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haunyack
2007-01-21, 16:43
ok...reinstalled xpsp2 on my machine and now slimserver cannot find my music - (over 22,000 tracks, how could you miss that?)

"Your music library contains 0 albums with 1 song by 0 artists."

Went through the usual drill for new full rescan and still nothing,nada,zip,zilch.

After more than a year of babysitting this dam**d software through all the trials and tribulations of this "open source" solution I'm about to abandon ship.
I've had it.

ok...enough of my rant...any ideas as to why suddenly slimserver cannot see my music after all this time?
My previous install of xpsp2 is identical to the current incarnation.
Nothing has changed on my system. (including the usual unexpected behavior from slimserver)

SlimServer Version: 6.5.1 - 11206 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252
Server IP address: 192.168.xx.xxx
Perl Version: 5.8.8 MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
MySQL Version: 5.0.22-community-nt

"There is nothing wrong with your 'SlimDevice'. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are now in control of the transmission. We control the horizontal and the vertical. We can deluge you with a thousands channels, or expand one single image to crystal clarity and beyond. We can shape your vision to anything our imagination can conceive. For the next hour, we will control all that you see and hear."

coffeebucket
2007-01-21, 17:27
Have you tried installing a previous version of slimserver? If not, I'd recommend giving 6.3.1 a go.

Ben Sandee
2007-01-21, 17:33
On 1/21/07, haunyack <haunyack.2ksb0z1169423101 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
wrote:
>
>
> ok...reinstalled xpsp2 on my machine and now slimserver cannot find my
> music - (over 22,000 tracks, how could you miss that?)
>
> "Your music library contains 0 albums with 1 song by 0 artists."


If you reinstalled XP completely, it could be that the new installation has
not given read permission on your music folder to normal users. This often
happens with NTFS drives.

SlimServer may run as as a service, which may have reduced privileges.
Check your permissions, making sure that all users can read the music folder
and not just administrators.

Ben

haunyack
2007-01-21, 17:41
On 1/21/07, haunyack <haunyack.2ksb0z1169423101 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
wrote:
>
>
> ok...reinstalled xpsp2 on my machine and now slimserver cannot find my
> music - (over 22,000 tracks, how could you miss that?)
>
> "Your music library contains 0 albums with 1 song by 0 artists."


If you reinstalled XP completely, it could be that the new installation has
not given read permission on your music folder to normal users. This often
happens with NTFS drives.

SlimServer may run as as a service, which may have reduced privileges.
Check your permissions, making sure that all users can read the music folder
and not just administrators.

Ben

Thanks coffeebucket,Ben
I did do a rollback to 6.3.1 to no avail.
A new symptom has appeared that I have not seen before.
When I go to set up networking (wired-dhcp) slim finds the ip correctly but does not discover my machine name in order to connect. (firewall disabled)
Wazza?

pfarrell
2007-01-21, 17:58
haunyack wrote:
> A new symptom has appeared that I have not seen before.
> When I go to set up networking (wired-dhcp) slim finds the ip correctly
> but does not discover my machine name in order to connect. (firewall
> disabled)
> Wazza?

You are probably changing too much at once.


Lets back up. Is the slimserver running?
You can verify this without using your SqueezeBox. Just
connect to the Web page on your box, and make sure you see a reasonable
response.

You can even have it scan your library and verify that you have most
of your tunes before getting into networking.

If the SlimServer is not running, the Squeezebox won't find it, or its name.


--
Pat
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html

haunyack
2007-01-21, 18:07
haunyack wrote:
> A new symptom has appeared that I have not seen before.
> When I go to set up networking (wired-dhcp) slim finds the ip correctly
> but does not discover my machine name in order to connect. (firewall
> disabled)
> Wazza?

You are probably changing too much at once.


Lets back up. Is the slimserver running?
You can verify this without using your SqueezeBox. Just
connect to the Web page on your box, and make sure you see a reasonable
response.

You can even have it scan your library and verify that you have most
of your tunes before getting into networking.

If the SlimServer is not running, the Squeezebox won't find it, or its name.


--
Pat
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html

Pat,
I see that slimserver cannot get started.
When I try to force the service from admin/services - it starts then stops.
What would keep the service from running I wonder?

kdf
2007-01-21, 18:16
On 21-Jan-07, at 5:07 PM, haunyack wrote:
>
> What would keep the service from running I wonder?
>
open a command prompt: start->programs->accessories->command prompt

run:
c:\program files\slimserver\server\slim.exe

If that fails to start the server, then it will tell you why it's not
starting. Then we may be able to help from there.

-kdf