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Neall
2004-11-20, 19:44
How the heck do I turn off this headless monster, Richard? The only thing
I can think of is to do a ctl-alt-del and purge it from the process list.
(on my win-xp client machine).

If you start the headless applet while running the graphical, the
graphical version locks up. If you start the graphical after the
headless, it acts totally wacky. Can one be designed to override the
other? They don't play well together. What's hardest of all is knowing
whether the headless is even running at all! Great start. The headless
version seems to have a bad attitude, though :) Maybe it's time to
include a simple "howto" or text manual with the distro? I'm a bit
clueless as to the proper use (and termination) of the headless applet.
Neall

rtitmuss
2004-11-22, 13:23
Neall,

Now that's a good question. If you started the headless Softsqueeze from
the jar file, then you've probably already found the only way. When it
is running as an applet if you close the webpage the headless
Softsqueeze should exit.

If you run both versions together they will conflict as by default they
will both have the same mac address (the slimserver uses the mac address
to identify unique players). In the applet tag include a '<param
name="macaddress" value="11:11:11:11:11:11" />' to set the mac address
of the headless player, then both should co-exist happily.

I am also clueless as to the proper use of the headless applet, so far
it's not really got one. Once it has been embedded in a slimserver skin,
then it should 'just work'.

Regards,
Richard


Neall wrote:

>How the heck do I turn off this headless monster, Richard? The only thing
>I can think of is to do a ctl-alt-del and purge it from the process list.
>(on my win-xp client machine).
>
>If you start the headless applet while running the graphical, the
>graphical version locks up. If you start the graphical after the
>headless, it acts totally wacky. Can one be designed to override the
>other? They don't play well together. What's hardest of all is knowing
>whether the headless is even running at all! Great start. The headless
>version seems to have a bad attitude, though :) Maybe it's time to
>include a simple "howto" or text manual with the distro? I'm a bit
>clueless as to the proper use (and termination) of the headless applet.
>Neall
>
>