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joetesta
Level 10

Console connection is already in use.

I don't recall this issue in the past but experienced it the past 2 days in a row.  If I don't disconnect the console in the evening before packing up the computer, then I can't reconnect to debug until after rebooting the roku.
This is on a Roku Express with firmware 7.5.1.
cheers,
Joe
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destruk
Level 10

Re: Console connection is already in use.

I saw that once too Joe.
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Motorcykey
Level 7

Re: Console connection is already in use.

I get this all the time in my newest version of Eclipse Neon, however, connecting through telnet in a Terminal works just fine. This never happened before when using Eclipse Juno before upgrading for Scene Graph development.
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EnTerr
Level 8

Re: Console connection is already in use.

I think this "already in use" message as a difference when 7.5 introduced the "unified"/multiplexed console. Before there was only 1 connection per port too - but secondary connections would just hang there (waiting for the first to drop) - now they get refused outright.

Seems surprising the connection does not time out after many hours, seems like it should have? Or does it magically reconnect on the next day when deploying the laptop? Also any idea if this is a later change introduced by 7.5.1?
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squirreltown
Level 9

Re: Console connection is already in use.

"EnTerr" wrote:
 Or does it magically reconnect on the next day when deploying the laptop? Also any idea if this is a later change introduced by 7.5.1?

On my Mac, it used to "magically reconnect"(after sleeping the Mac)  in the morning until firmware 7. Now I have to reconnect, but that's it, no reboots.
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renojim
Level 8

Re: Console connection is already in use.

I've always had reconnections from a hibernated laptop be hit or miss. I got into the habit of closing the connection when I'm done for the day a long time ago. I think it would be nice if the connection was automatically terminated after a period of inactivity so I can connect from another machine after I forget to close it on the first machine.

-JT
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joetesta
Level 10

Re: Console connection is already in use.

"EnTerr" wrote:
Seems surprising the connection does not time out after many hours, seems like it should have?

I *thought* that was the previous behavior, I could just reconnect without rebooting the device, but this is a different device I haven't been using long with new firmware as well, and my memory of the specifics is hazy (ie i usually unplugged other rokus at night and so maybe that's why I never saw it?)
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joetesta
Level 10

Re: Console connection is already in use.

"renojim" wrote:
 I think it would be nice if the connection was automatically terminated after a period of inactivity so I can connect from another machine after I forget to close it on the first machine.

Yes - I thought that's what it did, or maybe used to do...?
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