If your Airtime server is not working as expected, individual components of the system can be stopped, started or restarted using the service command:
$ sudo service airtime-playout start|stop|restart|status $ sudo service airtime-media-monitor start|stop|restart|status $ sudo service airtime-show-recorder start|stop|restart|status
On Debian squeeze, use the command invoke-rc.d in place of service in the commands above.
The status option runs the airtime-check-system script to confirm that all of Airtime's dependencies are installed and running correctly.
Airtime stores log files under the directory path /var/log/airtime/ which can be useful for diagnosing the cause of any problems. The less command, when used with the +G option, enables reading the Airtime playout log file from the end:
$ less +G /var/log/airtime/pypo/pypo.log
If you want to watch a log file as it continues, such as the Liquidsoap log, you can use the tail command with the -f option:
$ sudo tail -f /var/log/airtime/pypo-liquidsoap/ls_script.log
You can interrupt tail by pressing Ctrl-C on your keyboard. The Airtime media monitor has its own log, in the file:
and the Airtime show recorder has a log in the file:
Copies of these log files may be requested by Sourcefabric engineers while they are providing technical support for your Airtime deployment.