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Mark
2005-02-17, 14:29
Hi all,

I've been running Slimserver on a Windows machine for a few years now
with very few problems.

However, in an act of madness I decided to buy the Apple Mac Mini to
see what I think of OSX.

I'm currently trying to set-up the Slimserver on the Mac but am having
weird problems - and to be honest I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing
:-)

Anyway, this is what is happening:

1) I've downloaded the Slimserver for OSX software.
2) Installed the software and it now appears in my system preferences.
3) Started the server, and selected 'when I logon' in the system
preferences screen.
4) I then go to the slimserver webpage and can see that it is scanning
my library and finding my Music.
5) After a minute or so the server stops running (in system
preferences) and I can no longer get to the webpage.

This is happening everytime I try this...

Any ideas on what could be wrong. Please remember I'm new to OSX so
if you have anything I could check please let me know.

Thanks,
Mark

--

Steven Moore
2005-02-18, 07:07
As you are new to mac this is how to open the firewall:

Goto systems preferences from the Apple menu.
Select sharing in the internet and network section.
Select firewall, click new...
In port name select other and then type
3483, 9000, 9090
in the port number section.
Type slim server in the description section. Click Ok.

The firewall should be open now for the slimserver.

Try this and get back if it's not working after this.

Steven Moore


On 17 Feb 2005, at 9:29 pm, Mark wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I've been running Slimserver on a Windows machine for a few years now
> with very few problems.
>
> However, in an act of madness I decided to buy the Apple Mac Mini to
> see what I think of OSX.
>
> I'm currently trying to set-up the Slimserver on the Mac but am having
> weird problems - and to be honest I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing
> :-)
>
> Anyway, this is what is happening:
>
> 1) I've downloaded the Slimserver for OSX software.
> 2) Installed the software and it now appears in my system preferences.
> 3) Started the server, and selected 'when I logon' in the system
> preferences screen.
> 4) I then go to the slimserver webpage and can see that it is scanning
> my library and finding my Music.
> 5) After a minute or so the server stops running (in system
> preferences) and I can no longer get to the webpage.
>
> This is happening everytime I try this...
>
> Any ideas on what could be wrong. Please remember I'm new to OSX so
> if you have anything I could check please let me know.
>
> Thanks,
> Mark
>
> --
>

Mark
2005-02-20, 08:06
Thanks guys for your help with this.

In the end I've switched the Slimserver back to my WindowsXP machine
and I've got it working again.

I'm not sure why I couldn't get it to run on my Mac Mini. I have
512MB memory installed and didn't have the firewall switched on.

But anyway - at least it is running again now and probably makes more
sense on my WinXP machine as it has 1GB of memory and a 3.0 GHz
processor.

Thanks again,
Mark


On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 14:07:28 +0000, Steven Moore
<steven (AT) mooreni (DOT) freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> As you are new to mac this is how to open the firewall:
>
> Goto systems preferences from the Apple menu.
> Select sharing in the internet and network section.
> Select firewall, click new...
> In port name select other and then type
> 3483, 9000, 9090
> in the port number section.
> Type slim server in the description section. Click Ok.
>
> The firewall should be open now for the slimserver.
>
> Try this and get back if it's not working after this.
>
> Steven Moore
>
>
> On 17 Feb 2005, at 9:29 pm, Mark wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I've been running Slimserver on a Windows machine for a few years now
> > with very few problems.
> >
> > However, in an act of madness I decided to buy the Apple Mac Mini to
> > see what I think of OSX.
> >
> > I'm currently trying to set-up the Slimserver on the Mac but am having
> > weird problems - and to be honest I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing
> > :-)
> >
> > Anyway, this is what is happening:
> >
> > 1) I've downloaded the Slimserver for OSX software.
> > 2) Installed the software and it now appears in my system preferences.
> > 3) Started the server, and selected 'when I logon' in the system
> > preferences screen.
> > 4) I then go to the slimserver webpage and can see that it is scanning
> > my library and finding my Music.
> > 5) After a minute or so the server stops running (in system
> > preferences) and I can no longer get to the webpage.
> >
> > This is happening everytime I try this...
> >
> > Any ideas on what could be wrong. Please remember I'm new to OSX so
> > if you have anything I could check please let me know.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Mark
> >
> > --
> >

Sally Shears
2005-02-20, 08:08
On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 21:29:33 +0000, Mark <markyuk (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> However, in an act of madness I decided to buy the Apple Mac Mini to
> see what I think of OSX.

I'm on Mac for SlimServer. Lucky you for actually getting a mini.

> Anyway, this is what is happening:
>
> 1) I've downloaded the Slimserver for OSX software.
> 2) Installed the software and it now appears in my system preferences.

Actually, a small control application is in System Prefs. This
controls the SlimServer running behind the scenes.

> 3) Started the server, and selected 'when I logon' in the system
> preferences screen.

I use the other option. I think it's "Install for all users, launch
SlimServer at boot."

> 4) I then go to the slimserver webpage and can see that it is scanning
> my library and finding my Music.

Just to be sure, you're opening a browser on the Mini, pointing it to
http://localhost:9000, right? Or, is your browser on a remote machine?
Where is your player?

See if you can connect from the local machine (the mini itself) and
then make sure you can get through the Mac firewall from another
machine.

> 5) After a minute or so the server stops running (in system
> preferences) and I can no longer get to the webpage.

Do you know that it has finished scanning? Have you ever had it play?

How do you know SlimServer has stopped? Did the button change in the
SlimServer pref pane? Activity Monitor? (Hint: in Activity Monitor,
look for the process "perl" to be using some percent of CPU.)

You might want to try with a very small music library if the problem
is quitting before it finishes scanning. Someone else here can tell
you how to turn on debugging and where to find the logs. I've never
had problems.

Let us know how you make out. SlimServer works well in OS X and should
be fine on the mini.

-- Sally

--
Sally Shears (a.k.a. "Molly")
SallyShears (AT) gmail (DOT) com -or- Sally (AT) Shears (DOT) org
(was sshears (AT) theWorld (DOT) com)

Sally Shears
2005-02-20, 08:30
On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 15:06:54 +0000, Mark <markyuk (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:
> Thanks guys for your help with this.
>
> In the end I've switched the Slimserver back to my WindowsXP machine
> and I've got it working again.
>
> I'm not sure why I couldn't get it to run on my Mac Mini. I have
> 512MB memory installed and didn't have the firewall switched on.
>
> But anyway - at least it is running again now and probably makes more
> sense on my WinXP machine as it has 1GB of memory and a 3.0 GHz
> processor.

Mark, I'm sure it's not a matter of horsepower. I run slimserver on
300 MHz G3's.

Glad to hear that you're all set for SlimServer.
--

Sally Shears (a.k.a. "Molly")
SallyShears (AT) gmail (DOT) com -or- Sally (AT) Shears (DOT) org
(was sshears (AT) theWorld (DOT) com)