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thnmnt
2004-06-05, 05:55
i've almost got slimserver running under linux thanks to people here mailing me off list. thanks so much! one final piece of the puzzle remains. my mp3's are all stored on a snap server on my network. i'v got it mounted as /mnt/share_music/Music and confirmed that the linux box can see it, browse it etc. however, when, in the server settings/music folder area i tell slimserver that my files are in /mnt/share_music/Music it gives me an 'Oops, this does not appear to be a valid directory" or something like that. so, is my syntax just wrong? i've checked this for case sensitivity and all the dumb stuff - well, most of the dumb stuff anyway.

also, i'm rapidly running out of room on this snap server so i'm going to need to spread the music to a second. how would i create some sort of link on the first snap server that would point to a second one that slimserver would understand?

thanks list.

--t

Will Smith
2004-06-05, 11:19
Adding a second volume is easy. Just create a shortcut (I think a
symlink would work on Linux, but I'm sure someone else can correct me
if I'm wrong) to the new volume in your original Music folder.

As for the network share, I'm doing basically the same thing. If the
Linux version has a standalone app, you used to be able to enter the
correct path in the Option --> Set Music Library menu. If it doesn't
open slimserver.pref (it should be in your Slimserver/server
directory) and change the audiodir setting to the correct path.




----- Original Message -----
From: thnmnt <thnmnt (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2004 08:55:33 -0400
Subject: [slim] music folder as nfs share path question
To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>









i've almost got slimserver running under linux
thanks to people here mailing me off list. thanks so much! one final piece of
the puzzle remains. my mp3's are all stored on a snap server on my
network. i'v got it mounted as /mnt/share_music/Music and confirmed that the
linux box can see it, browse it etc. however, when, in the server
settings/music
folder area i tell slimserver that my files are in /mnt/share_music/Music it
gives me an 'Oops, this does not appear to be a valid directory" or something
like that. so, is my syntax just wrong? i've checked this for case sensitivity
and all the dumb stuff - well, most of the dumb stuff anyway.



also, i'm rapidly running out of room on this snap
server so i'm going to need to spread the music to a second. how would i create
some sort of link on the first snap server that would point to a
second one that
slimserver would understand?



thanks list.



--t

Mark Bennett
2004-06-06, 14:34
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: thnmnt <thnmnt (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>
> Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2004 08:55:33 -0400
> Subject: [slim] music folder as nfs share path question
> To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>
> i've almost got slimserver running under linux
> thanks to people here mailing me off list. thanks so much! one final piece of
> the puzzle remains. my mp3's are all stored on a snap server on my
> network. i'v got it mounted as /mnt/share_music/Music and confirmed that the
> linux box can see it, browse it etc. however, when, in the server
> settings/music
> folder area i tell slimserver that my files are in /mnt/share_music/Music it
> gives me an 'Oops, this does not appear to be a valid directory" or something
> like that. so, is my syntax just wrong? i've checked this for case sensitivity
> and all the dumb stuff - well, most of the dumb stuff anyway.

Sounds like it could be a permissions problem. Remember that Slimserver
normally runs under the slimserver user, rather than your normal login.
Check that the slimserver user has read permissions for the directory.

> also, i'm rapidly running out of room on this snap
> server so i'm going to need to spread the music to a second. how would i create
> some sort of link on the first snap server that would point to a
> second one that
> slimserver would understand?

As others have said, a symbolic link is the way to do it.

In fact I'd create a new directory, then inside this create two symbolic
links, one to the original /mnt/share_music/Music and another to the new
/mnt/share_music/Music2 (or whatever). At least then the directory it's
scanning will be local and you will still be able to access some of your
music if one of the external drives goes offline for whatever reason.