Hello guys & girls,
I was thinking about buying a plug pc to control my home automation (X10) and audio/video installation ... when I noticed that long forgotten usb port
on my LaCie NAS (500G model). I met the root/telnet guide ages ago (the reason why I bought the LaCie probably) but since I had no use for it at that time I forgot about it.
Currently I have the root access working, that was easy enough thanks to the guide
, doing something functional with it will be a bit more tricky ...
 use any Webbrowser enabled device (smartphone/tablet/...) in house to control my lightning, which is X10 (cm15pro - usb interface) controlled, using the linux soft mochad.
mochad is mainly based on libusb-1.0 and some perl scripts
 more of the same using LIRC + webpages (as infrared remote) to control my audio/video devices
 my LaCie NAS serving as media server with Twonky as it comes out of the box
I'm a linux (gentoo) adopt since ... years and play around with code a lot longer.
However I never cross compiled anything (guess that is somehow needed to get this plan in the air), after doing some basic research on the subject I'm stuck with some questions.
- Every cross compile guide goes from somewhere to compiling the kernel
, euh why should I want to compile the kernel again? I don't seem to need additional kernel modules for my plan.
- I know what compiling is, but how about setting up your environment, if I set up a basic toolchain, I'll need to compile every used lib in the correct version
to eventually compile my program? (that will be a lot of work or am I missing the point)
- Is my plan even possible, or should I go back to the plug pc idea? (which is also ARM for that matter)
If anybody has a good link (guide or just general doc) for starting with cross compiling, more than welcome Thanks for reading and many thanks for answering