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Phil Wood
2004-03-27, 15:11
I've just finished porting my slimserver software and mp3 collection
from an RH9 to a fedora server. After reloading slimserver 5.1.1 and
flashing both players to 2.3, I can't get either to play - neither from
the remote control nor from the web-based control panel.

The Perl-HiRes RPM was installed and still I can get the players to
play. What could I have overlooked?

_____________________
Phil Wood
woodp (AT) woodp (DOT) com
http://www.woodp.com/

kdf
2004-03-27, 16:18
Quoting Phil Wood <woodp (AT) woodp (DOT) com>:

> I've just finished porting my slimserver software and mp3 collection
> from an RH9 to a fedora server. After reloading slimserver 5.1.1 and
> flashing both players to 2.3, I can't get either to play - neither from
> the remote control nor from the web-based control panel.
>
> The Perl-HiRes RPM was installed and still I can get the players to
> play. What could I have overlooked?

run the server manually: /usr/local/slimserver/slimserver.pl --d_source

watch the messages on startup and when you try to play a song and it could give
you an idea of what is failing.

-kdf

Victor Brilon
2004-03-27, 16:23
Any error being logged? What happens if you try to start the server by hand?

I am running the nightly CVS Slim build on a Fedora FC2 box with no
problems.

Victor

Phil Wood wrote:
> I've just finished porting my slimserver software and mp3 collection
> from an RH9 to a fedora server. After reloading slimserver 5.1.1 and
> flashing both players to 2.3, I can't get either to play - neither from
> the remote control nor from the web-based control panel.
>
> The Perl-HiRes RPM was installed and still I can get the players to
> play. What could I have overlooked?
>
> _____________________
> Phil Wood
> woodp (AT) woodp (DOT) com
> http://www.woodp.com/
>
>
>

Daryle A. Tilroe
2004-03-27, 21:48
I would like to know what the recommended practice is
and what most people do when they aren't listening to
their Squeezebox. Do you completely turn it off (no
AC power at all) or do you leave it in the dim display
'Sleep' mode with something displayed? Is there any
benefit in a complete power off (e.g. better lifetime
of the VFD)? On the other end are there any problems
with repeated on/off cycles? Since mine is a component
for a stereo system I have it on a switched outlet off
the receiver like the rest of the components. When the
amp is off the Squeezebox is completely powered down.

--
Daryle A. Tilroe

Daryle A. Tilroe
2004-03-27, 22:00
I was playing around with my access point and Squeezebox
today in an attempt to get better signal strength and
reduce interference dropouts. This included playing with
the antenna, channels, placement, microwave, cordless phone,
etc. A few points.

-My 2.4GHz phone previous had this great auto mute feature
when playing flacs. Whenever you activated it or it rang
it would interfere enough to mute the playing flac. It was
almost handy if you were using it near the stereo but if
you were listening and someone else used the phone it was a
pain. Anyhow changing from channel 1 to 11 cured this.

-I get the best reception with my Squeezebox antenna on its
side. My AP is in the basement and SB upstairs. YMMV.

-Microwave still really kills the SB anytime it is on. I can
only assume some of my random dropouts happen when the neighbours
fire up theirs.

-As everyone knows 2.4GHz is really crowded. I think the best
solution is going to 802.11a. Question: Since the SB's wireless
is just a modular card is it possible, in principle, to have an
upgrade to 802.11a or g in the future?


--
Daryle A. Tilroe

Pat Farrell
2004-04-03, 22:26
At 12:13 AM 4/4/2004, you wrote:
>Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at
>/usr/local/slimserver/Slim/Player/Source.pm line 191.


That is a warning. You can ignore it.
The songs should play.

Check your /tmp/slimserver.log

if there isn't much there, make sure you have --d_source
as a command line parameter when you fire up the server.

HTH
Pat