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  • #1285

    pender
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    Hello,

    Kind of new to embedded Linux devices. I have Firefly 1519 on an NSLU2 and 1528 on a Buffalo Linkstation (LS1 PPC). The NSLU2 works perfectly and can be accesses from iTunes 7 and XBMC 2.0.1 (after changing to sqlite3), but the Linkstation does not work at all (sqlite).

    It starts without errors and I can access the web ui for the Linkstation and the server is running and the files are scanned, but I can not see the instance in iTunes. I am using the same default iTunes listen port for both devices. All folders have the correct access permissions. When mt-daapd is first initialized, it shows up on the active process list for a couple of minutes.

    Tried to change ports but I either did not apply the changes or it is still not working. The ports are also open on the firewall.

    The NSLU2 does not show the Bonjour service running in the Web UI. The NSLU2 was installed from a binary package and I’m guessing mDNS was disabled. The Linkstation had to be compiled from source, and when configuring, mDNS was enabled so the Bonjour service is running on the Linkstation Web UI. Does anyone know if mDNS should be disabled.

    My aim is to migrate multiple instances with howl to the Linkstation because of the bigger hard drive, otherwise I’d stick with the slug.

    Also, after installing mt-daapd on the OpenLink Linkstation, the ipkg manager stopped working. Checked the ipkg sourcelist and it is fine but still wont update or download anything. I don’t mind reflashing.

    If someone can recommend a good build and possibly a nice tutuorial for the LS1 PPC Linkstation I’d really appreaciate that.

    Thanks in advance, pender

    Oh. PS. I don’t think I have a DNS setup up on the Linkstation but I do on NSLU2. Will try and update

    Log:


    2014-03-04 20:57:35 (00004000): Firefly Version svn-1528: Starting with debuglevel 2
    2014-03-04 20:57:35 (00004000): Plugin loaded: ssc-script/svn-1528
    2014-03-04 20:57:35 (00004000): Plugin loaded: rsp/svn-1528
    2014-03-04 20:57:35 (00004000): Plugin loaded: daap/svn-1528
    2014-03-04 20:57:35 (00004000): Starting rendezvous daemon
    2014-03-04 20:57:35 (00004000): Starting signal handler
    2014-03-04 20:57:35 (00004000): Error initializing howl
    2014-03-04 20:57:35 (00004000): Initializing database
    2014-03-04 20:58:07 (00004000): Starting web server from /usr/local/share/mt-daapd/admin-root on port 3689
    2014-03-04 20:58:07 (00004000): Registering rendezvous names
    2014-03-04 20:58:07 (00004000): Serving 8248 songs. Startup complete in 32 seconds
    2014-03-04 20:58:07 (00004000): Rescanning database
    2014-03-04 20:59:48 (00004000): Starting playlist scan
    2014-03-04 21:00:00 (00004000): Updating playlists
    2014-03-04 21:00:00 (00004000): Scanned 8248 songs (was 8248) in 113 seconds
    #10091

    pender
    Participant

    Seems to work now…

    The problem was that Howl was not being properly initialized. Once removed, it shows up in iTunes and XBMC.

    Would like to get howl working. Howl compile and installs correctly and seems to be configured correctly when compiling mt-daapd. Will continue my efforts.

    #10092

    rpedde
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    @pender wrote:

    Seems to work now…

    The problem was that Howl was not being properly initialized. Once removed, it shows up in iTunes and XBMC.

    Would like to get howl working. Howl compile and installs correctly and seems to be configured correctly when compiling mt-daapd. Will continue my efforts.

    Should work with howl 0.9.6+.

    ./configure –enable-howl

    should do it. Just make sure you are running mDNSResponder when you start mt-daapd.

    – Ron

    #10093

    pender
    Participant

    @rpedde wrote:

    Just make sure you are running mDNSResponder when you start mt-daapd.

    Ron,

    Thank you for responding. Do you happen to know if the mDNS is the avahi daemon?

    #10094

    rpedde
    Participant

    @pender wrote:

    @rpedde wrote:

    Just make sure you are running mDNSResponder when you start mt-daapd.

    Ron,

    Thank you for responding. Do you happen to know if the mDNS is the avahi daemon?

    The howl mdns server name is “mDNSResponder”. So is the apple one. I believe the avahi one is something else, though. avahi-daemon, maybe?

    Just be sure to match the mdns server you have with how you configure mt-daapd, though. If you are using avahi, use –enable-avahi. If you are using howl, use –enable-howl.

    — Ron

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