firefly media server fails to start. i am doing a manual startup already but it still fails
Is this a question or a statement?
If it’s a question about how to resolve that, you could help by providing enough information to be able to resolve it. Some things to start with might be what operating system, what version of the software, and what happens when you try to start it — that is to say, how does it fail? Does it appear to start, but doesn’t appear in iTunes? Does it not start and print an error? Does the computer physically start on fire?
This might be helpful reading as well: