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Howard Durdle
2004-07-28, 03:13
> As I said I remain convinced it's a memory issue - and
> I am hoping this >might< be the only issue - I am going
> to try 1GB and if that fails I am considering installing
> Linux which is new ground totally for me. I have

Not wishing to discourage you any, but my machine is a 1.8GHz Athlon with
over 1Gb of RAM, and I suffer the exact set of problems you've described.

I have just over 65K tracks, and SlimServer 5.3.0 runs as a service on
Windows 2000. The box does very little other than run Slim, yet I get the
same time-outs (normally 20 seconds or so) and hangs in the web interface.

The slim.exe is taking up about 300Mb of RAM at all times, and drives just
two devices - a SliMP3, and a Squeezebox (both wired). Well, actually the
Squeezebox is dead at the moment, and I'm waiting for customer support to
tell me where to send it for a replacement!

Moving the box to Linux isn't an option for me - but would installing Perl
on Windows and running the Slim software through that make any difference?

Howard

kdf
2004-07-28, 03:20
Quoting Howard Durdle <howard (AT) durdle (DOT) com>:

>
> > As I said I remain convinced it's a memory issue - and
> > I am hoping this >might< be the only issue - I am going
> > to try 1GB and if that fails I am considering installing
> > Linux which is new ground totally for me. I have
>
> Not wishing to discourage you any, but my machine is a 1.8GHz Athlon with
> over 1Gb of RAM, and I suffer the exact set of problems you've described.
>
> I have just over 65K tracks, and SlimServer 5.3.0 runs as a service on
> Windows 2000. The box does very little other than run Slim, yet I get the
> same time-outs (normally 20 seconds or so) and hangs in the web interface.
>
> The slim.exe is taking up about 300Mb of RAM at all times, and drives just
> two devices - a SliMP3, and a Squeezebox (both wired). Well, actually the
> Squeezebox is dead at the moment, and I'm waiting for customer support to
> tell me where to send it for a replacement!
>
> Moving the box to Linux isn't an option for me - but would installing Perl
> on Windows and running the Slim software through that make any difference?
not likely, as the EXE is simply a perl compile under a windows Perl
environment. I too see the same lame performance under windows. no dropouts,
but I only have 4k songs under windows ( I keep legal, you see). Testing
options just isn't an option becuase once again, you have to pay money to play
with windows. That's probably why nobody can help. Windows users can only cry
for help. I can't develop a damn thing for any windows app I've tried and i
certainly know of a great many that need a big injection of user feedback. for
myself, I can only say that I try. I do have a duplicate setup. I do have an
entire drive dedicated to a windows slimserver setup, even tho I would never
run my clients from it. It is just there to test my ideas, hoping it can work
in windows as wel as it does on my main slimserver platform. or at least, to
avoid breaking things.

-kdf

-kdf