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Patrick Dixon
2005-04-04, 01:38
Sorry Michael, my mistake, it runs fine from the command line as a normal
user too.

I sort of have the feeling that it's got half web-installed, and can't pick
up from where it left off. No evidence for this, just a feeling!

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Michael
Herger
Sent: 04 April 2005 08:49
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] (Still asking) Dumb Linux newbie Softsqueeze
question


On Mon, 4 Apr 2005 08:32:27 +0100, Patrick Dixon
<patrick.dixon (AT) at-view (DOT) co.uk> wrote:

> Michael
>
> 'java -jar softsqueeze.jar' only runs as root,

What's the error/problem you get when you run this as a normal user?

> but the applet runs as a

Including sound? This is strange...

> normal user. However, the web install doesn't work whether I try it as
> root or a normal user.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Michael
> Herger
> Sent: 04 April 2005 06:55
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] (Still asking) Dumb Linux newbie Softsqueeze
> question
>
>
> Patrick
>
> On Sun, 3 Apr 2005 11:34:48 +0100, Patrick Dixon
> <patrick.dixon (AT) at-view (DOT) co.uk> wrote:
>
>> OK, I've forced a complete re-install of Slimserver and tried to get
>> SoftSqueeze to install once again from the http interface, but all get
>> left
>> with is a (defunct) java process and a javaws process that's at 33
>> minutes
>> and counting (with no visible or audible output).
>>
>> I can run SoftSqueeze as a applet, and I can run it explicitly (as su)
>
> Does it really only run when you're logged in as root? Then there might
> be
> a permission problem.
>
> Michael
>
>
>
>> from
>> a shell, but clicking on the install and run just doesn't work for me.
>> Any
>> suggestions as to what I'm doing wrong, or what else I can do to find
>> out
>> what I'm doing wrong?
>>
>> I'm running released slimserver 6.0 rpm, on FC3 with java 1.5.0_01.
>>
>> Thanks, Patrick
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Patrick Dixon
>> Sent: 02 April 2005 19:15
>> To: Slim Devices Discussion
>> Subject: [slim] Dumb Linux newbie Softsqueeze question
>>
>>
>> Yeah - it happened that way on my windows box too. And it put an icon
>> on my
>> desktop.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Jack Coates
>> Sent: 02 April 2005 18:57
>> To: Slim Devices Discussion
>> Subject: [slim] Dumb Linux newbie Softsqueeze question
>>
>>
>> Patrick Dixon wrote:
>>> Thanks Jack
>>>
>>> "I don't use Fedora myself, but I'd guess
>>> that you don't have a Java plugin in whatever browser you're using, so
>>> it gave you some sort of "I don't know what to do with this jnlp stuff"
>>> message. You probably assumed that was a "download this?" message,
>>> waited a few seconds for nothing to happen, and then went searching."
>>>
>>> No, I've got firefox with a java plugin - so no "don't know what to
>>> do".
>>>
>>> Waited more ike a few minutes (it is a slow m/c though).
>>>
>>> OK, so what should have happened then? And how do I undo what I've
>>> done
>> and
>>> get it to happen right then?
>>
>> I'm currently rebuilding my linux laptop, so I can't say exactly what
>> would happen, but firefox+java's behavior should be the same any any OS.
>> That's the whole point of the "write once, run anywhere" philosophy
>> underlying both toolkits.
>>
>> So what should happen when you click help > softsqueeze > install and
>> run is: the applet downloads and launches. You get a splashscreen saying
>> softsqueeze [version] with a picture. It downloads some more resources,
>> unpacks some stuff, and then opens a virtual squeezebox.
>>
>> That's the way it happens on my mac and my windows box, and the way it
>> happened on my linux box the last time I had one with X.
>>
>> --
>> Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
>> Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!
>>