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tbessie
2006-11-26, 01:33
So SlimServer is installed, but I just noticed that the SlimServer service isn't running (although the MySQL daemon is).

Is this normal? Does slim.exe never show as "running" in XP services?

- Tim

Mark Lanctot
2006-11-26, 09:09
It does on my system?

The proof is if you can bring up the web page. If you can, it's running.

tbessie
2006-11-26, 16:38
It does on my system?

The proof is if you can bring up the web page. If you can, it's running.

Tbat is, are you going to the Services page, and it has it as "Running"?

Mine has it as type Manual, and does not show it as running.

However, slim.exe *is* running in the process list.

Why is the service installed if it's not running *as* a service, but as a separate process? Or does that service merely kick off slim.exe, then die?

- Tim

Mark Lanctot
2006-11-26, 17:40
It's in the Services page, shown as running, and shown as "Automatic".

JJZolx
2006-11-26, 18:16
Tbat is, are you going to the Services page, and it has it as "Running"?

Mine has it as type Manual, and does not show it as running.

However, slim.exe *is* running in the process list.
The SlimServer program name is "slim.exe", whether it is running a service or not.


Why is the service installed if it's not running *as* a service, but as a separate process? Or does that service merely kick off slim.exe, then die?
This sounds like the inevitable confusion caused by recent changes to SlimTray:

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=4131

http://svn.slimdevices.com/?rev=10193&view=rev

SlimServer is installed as a service, but you have the option of running it as a user program. Why? Seems like it's mostly to address the issue of SlimServer accessing mapped network drives.

JJZolx
2006-11-26, 20:05
The SlimServer program name is "slim.exe", whether it is running a service or not.
I should add that it will look the same in the list of processes running - shown as 'slim.exe' - except that when running as a service the user name displayed will be SYSTEM, while when running as a user program it will be the name of the logged in user.

tbessie
2006-11-26, 21:34
The SlimServer program name is "slim.exe", whether it is running a service or not.


This sounds like the inevitable confusion caused by recent changes to SlimTray:

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=4131

http://svn.slimdevices.com/?rev=10193&view=rev

SlimServer is installed as a service, but you have the option of running it as a user program. Why? Seems like it's mostly to address the issue of SlimServer accessing mapped network drives.

I'm having it start at login, so then I suppose the service is turned off, and slim.exe is run as an app. And I suppose then that if I changed it to start at boot, the service would be changed to Automatic and would be running?

- Tim

JJZolx
2006-11-27, 10:02
I'm having it start at login, so then I suppose the service is turned off, and slim.exe is run as an app. And I suppose then that if I changed it to start at boot, the service would be changed to Automatic and would be running?

I can't say for sure since I don't use SlimTray, but that sounds right.