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Oct 9, 2007
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: network sleeps stopping jbidwatcher

Greetings,

I don’t actually know if the network sleeps during that period, or if the network tray icon just gets a ’you’re visible now!’ message. I also get the same message sometimes on my Windows box. (I run a bunch of OSes at home.)

I’ve not had troubles with it, myself, but if you go to your Network Connections display (where all your network connections are shown) and right-click on your Wireless Network Connection. Choose ‘Properties’, and click ‘Configure’ next to the ‘Connect using:’ entry.

Next click the ‘Advanced’ tab at the top. You want to double-check ‘CAM when AC Power’ and ‘Power Saving Mode’.

If it’s a desktop, CAM when AC Power should probably be Enable, and Power Saving Mode should probably be CAM (Constantly Awake Mode).

Hope this info helps, and thank you very much for the kind words!

Best of luck with your auctions!

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!

 
Oct 9, 2007
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: jbidwatcher crashes for no reason

Greetings,

Can you describe the crash? I.e. is it still running, but not responding, or has it exited entirely?

In general, JBidwatcher doesn’t exit entirely without major issue. Usually it means your Java Virtual Machine has crashed, and that’s generally a bad thing. I’d try to upgrade your JVM if it’s possible to do so, under the theory that if there is a crashing bug in your JVM perhaps the newer version won’t have it.

At this time, I know of no crashing bugs in JBidwatcher itself. There are occasional persistent reports of memory issues, which I’ve never been able to track down, but it still doesn’t crash the program when it runs out of memory. (It’s been years since there’s been an actual crashing bug in JBidwatcher, happily.)

There are log files kept in {your home directory}/.jbidwatcher and you might look for a file named something like hs_err_pid####.log which would be indicative of a JVM crash.

Let me know if you find anything!

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!

 
Oct 9, 2007
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: posting to muliple ebay sites

Greetings,

JBidwatcher always places the snipe on the ebay.com site. The site selection choice in the JBidwatcher Configuration Manager is only for what country-host you want to browse to, if you use the ‘Show in browser’ feature.

JBidwatcher does this because it needs to parse the results of placing a bid, so it can identify errors and such, and to do that it needs the language to be consistent.

Hope this info helps!

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!