This site is getting quite big now, so I thought it a good idea to add this page to detail the changes as I make them...
|8/6/07||Added instructions on turning off the APM mode on the
2.5" hard drive to stop it constantly unloading the read/write heads.
This should significantly improve the life of the drive.
|9/6/07||Moved the Samba instructions to their own page and added this page...|
|11/7/07||Added a link to a copied transcript of the original
Slim Devices forum thread regarding this site - as it has recently been
Added a link to a Dutch translation of this site. See here...
|26/8/07||Reducing the read/write activity on the hard drive when the server is inactive (though modifications to the syslog.conf and fstab files). See here...|
|2/9/07||Added links to a FLAC plugin for Windows Media Player
Refreshed the Results page with observations from the last 9 months of running the server.
|12/10/07||Changed the instructions on the Updating Perl page to
reflect a method that actually works without breaking any ClarkConnect
services. See here...
Added instructions on installing SlimFX plug-in and added downloadable examples of all modified configuration files.
|2/12/07||Large site overhaul with updated the instructions due to the new release of
ClearOS 4.2 and the migration from SlimServer (v.6.5) to the new
SqueezeCenter (v.7.0) software.
Previous instructions regarding updating Perl have been removed as they are problematic with the new SqueezeCenter.
Added information on auto-mounting USB devices and updated the NAS information so it too can be auto-mounted.
|22/12/07||Added a speed tweak for Samba on the "Sharing with Windows" page and updated the file transfer speed results on the "Results" page.|
|27/12/07||Updated the SqueezeCenter and AlienBBC installation instructions to reflect recent changes with the SqueezeCenter RPM package (e.g. different file locations and the requirement to have MySQL installed).|
|16/3/08||Added updates due to SqueezeCenter final release and added a page with AlienBBC tweaks. See here|
|1/5/08||Changed the method of formatting the storage hard drive
on the "Adding Extra Hard Drive" page...
Now use ext3 (rather than ext2), but still mount as ext2 to prevent journaling happening. (This is possible as the ext2 file system is essentially ext3 without journaling).
Added the "-m 0" option to the format command to prevent the operating system reserving 5% of the drive space for root. this isn't required on a secondary drive.
|4/5/08||Added a page on alternative hard drive options. See here|
|19/7/08||Added new instructions on updating to Perl 5.8.8 - This is required if you use a SB controller. See here|
|23/12/08||Added information on the new Extension Downloader and
removed page on manual install of Alien BBC. (still available
Added details on auto-mounting CD/DVD drives and added build photos to hardware page.
|18/6/09||Site updated inline with release of ClarkConnect v.5.0.|
|30/12/09||Updated for ClearOS v.5.1 Enterprise Edition.|
Any other ideas or contributions are welcome...