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Talley, Brooks
2005-09-18, 14:55
I'm just getting started with Slimserver again after years away from it.
However, it's misbehaving. The slimtray app will happily allow me to
select "start slimserver", and it will then start blinking and do the
balloon help "starting..." thing. But no "slim.exe"" process appears in
task manager.

If I manually run slim.exe, it works fine, and the tray app realizes it
started and stops blinking.

Not a big deal, but I figured I'd report it. FWIW, Slimserver is
installed in d:\program files\slimserver on this system.

Cheers
-b

dean
2005-09-18, 17:24
Brooks,

That probably means that SlimServer isn't installed as a Windows
Service properly. Can you go to the Services control panel and see
if it's listed there?




On Sep 18, 2005, at 2:55 PM, Talley, Brooks wrote:

> I'm just getting started with Slimserver again after years away
> from it. However, it's misbehaving. The slimtray app will happily
> allow me to select "start slimserver", and it will then start
> blinking and do the balloon help "starting..." thing. But no
> "slim.exe"" process appears in task manager.
>
> If I manually run slim.exe, it works fine, and the tray app
> realizes it started and stops blinking.
>
> Not a big deal, but I figured I'd report it. FWIW, Slimserver is
> installed in d:\program files\slimserver on this system.
>
> Cheers
> -b
>

rme
2005-09-19, 06:44
I'm actually having the opposite problem in that slimserver is setup as an automatic windows service and starts up properly automatically. However, when I right click on the tray icon and exit/close, the slim.exe programs stays resident when I look in task manager.

Talley, Brooks
2005-09-22, 11:09
In fact, no, there's no SlimServer service installed at all. I did
check the "start Slimserver when system starts" checkbox, but it's just
not there. Perhaps something about installing it on d: ?

In any event, is there a way to register it as a service manually? I
googled it but didn't find any quick instructions.

Thanks!
-Brooks

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
> dean blackketter
> Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2005 2:25 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: Re: [slim] SlimTray not really starting slim.exe
>
> Brooks,
>
> That probably means that SlimServer isn't installed as a
> Windows Service properly. Can you go to the Services control
> panel and see if it's listed there?
>
>
>
>
> On Sep 18, 2005, at 2:55 PM, Talley, Brooks wrote:
>
> > I'm just getting started with Slimserver again after years
> away from
> > it. However, it's misbehaving. The slimtray app will
> happily allow
> > me to select "start slimserver", and it will then start
> blinking and
> > do the balloon help "starting..." thing. But no
> "slim.exe"" process
> > appears in task manager.
> >
> > If I manually run slim.exe, it works fine, and the tray app
> realizes
> > it started and stops blinking.
> >
> > Not a big deal, but I figured I'd report it. FWIW, Slimserver is
> > installed in d:\program files\slimserver on this system.
> >
> > Cheers
> > -b
> >

TinkerMan
2005-09-23, 05:20
I had exactly the same problem last night. I have come back to SlimServer for the first time in over a year and I'm trying to get everything set-up again. Check out the following:

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?WindowsInstallationGuide

<summary>

While you are given the option to run Slimserver service automatically when you install on Wiindows, you may want to install and run the SlimServer Windows service by hand.

Follow these instructions:

Open a "cmd" window and type "cd C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server". Type "slim.exe -install auto" to install the SlimServer software so it will automatically start as a Windows Service the next time you reboot.

You can start or stop the service manually by using "net start slimp3svc" or "net stop slimp3svc" respectively, or by using the Control Panels->Administrative Tools->Services application.

You can uninstall the service by stopping it, then typing "slim.exe -remove"

</summary>

I will say however, that once I logged out of the user on my WinXP box, I couldn't connect to the server anymore. I checked the service was running before logging off. I'll be tackling this next over the weekend I expect.

Seems the installation process for Windows isn't very smooth.

swedela
2005-09-23, 11:51
I have the same problem. It started appearing after I installed lame in the \server\bin folder on my WinXP machine; don't know if this has anything to do with it?

When I tried starting slimserver using the tray icon, it kept blinking "SlimServer starting" for hours without actually fully starting.

I also tried to start it using the description above (cmd window), but it gave me these messages:

slimsvc installed as SlimServer.
Starting SlimServer......
SlimServer failed to start.

I tried starting SlimServer in the Services application, where it was listed as stopped, and it reported that it started then stopped. I even tried removing the service and then restarting it using the cmd prompt, but it didn't work.

So what should I do? Everything worked fine until a couple of days ago when I installed lame by copying all lame files to the \server\bin folder? After that i realized that only the lame.exe should be copied there, and removed the other files. Could it have something to do with that?

Thanks for your help.

Regards,
swedela

swedela
2005-09-23, 13:16
I just tried the obvious Windows remedy, uninstalling and reinstalling, and SlimServer seems to run fine now. Of course this means that I have to rescan the library and reset all preferences, but at least it works.

I uninstalled SlimServer, moved lame.exe to the C:\Windows folder, deleted the SlimServer folder from C:\Program Files and did a fresh reinstall of SlimServer from the SlimDevices website. Now SlimServer is able to detect lame as well, which it didn't before the uninstall.

What's that old joke about getting out of a car that doesn't start, closing the dors, getting back in again and try starting again... Windows sure is weird sometimes.

Regards,
swedela

bishopdonmiguel
2005-09-23, 13:36
> Windows sure is weird sometimes.

For what it's worth, I've noticed this about the SlimServer Windows installer... during the first SlimServer setup, the service installs fine. Any subsequent setups (i.e. upgrade), the service is deleted and the replacement service entry fails to install properly. I always have to run setup twice during an upgrade to get the service to install properly. Of course, once it does the replacement service's logon credentials are reset to "Local System" and you must edit if you were previously using other credentials.

In my experience, this has been the only installer that does this so I'm not sure blame should be placed with Windows. In any case, I've managed to work around the problem but double installing every upgrade.