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    Howard Durdle
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    Problems with Windows service

    > 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

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    NOT a Slim Devices Employee kdf's Avatar
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    Problems with Windows service

    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

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