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Fraser McCrossan
2004-06-28, 10:32
I'd like to upgrade to 5.2, but with all the problems with the official
5.2 release reported here, I'm a little wary.

Right now I'm running the official 5.1.5 server on Linux (thesource
tarball version, not the RPM version - I run Gentoo) with whatever
firmware came with it. It's been rock-solid reliable since I started using
it a couple of weeks ago, not a single drop-out or reset. It uses a lot of
memory (around 50M) but since I have 512M, that's tiny. My only problem is
the pause bug.

Does anyone have any positive or negative experiences upgrading to 5.2
with the bundled firmware (v27?) on Linux? Most of the people reporting
problems seem to be on Windows. Is the Linux version more stable? Will it
fix the pause bug? Has anyone experiencing problems with 5.2 gotten their
SB into a state where they were unable to back-out the firmware update and
return to server 5.1.5?

"This isn't right, this isn't even wrong."
- Wolfgang Pauli

mherger
2004-06-28, 23:23
> I'd like to upgrade to 5.2, but with all the problems with the official
> 5.2 release reported here, I'm a little wary.

These are only very few users reporting problems. The big bunch is simply
listening to the music without telling us how smooth all went.

> Right now I'm running the official 5.1.5 server on Linux (thesource
> tarball version, not the RPM version - I run Gentoo) with whatever
> firmware came with it. It's been rock-solid reliable since I started
> using it a couple of weeks ago, not a single drop-out or reset. It uses
> a lot of memory (around 50M) but since I have 512M, that's tiny. My only
> problem is the pause bug.
>
> Does anyone have any positive or negative experiences upgrading to 5.2
> with the bundled firmware (v27?) on Linux? Most of the people reporting

I do (rpm though). The problem I had with some nightlies did not occur. I
encountered no problem at all. Except for some not so elegant german
translation I've done for the update process (half the message is not
displayed) :-).

> problems seem to be on Windows. Is the Linux version more stable? Will it
> fix the pause bug? Has anyone experiencing problems with 5.2 gotten their
> SB into a state where they were unable to back-out the firmware update
> and return to server 5.1.5?

Can't speak for others as I'm never using the pause feature. I simply turn
it off.

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Michael

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waldy
2004-06-29, 01:19
Works just fine on Fedora2 & redhat 8 (many improvements over my previous
version)

Not sure about the pause bug, never seen it.

regards

Waldy

Jules Taplin
2004-06-29, 02:08
Hi Fraser.

I started out running 5.1.5 - ran a few of the nightlies towards the end,
and am now on 5.2. All running on RedHat linux 9.

Honestly - I can say that I've not had any trouble with 5.2 that's not been
of my own making (and those aren't fair - that's plugins I'm hacking on
being bad *grin*).

As far as I can see... Windows and OS/X users have had some difficulties,
but the linux peeps seem largely to be happy.

Sadly... I don't see the pause bug... so I can't comment on that. However...
5.2 definately does contain fixes for a whole traunch of other tedious
bugs... so I'd recommend that you give it a go.

-- Jules

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fraser McCrossan" <joat_ca (AT) sympatico (DOT) ca>
To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 6:32 PM
Subject: [slim] Is 5.2 okay on Linux?


> I'd like to upgrade to 5.2, but with all the problems with the official
> 5.2 release reported here, I'm a little wary.
>
> Right now I'm running the official 5.1.5 server on Linux (thesource
> tarball version, not the RPM version - I run Gentoo) with whatever
> firmware came with it. It's been rock-solid reliable since I started using
> it a couple of weeks ago, not a single drop-out or reset. It uses a lot of
> memory (around 50M) but since I have 512M, that's tiny. My only problem is
> the pause bug.
>
> Does anyone have any positive or negative experiences upgrading to 5.2
> with the bundled firmware (v27?) on Linux? Most of the people reporting
> problems seem to be on Windows. Is the Linux version more stable? Will it
> fix the pause bug? Has anyone experiencing problems with 5.2 gotten their
> SB into a state where they were unable to back-out the firmware update and
> return to server 5.1.5?
>
> "This isn't right, this isn't even wrong."
> - Wolfgang Pauli
>

Pete McDowell
2004-06-29, 04:08
Fraser McCrossan wrote:

> I'd like to upgrade to 5.2, but with all the problems with the official
> 5.2 release reported here, I'm a little wary.
>
> Right now I'm running the official 5.1.5 server on Linux (thesource
> tarball version, not the RPM version - I run Gentoo) with whatever
> firmware came with it. It's been rock-solid reliable since I started using
> it a couple of weeks ago, not a single drop-out or reset. It uses a lot of
> memory (around 50M) but since I have 512M, that's tiny. My only problem is
> the pause bug.
>
> Does anyone have any positive or negative experiences upgrading to 5.2
> with the bundled firmware (v27?) on Linux? Most of the people reporting
> problems seem to be on Windows. Is the Linux version more stable? Will it
> fix the pause bug? Has anyone experiencing problems with 5.2 gotten their
> SB into a state where they were unable to back-out the firmware update and
> return to server 5.1.5?
>
> "This isn't right, this isn't even wrong."
> - Wolfgang Pauli

Thumbs up from a Debian testing user
I have the 5.2 tarball, on wire to SB
It had no problems updating the firmware, its showing firmware v27, scanned,
started up same as usual.