I've been playing around with my PB for a few weeks now, and have been trying to get SlimRoku and MythRoku to work. I'm slowly getting there, but I have a more generic problem.
Every now and then, my Roku (perhaps because something crashed), loses its network connection. When this happens the thing first seems to become unresponsive, but that is purely because it can no longer access the samba drives (where all apps and media are stored).
Clearly I have to work out what is causing this, but I have a more generic question: Right now i have to physically remove the power cable for a reboot. And rebooting seems the only thing that gets the network back up.
Since the thing is effectively running linux, surely there's a better way than a reboot. So two main questions:
1- is there a way to effectively do an ifdown eth0; ifup eth0; ?
2- if not, is there a better way to do a reboot?
I've been thinking about writing a script that will do both of those things, compiling them into an *.app (how?), and putting them on a CF card.... That way when it gets its nickers in a twist, I can run either or from the cf card to get a working system. Rather than having to pull out cables etc...
- Photobridge HD1500 rev B
- wired (router: USR 9106)
- connected to a samba machine
Are there any 'reboot' / 'reset network' third party apps already ?