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Frank L
2005-05-02, 15:10
I *just* installed Linux Mandrake 10.1. I figured out how to use the
browser, downloaded and installed Slimserver, but I can't figure out how to
control it from the computer. I ran the command line that starts
Slimserver, the Squeezebox locates and connects to Slimserver, but I don't
know how to get the Slimserver screen on either the server or a remote
computer.

....one other newbie question. Will Linux be able to play the music on a
NTFS formatted drive or do I have to find a way to transfer 200GB of music
to a FAT system?

Thanks.

-- Frank L

pfarrell
2005-05-02, 15:32
On Mon, 2005-05-02 at 16:10 -0600, Frank L wrote:
> I *just* installed Linux Mandrake 10.1.

Good. You probably will do better asking over on the specialized
Unix Slimserver list, @

unix (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
http://lists.slimdevices.com/lists/listinfo/unix


> but I can't figure out how to
> control it from the computer. I ran the command line that starts
> Slimserver, the Squeezebox locates and connects to Slimserver, but I don't
> know how to get the Slimserver screen on either the server or a remote
> computer.

Your Mandrake box has some name, or at least IP address.
You should be able to go to any browser in your network
and enter the URL
http://mandrakename:9000/

(replacing mandrakename with whatever your server's name is.)


>. Will Linux be able to play the music on a
> NTFS formatted drive or do I have to find a way to transfer 200GB of music
> to a FAT system?

Linux can read NTFS file systems, but it can't write to them (at least
easily)

There are lots of alternatives, including plugging the
NTFS drive into your Linux box,
running Samba client, using FTP/SFTP

It really depends on what you want to do.

And I'd suggest using an EXT3 file system on Linux over
either FAT or NTFS


--
Pat
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html

Frank L
2005-05-02, 17:32
"Pat Farrell" <pfarrell (AT) pfarrell (DOT) com> wrote in
message news:1115073155.6509.28.camel (AT) notax (DOT) pfarrell.com...
>
> Good. You probably will do better asking over on the specialized
> Unix Slimserver list, @

Got it. Will make posts there from now on.

> Your Mandrake box has some name, or at least IP address.
> You should be able to go to any browser in your network
> and enter the URL
> http://mandrakename:9000/

That worked. Thanks. Now I can listen to music while I'm figuring this
out.