Sunday, July 27, 2008

Fuppes take 2

Well, the ipkg version of fuppes for unslung doesn't have virtual foldes (so I can put songs/artists/albums into subfolders -- say ABC,DEF,etc). And it crashes processing my images. And so, the adventure began to upgrade to the latest from SVN.

It installs and runs...but a lot of the secondary elements were not enabled. Translation, no music (m4a files) on the PS3. So I had to install another 10+ packages and figure out how to use ./configure. I think I finally have LAME and FAAD2 enabled. Rebuilding one last time.

If that does not work, I'm going to convert the files to mp3s.

And there is a crash in nanosleep. Caused by the console loop but most likely caused by running out of memory. In the meantime, I now have firefly (itunes server), ushare, mediatomb, nethack, gdb, and more installed on the little machine that could. It is empowering to be able to build your own applications. But the promise of "ipkg install fuppes" and a few configuration changes is not the case.

The downside is that it really was that easy on the Windows box.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Slug to Unslung

Trying to do this with a 2GB thumb drive. But it in the end, decided the existing drive was going to work. Backed it up for safe keeping first.

My box is slow (133MIPS) so I'll need to Turbo it soon.

Went to unslung 6.10-beta. No issues.

Installed openssh and fuppes (media server).
Installed python and perl.

Friday, July 18, 2008

PS3 Media Server

Day 2 with the PS3 was all about setting up a media server. It started with a test on my desktop before going to the planned production location: the NSLU2 NAS. But no luck tonight. Ends up my router is pre-universal plug-n-play. Had to update the firmware. Then things acted a lot better -- just not just from the laptop. I should have rebooted the wireless router but time for sleep.

Bad luck of the night besides spending two hours to discover the router firmware issue = changing the router admin password to something I no longer know. Very likely I'll have to reset to defaults and reconfigure. Writing stuff like that down is extremely useful.

This weekend, turning my SLUG into something it wasn't meant to be. unslung me baby! Very likely, fuppes is the media server of choice. SimpleServer was a great test bed because it was simple to configure under windows.

Day 1 was all about PAIN. And most of Day 2 too. I'm downloading lots of other demos which will be Day 3-N.