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A peer-to-peer file sharing client

RTorrent is simply text-based BitTorrent client, based on the libTorrent libraries. It is implemented with a compact code, ideal to run on systems with limited resources such as FoxG20 Board.

You can use your FoxG20 as remote client and turn off your computer, with a large power saving.

Configure RTorrent to work with FoxG20

  • Download the Web GUI named ruTorrent
cd /var/www
tar -xzvf rutorrent-3.3.tar.gz
cd rutorrent/plugins
tar -xzvf plugins-3.3.tar.gz
  • Install rTorrent from the repository or jump to the next section to compile the latest version
apt-get install rtorrent

Install the latest version of RTorrent

  • Install libsigc++, libcurl, g++ and make
apt-get install libsigc++
apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev
apt-get install g++
apt-get install make
  • Download, compile and install libtorrent (this can take several hours)
tar -xzvf libtorrent-0.13.0.tar.gz
cd libtorrent-0.13.0
./configure --disable-mincore
make install

If you have a problem with "./configure" command check and update the time

  • update the local time
date -s "01/18/2012 17:07:00"
hwclock -w
  • Download, compile and install rtorrent (it can take several hours)
tar -xzvf 
  • Configure /etc/mpd.conf more info here, we have created an adhoc config file for you mpd.conf (MD5:a52a320d5e609b0265091ee276587d39)
cp mpd.conf /etc/mpd.conf
  • Create database
mpd --create-db
  • Start mpd daemon
/etc/init.d/mpd start
  • Copy your favorite music Use the scp command from PC client to copy your music into the foxg20
scp -r "Your Music Directory" root@FOX-IP:/var/lib/mpd/music/

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COMBO-2 - FOX Board G20 combo box

Basic starter kit with all the hardware you need to get started with the FOX Board G20 Linux Embedded Single Board Computer

Parts included:

  • One FOX Board G20 (Code FOXG20)
  • One wall mounted power supply with 2 output at 5 Volt DC 500mA on USB port
  • One USB to 3.3 volt serial interface (Code USB-3V-SER)
  • A bootable microSD with preinstalled Debian Linux
  • One Lithium backup battery for RTC circuitry model CR1220 (Code CH23-1220)
  • One FOXCASE-B black plastic enclosure (Code FOXCASE-B)

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