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PAUL WILLIAMSON
2005-09-01, 05:21
>>> CavesOfTQLT.1uoiun (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com 09/01/05 8:07 AM
>>>
>
> Right, I'm going to re-install everything from scratch, and I'm going

> to select everything that comes up in the install window, and if it
> still doesn't work after that then it'll probably be bad news for
> the SB2. It shouldn't be this difficult to get one application
> installed and running.

Bad idea. I can guarantee if you are installing Fedora you'll be
disappointed. Most of the recent distros have SE Linux enabled
by default. If this is an internal server not exposed to the
internet, remember to disable SE Linux as well as any firewall,
which will most likely prevent the SB2 from communicating
with SlimServer.

Getting that app installed and running is not that hard if you
are familiar with the OS you install SS on. Getting your
head around how SS works is a little easier once you
actually get it installed.

Paul

Robin Bowes
2005-09-01, 05:35
PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
>>>>CavesOfTQLT.1uoiun (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com 09/01/05 8:07 AM
>>>>
>>
>>Right, I'm going to re-install everything from scratch, and I'm going
>
>
>>to select everything that comes up in the install window, and if it
>>still doesn't work after that then it'll probably be bad news for
>>the SB2. It shouldn't be this difficult to get one application
>>installed and running.
>
>
> Bad idea. I can guarantee if you are installing Fedora you'll be
> disappointed. Most of the recent distros have SE Linux enabled
> by default. If this is an internal server not exposed to the
> internet, remember to disable SE Linux as well as any firewall,
> which will most likely prevent the SB2 from communicating
> with SlimServer.
>
> Getting that app installed and running is not that hard if you
> are familiar with the OS you install SS on. Getting your
> head around how SS works is a little easier once you
> actually get it installed.
>

Huh? I'm not sure that this addresses the problems Robbie has been
experiencing.

For a start, he's using Mandriva 10.2 not Fedora.

Also, turning off SE Linux and the firewall is *not* the answer. I run
Fedora and, whilst I don't have SE Linux enabled (a legacy of upgrading
from earlier versions of Fedora), I have the firewall enabled and simply
configure it to allow the necessary access to slimserver.

Robbie is *not* familiar with Linux, but the problem he is experiencing
is not caused by his lack of experience - there's a real issue here.

Why don't you download Mandriva 10.2 and see if you can replicate it and
resolve it for him? I'm going to give that a go tonight.

R.
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and his wife's not there,
is he still wrong?

PAUL WILLIAMSON
2005-09-01, 11:05
>>> CavesOfTQLT.1uoz20 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com 09/01/05 1:56 PM
>>>

> Ah, at the line where it says 'Please enter a perl binary to use
> (defaults to /usr/bin/perl)', I've assumed the default is the
correct
> one so I've just hit enter.
>
> However if I try 'cd /usr/bin/perl' it comes back with no such file
or
> directory. Could this be the issue?

Oh boy. what does 'which perl' say?

Paul

PAUL WILLIAMSON
2005-09-01, 17:45
>>> robin-lists (AT) robinbowes (DOT) com 09/01/05 8:18 PM >>>
> Ok, here's my installation report on Mandriva 10.2.

<snip>

WOW! This is awesome Robin. I've gotten as far as burning
the CDs. I think I'll install it just to see if I have the same
experience. It definitely should go into the Wiki somehow.

Paul