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kkitts
2007-07-03, 10:43
I recently picked up the Nokia 770. I have an old SlimServer set up on Linux that I never bothered to upgrade - don't shoot me. ;-) If it ain't broke don't fix it, right?

I think the slim server version I have is 6.2.1. How can I install the latest Nokia 770 skin in this version of Slim Server?

Also, I have a Palm LifeDrive that has a 320x480 screen resolution. Has anyone experimented with using this to control slim server? Screen to small? What would be the best skin to use?

Any hints, tips or pointers to additional info greatly apprec.

Thanks.

gharris999
2007-07-03, 11:50
I've had good luck running the svn code on linux lately. Since you already have slimserver installed, you ought to be able to install and run the 6.5x branch pretty easily. This will give you all the latest cool stuff in the 770 skin.

Log in as root. Perform these steps:


service slimserver stop
mkdir /usr/local/slimserver65
svn co http://svn.slimdevices.com/repos/slim/branches/6.5/ /usr/local/slimserver65
chown -R slimserver:slimserver /usr/local/slimserver65
cp /etc/slimserver.conf /etc/slimserver.conf.org
cp /etc/sysconfig/slimserver /etc/sysconfig/slimserver.org
Now edit the /etc/sysconfig/slimserver file so that it reads:


# Edit this to suit your setup
SLIMSERVER_USER="slimserver"
SLIMSERVER_HOME="/usr/local/slimserver65/server"
SLIMSERVER_CFG="/etc/slimserver.conf"
SLIMSERVER_LOG="/var/log/slimserver"
SLIMSERVER_ARGS="--daemon --prefsfile=$SLIMSERVER_CFG --logdir=$SLIMSERVER_LOG"
Also, edit your /etc/slimserver.conf file and replace any references to "/usr/local/slimserver" with "/usr/local/slimserver65".

Now, when you execute a "service slimserver start" you should be running the 6.5x branch code. You'll need to reconfigure all your settings and rescan your music library, of course.

Any time you want to "freshen up" the 6.5x code with the latest svn, do the following:


service slimserver stop
svn up /usr/local/slimserver65
chown -R slimserver:slimserver /usr/local/slimserver65
service slimserver start
To my mind, that is the real advantage of using the svn code: the ability to apply any slimserver bug fixes and new features with a couple of commands that can be put in a shell script.

If you don't like what you see with this 6.5x code, you can go back to your original setup by simply doing this:


service slimserver stop
cp /etc/sysconfig/slimserver.org /etc/sysconfig/slimserver
cp /etc/slimserver.conf.org /etc/slimserver.conf
service slimserver start
Caveat: I've really only run slimserver on Fedora, and really only with the trunk code, not the 65 branch, so I don't know if any of these details will need to change if you use a different distro. I suppose, also, that you may have to update your version of perl and run /usr/local/slimserver65/server/Bin/build-perl-modules.pl to get the latest perl packages for the 6.5x code.

bklaas
2007-07-05, 07:27
I think the slim server version I have is 6.2.1. How can I install the latest Nokia 770 skin in this version of Slim Server?


you can't. Nokia770 skin does not work unless Slimserver >= 6.5. You'll need to upgrade to 6.5 to use the Nokia770 skin.



Also, I have a Palm LifeDrive that has a 320x480 screen resolution. Has anyone experimented with using this to control slim server? Screen to small? What would be the best skin to use?


Michael Herger's slim-n-trim "Handheld" skin would be my choice.