issue when start dimdim server on CentOS

  • Hello,
      I installed dimdim with online package and everything seems OK. When I started the server, I got the message like :

    Starting dimdim Media Server
             Starting DMS

    Fatat server error:
    Server is already active for display 1
              If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X1-lock
              and start again.

    unlink: No such file or directory
    unlink  failed, errno 2                             Started DMS successfully
    Starting dimdim Streaming Server
             Starting DSS
                                     Started DSS sucessfully

    Does this Fatal error matter? Whether the Media server really started?

    And when I visted this dimdim server by IE, I got message like this

    404 Not Found
    The path '/' was not found.

    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/cherrypy/", line 551, in respond
        cherrypy.response.body = self.handler()
      File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/cherrypy/", line 198, in __call__
        raise self
    NotFound: (404, "The path '/' was not found.")
    Powered by CherryPy 3.0.1

    Would you please tell me what happend?
    Thanks a lot!

    Yours Johnson

    • I'm getting the same error.

    • Hello Johnson,

      Thank you for your interest in dimdim.

      For the Server error, Can you please stop server, delete .X1-lock file, start server and try to start meeting.

      Regarding “404 not found” error please add ‘/’ at the end of your URL and try. The URL should be like this http://<ip-add>/dimdim/ .

      Please try this and let me know is this solving your problem.

    • Hello Avinash,
          Thanks for your reply! I have removed the /tmp/.X1-lock file,and I got new errors like:

      Starting DMS
      _XSERVTransSocketINETCreateListener:...SocketCreateListener() failed
      _XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: server already running

      Fatal server error:
      Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X server isn't already running
      unlink: No such file or directory
      unlink failed, errno 2                        Started DMS successfully

      I start dimdim server on X window, does this matter?
      or I should shutdown my X window desktop and start the application in terminal ?


      Yours Johnson

    • Hello Johnson,

      We will investigate the error which you specify with starting DMS in our test labs. Please add ‘/’ at the end of your URL and use dimdim. The URL should be like this http://<ip-add>/dimdim/ .


    • Hello Avinash,
          Thank you for the reply. I turn my centos to level 3 through command " init 3" and then I found a process "Xvfb ...", I killed this process and start dimdim server again.  No any error when starting and I can visit this server, can start meeting. But, sometimes there will be error connecting the stream server, I lost my camera and can't share application too! Many errors in file dms.log.

      Thank you !

      Yours Johnson

      • merc4a2

        I had this same issue and had to kill Xvfb process before starting DimDim.