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  1. [ubuntu] Cannot spin down hard drive using hdparm

    This does not work for my machine:


    sudo hdparm -S 120 /dev/sda1

    I get the following reply:

    /dev/sda1:
    setting standby to 120 (10 minutes)
  2. [ubuntu] Re: How to play music/video from server to Stereo?

    An update for other who may wish to do the same.

    Using MPD with Pitchfork was successful and the set-up is working very well. I can play mp3s through my stereo and control playlist remotely via...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Samba configuration - only public directory accessible

    Well, experimenting with the smb.conf I found login to [homes] on XP works well, but login to [MyFiles] does not work. If I add to [MyFiles]
    valid users = %S and comment out the two force statements...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Samba configuration - only public directory accessible

    I used:
    sudo smbpasswd -L -a my_linux_login
    sudo smbpasswd -L -e my_linux_login
    But the login does not work.

    Is the windows login box supposed to display
    XP_MACHINE_NAME/my_linux_login
    when...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Samba configuration - only public directory accessible

    That is a very helpful guide to setting up Samba, Lisati. Thanks. No luck though.
    I completely rewrote the smb.conf file based on the one in your link. There are three shared directories setup and...
  6. [ubuntu] Samba configuration - only public directory accessible

    Using Hardy Heron headless server administered via putty.

    I've ready the manual, trawled through countless webpages and not been able to work this out - though thats not saying much since i am new...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: How to play music/video from server to Stereo?

    Well, I have decided to go down the MPD path. My small headless linux server is connected to stereo system and networked. I have downloaded and unpacked latest MPD, libao, libid3tag, zlib, audiofile,...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: How to play music/video from server to Stereo?

    Squeezebox looks good, but is an expensive option. Anyway I already have the headless box sitting with my stereo. All I have to do is get the software.

    What do you mean by "I do exactly what you...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: How to play music/video from server to Stereo?

    I want the server to be part of the stereo system - a headless box that stores the music and plays it straight to the stereo. It can then be remote controlled by another machine in the house...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: How to play music/video from server to Stereo?

    Should I have put this question in a more general forum?
  11. [ubuntu] How to play music/video from server to Stereo?

    Need to work out the best way to play sound and video from Ubuntu server. Let me say at the outset, I am a complete newbie to this.

    I have a networked server running Hardy Heron with no GUI. This...
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