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Deco-Doctor
2006-11-30, 16:31
Hi

I am awaiting the arrival of my new sqeezebox so I thought I would download the Slimserver software so I'm ready to go when the squeezebox arrives.

Problem is that I can't get the Slimserver to work at all! I have it installed on my laptop and on my desktop PC. When I try to start it I get the little balloon which says 'slimserver starting'. Thats all it does, it never starts! I have this problem on both my laptop and my desktop (which was going to doing slimserver duties) Both machines running Windows XP, desktop machine is bang up to date with all Windows updates, firewall switched off. I have an ADSL broadband connection through a Vigor router.

Any suggestions guys?

Thanks

Martin

paulo
2006-11-30, 16:39
I'd recommend posting the version that you are trying to start up.

Deco-Doctor
2006-11-30, 16:42
I'd recommend posting the version that you are trying to start up.

Just downloaded it an hour ago so it is the latest version 6.5.1

Thanks

Martin

Deco-Doctor
2006-11-30, 16:51
Just downloaded it an hour ago so it is the latest version 6.5.1



Correction it is version 6.5.0

mrlaird
2006-11-30, 22:34
Your slimserver needs to install as a service. Check by going to Start, Run, then type in 'services.msc' and hit enter. If it is not in this list then do the following.
click start
click run
type in: "C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server\slim.exe" -install
(make sure you include the quotes and the -install portions)
Hit enter, and a window should pop up for up to a minute or so, then disappear.
If you want it to start automatically on boot, go back to services.msc and find slimserver. double click it and change it to automatic.
Reboot computer.

I just received my squeezebox and needed to do this so it would start up. I found it at http://faq.slimdevices.com

I would suggest leaving your firewall on and configuring it so it will accept the slimdevice. The manual that comes with the squeezebox tell you how to do the windows firewall and at the address above, I found how to configure my PC-Cillin 2006.

mherger
2006-12-01, 00:53
> Correction it is version 6.5.0

Try 6.5.1 instead. Many bugs are fixed in there.

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David Lawrence
2006-12-01, 03:17
Your problem sounds very simialr to mine, so this might help:

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showpost.php?p=158862&postcount=10