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Swannea
2006-11-09, 10:38
How is it possible that when last night everything was working fine, I boot up the system this morning and my browser cant't connect to localhost:9000/.
The cheesebox just dies down (darkscreen) when trying to connect. Rebooting the PC, disconnecting the cheesebox, reinstalling slimserver, nothing helps.

I'm close to giving up on this product. It's great when it works but 1 times out of 3 there's some kind of problem. Not to mention the evenings I spent researching slimserver/musicip integration and other timewasters. I'll better press the button before I really start ranting.

Mitch Harding
2006-11-09, 10:42
Have you tried calling support?

On 11/9/06, Swannea <Swannea.2h0ngn1163094001 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
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>
>
> How is it possible that when last night everything was working fine, I
> boot up the system this morning and my browser cant't connect to
> localhost:9000/.
> The cheesebox just dies down (darkscreen) when trying to connect.
> Rebooting the PC, disconnecting the cheesebox, reinstalling slimserver,
> nothing helps.
>
> I'm close to giving up on this product. It's great when it works but 1
> times out of 3 there's some kind of problem. Not to mention the
> evenings I spent researching slimserver/musicip integration and other
> timewasters. I'll better press the button before I really start
> ranting.
>
>
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crawler2006
2006-11-09, 10:52
It works for 99% of the other people here.

Problem is likely at the SlimServer on your PC.... there is probably some other running thread, program, or adware, or a corrupted driver that is interfering with it... try doing a clean-up of your system, especially if you've tried installing a lot of software over the time you've owned your PC.

Swannea
2006-11-09, 10:59
@ mitch:
No!!! Shear frustration preventing me from doing the obvious.
Thanx for the advice;-) It's kinda late on this continent, so I'll try tomorrow.

@crawler: makes sense in general, but what's baffling me is the flip-flop between power down and startup for no apparent reason.

oreillymj
2006-11-09, 11:08
I'm wondering if you're running 6.5 on Windows?

And if so, is your machine configured to download install Windows/ Anti-Virus updates.

Microsoft are always badgering me to turn on Automatic updates, but I don't like the idea of this stuff installing without my knowledge.

I'd be particularly careful about AV updates as 6.5 is sensitive to Anti-Virus programs which don't like the .myi files used by MySQL.

The only thing I can think of is that some updateto your system overnight has borked Slimserver.

A look in the Windows event viewer is usually a good place to start looking.

Gildahl
2006-11-09, 11:12
I've emailed support before with fast and excellent results. This was for a problem that no one on the forum could seem to answer. Don't forget, they are the experts.

Dave


@ mitch:
No!!! Shear frustration preventing me from doing the obvious.
Thanx for the advice;-) It's kinda late on this continent, so I'll try tomorrow.

@crawler: makes sense in general, but what's baffling me is the flip-flop between power down and startup for no apparent reason.

Brian Abbott
2006-11-09, 12:27
Funny, I emailed them the other week (about an admittedly reasonably
straightforward thing that I've since resolved) and have yet to get an
answer apart from the automated acknowledgement.

Gildahl wrote:
> I've emailed support before with fast and excellent results. This was
> for a problem that no one on the forum could seem to answer. Don't
> forget, they are the experts.
>
> Dave
>
> Swannea;153673 Wrote:
>> @ mitch:
>> No!!! Shear frustration preventing me from doing the obvious.
>> Thanx for the advice;-) It's kinda late on this continent, so I'll try
>> tomorrow.
>>
>> @crawler: makes sense in general, but what's baffling me is the
>> flip-flop between power down and startup for no apparent reason.
>
>

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crawler2006
2006-11-09, 13:55
Running AV Updates here and no problem.

Auto updates I have set to notify first, so I can see what is actually being updated, and can make sure I do it when nothing else critical is running.

Gavster
2006-11-10, 05:44
I have read other threads on this forum where people have had difficulties with connections etc. and a clean up and re-install of SS fixed all their problems. I'd certainly give that a go before trying anything else.

Gavin