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#1 2005-07-27 13:18:57

FUBAR
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Building an MP3 machine (LVM and special keys Q)

I'm currently painting the case of my Celeron 466 I'm intending to use as an MP3-player. I want to Arch (DUH! wink) on it and put 3 hard drives in it full of music. I'd like to control it (the audio part) with the multimedia keys on my SK-2500 keyboard.

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I'm aware I can use those keys in X fairly easy with xev and Fluxbox. However, is it possible to use those keys without X? I've looked at lineakd but it has x-server as a dep. Since I won't actually hook a screen up to it, I don't really see the need for X running.

My second question is: I've got 3 discs and I'd like to use them as one big disks. I was thinking about using LVM for that. Unfortunately I'd need an initrd to be able to boot /. I could also use a linear RAID-array. What would be easier?
One of those 3 discs is already filled up with music and so far I've been mounting it read-only, which gives me the feeling it's less likely to fsck up my files. Can I create LVM-volumes with one or more discs mounted as read-only?


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#2 2005-07-27 13:36:59

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Re: Building an MP3 machine (LVM and special keys Q)

~/.inputrc might be able to help you with the keyboard shortcuts.....

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#3 2005-07-27 14:01:27

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Re: Building an MP3 machine (LVM and special keys Q)

buy an ipod.

i think you can even load linux on them... but make sure your audio tracks are not AAC's.

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#4 2005-07-27 14:33:10

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Re: Building an MP3 machine (LVM and special keys Q)

iPods cost money. I already have the hardware.


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#5 2005-07-27 15:14:39

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Re: Building an MP3 machine (LVM and special keys Q)

hehe.. I was just kidding with you.

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#6 2005-07-27 19:52:15

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Re: Building an MP3 machine (LVM and special keys Q)


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#7 2005-07-28 16:18:59

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Re: Building an MP3 machine (LVM and special keys Q)

Ow man, tits! TITS!!! Looks just like what I needed! smile


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#8 2005-07-28 23:38:59

FUBAR
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Re: Building an MP3 machine (LVM and special keys Q)

I've tried "showkey" and some of my multimediakeys do indeed show up as one keycode. I've got a bunch of keys that don't give me any keycode when I press them tho. How would the Windows keyboard driver know if I press them or not?


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