- Jun 1, 2005Just about every time I try to access my 160GB (PowerPC?) Linkstation
lately (every couple of days or so), I find that it is totally
unresponsive. Sometimes I notice that the drive is starting up and
spinning down over and over (not constantly, but as I'm sitting here at
my desk), though I don't know if that's related or not.
When it's locked up, I find that I can't access the web page, telnet is
dead, and mt-daapd is unresponsive as well.
It's entirely possible that mt-daapd could be at fault here, but a
quick Google search turned up the following user review that seems to
echo what I've been finding:
I've been on this list for many months and don't recall this topic
coming up before but it's possible I may have missed it.
I guess I could disable mt-daapd and see if the problem stops, but that
kind of removes the primary reason I had for buying the Linkstation in
the first place (besides backups via Retrospect).
When I log in, the prompt says "2.4.17_mvl21-sandpoint". The web page
says I have firmware 1.44 (I haven't been too keen on upgrading
anything for fear of losing my telnet access; the only thing that would
entice me would be a newer OSX-happier version of netatalk since I
haven't been interested in hacking that in myself).
I haven't changed anything really, except enabling telnet, and
installing mt-daap 0.2.1.1 which appears to still be the latest
"stable" release. mt-daapd works great after a reboot, but I usually
notice that the Linkstation is wedged when I try to play tunes from
iTunes (or via Samba from my AudioTron) and the music never comes.
Any hints would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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