On Tue, 2009-06-30 at 08:20 +0100, Gareth 'bigbro' Eason wrote:
> Philip Creevy wrote:
> > I have a fitpc box and have put slitaz on it.
> > The idea is to have a external harddrive connected
> > to this PC and connect the pc to my stereo.
> > The PC will be controlled from my main PC or
> > if I can get it working through a local Wi-Fi
> > connection to the fitpc using a mobile or such.
> > I don't want to share it with the world or outside my
> > house or use iTunes.
> > I have just install slitaz but am having problems.
> > No simple editor for firewall.
> > ssh only works out, refuses to except password on way in.
> > cannot install pyserial or tkinter.
> > mpd loads but firewall is blocking I think
>> Sounds like you know what you're doing, but have a multitude of
> different problems / configuration errors, that are most likely unrelated.
>> I suspect the best thing to do would be to pick one aspect and try and
> debug and fix that first.
>> You mention the firewall - the most reliable way to look at the Linux
> firewall is through the 'iptables -L -v' command (the -v option prints
> the number of packets and bytes matched by each rule, so is a very
> useful debugging tool. Perhaps you might give us a rough idea of your
> network layout and print the output of iptables -L -v from your slitaz
> box, along with the output of 'netstat -antp | grep LISTEN' (all run as
> root) and we can see what's going on :)
>> There are many firewall editors for Linux, but if you know what you
> want to do re networking, using iptables from the command line, and
> putting your commands in a script is really pretty easy, and by far the
> most reliable/flexible way of doing things.
>> Hope that helps.
>> Best regards,
>>Thanks for the reply
I got pissed off with slitaz and so decide to give fedora 11 a try,
this mostly worked and allowed me to easly change the firewall rules.
Also MPD worked except for audio output.
I fixed the audio by removing alsa-plugin-pulseaudio and pulseaudio
I then decide to have a go at getting the onboard wifi working in ad-hoc
mode, this also worked so I thought I would just us it as is until a
newer driver was released.
I am also using a ICOM PCR1000 radio scanner through a similar box who's
main difference is it has a fully wired RS232 serial port required to
drive the scanner. I had planned on running MPD on this box but the
audio out of MPd was not working, Having got it working on the FITPC
I gave it another try and it half worked, there was loads of stuttering
so I removed pulseaudio and it is now working fine. So now I am going to
try and get a USB wifi card running on this box as it is not build in.
The second PC is running Fedora 10.
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