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sluggi
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Hi jheinitz,

Thanks for your quick answer. I checked the things you mentioned.

1.) have you checked your logfile of the firefly server. Should be /opt/var/log/mt-daapd.log?

I noticed that my log was switched off. After switching it on I got the following log after restarting the NSLU2 (file /var/log/mt-daapd.log):

2007-02-13 21:54:38 (00000400): Firefly Version svn-1498: Starting with debuglev
2007-02-13 21:54:38 (00000400): Starting rendezvous daemon
2007-02-13 21:54:38 (00000400): Starting signal handler
2007-02-13 21:54:38 (00000400): Initializing database
2007-02-13 21:54:39 (00000400): Starting web server from /opt/share/mt-daapd/adm
2007-02-13 21:54:39 (00000400): Registering rendezvous names
2007-02-13 21:54:39 (00000400): Serving 31 songs. Startup complete in 1 seconds
2007-02-13 21:54:39 (00000400): Rescanning database
2007-02-13 21:54:39 (00000400): Starting playlist scan
2007-02-13 21:54:39 (00000400): Updating playlists
2007-02-13 21:54:39 (00000400): Scanned 31 songs (was 31) in 0 seconds

2.) have you started the Firefly Server after installing the software? Reboot would also start the server.

I think the server is running. See result of the ps command:

  PID TTY     Uid        Size State Command
1 root 1212 S /bin/init
2 root 0 S [keventd]
3 root 0 S [ksoftirqd_CPU0]
4 root 0 S [kswapd]
5 root 0 S [bdflush]
6 root 0 S [kupdated]
7 root 0 S [mtdblockd]
8 root 0 S [khubd]
9 root 0 S [jffs2_gcd_mtd4]
10 root 0 S [usb-storage-0]
11 root 0 S [scsi_eh_1]
13 root 0 S [sd-mc-thread]
28 root 0 S [kjournald]
50 root 0 D [ixp425_csr]
51 root 0 S [ixp425 ixp0]
54 ttyS0 root 1916 S /bin/sh
55 root 1936 S /sbin/syslogd -n
56 root 1924 S /sbin/klogd -n
148 root 1216 S /sbin/udhcpc -H LINK
166 root 0 S [kjournald]
228 root 9884 S upnpd &>/dev/null
238 root 9884 S upnpd &>/dev/null
239 root 9884 S upnpd &>/dev/null
242 root 9884 S upnpd &>/dev/null
243 root 9884 S upnpd &>/dev/null
244 root 9884 S upnpd &>/dev/null
336 root 2144 S /usr/sbin/thttpd -C /etc/thttpd.conf
360 root 6148 S /usr/sbin/smbd -D
362 root 6148 S /usr/sbin/smbd -D
363 root 4820 S /usr/sbin/nmbd -D
389 root 1952 S /usr/sbin/QuickSet
394 root 1904 S /usr/sbin/USB_Detect
395 root 1900 S /usr/sbin/USB_Detect
404 root 1884 S /usr/sbin/onetouch_detect
407 root 1884 S /usr/sbin/onetouch_detect
419 root 1216 S /usr/sbin/crond
425 root 1928 S /usr/sbin/CheckResetButton
427 root 1196 S /usr/sbin/CheckPowerButton
429 root 1196 S /usr/sbin/do_umount
475 guest 4008 S /opt/sbin/mt-daapd -c /opt/etc/mt-daapd/mt-
476 guest 10368 S /opt/sbin/mt-daapd -c /opt/etc/mt-daapd/mt-
483 guest 10368 S /opt/sbin/mt-daapd -c /opt/etc/mt-daapd/mt-
484 guest 10368 S /opt/sbin/mt-daapd -c /opt/etc/mt-daapd/mt-
485 guest 10368 S /opt/sbin/mt-daapd -c /opt/etc/mt-daapd/mt-
509 root 1256 S /usr/sbin/telnetd
510 ttyp0 root 1920 S -sh
533 guest 10368 S /opt/sbin/mt-daapd -c /opt/etc/mt-daapd/mt-
536 root 2148 S /usr/sbin/thttpd -C /etc/thttpd.conf
550 root 1276 S /bin/inetd
551 root 1256 R /usr/sbin/telnetd
552 ttyp1 root 1920 S -sh
560 ttyp1 root 1984 R ps

3.) Can you see your Firefly Server in iTunes? In order to see it in iTunes you need to configure iTunes to look for shared music.

Yes, I see the firefly server in iTunes and can access the MP3 files from there.

If you have anything strange in your logfile, please post it. This gives the community a more detailed view on your system.

I think in the log there is nothing strange. for further information I add my configuration file for mt-daapd:

# $Id: mt-daapd.conf,v 1.3 2005/02/15 03:35:19 rpedde Exp $
#
# This is the mt-daapd config file.
#
# If you have problems or questions with the format of this file,
# direct your questions to [email protected]
#
# You can also check the website at http://mt-daapd.sourceforge.net,
# as there is a growing documentation library there, peer-supported
# forums and possibly more.
#

[general]

#
# web_root (required)
#
# Location of the admin web pages. If you installed from
# ipk, this is correct
#

web_root = /opt/share/mt-daapd/admin-root

#
# port (required)
#
# What port to listen on. It is possible to use a different
# port, but this is the default iTunes port
#

port = 3689

#
# admin_pw (required)
#
# This is the password to the administrative pages
#
# YOU SHOULD PROBABLY CHANGE THIS
#

admin_pw = mt-daapd

#
# db_dir (depricated)
#
# This is where mt-daapd stores its database of song information.
#
# If you installed this from .ipk, this is correct
#

#db_dir /opt/var/mt-daapd

#
# db_type/db_parms
#
# This specifies what kind of database you want, and where
# it should be kept. Valid db_types depend on what databases are
# compiled in, but can include "sqlite" and "sqlite3".
#
# db_parms is the parameters for that database backend. For sqlite and
# sqlite3, these parameters are the path to the database.
#

db_type = sqlite
db_parms = /opt/var/mt-daapd

#
# mp3_dir (required)
#
# Location of the mp3 files to share. This corresponds
# to a folder called "mp3" in the "DISK 1" share.
#

mp3_dir = /share/hdd/data/public/mp3

#
# servername
#
# This is both the name of the server as advertised
# via rendezvous, and the name of the database
# exported via DAAP
#
# defaults to the hostname if not set
#

#servername = NSLU2 Music

#
# runas (required)
#
# This is the user to drop privs to if running as
# root. If mt-daapd is not started as root, this
# configuration option is ignored. Notice that this
# must be specified whether the server is running
# as root or not.
#
# If you have not messed with permissions from
# the console, then this should work correctly
# without any strange chmods or anything.
#

runas = guest

#
# playlist (optional)
#
# This is the location of a playlist file.
# This is for Apple-style "Smart Playlists"
# See the mt-daapd.playlist file in the
# contrib directory for syntax and examples
#
# This doesn't control static playlists... these
# are controlled with the "process_m3u" directive
# below.
#

playlist = /opt/etc/mt-daapd/mt-daapd.playlist

#
# password (optional)
#
# This is the password required to listen to MP3 files
# i.e. the password that iTunes prompts for
#

#password=mp3

#
# extensions (optional)
#
# These are the file extensions that the daap server will
# try to index and serve. By default, it only indexes and
# serves .mp3 files. It can also server .m4a and .m4p files,
# and just about any other files, really. Unfortunately, while
# it can *attempt* to serve other files (.ogg?), iTunes won't
# play them. Perhaps this would be useful on Linux with
# Rhythmbox, once it understands daap. (hurry up!)
#

extensions = .mp3,.m4a,.m4p,.ogg,.flac

#
# ssc_extensions (optional)
#
# List of file extensions belonging to the files daap server
# performs internal format conversion and present to clients
# as WAV files. Extensions must also be present in 'extensions'
# configuration value, or files are not probed in the first
# place.
#

ssc_codectypes = ogg,flac,alac

#
# ssc_prog (optional)
#
# Program that is used in server side format conversion.
# Program must accept following command line syntax:
# ssc_prog filename offset
# Parameter filename is the real name of the file that is
# to be converted and streamed, offset is number of bytes
# that are skipped from the beginning of the _output_ file
# before streaming is started. The resulting wav file (or
# rest of the file after initial seek) is written to the
# standard output by the ssc_prog program. This is typically
# a script that is a front end for different conversion tools
# handling different formats.
#

ssc_prog = /opt/sbin/mt-daapd-ssc.sh

#
# logfile (optional)
#
# This is the file to log to. If this is not configured,
# then it will log to the syslog.
#
# Not that the -d switch will control the log verbosity.
# By default, it runs at log level 1. Log level 9 will churn
# out scads of useless debugging information. Values in between
# will vary the amount of logging you get.
#

logfile = /var/log/mt-daapd.log

#
# art_filename (optional)
#
# There is experimental support thanks to Hiren Joshi
# ([email protected]) for dynamically adding art to the id3v2
# header as it is streamed (!!). If you were using a music system
# like zina or andromeda, for example, with cover art called
# "_folderOpenImage.jpg", you could use the parameter
# art_file _folderOpenImage.jpg and if the file _folderOpenImage.jpg
# was located in the same folder as the .mp3 file, it would appear
# in iTunes. Cool, eh?
#

#art_filename = _folderOpenImage.jpg

#
# rescan_interval
#
# How often to check the file system to see if any mp3 files
# have been added or removed.
#
# if not specified, the default is 0, which disables background scanning.
#
# If background rescanning is disabled, a scan can still be forced from the
# "status" page of the administrative web interface
#
# Setting a rescan_interval lower than the time it takes to rescan
# won't hurt anything, it will just waste CPU, and make connect times
# to the daap server longer.
#

# We'll set it to 10 minutes
#
rescan_interval = 600

# always_scan
#
# The default behavior is not not do background rescans of the
# filesystem unless there are clients connected. The thought is to
# allow the drives to spin down unless they are in use. This might be
# of more importance in IDE drives that aren't designed to be run
# 24x7. Forcing a scan through the web interface will always work
# though, even if no users are connected.

always_scan = 0

#
# process_m3u
#
# By default m3u processing is turned off, since most m3u files
# sitting around in peoples mp3 directories have bad paths, and
# I hear about it. :)
#
# If you are sure your m3u files have good paths (i.e. unixly pathed,
# with relative paths relative to the directory the m3u is in), then
# you can turn on m3u processing by setting this directive to 1.
#
# I'm not sure "unixly" is a word, but you get the idea.
#

#process_m3u = 0

#
# scan_type
#
#
# This sets how aggressively mp3 files should be scanned to determ.
# file length. There are three values:
#
# 0 (Normal)
# Just scan the first mp3 frame to try and calculate size. This will
# be accurate for most files, but VBR files without an Xing tag will
# probably have wildly inaccurate file times. This is the default.
#
# 1 (Aggressive)
# This checks the bitrates of 10 frames in the middle of the song.
# This will still be inaccurate for VBR files without an Xing tag,
# but they probably won't be quite as inaccurate as 0. This takes
# more time, obviously, although the time hit will only happen the
# first time you scan a particular file.
#
# 2 (Painfully aggressive)
# This walks through the entire song, counting the number of frames.
# This should result in accurate song times, but will take the most
# time. Again, this will only have to be incurred the first time
# the file is indexed.
#

# scan_type = 0

#
# compress
#
# Whether to use gzip content-encoding when transferring playlists etc.
# This was contributed as a patch by Ciamac Moallemi just prior to the 0.2.1
# release, and as such, hasn't gotten as much testing as other features.
#
# This feature should substantially speed up transfers of large databases
# and playlists, at least where bandwidth is limited.
#
# It will eventually default to 1, but currently it defaults to 0.
#
# DONT EVEN THINK OF ENABLING THIS ON THE SLUG. IT WILL
# DEGRADE PERFORMANCE MASSIVELY. It might even trigger the
# OOM killer, so just pretend this option isn't here.
#
# In fact, it's only here for the sake of completeness.

# compress = 0

[plugins]
plugin_dir = /opt/share/mt-daapd/plugins
plugins = rsp.so,ssc-script.so