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msandover
2006-03-06, 13:56
1st things 1st: Slimserver has all the competition beat hands down. Much more functional and better sounding than Twonky, WMC, etc.

Have it running on my PC through wireless to Soundbridge. Store my music library as lossless on a Linkstation 160G so Slim is serving the files from the NAS.

Have read the fieldnetworks site as to installing Slimserver directly on the Linkstation and just cannot get it to work. Have tried installing Perl 5.8.5, the mipsel tools, doing the ln-s to get a symbolic link to Perl 5.8.5 that Slimstation can read etc, etc.

Does anyone have an up-to-date set of instructions for getting Slimserver 6.2.x properly installed onto the Linkstation device? I'd really like to switch from Twonky.....

aubuti
2006-03-06, 14:05
My understanding is that the fieldnetworks site is up to date. Your description doesn't give enough detail for anyone to provide much help.

I suggest that you carefully list each step you took, noting where it is that you get hung up, including what error messages you receive. Then someone might be able to tell you where you're going wrong. And I find that often the very process of carefully documenting each step tells me what I did wrong, so that I don't need to post after all.

Also, have you searched the posts on the Yahoo LinkStation group, or the LinkStation wiki?

Marc D.Field
2006-03-06, 23:22
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msandover wrote:
>Have tried
>installing Perl 5.8.5, the mipsel tools, doing the ln-s to get a
>symbolic link to Perl 5.8.5 that Slimstation can read etc, etc.
>

Just to make sure, where did you get Perl 5.8? From my site? Or from the
LinkStation wiki? For MIPS boxes, you can't use the Perl binaries on my
site. You need to get Perl from the LinkStation wiki. If that's not the
problem, please provide more information so we can help (such as error
messages or a description of exactly what isn't working).

>Does anyone have an up-to-date set of instructions for getting
>Slimserver 6.2.x properly installed onto the Linkstation device?

My site should be up to date. If something is incorrect or out of date,
please let me know and I will fix it.

Marc

msandover
2006-03-07, 16:10
Thank you both for responding.

Mr. Field: I did get the Perl 5.8.5 from your site and will go to the Linkstation wiki to get the version there.

I will also attempt to capture the screens as they certainly do depict what's happening/not happening. I understand that these make it clearer what I'm doing incorrectly.

Thanks and please look here again at your convenience or provide email addresses so I can contact you both directly.

Mark Stein
North Andover Massachusetts
msandover@yahoo.com

tf8252
2006-03-19, 10:53
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msandover wrote:
>Have tried
>installing Perl 5.8.5, the mipsel tools, doing the ln-s to get a
>symbolic link to Perl 5.8.5 that Slimstation can read etc, etc.
>

Just to make sure, where did you get Perl 5.8? From my site? Or from the
LinkStation wiki? For MIPS boxes, you can't use the Perl binaries on my
site. You need to get Perl from the LinkStation wiki. If that's not the
problem, please provide more information so we can help (such as error
messages or a description of exactly what isn't working).

>Does anyone have an up-to-date set of instructions for getting
>Slimserver 6.2.x properly installed onto the Linkstation device?

My site should be up to date. If something is incorrect or out of date,
please let me know and I will fix it.

Marc

Marc,

Your instructions mention that ver 2.x install process is slightly different. Reading throug your tutorial, I'm at the part where I'm changing the ROOT password, but have not been instructed to install OpenLink to enable Telnet access.

Other threads have mentioned that Telnet was disabled in recent LS firmware versions. Is that true?

Thanks for your help

Marc D.Field
2006-03-20, 01:38
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tf8252 wrote:
>Your instructions mention that ver 2.x install process is slightly
>different. Reading throug your tutorial, I'm at the part where I'm
>changing the ROOT password, but have not been instructed to install
>OpenLink to enable Telnet access.
>
>Other threads have mentioned that Telnet was disabled in recent LS
>firmware versions. Is that true?

Hi,

Check out the note for LinkStation II owners in the "Firmware Revision"
section. You will need to install the OpenLink firmware to get telnet
access, but once you do that, you will have root access and can skip that
section of the tutorial (the article tells you where to skip to).

Marc

tf8252
2006-03-21, 12:06
I'm trying to extract SlimServer but LS will not CD to the proper directory.

I type cd /mnt/LS and get an error. See screenshot...

http://www.ehomeparade.com/images/temp/Clipboard03.jpg

I'm using Telnet via Putty

stinkingpig
2006-03-22, 07:30
tf8252 wrote:
> I'm trying to extract SlimServer but LS will not CD to the proper
> directory.
>
> I type cd /mnt/LS and get an error. See screenshot...
>
> http://www.ehomeparade.com/images/temp/Clipboard03.jpg
>
> I'm using Telnet via Putty
>
>
>
you're missing a space between cd and /

--
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Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip Since 1996

Seineseeker
2006-03-22, 10:24
Let us know if you get it working msandover.

msandover
2006-03-23, 12:23
Will let you know. A very knowledgable chap will be working on the software. It's probably a permissions thing and will pass on the information when it's working.

msandover
2006-04-14, 12:32
It's done and been working really well for several weeks now. The processor's slow in the box so response on my Roku (or even on the Slim HTML interface on the desktop) is squishy but it all works. I'm ripping everything from CDs as MP3 at the 320K max level and the sound's good enough to satisfy my ears for CD quality.

The person who made this work for me is Robin Bowes, UK. His was a paid consultant's role and he deserves every penny. He is a thorough and capable LINUX person who knows SS inside/out so he made it all come together. He can be contacted at robin_bowes@yahoo.com if you want to line up to use his services.

Seineseeker
2006-04-15, 03:19
Thats great. I'll make a note of that guys email in case I have problems!! Have you tried to get AlienBBC working on the MIPS Linkstation? Which one was it again, just the standard 160GB version?