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Kevin Kitts
2005-10-21, 09:30
Hi All,
I'm new to the list and have not used this software
before. I'd like to set up a system so that I can look
over the software and see how everything works. I have
a couple of old PCs (a PII/266 with 384M Ram and a
PII/233 with 384M Ram) - and my house has wired
ethernet to almost every room (I'm running a 100Mbit
switched network).

I plan to run SUSE Linux 9.3 on the PII/266 for the
server and Windows 98 on the PII/233 for a client
(with Softsqueeze). I'd like the PII/233 to be
"headless" - you can run Windows 98 without a monitor.


Is it possible to use the SlimServer software to
"drive" the client? Is it possible to have the Windows
98 client autostart the SoftSqueeze software on boot?

Also, is it possible for the SlimServer (running
Linux) to access a shared drive (from a 3rd machine
running windows 98) to access the MP3 files there?

Any hints, tips or tricks most apprec.

Thanks,

Kevin




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mikeb
2005-10-21, 09:45
Kevin Kitts wrote:
>
> I plan to run SUSE Linux 9.3 on the PII/266 for the
> server and Windows 98 on the PII/233 for a client
> (with Softsqueeze). I'd like the PII/233 to be
> "headless" - you can run Windows 98 without a monitor.
>
>
> Is it possible to use the SlimServer software to
> "drive" the client? Is it possible to have the Windows
> 98 client autostart the SoftSqueeze software on boot?

Yes. I'm assuming you have a 3rd computer on the LAN you'll use to
control them with? You just pull up your web browser, point it at
http://susebox:9000/ and you control everything there. You can even
use a handheld or PDA with 802.11b or bluetooth TCP/IP access and a
web browser to control it.

You can just put SoftSqueeze in the Startup Items folder and it should
load automatically for you. I have never run it in Windows 98 though,
someone else may have experience here.

> Also, is it possible for the SlimServer (running
> Linux) to access a shared drive (from a 3rd machine
> running windows 98) to access the MP3 files there?

Yes. Well, yes if Linux can mount it. It will just look like another
directory to slimserver. Assuming it is NFS of SMB it should work
fine. Just set it to automount in your /etc/fstab so it's always
there for slimserver and you shouldn't have a problem.

The only thing I would be concerned with is the CPU power of the
SoftSqueeze machine. I guess you can report back how well it worked.

-- Mike

>
> Any hints, tips or tricks most apprec.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Kevin
>
>
>
>
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Kevin Kitts
2005-10-21, 10:05
Hi Mike,
Thanks for the tips! I have a few ways (besides
PCs/Laptop) that I might use to access the SlimServer
WebServer - a WAP (802.11b) - accessed via either a
Playstation Portable (has Wifi and Browser) or a Palm
LifeDrive PDA (also has Wifi and Web browsing
built-in).

I realize that my SlimServer is going to be a bit
underpowered. In years past I've played with Linux a
bit - and on one system configured it not to start any
but the most essential processes. I'm hoping that a
little tweaking - as well as the fact that I'll be
running on 100 Mbit switched network that has very
little traffic will help me out. A possibly
complicating factor... (I know... don't tell me... I'm
a bit nutty...) is that I record all of my MP3 stuff
only from original CDs at 320Kbps.

Thanks again for your - tips - it may take me a week
or so to set up - but if anyone is interested I will
let you know how things work out.

Kevin

--- Mike Benjamin <mikeb (AT) mikeb (DOT) org> wrote:

> Kevin Kitts wrote:
> >
> > I plan to run SUSE Linux 9.3 on the PII/266 for
> the
> > server and Windows 98 on the PII/233 for a client
> > (with Softsqueeze). I'd like the PII/233 to be
> > "headless" - you can run Windows 98 without a
> monitor.
> >
> >
> > Is it possible to use the SlimServer software to
> > "drive" the client? Is it possible to have the
> Windows
> > 98 client autostart the SoftSqueeze software on
> boot?
>
> Yes. I'm assuming you have a 3rd computer on the
> LAN you'll use to
> control them with? You just pull up your web
> browser, point it at
> http://susebox:9000/ and you control everything
> there. You can even
> use a handheld or PDA with 802.11b or bluetooth
> TCP/IP access and a
> web browser to control it.
>
> You can just put SoftSqueeze in the Startup Items
> folder and it should
> load automatically for you. I have never run it in
> Windows 98 though,
> someone else may have experience here.
>
> > Also, is it possible for the SlimServer (running
> > Linux) to access a shared drive (from a 3rd
> machine
> > running windows 98) to access the MP3 files there?
>
> Yes. Well, yes if Linux can mount it. It will just
> look like another
> directory to slimserver. Assuming it is NFS of SMB
> it should work
> fine. Just set it to automount in your /etc/fstab
> so it's always
> there for slimserver and you shouldn't have a
> problem.
>
> The only thing I would be concerned with is the CPU
> power of the
> SoftSqueeze machine. I guess you can report back
> how well it worked.
>
> -- Mike
>
> >
> > Any hints, tips or tricks most apprec.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Kevin
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > __________________________________
> > Yahoo! Mail - PC Magazine Editors' Choice 2005
> > http://mail.yahoo.com
> >