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XBMC Eden Webserver failed to start
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I just installed Eden beta 1 and when I try to activate control via http it says "webserver failed to start"... I've tried restarting the computer, reloading stuff and gah! I use http to control with xbmc commander, it can't connect otherwise :-(
With the previous version everything was kick-ass and worked super duper. Does anyone else have this problem? Solution suggestion?
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#2
check your settings in xbmc, if all is ok then i'd post a debug log.

if it used to be ok, have you changed anything firewall etc...
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#3
Check your port that is set in XBMC. I was having the same problem, I changed the port from 80 to 8082 and then enabled the web server with no problem. It might the firewall blocking the port.
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block134 Wrote:Check your port that is set in XBMC. I was having the same problem, I changed the port from 80 to 8082 and then enabled the web server with no problem. It might the firewall blocking the port.

This worked... why?
Thanks for the tip.
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CakeEater Wrote:This worked... why?

You have something installed on your PC that is already using port 80. Typically this would be a web server. Do you have IIS or Personal web server (or whatever it's called these days) installed?

JR
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#6
Ah, understood, conflicting port allocations or smth like that.
Couldn't XBMC be fixed so it checks if port 80 is busy and changes to something free? Perhaps a new feature?
Oh well, thanks for the help everyone involved. Smile
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CakeEater Wrote:Couldn't XBMC be fixed so it checks if port 80 is busy and changes to something free? Perhaps a new feature?

If XBMC started grabbing random ports on my PC I would not be amused! Also you wouldn't know what port to put in on your remote control software.

JR
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#8
I apologize for resurrecting an old thread, but can someone offer instructions on how, exactly, to change the port used by the webserver? To be honest, I don't even recall installing it or activating it, so if anything it's been a long time since I did anything in the way of configuring it.

Thank you.
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#9
Settings > Network > Services. About halfway down the port is listed. I think it's 8080 by default.
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I have the same problem. When I run xbmc the first time, it works, but if I exit and then restart it, the webserver fails to start. If I then exit xbmc, and then run "killall -9 xbmc.bin", and restart, it works again for that run. So what's happening is the web server is not exiting when the GUI is exited. A process is still running, holding ownership of the web server port.

Ubuntu 12.04, xbmc 2:11.0~git20120423.cd20772-1

I will file a report on Launchpad also, unless one has already been filed.
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