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Installing MinimServer and MinimWatch on Linux

MinimServer or MinimWatch?

If your music files are on a Linux desktop computer or on an external drive attached to a Linux desktop computer, you should install MinimServer on the Linux computer. You can use the Linux computer to configure and manage MinimServer, and you don't need to install MinimWatch. You'll need the Linux computer to be running whenever you're browsing your music collection or playing music.

If your music files are on an embedded Linux system without a display and keyboard (for example, a plug computer or NAS), you should install MinimServer on the embedded Linux system. If you have another desktop computer, you can install MinimWatch on that computer to configure and manage MinimServer. Alternatively, you can install MinimWatch on the embedded Linux system and use a terminal window to run MinimWatch on the command line. You don't need to be running MinimWatch to browse your music collection or play music.

Note: If you have a QNAP NAS, please refer to this page for complete instructions on how to download and install MinimServer. If you have a Synology NAS, please refer to this page for complete instructions on how to download and install MinimServer. If you have a NETGEAR ReadyNAS, please refer to this page for complete instructions on how to download and install MinimServer.

Installing MinimServer on Linux

For details of how to install and uninstall MinimServer on Linux, see the Installing MinimServer on Linux page.

Installing MinimWatch on Linux

For details of how to install and uninstall MinimWatch on Linux, see the Installing MinimWatch on Linux page.