Tuesday, November 14, 2006


I've just bought myself a squeezebox and am loving it. Getting the slimserver setup wasn't quite as simple as it might have been given that there is an ubuntu package for it and you'd imagine it's therefore only an apt-get away.

Add the slimerserver repository to your sources.list file (/etc/apt/sources.list)
deb http://debian.slimdevices.com testing main
Then update the repositories and install the slimserver software:
sudo apt-get update
apt-get build-essential
sudo apt-get install slimserver
Restart the machine and voila, after pointing my firefox browser to IP:9000, it was time to play with some features.

It might be helpful to know that on a ubuntu system, the slimserver software lives in [/usr/share/slimserver]. To install plugins, simply drop them into the plugins folder and browse to the slimserver where they appear ready for configuration.

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