Chromanator Mac Startup
Posted: Fri, 6th Aug 2004, 12:34pm
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On my Powerbook 1,25 GHz/1GB RAM (and enough free HDD), Mac OS 10.3.4, Chromanator takes about 1,5 minutes to startup. With the demo version, I had no problems.
The main screen opens fast, then it hangs before displaying the initial dialog.
Posted: Fri, 6th Aug 2004, 12:47pm
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Can you access the fxhome website from that machine without any problems?
Posted: Fri, 6th Aug 2004, 12:52pm
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Yes I can, but I'm behind a proxy/firewall..
Posted: Fri, 6th Aug 2004, 1:04pm
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Chromanator checks with fxhome when it runs. Normally it will either connect successfully or it will be denied and continue loading after a couple of seconds. It sounds like its being made to wait for a response on your machine, and this is causing the delay.
Is your firewall setup to only allow certain programs to connect to the internet? It might help if you told it to allow Chromanator to connect.
Posted: Fri, 6th Aug 2004, 1:10pm
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No personal firewall with application protection, it's a real firewall
What does Chromanator check, can you tell me a destination port and a protocol?
I will test the startup with a internet connection, and post this information.
Posted: Fri, 6th Aug 2004, 1:34pm
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It just makes a request for a webpage on fxhome. So port 80, protocol http. If you can access fxhome with your web browser on that machine then Chromanator shouldnt be having trouble really.
Are you posting from that machine now? I could find out your IP and check our weblogs to see if Chromanator is managing to connect to us or not
Posted: Fri, 6th Aug 2004, 1:49pm
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great idea, please
Yes, posting from this machine. Outside IP is starting with 212.14..
Posted: Fri, 6th Aug 2004, 2:00pm
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I see your browser connections from that IP, but no Chromanator ones. When you say you have a proxy do you mean a web proxy? Do you normally need to set programs up to use the web proxy?
Posted: Fri, 6th Aug 2004, 3:00pm
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from inside, i connect to a squid proxy server, which is set in my OSX network settings (generally for all programs).
but I will test this with a direct internet connection later, and if it's faster than it's okay for me.
I will let you know this.
Posted: Fri, 6th Aug 2004, 4:01pm
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You're right, it is my firewall.
So Chromanator isn't using proxy settings..
Is there any way to reduce the timeout?
Posted: Fri, 6th Aug 2004, 4:09pm
Post 11 of 12
I imagine because Chromanator isnt using the proxy then the packets it sends are getting silently dropped. This means Chromanator sits there waiting for a response until it times out. If you can configure your firewall to respond with a RST instead, then Chromanator will realise it cant connect and continue loading straight away.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 1:46am
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Quick question that piggy backs on this thread.
I have installed Chromy on my new "teacher" eMac, but our server at my school only runs OS 9.2, so I cannot connect to the internet since it is an OSX eMac. I'm getting an error on login. Is there any other way to bring Chromy to life?