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odavis
2005-09-03, 18:44
I'm running Slimserver on my G4 Powerbook with OS 10.3.9

Some songs that previously showed in my library no longer do, even though they are still in my Music folder, show in iTunes, and can be played.

I suspect there's some kind of corruption in the Slimserver "catalog" but don't know how to force a rebuild.

Am I on the right track? Could it be a different problem? Anyone know how to force a rebuild? (I couldn't find the answer searching this forum).

Another problem that plagues me from time to time is my Squeezebox (original with an upgraded display) will randomly restart in the middle of a song. When it does this it completely reboots and then starts playing the same song from the beginning. Quite annoying and not a great selling point for folks enjoying the music. I'd love to solve this problem.

Thanks for any help!

Regards,

Owen

stinkingpig
2005-09-03, 19:23
odavis wrote:

>I'm running Slimserver on my G4 Powerbook with OS 10.3.9
>
>Some songs that previously showed in my library no longer do, even
>though they are still in my Music folder, show in iTunes, and can be
>played.
>
>I suspect there's some kind of corruption in the Slimserver "catalog"
>but don't know how to force a rebuild.
>
>Am I on the right track? Could it be a different problem? Anyone know
>how to force a rebuild? (I couldn't find the answer searching this
>forum).
>
>
>
Web interface, Server Settings, Rescan Music Library. If a rescan
doesn't fix it, check the "Clear library before rescan" box and do it
again (this may take a long time).

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org : It's a Scientific Venture!
"I spent all me tin with the ladies drinking gin,
so across the Western ocean I must wander." -- All for Me Grog, traditional

odavis
2005-09-03, 21:32
stinkingpig suggested:

> Web interface, Server Settings, Rescan Music Library. If a rescan
> doesn't fix it, check the "Clear library before rescan" box and
> do it again (this may take a long time).

I started the rescan (thanks for the pointer!) and went to do something else. When I came back, I discovered that the Slimserver had stopped running. I started Slimserver again from the apple control panel and went to the Search for one of the songs that's been missing. As soon as I type a character in the search box, the Slimserver stops running. I can restart, but I can't search.

Bee-zarre. Happens whether I use Safari or Firefox.

Anyone seen this before? Any tips for troubleshooting and isolating the problem?

Thanks in advance!

stinkingpig
2005-09-04, 08:52
odavis wrote:

>stinkingpig suggested:
>
>
>
>>Web interface, Server Settings, Rescan Music Library. If a rescan
>>doesn't fix it, check the "Clear library before rescan" box and
>>do it again (this may take a long time).
>>
>>
>
>I started the rescan (thanks for the pointer!) and went to do something
>else. When I came back, I discovered that the Slimserver had stopped
>running. I started Slimserver again from the apple control panel and
>went to the Search for one of the songs that's been missing. As soon
>as I type a character in the search box, the Slimserver stops running.
>I can restart, but I can't search.
>
>Bee-zarre. Happens whether I use Safari or Firefox.
>
>Anyone seen this before? Any tips for troubleshooting and isolating
>the problem?
>
>Thanks in advance!
>
>
>
>
sounds like you've got something in your library that's causing the scan
to crash, leaving the library in an unusable state. Try this:

Server settings > Debugging > Check "d_scan", Click Change
Server Settings > Check "Clear library before scan", Click Rescan

When it crashes, post /tmp/slimserver.log (can someone who uses Mac OSX
regularly confirm this is the right path?) to the list. The end of the
log file should explain what caused it to fall over.

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org : It's a Scientific Venture!
"I spent all me tin with the ladies drinking gin,
so across the Western ocean I must wander." -- All for Me Grog, traditional

ribbonrail
2005-09-04, 09:25
I am having similar problems with my mac mini setup. At first the album showed along with the tracks but would not play via slim server. Then the album just vanished from the slim server files. I can still locate it and play it through itunes.

Carlton

odavis
2005-09-04, 10:51
stinkingpig wrote:

> Server settings > Debugging > Check "d_scan", Click Change
> Server Settings > Check "Clear library before scan", Click Rescan

> When it crashes, post /tmp/slimserver.log (can someone who uses
> Mac OSX regularly confirm this is the right path?) to the list.
> The end of the log file should explain what caused it to fall over.

FYI: I found the log at /user/library/logs/slimserver.log

Jack, I did as you suggested. There are now 10% more songs listed than before (~5,100 up from ~4,700). However searching still creates a crash.

My log file is here http://noonoo.net/slimserverlog.txt

The error that seems to take place regularly in recent history is:
"Modification of a read-only value attempted at /Library/PreferencePanes/SlimServer.prefPane/Contents/server/Slim/Web/HTTP.pm line 1194.

Earlier in the log (at the top) there is a healthy selection of many kinds of errors.

FWIW, I regularly fix permissions on my Mac - leads me to think some file referred to in the code is hosed, but I'm just guessing!

What's next?

stinkingpig
2005-09-04, 12:24
odavis wrote:

>stinkingpig wrote:
>
>
>
>>Server settings > Debugging > Check "d_scan", Click Change
>>Server Settings > Check "Clear library before scan", Click Rescan
>>
>>
>
>
>
>>When it crashes, post /tmp/slimserver.log (can someone who uses
>>Mac OSX regularly confirm this is the right path?) to the list.
>>The end of the log file should explain what caused it to fall over.
>>
>>
>
>FYI: I found the log at /user/library/logs/slimserver.log
>
>Jack, I did as you suggested. There are now 10% more songs listed than
>before (~5,100 up from ~4,700). However searching still creates a
>crash.
>
>My log file is here http://noonoo.net/slimserverlog.txt
>
>The error that seems to take place regularly in recent history is:
>"Modification of a read-only value attempted at
>/Library/PreferencePanes/SlimServer.prefPane/Contents/server/Slim/Web/HTTP.pm
>line 1194.
>
>Earlier in the log (at the top) there is a healthy selection of many
>kinds of errors.
>
>FWIW, I regularly fix permissions on my Mac - leads me to think some
>file referred to in the code is hosed, but I'm just guessing!
>
>What's next?
>
>
>
>
doesn't look like the d_scan step took, there's no messages about the
scanning. Yeah, that HTTP.pm thing does look a bit suspicious, but:
a) I don't know the code well enough to say what causes it
b) while sometimes it immediately precedes a shutdown, there are
instances where the shutdown is seconds or minutes later; the last one
in the file precedes shutdown by over an hour.

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org : It's a Scientific Venture!
"I spent all me tin with the ladies drinking gin,
so across the Western ocean I must wander." -- All for Me Grog, traditional

mazurek
2005-09-04, 21:49
I seem to have a similar problem, it can't find a .m4a (mpeg4) file in browse albums or browse artists, but it can search and play it.