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David & Renee MacDonald
2004-08-08, 16:25
It would be a great feature of Slim device if it could power off and on the music server from the remote control and squeezebox. I tend to leave the computer running all day primarily because of a desire to access music on the squeezebox quickly, but if I could power off & on the computer at the squeezebox I would probably have it on less often. Does anyone know of a way to do this.
THINK GREEN!

Jack Coates
2004-08-08, 17:17
> It would be a great feature of Slim device if it could power off and on
> the music server from the remote control and squeezebox. I tend to leave
> the computer running all day primarily because of a desire to access music
> on the squeezebox quickly, but if I could power off & on the computer at
> the squeezebox I would probably have it on less often. Does anyone know of
> a way to do this.
> THINK GREEN!

Not likely, it would have some nasty security potential. If you want to
consume less power, you should put your server on a low-power computer
(say, Mini-ITX) and configure it to spin the drives down to sleep when
they're not being used.
--
Jack At Monkeynoodle.Org: It's A Scientific Venture...
"Believe what you're told; there'd be chaos if everyone thought for
themselves." -- Top Dog hotdog stand, Berkeley, CA

Jack Coates
2004-08-08, 18:10
> My thoughts exactly... You would have to give the server some serious
> permissions to let it completely shut the server down... I wouldn't want
> that and doubt that most other users would either.
>
> You could build a very inexpensive low power computer to use as a server
> that would probably use less power if you left it on 24/7 than a 60 watt
> light bulb.
>

The interesting thing is that doing so, while inexpensive, wouldn't meet
ROI in my area for about a year or two (depends on your electric utility
rates).

Still and all, I've recently rebuilt my main server around a new Athlon
and built a new mini-ITX workstation (Nehemiah 1GHz). The price
differential was impressive, mini-ITX is quite cheap. Performance is kind
of poor for a desktop user, but would do okay for a server (I think the
perceived performance gap is video driver related).

--
Jack At Monkeynoodle.Org: It's A Scientific Venture...
"Believe what you're told; there'd be chaos if everyone thought for
themselves." -- Top Dog hotdog stand, Berkeley, CA

Daniel Cohen
2004-08-08, 23:49
On 8/8/04 at 7:25 pm -0400, David & Renee MacDonald wrote
>It would be a great feature of Slim device if it could power off and
>on the music server from the remote control and squeezebox. I tend
>to leave the computer running all day primarily because of a desire
>to access music on the squeezebox quickly, but if I could power off
>& on the computer at the squeezebox I would probably have it on less
>often. Does anyone know of a way to do this.
>THINK GREEN!

Not power on and off, but of course you could have the computer set
to go to sleep fairly quickly when not in use.

And I have thought that perhaps the Squeezebox could be designed so
that a suitable keypress sent the "magic packet" that wakes a
sleeping computer from elsewhere on the network.

The other thing I would like is a way of setting to the computer from
the Squeezebox so that it stays awake when the Squeezebox is running.
At present one has to set the energy saver to "never" to ensure that
one doesn't interrupt the music by the computer sleeping.

--
Daniel Cohen

max barker
2004-08-09, 02:44
I can think of one, not slimserver native, way of doing this using xAP. It's a bit long winded to set up and would probably only work on windows machines with the .NET framework installed.

You would need:-
xAP slimserver connector
xAP Watcher (on server pc)
xAP Ping2 (not on server pc)(might need tweaking for wake on LAN)
something to apply logic (homeseer or misterhouse, something like that)

To shut down
Basically, you would rename a button in the slimserver IR files, which would send out a unique xAP message when triggered. This message would be picked up and responded to by homeseer/misterhouse/logic thingy which would send out a pc shutdown message. xAP Watcher (on your server pc) would pick up this message and shut the pc down.

To power on
Bit more complex this one, you'd need a pc always on to receive and send xAP messages and your server pc would need to be Wake On LAN capable. xAP Ping2 might need a mod to do the WOL magic.
Same as before, rename a button in slimserver IR files, let homeseer/misterhouse/logic thingy respond, xAP Ping2 sends out wake on LAN signal. PC wakes up :-)

More information on xAP at www.xapautomation.org (the wiki is packed full of useful information)
Yahoo discussion group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/xap_automation/ where the developers hang out.

Max

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Subject: [slim] Power Off/On of serer


It would be a great feature of Slim device if it could power off and on the music server from the remote control and squeezebox. I tend to leave the computer running all day primarily because of a desire to access music on the squeezebox quickly, but if I could power off & on the computer at the squeezebox I would probably have it on less often. Does anyone know of a way to do this.
THINK GREEN!


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