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Ken Anderson
2004-07-17, 07:35
I just tried upgrading to 5.2.1 because I have a new squeezebox, and
now the server won't startup at all. Any recommendations? I'm running
OS X 10.3.4... I can't even find a log to know where to start!

Thanks,
Ken

Dave Nanian
2004-07-17, 07:43
If you've got your SlimServer set to start on boot, you can try
disabling the startup item. If you hold down Shift during the boot
process, it'll boot into "Safe Mode", which disables these startup
items. Then, once you're up, disable the server in the preference pane.

Note, though, that I can't think of any reason a simple process like
the Slim Server would prevent startup: if it was getting 'stuck' there,
it'd have "Waiting for Slim Server..." in the OS X info box but would
be getting to that point: nothing is loaded before you get to this
point in the boot sequence.

On Jul 17, 2004, at 10:35 AM, Ken Anderson wrote:

> I just tried upgrading to 5.2.1 because I have a new squeezebox, and
> now the server won't startup at all. Any recommendations? I'm
> running OS X 10.3.4... I can't even find a log to know where to
> start!
>
> Thanks,
> Ken
>
>

Ken Anderson
2004-07-17, 07:52
Sorry - the Mac is starting up fine - it's slimserver that won't start
anymore.

On Jul 17, 2004, at 10:43 AM, Dave Nanian wrote:

> If you've got your SlimServer set to start on boot, you can try
> disabling the startup item. If you hold down Shift during the boot
> process, it'll boot into "Safe Mode", which disables these startup
> items. Then, once you're up, disable the server in the preference
> pane.
>
> Note, though, that I can't think of any reason a simple process like
> the Slim Server would prevent startup: if it was getting 'stuck'
> there, it'd have "Waiting for Slim Server..." in the OS X info box but
> would be getting to that point: nothing is loaded before you get to
> this point in the boot sequence.
>
> On Jul 17, 2004, at 10:35 AM, Ken Anderson wrote:
>
>> I just tried upgrading to 5.2.1 because I have a new squeezebox, and
>> now the server won't startup at all. Any recommendations? I'm
>> running OS X 10.3.4... I can't even find a log to know where to
>> start!
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Ken
>>
>>

Dave Nanian
2004-07-17, 08:10
AH, OK. Do you have a ~/Library/Logs directory? If not, try creating
one...

On Jul 17, 2004, at 10:52 AM, Ken Anderson wrote:

> Sorry - the Mac is starting up fine - it's slimserver that won't start
> anymore.
>
> On Jul 17, 2004, at 10:43 AM, Dave Nanian wrote:
>
>> If you've got your SlimServer set to start on boot, you can try
>> disabling the startup item. If you hold down Shift during the boot
>> process, it'll boot into "Safe Mode", which disables these startup
>> items. Then, once you're up, disable the server in the preference
>> pane.
>>
>> Note, though, that I can't think of any reason a simple process like
>> the Slim Server would prevent startup: if it was getting 'stuck'
>> there, it'd have "Waiting for Slim Server..." in the OS X info box
>> but would be getting to that point: nothing is loaded before you get
>> to this point in the boot sequence.
>>
>> On Jul 17, 2004, at 10:35 AM, Ken Anderson wrote:
>>
>>> I just tried upgrading to 5.2.1 because I have a new squeezebox, and
>>> now the server won't startup at all. Any recommendations? I'm
>>> running OS X 10.3.4... I can't even find a log to know where to
>>> start!
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Ken
>>>
>>>

Ken Anderson
2004-07-17, 08:49
Of course, now that I created the log directory, it starts up OK
manually. However, it doesn't startup on boot, as it says in the
panel.

I'm a little confused as to who thinks run as.... can someone explain
what method is used to startup on boot?

Thanks,
Ken

On Jul 17, 2004, at 11:10 AM, Dave Nanian wrote:

> AH, OK. Do you have a ~/Library/Logs directory? If not, try creating
> one...
>
> On Jul 17, 2004, at 10:52 AM, Ken Anderson wrote:
>
>> Sorry - the Mac is starting up fine - it's slimserver that won't
>> start anymore.
>>
>> On Jul 17, 2004, at 10:43 AM, Dave Nanian wrote:
>>
>>> If you've got your SlimServer set to start on boot, you can try
>>> disabling the startup item. If you hold down Shift during the boot
>>> process, it'll boot into "Safe Mode", which disables these startup
>>> items. Then, once you're up, disable the server in the preference
>>> pane.
>>>
>>> Note, though, that I can't think of any reason a simple process like
>>> the Slim Server would prevent startup: if it was getting 'stuck'
>>> there, it'd have "Waiting for Slim Server..." in the OS X info box
>>> but would be getting to that point: nothing is loaded before you get
>>> to this point in the boot sequence.
>>>
>>> On Jul 17, 2004, at 10:35 AM, Ken Anderson wrote:
>>>
>>>> I just tried upgrading to 5.2.1 because I have a new squeezebox,
>>>> and now the server won't startup at all. Any recommendations? I'm
>>>> running OS X 10.3.4... I can't even find a log to know where to
>>>> start!
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Ken
>>>>
>>>>

Dave Nanian
2004-07-17, 10:04
On boot, it starts using a startup item, placed in
/Library/StartupItems. This item is generated dynamically by the
preference pane when you execute it, and runs as the user who turned it
on.

Try the following: turn the start-at-boot off and back on again. You'll
have to authenticate two times. That should update the startup script
to the most recent one, and may make a difference. Give it a try.

On Jul 17, 2004, at 11:49 AM, Ken Anderson wrote:

> Of course, now that I created the log directory, it starts up OK
> manually. However, it doesn't startup on boot, as it says in the
> panel.
>
> I'm a little confused as to who thinks run as.... can someone explain
> what method is used to startup on boot?
>
> Thanks,
> Ken
>
> On Jul 17, 2004, at 11:10 AM, Dave Nanian wrote:
>
>> AH, OK. Do you have a ~/Library/Logs directory? If not, try creating
>> one...
>>
>> On Jul 17, 2004, at 10:52 AM, Ken Anderson wrote:
>>
>>> Sorry - the Mac is starting up fine - it's slimserver that won't
>>> start anymore.
>>>
>>> On Jul 17, 2004, at 10:43 AM, Dave Nanian wrote:
>>>
>>>> If you've got your SlimServer set to start on boot, you can try
>>>> disabling the startup item. If you hold down Shift during the boot
>>>> process, it'll boot into "Safe Mode", which disables these startup
>>>> items. Then, once you're up, disable the server in the preference
>>>> pane.
>>>>
>>>> Note, though, that I can't think of any reason a simple process
>>>> like the Slim Server would prevent startup: if it was getting
>>>> 'stuck' there, it'd have "Waiting for Slim Server..." in the OS X
>>>> info box but would be getting to that point: nothing is loaded
>>>> before you get to this point in the boot sequence.
>>>>
>>>> On Jul 17, 2004, at 10:35 AM, Ken Anderson wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I just tried upgrading to 5.2.1 because I have a new squeezebox,
>>>>> and now the server won't startup at all. Any recommendations?
>>>>> I'm running OS X 10.3.4... I can't even find a log to know where
>>>>> to start!
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Ken
>>>>>
>>>>>