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Alternative to nano editor?

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    Anonymous

    A couple months ago I’d installed v1696 on my Windows XP desk unit and its been running (almost) flawlessly for this period of time…remarkable performer this FireFly. I was suffering from a couple years worth of Twonky and FireFly is such a treat.

    This week I found the courage to install ?v1586? on one of my MSS+ drives, I’d followed the wiki and a couple of the postings and have found it performs very well except for a couple glitches 1) my web interface is apparently locked up (ie its greyed out) so I need to make edits directly to the conf page and some don’t want to ‘stick’ and 2) I’m not sure how I can get remote iTunes installs to read my WMA files loaded on the MSS+.

    Side note: My 4 Soundbridges read the WMA files w/no problems via FireFly and the iTunes is just a fleeting interest with no real importance in my life as I know it.

    I’m assuming I can putz with these 2 issues and am more than willing however my installed nano editor isn’t running properly…it opens however any attempt to move the cursor around the file will instead deposit spurious chars or x,y coords throughout the file.

    I dying with moving the file(s) to a location that I can edit w/my Windows editors and then moving them back to appropriate locations. Any suggestions as to an alternative editor I could use? My Linux knowledge is limited. Thanks in advance

    #15922

    rpedde
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    @glaserd_prof wrote:

    1) my web interface is apparently locked up (ie its greyed out) so I need to make edits directly to the conf page and some don’t want to ‘stick’ and

    This one is easy: from the terminal of the mss, do something like:


    # chmod 666 /opt/etc/mt-daapd/mt-daapd.conf

    That should make the config file writable by the server.

    2) I’m not sure how I can get remote iTunes installs to read my WMA files loaded on the MSS+.

    This probably not so much. Sadly there aren’t a lot of open source wma decoders around. The simplest form of wma, there are decoders for, but most of the new formats of wma, there aren’t.

    I’m assuming I can putz with these 2 issues and am more than willing however my installed nano editor isn’t running properly…it opens however any attempt to move the cursor around the file will instead deposit spurious chars or x,y coords throughout the file.

    This may be a result of using the built-in windows telnet program as opposed to “putty” (google will find it), a more correct telnet/vt emulator.

    I think if you use putty, you’ll find nano works fine. Still ugly and a pain to use, but at least usable.

    — Ron

    #15923

    Anonymous

    Both suggestions were smack on, thnx very much for the assists.

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