grommet wrote:TJHUB, a "USB hard disk" is still going to be faster than Ethernet or Wi-Fi... it won't be a bottleneck.
The Thecus N2100 ships with an old version of Firefly (mt-daapd), to my knowledge.
TJHUB wrote:I would like to purchase a NAS to not only run Firefly for my M2000, but I'd also like to use it as a shared file server for photos, backups, etc.
richdunlop wrote:Just in case you aren't aware the guide I wrote on setting up Firefly on an nslu2 from scratch is at http://wiki.fireflymediaserver.org/NSLU2_Installation
TJHUB wrote:What, are you kidding me?? Your guide is the main reason why I purchased the NSLU2.
TJHUB wrote:It's also the reason my brain is about to explode. I've read through everything a couple of times now, and as a completely non-Linux guy, I have to say that I'm feeling pretty comfortable that the install will go smoothly.
TJHUB wrote:He has poked around on your guide and other wiki's and he wants me to use Debian instead of Unslung. I just want Firefly and my Roku to work. Any comments on that?
TJHUB wrote:In case anyone searches for this in the future...
I hacked my Linksys NSLU2 "Slug" to Unslung 6.8 and installed Firefly svn-1433 via the instructions from richdunlop. All said, the upgrade went well and is relatively straight forward. It took me about 3-4 hours to complete the upgrades. I've NEVER used linux before this upgrade either, so my biggest issue was using vi to edit my Firefly config file. I got through that and everything works well.
Another note is that I went from using a server PC with Windows XP and Firefly to the Slug. Functionally speaking, my Roku works exactly the same and at the same speed (fast). In both cases I use Firefly to transcode my FLAC music to the Roku. Even though my Slug is declocked to 133Mhz, everything seems to work great for FLAC.
The Slug is a nice setup and virtually silent with the hard drive I'm using. The only sound you can hear is the hard disk itself spinning, but you have to be very close to it. It's far, far better than listening to a PC run in my living room.