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  1. #1
    Frank L
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    Linux Newbie (i.e., 1 hour old) Question

    I *just* installed Linux Mandrake 10.1. I figured out how to use the
    browser, downloaded and installed Slimserver, but I can't figure out how to
    control it from the computer. I ran the command line that starts
    Slimserver, the Squeezebox locates and connects to Slimserver, but I don't
    know how to get the Slimserver screen on either the server or a remote
    computer.

    ....one other newbie question. Will Linux be able to play the music on a
    NTFS formatted drive or do I have to find a way to transfer 200GB of music
    to a FAT system?

    Thanks.

    -- Frank L





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    Linux Newbie (i.e., 1 hour old) Question

    On Mon, 2005-05-02 at 16:10 -0600, Frank L wrote:
    > I *just* installed Linux Mandrake 10.1.


    Good. You probably will do better asking over on the specialized
    Unix Slimserver list, @

    unix (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
    http://lists.slimdevices.com/lists/listinfo/unix


    > but I can't figure out how to
    > control it from the computer. I ran the command line that starts
    > Slimserver, the Squeezebox locates and connects to Slimserver, but I don't
    > know how to get the Slimserver screen on either the server or a remote
    > computer.


    Your Mandrake box has some name, or at least IP address.
    You should be able to go to any browser in your network
    and enter the URL
    http://mandrakename:9000/

    (replacing mandrakename with whatever your server's name is.)


    >. Will Linux be able to play the music on a
    > NTFS formatted drive or do I have to find a way to transfer 200GB of music
    > to a FAT system?


    Linux can read NTFS file systems, but it can't write to them (at least
    easily)

    There are lots of alternatives, including plugging the
    NTFS drive into your Linux box,
    running Samba client, using FTP/SFTP

    It really depends on what you want to do.

    And I'd suggest using an EXT3 file system on Linux over
    either FAT or NTFS


    --
    Pat
    http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimse...msoftware.html


  3. #3
    Frank L
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    Linux Newbie (i.e., 1 hour old) Question

    "Pat Farrell" <pfarrell (AT) pfarrell (DOT) com> wrote in
    message news:1115073155.6509.28.camel (AT) notax (DOT) pfarrell.com...
    >
    > Good. You probably will do better asking over on the specialized
    > Unix Slimserver list, @


    Got it. Will make posts there from now on.

    > Your Mandrake box has some name, or at least IP address.
    > You should be able to go to any browser in your network
    > and enter the URL
    > http://mandrakename:9000/


    That worked. Thanks. Now I can listen to music while I'm figuring this
    out.




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