Re: Linkstation II and xbox.
- --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "bluepointvance"
> I recently got a 160 gb linkstation (firmware ver 2.0.) for use withXBMC isn't based on Linux. It uses the XDK which is why you can't
> my modified x-box. The idea was to have the linkstation store all my
> media files so I could access them through the linux based XBMC (Xbox
> Media Center homebrew) via SAMBA.
officially just grab it off a website.
> Some of the directories took FOREVER to load (upto a minute just toI get a similar problem when I tried XBMC with my TeraStation. The
> get a directory containing 24 files), while others poped up instantly.
> Always the same two or three diectories performed slowly. No rhyme or
> reason to it that I could see.
initial directory listing takes about 10 seconds to load up. It only
occurs with XBMC as it works fine with my Mac and other Linux
machines. The Windows machines I've got also work fine with no delays.
Judging by the fact that everything else seems to have no problems in
getting a directory listing I'd say it is a problem with XBMC somewhere.
> I called Buffalo tech support. The guy didn't realy know what SAMBANot surprising. Samba is actually the name of the open source package
> was and "escalated" me to the second teir support who will
> apparently call me by sometime next week.
that implements the SMB/CIFS protocol which is what Windows file
sharing uses. Next time if you need to talk to their technical
support, just say Windows file sharing doesn't work or is slow as
they'll understand what you mean.
The Linkstation/Terastation actually uses Samba itself to do the
sharing. XBMC uses part of the Samba libraries to mount the Windows
shares. No clue what is wrong exactly with it. It may just be an
older version of the library they're using which is buggy. You got
the latest version of XBMC?
> Not surprising. Samba is actually the name of the open source
> that implements the SMB/CIFS protocol which is what Windows fileThanks for the info.
> sharing uses. Next time if you need to talk to their technical
> support, just say Windows file sharing doesn't work or is slow as
> they'll understand what you mean.
> The Linkstation/Terastation actually uses Samba itself to do the
> sharing. XBMC uses part of the Samba libraries to mount the Windows
> shares. No clue what is wrong exactly with it. It may just be an
> older version of the library they're using which is buggy. You got
> the latest version of XBMC?
> - Trevor
I took your advice and upgraded to the lastest version of XBMC. That
didn't help in and of itself -- but the newer versions of XBMC have a
seperate SAMBA set up in the main .xml file.
They have a SAMBA debuglevel value you can set from 0 to 10. Setting
it at 10 slows the whole system to a crawl. But if you put it at five,
it seems to run quite nicely.
So you were right, this was an XBMC problem -- not a Linkstation
Thanks again for the reply,