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Richard Elen
2005-03-09, 16:27
Hi...
I'm new to this so please forgive lack of knowledge...

I originally ran Slimserver 5.4.x on Windows XP and had no problems, but
as I like to leave Windows machines switched off as much as possible, I
decided to run it on my Linux NetMax (www.netmax.com) 4.x server which
is on all the time. RPM installed with no probs to /var/local/slimserver
, a recommended location for non-NetMax apps to reside. A few problems,
however, running it:

1. The server does not start successfully on boot, giving me a [FAILED]
and the error "nice: invalid priority --user". However I can cd to the
directory and start it manually with the slimserver user. It then serves
music flawlessly to one hardware and several software devices.

2. While I could access RSS streams with the plugin on the Windows
version, I can't on the Linux setup: it can't access the RSS data

3. While I could access my Live365.com account with the Windows version,
here the plugin won't log in and I get "login problem" displayed. This
is a pain as other methods of squirting a 365 VIP URL at it have
problems (the account ultimately times out, part of 365's security
process, so I have to re-specify the login every few days).

I'll move to 6.x as soon as my SB2 arrives, but would like to get the
previous release version fully operational first. I couldn't see any
bugs of this ilk listed so my temptation is that it's probably a
permissions issue, but I do not have enought data to tie it down further.

Any ideas or suggestions would be most welcome.
Thanks in advance.

--Richard Elen

Rod Savard
2005-03-09, 16:43
Sorry for not addressing your questions, but where did you get 5.4.1?
Besides the 6.0 betas, 5.4.0 seems to be the latest official release
shown here:

http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/

Thanks,
Rod

Richard Elen
2005-03-09, 17:02
Oops, sorry... I thought the package I downloaded was labelled 5.4.1 but
in fact the info on the web admin page says 5.4.0. Apologies for any
confusion.
--Richard E

Rod Savard wrote:
> Sorry for not addressing your questions, but where did you get 5.4.1?
> Besides the 6.0 betas, 5.4.0 seems to be the latest official release ...

kdf
2005-03-09, 17:05
Quoting Richard Elen <relen (AT) brideswell (DOT) com>:

> Oops, sorry... I thought the package I downloaded was labelled 5.4.1 but
> in fact the info on the web admin page says 5.4.0. Apologies for any
> confusion.
> --Richard E
>
> Rod Savard wrote:
> > Sorry for not addressing your questions, but where did you get 5.4.1?
> > Besides the 6.0 betas, 5.4.0 seems to be the latest official release ...
>

5.4.1 is available here:
http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest/5.4.1/

This fixes a lot of known issues with 5.4.0 without adding any of the new
features found in 6.0. 5.4.1 is probably never going to see an official
release, and is considered a dead end. 6.0 is a huge upgrade, in beta now with
official release not far behind. Many plugin authors are already updating
plugins for use with 6.0 since 5.4.1 is no longer seeing any development work.

If you have no interest in new features, then 5.4.1 is your way to go as long as
you are happy with its performance. Any fixes or problems are really only
being considered in regard to 6.0 at this point.

-kdf

kdf
2005-03-10, 03:09
Quoting Richard Elen <relen (AT) brideswell (DOT) com>:

> However, referring back to the list of issues I posted, are (were) any
> of these issues 'known'? That's the real point here. If I know that
> there are (were) issues with the 5.4.x ...

ok, I'll give it a go :)

>
> 1. The server does not start successfully on boot, giving me a [FAILED]
> and the error "nice: invalid priority --user". However I can cd to the
> directory and start it manually with the slimserver user. It then serves
> music flawlessly to one hardware and several software devices.

The RPM is designed based on RedHat, so if your init.d requirements dont match
up exactly with redHat, then the startup script will give you problems. look in
/etc/sysconfig/slimserver for options and /etc/init.d/slimserver for the
script.

you might have some luck copying one of your systems existing init scripts and
substituting slimserver stuff where applicable. This is regardless of server
version.

>
> 2. While I could access RSS streams with the plugin on the Windows
> version, I can't on the Linux setup: it can't access the RSS data

--d_remotestream output will help. do you have any firewall blocking outside
access?

>
> 3. While I could access my Live365.com account with the Windows version,
> here the plugin won't log in and I get "login problem" displayed. This
> is a pain as other methods of squirting a 365 VIP URL at it have
> problems (the account ultimately times out, part of 365's security
> process, so I have to re-specify the login every few days).

the login info should be something you can enter from the web interface, server
settings->plugins. This is not a known bug. I'm told that the Live365 plugin
included with the server has some out of date features and the author is
working on an update. That said, I've been logging in over the last few days
with little trouble. I'm using Mandrake 10.0. try running the server with
--d_plugins as a command line option. as you use live365, it will spit out a
lot more info.

hopefully that will make some progress for you
-kdf