#45 Internet DJ Console keeps disconnecting


Hello everyone,

I am using the Internet DJ Console program (version 0.8.7) in my Kubuntu Linux environment. I am connecting to a shoutcast server which at first works without a problem. However, whenever I switch a song or start talking and the play a new song again I am notified that the server connection has failed (for no apparent reason) and will be reconnected. The connection will remain shaky after that, disconnecting again at times and may became stable all of the sudden at times.

Unfortunately I have no idea what is causing this as no additional errors are shown, I am just notified that the connection was disconnected and that I am being reconnected.

Is this a known problem, or would anyone know what I could do in order to stop this from occurring?

Many thanks in advance.


  • Stephen Fairchild

    An upgrade to 0.8.8 would be advisable. Numerous stability fixes in this release.

    To keep using what you have I suggest setting 'Metadata Source' to None. This should take care of song changes wiping out your connection. It appears to be a segmentation fault in the streaming module which IDJC is programmed to recover from though crashing on every song change is not acceptable.

  • Coen

    Coen - 2012-10-22

    Thank you. I will consider updating via the self-build feature. I do have a question about the metadata source option, though. When you say setting it to none do you mean entering none in the field or just keeping the field blank? Because it has been blank and the problem occurred regardless.

  • Stephen Fairchild

    I meant the dropdown box to the left of the crossfader. No typing can be done in this widget and it can not be made blank. Altering the metadata format will not help as you are aparrently aware.

  • Coen

    Coen - 2012-10-24

    Thank you. I tried not submitting the metadata but the problem persisted, sadly enough.

    Therefore I decided to download the package and try to build the install myself. However, I ran into a problem there as well. Upon installing my Konsole gave me the following error upon entering the command
    $ ./configure CFLAGS="-O2" --prefix=/usr

    It echoed:

    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
    checking for gawk... no
    checking for mawk... mawk
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
    checking for a Python interpreter with version >= 2.7... python
    checking for python... /usr/bin/python
    checking for python version... 2.7
    checking for python platform... linux2
    checking for python script directory... ${prefix}/lib/python2.7/dist-packages
    checking for python extension module directory... ${exec_prefix}/lib/python2.7/dist-packages
    checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
    checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
    checking how to print strings... printf
    checking for style of include used by make... GNU
    checking for gcc... gcc
    checking whether the C compiler works... no
    configure: error: in `/home/coen/Downloads/idjc-0.8.8':
    configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
    See `config.log' for more details

    I am a bit of a newby in this in case that was not very obvious yet, so I cannot really make out what the problem is. Either way, I do understand that due to the compiler being unable to create executables I am unable to install IDJC's latest version. I would be much obliged if someone could help me here.

  • Stephen Fairchild

    sudo apt-get install build-essential


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