Thanks for your reply. What do you actually have running on those machines?
Did you not install or remove Orbiter?
Does it still try to start X windows etc?
I would like bare minimum, but am worried that if Orbiter is not installed then there is no interface device for Xine-Player. I would like to see if I can get the really old machines to be useful. I think the worst one is a Pentium 100 with 16MB RAM which in its past life used to make a good MP3 player but it got retired when a Modded XBox took it spot.
If you can, can you list the Pluto devices that exist under the headless MD.
To keep things simple we just added these machines in the standard way. We do no customising of what the Core installs when the machine gets added. As far as I know at present you need at least the UI1 Orbiter to be running on the headless machine for it to be remotely controlled. I am sure it would be possible to not have that restriction but Dan is better placed than me to give you an answer to that question.
Our focus is not so much on reusing older hardware but on finding low cost new hardware that we can integrate. So we thing a number of the EPIA motherboards are very good candidates for headless machines as they have everything integrated on the board and come in fan less versions... and are very low cost. An EPIA M or ML series board would be ideal.
I agree that a very 'light' audio only device based on simple hardware would be great!