View Full Version : Squeezelite on Ubuntu 16 doesn't work?!

2018-02-18, 08:25
hello All,

I installed Squeezelite on a desktop running Ubuntu 16.04-64bit, via the usual apt-get install.

I have a few Raspi running Squeezelite, so I thought it would have been an easy promenade.

I then entered the relevant info in /etc/defaults/squeezelite about name of player, and server ip.

However, if I:
sudo squeezelite -o front:CARD=PCM2702,DEV=0 -s
Home directory not accessible: Permission denied

and if I:
sudo /etc/init.d/squeezelite start
[....] Starting squeezelite (via systemctl): squeezelite.service
but nothing happens.

This is what /var /log/syslog reports:
Feb 18 16:11:01 pentax systemd[1]: Starting Squeezelite LMS player...
Feb 18 16:11:01 pentax systemd[1]: squeezelite.service: PID file /var/run/squeezelite-armv6hf.pid not readable (yet?) after start: No such file or directory

Why does it refer to the binary meant for the Raspberry?
I am sure I downloaded the Intel-64bit.
I even did apt-get purge and apt-get install --reinstall, but it's the same.

I am puzzled..

thanks for your time,


2018-02-20, 07:21
well, I don't know how it happened, but the file /etc/systemd/system/squeezelite.service had a reference to the squeezelite-armv6hf version.

After changing that to "squeezelite", it worked.