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    Can't start LMS on localhost

    I can not start Logitech Media Server and therefore I can not tell which version I have installed. I have downloaded LogitechMediaServer-7.9.1-1503129892.pkg, but I havn't installed it yet. I recall that I must manually delete everyting and make a clean install for scratch?

    When I go to localhost: 9000 (as I've done for years) I'm told that there can not be connected.

    When I enter System Preferences on my Mac and click "Start Server" nothing happens.

    I can not recall that I have changed something significantly and LMS also worked a few days ago.
    Where do I start looking for errors?

    I'm running Mac OS 10.12 and The latest version of Firefox (55.0).

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    Can't start LMS on localhost

    > When I go to localhost: 9000 (as I've done for years) I'm told that
    > there can not be connected.


    There must be no space after the colon.

    > Where do I start looking for errors?


    Run the following command in a terminal window:

    /Library/PreferencePanes/Squeezebox.prefPane/Contents/server/slimserver.pl

    If that didn't work, then do

    tail ~/Library/Logs/Squeezebox/server.log

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > When I go to localhost: 9000 (as I've done for years) I'm told that
    > there can not be connected.


    There must be no space after the colon.
    My mistyping. Sorry.


    > Where do I start looking for errors?


    Run the following command in a terminal window:

    /Library/PreferencePanes/Squeezebox.prefPane/Contents/server/slimserver.pl

    If that didn't work
    Didn't:
    Can't open /Users/kh/Library/Logs/Squeezebox/server.log (Permission denied) at /Library/PreferencePanes/Squeezebox.prefPane/Contents/server/CPAN/Log/Log4perl/Appender/File.pm line 103.

    , then do

    tail ~/Library/Logs/Squeezebox/server.log
    Kurts-iMac:~ kh$ tail ~/Library/Logs/Squeezebox/server.log
    tail: /Users/kh/Library/Logs/Squeezebox/server.log: Permission denied

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    Can't start LMS on localhost

    >>> Where do I start looking for errors?
    >>
    >> Run the following command in a terminal window:
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    >> /Library/PreferencePanes/Squeezebox.prefPane/Contents/server/slimserver.pl

    >
    > Didn't:
    > Can't open /Users/kh/Library/Logs/Squeezebox/server.log (Permission
    > denied) at
    > /Library/PreferencePanes/Squeezebox.prefPane/Contents/server/CPAN/Log/Log4perl/Appender/File.pm
    > line 103.


    Oh, that issue again... Try the following:

    sudo chown $USER ~/Library/Logs/Squeezebox

    Then restart LMS again.

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    Hmmm, when pasting this command into the terminal I am asked for a password. I type it but nothing happens.

    I suppose it's the password of my local system, or what?

    Kurts-iMac:~ kh$ sudo chown $USER ~/Library/Logs/Squeezebox
    Password:
    Kurts-iMac:~ kh$

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    Ah, I did not know I would not get an output in Terminal.

    Now it appears that the command has made its effect. I can now start the server.

    I'll return!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post

    Oh, that issue again... Try the following:

    sudo chown $USER ~/Library/Logs/Squeezebox

    Then restart LMS again.
    Again? I sounds like it's a known problem?

    I wonder what your command really does, so it solved the problem? Nice to get instant help (hot thanks), but if you do not understand the help you've got, you have not got it any wiser ;-)

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    chown = change owner .

    sudo = substitute user do .

    The $USER variable will take the value of the user you are currently logged in as when you press "ENTER".

    So you changed the owner ship of the dir to whatever user you signed in as "sudo" , you entered a password .

    For some reason the file ownership got bodged and no longer belonged to oyur user ,hence being not writebale etc .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mnyb View Post
    chown = change owner .

    For some reason the file ownership got bodged and no longer belonged to oyur user ,hence being not writebale etc .
    Aha, that's a known problem, I understand?

    Could it be related to that I can no longer come into contact with my Bluesound Vault, which is in another room, or is it a local LMS problem?

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    Can't start LMS on localhost

    > Again? I sounds like it's a known problem?

    Yes, it was quite "popular" a while back. Don't know whether it was
    macOS 10.10 already:

    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...ssions+library

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