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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
http://www.revogear.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=360

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
(http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LinkStation_General/)
for the linkstation are pretty good for additional
information.

Good luck, it is well worth the effort.
Pete

>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
install
> SlimServer on the LinkStation network storage
product by Buffalo.
The
> 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
interested,
> you can find the article at the following URL:
>
> <http://fieldnetworks.com/slim/linkstation.html
>.
>
> Marc
>