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Shredder
2007-12-26, 18:47
I just downloaded Slim Server and the system preference file did not download along with it. I have spent a fair amount of time looking for it and it is just not there. Any ideaas on how can get it to download? Thanks.

Phil Karn
2007-12-26, 20:07
I already run avahi (a Bonjour daemon) on my Linux box and I'd rather have it
advertise my slimserver instead of having slimserver run its own copy of
mDNSResponder.

In the past I've done this by manually creating the appropriate avahi config
file and commenting out the mDNSResponder invocation in Slimserver. But avahi is
getting pretty popular now so I'm wondering if any thought has gone into making
slimserver work with it a little more naturally.

--Phil

Shredder
2007-12-26, 20:08
I tried downloading again w/o success. Any ideas?

snarlydwarf
2007-12-26, 20:40
Doesnt the server create it when it starts up?

mherger
2007-12-27, 00:47
> I just downloaded Slim Server and the system preference file did not
> download along with it.

The preference file is created when you start SS/SC for the first time. You should find it in a prefs sub folder of the program folder where you installed (assuming SS 6.5.x on Windows) or in "Documents & Settings/All Users/Application data/SqueezeCenter" (SqueezeCenter 7). If you can't find them, then you should give us some more information about your system.

Michael

Shredder
2007-12-27, 08:03
Thanks mherger. I have looked in the programs folder for that subfile. I know it sounds odd, but it is not there (or any place else that I can determine).

I am using a brand new iMac w/Bootcamp partition. SS 6.5.x downloaded on Vista.

Any ideas? I would love to get this worked out. Thanks.

mherger
2007-12-27, 08:20
> I am using a brand new iMac w/Bootcamp partition. SS 6.5.x downloaded
> on Vista.

Make sure you have 6.5.5, make Explorer display hidden and system folders. It's in c:\programdata\all users\application data\squeezecenter or similar.

Michael

Shredder
2007-12-27, 12:17
Thanks Michael. I found it and it said I can't open unless I assign a program to it. I have not been able to find one that works. What do you think I should do? Thankyou very much.

mherger
2007-12-27, 12:40
> Thanks Michael. I found it and it said I can't open unless I assign a
> program to it. I have not been able to find one that works.

Wordpad should be fine - it's a simple text file. If you want a decent text editor, get a copy of PSPad (http://www.pspad.com/).

Michael

Shredder
2007-12-27, 12:54
Thanks. Unfortunately, preferences is not a text file. I just want to set my preferences and I cannot get the file to open.

UGH. Help!

mherger
2007-12-27, 13:12
> Thanks. Unfortunately, preferences is not a text file. I just want to
> set my preferences and I cannot get the file to open.

Why would you want to edit that file manually anyway? Don't get me wrong, but I guess if you can't open that file, then you shouldn't touch it. You'll easily break SlimServer completely. Better start a new thread asking how to fix your real issue.

Michael

hickinbottoms
2007-12-27, 14:25
Could I ask what your avahi configuration file looks like? I'm putting
together a SqueezeCenter ebuild for Gentoo Linux and could easily add
avahi support as well.

Stuart

Phil Karn wrote:
> I already run avahi (a Bonjour daemon) on my Linux box and I'd rather have it
> advertise my slimserver instead of having slimserver run its own copy of
> mDNSResponder.
>
> In the past I've done this by manually creating the appropriate avahi config
> file and commenting out the mDNSResponder invocation in Slimserver. But avahi is
> getting pretty popular now so I'm wondering if any thought has gone into making
> slimserver work with it a little more naturally.
>
> --Phil
>