So, I've managed to get Kaffeine recording the OTA programs on the little box. Machines are networked with a Linksys WRT54GL and getting them to talk has been a new adventure for me:
- Turn off firewall on both machines. There must be some advanced way to open ports but I spent a little fruitless time on that and GRC shows 'Stealth', still, so I'm good to go with the router NAT protection, I suppose.
- Set up NFS file sharing in MCC on both computers: something of a jungle for the newcomer but I'm now getting access in file browsers.
- Change the mount point in fstab to use ip_address:/home instead of linux:/home, as MCC sets it up, since the error shows linux: does not resolve. There might be another configuration but I found this easy solution @ google. MCC ought to do something more for this to work.
Now, I can mount the share in my desktop file system. The reason I want to do this is my desktop has a nice dual-head nvidia card, the little box has some onboard intel video adapter, and I want to play the big files on the desktop, using the higher-quality output of the second head connected to the 50" plasma Samsung display. with 'Twinview', which I've pretty much sussed out.
Next problem, which I ask for help with, is the file will stream to the desktop but only audio plays in Kaffeine, there. I wonder if it is a limitation of the LAN. One possible bottleneck is the nic on the little box is intel 82562 PRO/100 VE (LOM), a 100M feller.
On the ASUS P5Q Deluxe, we have:
Marvell 88E8056 PCIe Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2
Marvell 88E8056/88E8001® Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI
and I've got the PCI controller connected to the network.
I don't know that these LAN-connected adapters are working at their full speed, or whether using PCIe would make a difference, or putting a Gigabit adapter in the little box would help.
Any thoughts? ThanksIA.