vurted
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Re: Debian and Logitech Media Server

Wed May 09, 2012 1:04 pm

All,

Received my Pi yesterday

I loaded the Debian image successfully, then downloaded the LogitechMediaServer (aka Squeezebox) package 7.7.2 from http://www.mysqueezebox.com/download

This installed OK.

However, starting the service results in a CPU frenzy which never seems to end. Stopping the service brings things back to normal, starting it again sends the CPU once again into 100% usage.

Has anyone else tried to install and run logitech media server?

Anyone any ideas where I may look to see why it is going wrong or what it is doing?

Cheers

V

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Re: Debian and Logitech Media Server

Wed May 09, 2012 9:51 pm

vurted said:


All,

Received my Pi yesterday

I loaded the Debian image successfully, then downloaded the LogitechMediaServer (aka Squeezebox) package 7.7.2 from http://www.mysqueezebox.com/download

This installed OK.

However, starting the service results in a CPU frenzy which never seems to end. Stopping the service brings things back to normal, starting it again sends the CPU once again into 100% usage.

Has anyone else tried to install and run logitech media server?

Anyone any ideas where I may look to see why it is going wrong or what it is doing?

Cheers

V


I've not had the opportunity to do this but I plan to, once I get a Pi. I currently run Debian on a QNAP TS-119, and installed "squeezecenter_7.3.3_all.deb" on 26.09.2010

This has since been updated to v7.6.0, but I haven't tried the same version (772) as you as yet.

This is from the server info page:

Version: 7.6.0 - r31372 @ Sun Sep 26 02:01:31 PDT 2010
Hostname: broadside
Server IP Address: 192.168.22.200
Server HTTP Port Number: 9000
Operating system: Debian - EN - utf8
Platform Architecture: armv5tel-linux
Perl Version: 5.10.1 - arm-linux-gnueabi-thread-multi
Database Version: DBD::SQLite 1.30_06 (sqlite 3.7.2)
Total Players Recognized: 4
and here's the kernel info:
# uname -a
Linux broadside 2.6.32-5-kirkwood #1 Tue Mar 8 10:56:14 UTC 2011 armv5tel GNU/Linux
What's your output of top?
This is mine whilst playing a FLAC file:
Mem:    515572k total,   497648k used,    17924k free,    94796k buffers
Swap:   976888k total,       52k used,   976836k free,   227872k cached

PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
843 squeezeb  20   0  106m  98m 3812 S  1.3 19.5   1003:05 squeezeboxserve
17689 root      20   0  2552 1164  932 R  0.3  0.2   0:00.25 top
1 root      20   0  2020  612  568 S  0.0  0.1   0:42.89 init
2 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.01 kthreadd
3 root      20   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:05.68 ksoftirqd/0
My QNAP has twice the RAM that you have though - maybe this isn't helping?

Which platform(s) have you run squeezebox server on previously?

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Re: Debian and Logitech Media Server

Thu May 10, 2012 8:25 am

cross-keys

I previously ran it on my QNap 101. This was difficult to get version 7 running but eventually I did. Ultimately I found it too slow as I have a large music library. I then used a cast off pc from work running Ubuntu. This however then died

Now I'm running it on my main windows pc which is no good as I have to turn it on to use the Squeezeboxes.

I was hoping the pi would give me a low power squeeze server, powered from the QNap USB and using the media from the QNap.

Someone told me to use the event log whilst starting the service to have a look at what's happening, but I didn't get a chance last night.

Meanwhile, the following link looks promising http://squeezeplug.de/ when the guy gets himself a pi..

Cheers

V

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Re: Debian and Logitech Media Server

Thu May 10, 2012 4:30 pm

How about trying an earlier version of squeezeserver?  They were much less resource hungry and perfectly functional in my experience.

vurted
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Re: Debian and Logitech Media Server

Thu May 10, 2012 8:11 pm

Now sorted using SSODS and the answer from this post:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....38;ret=all

Cheers

V

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Re: Debian and Logitech Media Server

Tue May 29, 2012 9:07 pm

vurted wrote:Meanwhile, the following link looks promising http://squeezeplug.de/ when the guy gets himself a pi..V
Logitech Media Server is running well now! I've made an image for Raspberry Pi and you can download it from here: http://www.squeezeplug.de.
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Re: Debian and Logitech Media Server

Wed May 30, 2012 9:24 pm

That looks awesome. So we'd just need to add a wireless dongle to USB and some speakers to the audio jack, and RPi would be a really cheap wireless music player? 8-)

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Re: Debian and Logitech Media Server

Thu May 31, 2012 4:56 am

AndrewS wrote:That looks awesome. So we'd just need to add a wireless dongle to USB and some speakers to the audio jack, and RPi would be a really cheap wireless music player? 8-)
I've already added a menu point for installing wireless dongles. If you connect a common one, just plug it in and run "setup"' Choose "network" and you should be ready to go!
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