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Dave Owen
2005-01-21, 10:42
Just got my wired player, installed SlimServer 5.4.0 on RedHat 7.3
(e-smith SME server) and for the most part it works beautifully.
However...

'/etc/init.d/slimserver start' returns [OK], but SlimServer is not
actually running. '/usr/local/slimserver.pl &', however, produces a
running instance of SlimServer. I cannot find log files to determine
why, and would appreciate any assistance in finding those log files (or
in running slimserver using init.d with error messages printed
onscreen).

Note that slimserver.pl owner and group are both 'slimserv', and the
script does return [OK], so this is not the same problem as Pat Farrell
posted to the list in June of last year.

kdf
2005-01-21, 10:58
Quoting Dave Owen <dowen (AT) sapient (DOT) com>:

> Just got my wired player, installed SlimServer 5.4.0 on RedHat 7.3
> (e-smith SME server) and for the most part it works beautifully.
> However...
>
> '/etc/init.d/slimserver start' returns [OK], but SlimServer is not
> actually running. '/usr/local/slimserver.pl &', however, produces a
> running instance of SlimServer. I cannot find log files to determine
> why, and would appreciate any assistance in finding those log files (or
> in running slimserver using init.d with error messages printed
> onscreen).

the init.d script should be creating the log in /tmp/slimserver.log

-kdf

Robin Bowes
2005-01-21, 12:29
Dave Owen wrote:
> Just got my wired player, installed SlimServer 5.4.0 on RedHat 7.3
> (e-smith SME server) and for the most part it works beautifully.
> However...
>
> '/etc/init.d/slimserver start' returns [OK], but SlimServer is not
> actually running. '/usr/local/slimserver.pl &', however, produces a
> running instance of SlimServer. I cannot find log files to determine
> why, and would appreciate any assistance in finding those log files (or
> in running slimserver using init.d with error messages printed
> onscreen).
>
> Note that slimserver.pl owner and group are both 'slimserv', and the
> script does return [OK], so this is not the same problem as Pat Farrell
> posted to the list in June of last year.

Dave,

I've thought about this some more and have this to offer...

slimserver.log is only written too by slimserver. If slimserver fails to
start then there will be nothing in slimserver.log.

You should looking /var/log/boot.log, and/or /var/log/messages to see
any output from /etc/init.d/slimserver start.

HTH,

R.
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