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Old 05-27-2008, 12:52 PM   #1
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uShare dropping out in Fedora 8

I am running Fedora 8 with a wired connection to my router. i have an xbox 360 successfully connected wirelessly to the same network. i installed ushare and set up the config file correctly, i think (see code at the end if so inclined). i've also forwarded the port.

when i first boot the computer everything seems to be working flawlessly, i was actually quite surprised and excited to see it work so great...

series of events:

i come home from work. boot up my fedora box, the ushare service was set to start then, but it fails... no biggy (could be related?). i start it from the terminal (see code below). ok everything looks good. now i start the xbox. still looking good: media, video, ushare, movies... everything's there. movies all play fine. (after changing their extensions from .mp4 to .mov... go figure)


about 20 minutes into the first movie it freezes and says lost connection with the computer. backing out of the menus and back in, it will either

a) not reconnect to ushare
b) not find the folders, or
c) say they are unsupported file types

the above was my "best case scenario"

the other weird thing is that if i do any of the following things...

a) touch the files in the shared directory (move or rename any of them)
b) execute "service ushare restart", or
c) execute "service ushare stop" then "ushare"

...i get the same lack of connections or unsupported file types error.

and it seems that once this error occurs nothing will rectify it except a reboot and sometimes even an overnight "cooling off" period.

im hoping someone has come across this before because when it works (in that first 20 minutes) its amazing, and exactly what i'm looking for... i just need it to be a bit more stable to be useful

i installed ushare via yum and i also have the avahi-daemon running for my samba shares (i read another post saying it needed to be running)

thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer.

i would like to try Fuppes but there seems to be no fedora packages available. if anyone has any suggestions for a better way to share videos from fedora to an xbox 360 i would love to hear them

here is my ushare.conf file:

# /etc/ushare.conf
# Configuration file for uShare

# uShare UPnP Friendly Name (default is 'uShare').

# Interface to listen to (default is eth0).
# Ex : USHARE_IFACE=eth1

# Port to listen to (default is random from IANA Dynamic Ports range)
# Ex : USHARE_PORT=49200

# Port to listen for Telnet connections

# Directories to be shared (space or CSV list).
# Ex: USHARE_DIR=/dir1,/dir2

# Use to override what happens when iconv fails to parse a file name.
# The default uShare behaviour is to not add the entry in the media list
# This option overrides that behaviour and adds the non-iconv'ed string into
# the media list, with the assumption that the renderer will be able to
# handle it. Devices like Noxon 2 have no problem with strings being passed
# as is. (Umlauts for all!)
# Options are TRUE/YES/1 for override and anything else for default behaviour

# Enable Web interface (yes/no)

# Enable Telnet control interface (yes/no)

# Use XboX 360 compatibility mode (yes/no)

# Use DLNA profile (yes/no)
# This is needed for PlayStation3 to work (among other devices)
and the output when i start it:

uShare (version 1.1a), a lightweight UPnP A/V and DLNA Media Server.
Benjamin Zores (C) 2005-2007, for GeeXboX Team.
See for updates.
Listening on telnet port 1337
Initializing UPnP subsystem ...
Starting in XboX 360 compliant profile ...
UPnP MediaServer listening on
Sending UPnP advertisement for device ...
Listening for control point connections ...
Building Metadata List ...
Looking for files in content directory : /media/disk/Video
Found 79 files and subdirectories.

installed ushare on openSUSE 11; the xbox couldn't even see that ushare was out there

installed ushare on Arch; same exact problem as noted above... i'm beginning to think i have a hardware problem: either the lovely RCN-supplied router, or the xbox 360's wireless adapter.

i'll post again if/when i ever get it fixed.

Last edited by brisbin33; 07-27-2008 at 12:56 PM.


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