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JJZolx
2005-07-29, 13:40
I notice this primarily while browsing artwork in the web UI, but I also often see it with images in the Now Playing pane. In artwork I'll get maybe 1/2 to 2/3 of the album covers loading, the rest red X's. I can do a right-click 'Show Picture' in IE and the image then appears. Usually if I close the browser and then reopen it I'll get all images loading for a couple pages and then it begins doing it again.

I don't see this with any other Internet web sites, so it's either a problem with Slim's HTTP server or a problem in the interaction between IE and same.

MrC
2005-07-29, 15:47
Older versions of IE (eg. 5.5, early pre-SP2 v6) were notorious for failing to load images, and I still see it occasionally, but rarely now. See:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;817177

and also:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;837489

I'm presuming you have an up to date version of IE. Correct?

JJZolx
2005-07-29, 16:01
Older versions of IE (eg. 5.5, early pre-SP2 v6) were notorious for failing to load images, and I still see it occasionally, but rarely now. See:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;817177

and also:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;837489

I'm presuming you have an up to date version of IE. Correct?

Yep. It's an XP Pro box with SP2 and any patches made available by Windows Update. Like I say, I notice no problems loading images from with any "real" web sites unless maybe they're completely overloaded with traffic. SlimServer is running on the same machine and is hardly breaking a sweat. Pages load very fast, with only an occasional hiccup. I'll very occasionally see a page that takes a couple seconds to begin rendering, with seemingly no CPU load on the server (it could be disk load, though). That doesn't worry me, as it's pretty rare, while the image loading problem is pretty common.

MrC
2005-07-29, 16:13
Try nuking the IE cache and clear your Windows temporary files (temp directory and IE downloads and temp files). Windows is terrible at handling what is essentially garbage collection, and even worse at handling very full directories (esp. temp dirs). IE will fail to download files when temp dirs are full. MS' typical response for such anomalies, which i've found to work, is to clear all these places first, then retry. Just in case you're not sure how to do this, right click the C disk, and select Properties and then Disk cleanup. See if this helps.

Sorry Jim, I don't have a more definitive solution if this doesn't work. Perhaps someone else will have alternate suggestions.

radish
2005-07-29, 17:24
Install the latest IE patch:

http://www.getfirefox.com