How to get ZeroConf working?

Mats Ahlgren mats_a at MIT.EDU
Fri Sep 1 09:10:32 UTC 2006

Ah, nevermind, apparently there's a terribly-worded checkbox in kcontrol you have to enable.


On Friday 01 September 2006 02:28, Mats Ahlgren wrote:
> Hello,
> Might anyone know how to get ZeroConf working to try out AmaroK's new DAAP feature? Any help would be much appreciated.
> Status:
> I'm using distro=Kubuntu version=Dapper.
> I've followed the instructions on to install Avahi with proper KDE bindings, but to no avail. Both Konqueror url=zeroconf:/ and AmaroK fail to show the zeroconf/DAAP services on the network (Konqueror claims to see 0 servers). It seems to be a problem with the KDE-Avahi bindings, because Avahi works fine (as evidenced by running avahi-discover).
> I failed to build kdnssd-avahi from source so instead I used Alien on the appropriate RPM package I found, then installed it forcefully overwriting the /usr/lib/ provided by kdelibs. This started a host of other problems:
> 1) in Konqueror when I access the URI zeroconf:/ :
> 	"Could not start process Unable to create io-slave:\nklauncher said: Error loading 'kio_zeroconf'."
> 2) when launching Amarok :
> 	"KLibLoader could not load the plugin:\nlibamarok_daap-mediadevice\n\nError message:\n/lib/tls/i686/cmov/ version `GLIBC_2.4' not found (requires by /usr/lib/"
> I also tried installing the zeroconf package with Aptitude/apt-get, but that didn't work either for some reason.
> I also tried installing Apple's very own mdns daemon, which didn't work for some reason.
> Why didn't it work? All I could tell is that when I used Konqueror url="zeroconf:/" in each case, it resulted in finding 0 servers or said it could launch the proper io-slave as above.
> (I found a comment on Ian Monroe's blog about a similar problem with DAAP servers not appearing, and necessitating the use of ksyncoca, but that shouldn't be the problem because I rebooted after every config I tried?)
> Thanks,
> Mats
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