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  • #1094
    BubbaDog
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    I’ve just unslung my NSLU2, and am trying to install the latest nightlies per Rich Dunlop’s instructions on the Firefly Wiki. It takes the echo command OK and goes back to the # prompt. When I enter “ipkg update”, it comes back with a ‘Host Name Lookup Failure’ for each of the four packages it is trying to download. The telnet window is copied below:

    Welcome to Unslung V2.3R63-uNSLUng-6.8-beta


    NOTE: THIS SYSTEM IS CURRENTLY UNSLUNG


    BusyBox v0.60.4 (2005.03.22-06:52+0000) Built-in shell (ash)
    Enter ‘help’ for a list of built-in commands.

    # echo “src firefly http://ipkg.fireflymediaserver.org/armeb” > /etc/ipkg/firefly.conf
    # ipkg update
    Downloading http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/nslu2/cross/stable/Packages.gz
    wget: ipkg.nslu2-linux.org: Host name lookup failure
    Downloading http://ipkg.fireflymediaserver.org/armeb/Packages
    wget: ipkg.fireflymediaserver.org: Host name lookup failure
    Downloading http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/nslu2/native/stable/Packages.gz
    wget: ipkg.nslu2-linux.org: Host name lookup failure
    Downloading http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/unslung/modules/cross/6.8-beta/Packages.gz
    wget: ipkg.nslu2-linux.org: Host name lookup failure
    An error ocurred, return value: 4.
    Collected errors:
    ipkg_download: ERROR: Command failed with return value 1: `wget –passive-ftp
    -q -P /tmp/ipkg-KRhYIY http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/nslu2/cross/st
    able/Packages.gz’
    ipkg_download: ERROR: Command failed with return value 1: `wget –passive-ftp
    -q -P /tmp/ipkg-KRhYIY http://ipkg.fireflymediaserver.org/armeb/Packages’
    ipkg_download: ERROR: Command failed with return value 1: `wget –passive-ftp
    -q -P /tmp/ipkg-KRhYIY http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/nslu2/native/s
    table/Packages.gz’
    ipkg_download: ERROR: Command failed with return value 1: `wget –passive-ftp
    -q -P /tmp/ipkg-KRhYIY http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/unslung/modules/cross/
    6.8-beta/Packages.gz’

    Any idea of what I’m doing wrong? I’m going to cross-post over at the Roku website in the Firefly area also, TIA for the help….

    B’Dog

    #9118
    rpedde
    Participant

    @BubbaDog wrote:

    Any idea of what I’m doing wrong? I’m going to cross-post over at the Roku website in the Firefly area also, TIA for the help….

    It’s one of two things. Either your gateway settings are incorrect, or your DNS settings are incorrect.

    Generally, these should *both* be the ip address of your cable modem. You can verify that from your PC by doing “ipconfig /all” from a command prompt. You should see the default gateway and your dns server. Make sure the default gateway and dns server for your nslu2 are the same.

    — Ron

    #9119
    richdunlop
    Participant

    @rpedde wrote:

    It’s one of two things. Either your gateway settings are incorrect, or your DNS settings are incorrect.

    That’ll be it. I’ll add a footnote or something to the wiki about this.

    #9120
    BubbaDog
    Participant

    Guys,
    Thanks! That did the trick, no problem to d/l and install the packages after that.

    However….

    Following the Wiki directions, after install I tried to use the Firefly web interface to set my directory and scan interval. I entered http://192.168.1.77:3689, and got back a ‘Page Cannot Be Displayed’ error from Internet Explorer. I have no problem connecting to the SLUG web interface using http://192.168.1.77, and the SLUG is set to a static IP. Any ideas of what I’ve mucked up now?

    B’Dog

    #9121
    fizze
    Participant

    well, you gotta change the mp3_dir in the config file manually to get firefly to start up, then the web config stuff is accessible.

    If you already ensured that the current mp3_dir is readible and executable to the user firefly is running as, You might just have to wait a while because the initial scan can easily take a few minutes if you throw a good number of mp3s at firefly. 😉

    #9122
    richdunlop
    Participant

    Hmm, maybe Firefly didn’t start. As a simple fix try rebooting as Firefly should come up automatically. If not then we can advise you how to debug the situation.

    #9123
    BubbaDog
    Participant

    Rich,

    Thanks, I’ll reboot when I get home later and see what happens. The way I read the Wiki instructions was that I could use the web interface to set the directory, contrary to what Fizze said above. Do I need to set it manually in the config using telnet first? It can’t be scanning for very long, I’ve only currently got two albums in the music directory. I’m getting things running right first before I load a lot of music on the drive….

    B’Dog

    #9124
    richdunlop
    Participant

    Fizze’s post crossed with mine but you may well need to do as Fizze says. It depends on how your music share is set up. Are you comfortable with telnet and the vi editor? The config file Fizze is referring to is /opt/etc/mt-daapd/mt-daapd.conf.

    #9125
    BubbaDog
    Participant

    Rebooting the SLUG got Firefly running and access to the web interface, and my SB now sees it as a music server. I just finished muddling through pointing it to the music directory, and the music is streaming to the SB. Many thanks to y’all for the hand-holding, I’m sure I’ll be back with other questions. Such as, is there a guide somewhere to all the fields and settings that are on the Firefly web interface pages?

    B’Dog

    #9126
    rpedde
    Participant

    @BubbaDog wrote:

    Rebooting the SLUG got Firefly running and access to the web interface, and my SB now sees it as a music server. I just finished muddling through pointing it to the music directory, and the music is streaming to the SB. Many thanks to y’all for the hand-holding, I’m sure I’ll be back with other questions. Such as, is there a guide somewhere to all the fields and settings that are on the Firefly web interface pages?

    B’Dog

    Working on it as time allows — it’s at http://wiki.fireflymediaserver.org. It’s a work in progress. You can thank Rich Dunlop for the NSLU2 instructions on that page.

    — ROn

    #9127
    BubbaDog
    Participant

    Ron,

    Thanks, I’ll give it a look. A PM I got from Rich said most of the settings don’t need to be fiddled with out of the box anyway. But, my engineering background and overly inquisitive nature are always curious 😀 .

    Again, thanks for your efforts in writing Firefly along with the ongoing upgrades and support you provide. I know from other forum messages that you are not really interested in donations, so I won’t go there. But if you’re a java junkie, drop me a PM with a mailing address and I’ll send you some handcrafted mesquite roasted coffee from deep in the heart of Texas….

    B’Dog

    #9128
    rpedde
    Participant

    @BubbaDog wrote:

    Again, thanks for your efforts in writing Firefly along with the ongoing upgrades and support you provide. I know from other forum messages that you are not really interested in donations, so I won’t go there. But if you’re a java junkie, drop me a PM with a mailing address and I’ll send you some handcrafted mesquite roasted coffee from deep in the heart of Texas….

    Hey, that makes you a local! 🙂 Greetings from San Antonio. Expect a PM, then, because while I don’t really care much either way for paypal, I’ll *never* turn down coffee (or beer). Particularly some I haven’t tried before. 🙂

    — Ron

    #9129
    richdunlop
    Participant

    @rpedde wrote:

    You can thank Rich Dunlop for the NSLU2 instructions on that page.

    You can when I finish getting the kinks out of it :). I’m going to revise it with some ideas from this thread.

    #9130
    BubbaDog
    Participant

    @rpedde wrote:

    Hey, that makes you a local! 🙂 Greetings from San Antonio. Expect a PM, then, because while I don’t really care much either way for paypal, I’ll *never* turn down coffee (or beer). Particularly some I haven’t tried before. 🙂

    — Ron

    Ron,

    Almost neighbors 🙂 , I’m in Houston. I’ll be looking for the PM, let me know if you’re ever in Houston and I’ll take you to my favorite pub for a few pints. Actually, I got my screen name from a beer made by the now defunct Yellow Rose Brewing in San Antonio, a nice brew called Bubba Dog Ale….

    B’Dog

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