commands required for the installation (which should
be helpful to
> people who are not already familiar with Linux). If
you are
> you can find the article at the following URL:
> <http://fieldnetworks.com/slim/linkstation.html
> Marc