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  1. #1
    Maik Musall
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    slimserver.pl first startup

    Hello,

    I'm a new squeezebox user. Being disappointed from a try with cd3o,
    the first steps with the squeezebox were delighting: it did the
    net setup without problems (the cd3o didn't know about default
    gateways, believe!), it made a firmware update and the slimserver
    is finding my ogg recordings.

    However, the slimserver reacts very slowly and is obviously scanning
    my archive since hours. It has eaten 230 cpu minutes already up
    to now, grew to 41MB and there's no end to see. Is that normal?
    Will it at least not do this any time I restart it? - I stepped
    through the subjects of the last 2 months of this mailing list
    but found nothing that specific. There's no search function :-(

    My system is:
    - gentoo Linux, kernel 2.4.28
    - Dual PIII-1000, 1536MB RAM
    - about 200 GB ogg files in a directory structure, about 48MB each,
    residing on a separate SATA hard disk
    (selfmade radio recordings, each file an hour)

    Another thing wonders me: I created a new user that runs the
    slimserver.pl script. The slimserver software is installed in
    /opt/SlimServer_v5.4.0, and the script created another directory
    opt/SlimServer_v5.4.0 with HTML subdirectory within the *home*
    directory of that user. Is that normal? Looks like it could
    be some relative vs. absolute path mistake somewhere.

    Thanks for any help.
    Regards
    --
    Maik Musall <maik (AT) musall (DOT) de>

  2. #2
    Maik Musall
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    slimserver.pl first startup

    On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 03:31:59PM +0000, slim (AT) hergest (DOT) demon.co.uk wrote:
    > >I stepped through the subjects of the last 2 months of this mailing list
    > >but found nothing that specific. There's no search function :-(

    >
    > There is a search function. Go to http://www.slimdevices.com/dev_resources.html and right at the top there is a search facility using google.


    Thanks for that hint. I bookmarked the archive and that points only to
    http://lists.slimdevices.com/lists/listinfo/discuss from where there is
    no link to the search function...

    I indeed now found an answer in
    http://lists.slimdevices.com/archive...er/035819.html
    Seems like I have to be patient until slimserver has built up the
    catalog.

    Regards
    --
    Maik Musall <maik (AT) musall (DOT) de>

  3. #3
    Steve Baumgarten
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    slimserver.pl first startup

    > Thanks for that hint. I bookmarked the archive and that points only to
    > http://lists.slimdevices.com/lists/listinfo/discuss from where there is
    > no link to the search function...


    You can search directly on gmane.org (they archive the mailing list and
    provide web and NNTP read/write access to it, in addition to a search
    function):

    http://search.gmane.org/search.php?g...evices.general

    This will often give you better results than a search via Google; if
    nothing else, you can get the search results back in reverse
    chronological order so you can start with the most recent discussions.

    There's a mention of this on Slimdevices' "dev resources" page, though
    it's not nearly as prominent as the Google search. If you look at the
    description of the "discuss" list you'll see a link to browse and search
    the archive at gmane.org. It might make sense to make this link more
    prominent, as it's as least as useful as (if not more useful than) the
    Google link.

    http://news.gmane.org/gmane.music.eq...evices.general

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  4. #4
    Robin Bowes
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    slimserver.pl first startup

    Roger Mitchell wrote:
    > Mark - Use Outlook Express and set up a news account. Works a treat. Email
    > me if you need to know how and send you instructions.


    Better still, use Thunderbird.

    R.
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    http://robinbowes.com

  5. #5
    Jack Coates
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    slimserver.pl first startup

    > Mark - Use Outlook Express and set up a news account. Works a treat. Email
    > me if you need to know how and send you instructions.
    >
    > Roger
    > Newbury, UK
    >


    As a Mutt user, I'm sure Maik is happy without OE Still, NNTP access to
    Slim lists via GMANE is a handy thing to know about.

    That relative pathing thing seems suspicious, I've always installed with
    RPMs on Mandrake and it goes into /usr/local/slimserver with a couple of
    files in /etc. The user account is automagically setup with its homedir
    pointing at /usr/local/slimserver. Did you unpack a tarball?

    --
    Jack At Monkeynoodle.Org: It's A Scientific Venture...
    "Believe what you're told; there'd be chaos if everyone thought for
    themselves." -- Top Dog hotdog stand, Berkeley, CA

  6. #6
    Maik Musall
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    slimserver.pl first startup

    On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 08:57:59PM -0800, Jack Coates wrote:
    > As a Mutt user, I'm sure Maik is happy without OE


    Indeed :-)

    > Still, NNTP access to Slim lists via GMANE is a handy thing to know about.


    Yes - that would have been the more precise type of information.

    > That relative pathing thing seems suspicious, I've always installed with
    > RPMs on Mandrake and it goes into /usr/local/slimserver with a couple of
    > files in /etc. The user account is automagically setup with its homedir
    > pointing at /usr/local/slimserver. Did you unpack a tarball?


    Glad someone read this also. As a gentoo user, I don't like to have some
    rpm doing things beyond my direct control, so I took the tarball and
    unpacked the SlimServer_v5.4.0 directory to /opt, and made a separate
    home directory in /home for the slimp user. Guess that's not supposed
    to be separate. I think I will put that together and hope that there's
    not another complete archive rescan necessary, since that's a thing
    that needs about 8 hours with my 200GB.

    Thanks
    --
    Maik Musall <maik (AT) musall (DOT) de>

  7. #7
    Jack Coates
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    slimserver.pl first startup

    > On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 08:57:59PM -0800, Jack Coates wrote:
    >> As a Mutt user, I'm sure Maik is happy without OE

    >
    > Indeed :-)
    >
    >> Still, NNTP access to Slim lists via GMANE is a handy thing to know
    >> about.

    >
    > Yes - that would have been the more precise type of information.
    >
    >> That relative pathing thing seems suspicious, I've always installed with
    >> RPMs on Mandrake and it goes into /usr/local/slimserver with a couple of
    >> files in /etc. The user account is automagically setup with its homedir
    >> pointing at /usr/local/slimserver. Did you unpack a tarball?

    >
    > Glad someone read this also. As a gentoo user, I don't like to have some
    > rpm doing things beyond my direct control, so I took the tarball and
    > unpacked the SlimServer_v5.4.0 directory to /opt, and made a separate
    > home directory in /home for the slimp user. Guess that's not supposed
    > to be separate. I think I will put that together and hope that there's
    > not another complete archive rescan necessary, since that's a thing
    > that needs about 8 hours with my 200GB.
    >


    if you move everything together into the /opt directory, it should just
    work, in theory. Rescanning will eventually be faster when the database
    backend is implemented. Besides, I thought Gentoo users had lots of time,
    or are your evenings already consumed with emerge
    --
    Jack At Monkeynoodle.Org: It's A Scientific Venture...
    "Believe what you're told; there'd be chaos if everyone thought for
    themselves." -- Top Dog hotdog stand, Berkeley, CA

  8. #8
    Maik Musall
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    slimserver.pl first startup

    On Thu, Dec 09, 2004 at 04:14:29PM -0000, Kevin Walsh wrote:
    > Jack Coates [jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org] wrote:
    > > if you move everything together into the /opt directory, it should just
    > > work, in theory.
    > >

    > Yes - it will just work.
    >
    > I have the slimserver user's home directory in /opt/slimserver and
    > the SlimServer (CVS) source in /src/slimserver. I then have a symlink
    > from /opt/slimserver/server to /src/slimserver/server and another
    > from /opt/slimserver/music to somewhere else. The .slimserver.pref
    > file goes in the /opt/slimserver directory, as does the "playlists"
    > subdirectory. It all works without any drama at all.


    Well I have the music directory in /mmedia/audio, but all the other
    stuff is now in /opt/slimserver which is the home directory of my
    slimp user, and it works fine now.

    However the server is *very* slow when rescanning, reaction to
    remote control commands or responsiveness at the web interface is
    bad. The server machine has some idle CPUs, I wonder why this isn't
    done in separate threads... or did I miss some configuration detail?

    Regards
    --
    Maik Musall <maik (AT) musall (DOT) de>

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