Thank god for the “Linux for Dummies” book. When I could not get the Joe editor running, I started poking around. I found the vi editor available and used that to edit the mt-daapd.conf file. At first I still got error messages about not finding the mp3 directory. It finally dawned on me that when I created the directory, I did it in capital letters ‘MP3’. Ah, so this Linux world is case sensitive, hey!!!! So I quickly renamed the directory to ‘mp3’ and redid the chmod followed by the start of mt-daapd and SUCCESS!!!!!!!!
So to recap:
If you install with the current guidelines of installing a USB drive into Disk 2, the proper command to issue is:
chmod o+r -R /share/flash/data/public/mp3
and make sure the ‘mp3’ matches the case of the folder you create.
Then you need to edit the mt-daapd.conf file to change the information for the location of the mp3 file, again taking care of the case.
Thanks to those who helped me through this. And if anyone can help me figure out why the Joe editor is not working, I would appreciate it.