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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by paltomare View Post
    While we wait for the VB forums to come back, would anyone here know what service might be disabled in my Vortexbox 2.4 that is preventing LMS and Subsonic from running?
    Whatever it is, it's preventing me from accessing the appliance via pUTTY too. All other services are working such as the Home screen, Bliss, CD ripping, Mp3 mirroring, cover art creation, network access to music files, etc. I've attached a monitor and keyboard and all looks kosher.

    I'm at a loss.
    Are you sure the network is running ?

    Type ifconfig at a command prompt, you should get something like :
    [root@coolvbox ~]# ifconfig
    eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
    inet 192.168.2.26 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.2.255
    inet6 fe80::76d4:35ff:feef:7d06 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link>
    ether 74:d4:35:ef:7d:06 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
    RX packets 422803 bytes 32924107 (31.3 MiB)
    RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
    TX packets 529628 bytes 645064605 (615.1 MiB)
    TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
    device interrupt 20 memory 0xf7c00000-f7c20000

    lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu 65536
    inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.0.0.0
    inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 scopeid 0x10<host>
    loop txqueuelen 1 (Local Loopback)
    RX packets 14480 bytes 4181283 (3.9 MiB)
    RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
    TX packets 14480 bytes 4181283 (3.9 MiB)
    TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

    [root@coolvbox ~]#
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wirrunna View Post
    Are you sure the network is running ?

    Type ifconfig at a command prompt, you should get something like :
    [root@coolvbox ~]# ifconfig
    eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
    inet 192.168.2.26 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.2.255
    inet6 fe80::76d4:35ff:feef:7d06 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link>
    ether 74:d4:35:ef:7d:06 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
    RX packets 422803 bytes 32924107 (31.3 MiB)
    RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
    TX packets 529628 bytes 645064605 (615.1 MiB)
    TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
    device interrupt 20 memory 0xf7c00000-f7c20000

    lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu 65536
    inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.0.0.0
    inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 scopeid 0x10<host>
    loop txqueuelen 1 (Local Loopback)
    RX packets 14480 bytes 4181283 (3.9 MiB)
    RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
    TX packets 14480 bytes 4181283 (3.9 MiB)
    TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

    [root@coolvbox ~]#
    I ended up reinstalling the entire OS from the download file, I now have all services back.
    I still can't upgrade to the latest build of the OS without locking up the appliance and for some reason MakeMKV does not name the ripped DVD movies properly, I just get some random file name.
    I can live with these two issues until the forums come back.
    Thanks.

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    UpgradeVB 2.4 to 7.9.xx

    As the VB forum hasn't yet re-appeared and the Wiki doesn't tell you how to do this I have examined my bash history and the steps are as follows:

    This is to upgrade from VB 2.4 with LMS 7.8 to the nightly 7.9.xx version

    Replace - http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nig...278.noarch.rpm - with the latest version available

    Code:
    yum clean all
    yum update
    reboot
    
    rpm -e --nodeps logitechmediaserver logitechmediaserver-CPAN logitechmediaserver-vendor logitechmediaserver-firmware-ip3k
    cp -a /var/lib/squeezeboxserver/prefs/server.prefs.rpmsave /var/lib/squeezeboxserver/prefs/server.prefs
    yum install http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/7.9/sc/6b4ee63/logitechmediaserver-7.9.0-0.1.1487249278.noarch.rpm
    
    systemctl start squeezeboxserver
    systemctl -l status squeezeboxserver
    Thereafter to upgrade the nightly periodically do

    Code:
    ystemctl stop squeezeboxserver
    yum install http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/7.9/sc/6b4ee63/logitechmediaserver-7.9.0-0.1.1487249278.noarch.rpm
    NOTE check the URL it WILL have changed.
    Code:
    systemctl start squeezeboxserver
    systemctl -l status squeezeboxserver
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    As the VB forum hasn't yet re-appeared and the Wiki doesn't tell you how to do this I have examined my bash history and the steps are as follows:

    This is to upgrade from VB 2.4 with LMS 7.8 to the nightly 7.9.xx version

    Replace - http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nig...278.noarch.rpm - with the latest version available

    Code:
    yum clean all
    yum update
    reboot
    
    rpm -e --nodeps logitechmediaserver logitechmediaserver-CPAN logitechmediaserver-vendor logitechmediaserver-firmware-ip3k
    cp -a /var/lib/squeezeboxserver/prefs/server.prefs.rpmsave /var/lib/squeezeboxserver/prefs/server.prefs
    yum install http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/7.9/sc/6b4ee63/logitechmediaserver-7.9.0-0.1.1487249278.noarch.rpm
    
    systemctl start squeezeboxserver
    systemctl -l status squeezeboxserver
    Thereafter to upgrade the nightly periodically do

    Code:
    ystemctl stop squeezeboxserver
    yum install http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/7.9/sc/6b4ee63/logitechmediaserver-7.9.0-0.1.1487249278.noarch.rpm
    NOTE check the URL it WILL have changed.
    Code:
    systemctl start squeezeboxserver
    systemctl -l status squeezeboxserver
    Here are comments I copied from Ron Olson. It's essentially the same, using the command DNF to replace YUM. DNF is used in the VB2.4 Fedora version, but YUM still works too.
    One important thing to note is the last comment about updating VB using command line rather than the VB GUI button, and using the code indicated.

    Updating LMS nightly

    2. Remove the VortexBox version of LMS:
    Code:
    rpm -e --nodeps logitechmediaserver logitechmediaserver-CPAN logitechmediaserver-vendor logitechmediaserver-firmware-ip3k

    3. Restore the LMS server.prefs file:
    Code:
    cp -a /var/lib/squeezeboxserver/prefs/server.prefs.rpmsave /var/lib/squeezeboxserver/prefs/server.prefs

    4. Install LMS from the Slim Devices nightly:
    Code:
    dnf install http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nig...735.noarch.rpm
    This is the latest version as of May 16, 2016. If you install on a later date, pick up the RedHat rpm version that's in http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/?ver=7.9

    5. Link required perl library:
    Code:
    ln -s /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/Slim /usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl/Slim
    6. Restart LMS:
    Code:
    systemctl start squeezeboxserver
    7. Check LMS status:
    Code:
    systemctl -l status squeezeboxserver

    9. You will have to upgrade your VB 2.4 system from the command line to prevent the Slim Devices nightly LMS from being upgraded to the VortexBox version:
    Code:
    dnf clean all; dnf --exclude=logitechmediaserver* update

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfo View Post
    Here are comments I copied from Ron Olson. It's essentially the same, using the command DNF to replace YUM. DNF is used in the VB2.4 Fedora version, but YUM still works too.
    One important thing to note is the last comment about updating VB using command line rather than the VB GUI button, and using the code indicated.

    Updating LMS nightly

    2. Remove the VortexBox version of LMS:
    Code:
    rpm -e --nodeps logitechmediaserver logitechmediaserver-CPAN logitechmediaserver-vendor logitechmediaserver-firmware-ip3k

    3. Restore the LMS server.prefs file:
    Code:
    cp -a /var/lib/squeezeboxserver/prefs/server.prefs.rpmsave /var/lib/squeezeboxserver/prefs/server.prefs

    4. Install LMS from the Slim Devices nightly:
    Code:
    dnf install http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nig...735.noarch.rpm
    This is the latest version as of May 16, 2016. If you install on a later date, pick up the RedHat rpm version that's in http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/?ver=7.9

    5. Link required perl library:
    Code:
    ln -s /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/Slim /usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl/Slim
    6. Restart LMS:
    Code:
    systemctl start squeezeboxserver
    7. Check LMS status:
    Code:
    systemctl -l status squeezeboxserver

    9. You will have to upgrade your VB 2.4 system from the command line to prevent the Slim Devices nightly LMS from being upgraded to the VortexBox version:
    Code:
    dnf clean all; dnf --exclude=logitechmediaserver* update
    Well done for keeping that but Its odd my bash history didn't have the perl symlink I don't think. I shall check in the morning.


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    Office - Pi -> Sony TA FE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN 755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
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    Once you have completed the procedure jfo detailed, further upgrades are :

    dnf clean all; dnf --exclude=logitechmediaserver* update
    dnf install http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nig...278.noarch.rpm

    I just updated from Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.0 - 1484464959 @ Wed Jan 18 to Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.0 - 1487249278 @ Sat Feb 18 and the dnf clean all... brought a Plex update.
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    Hoping Vortexbox Forum Returns

    I absolutely love the Vortexbox and really appreciate the help and patience Ron and Andrew have shown me over the years. Forum support also has been a Godsend. I hope it continues and that Small Green Computers continues to produce some form of Vortexbox Appliance. The parts cost almost the same as the complete Appliance with software loaded and ready to go.

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    It appears that the VortexBox brand is gone and Andrew has replaced it with the Sonic Transporter brand on his Small Green Computer site. I emailed him a few days ago about the forum and he indicated that he is working to get the VB forum back up. No mention of a time line.

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    I also spoke with Andrew since I was having issues with my upgrade to Vortexbox 2.4.
    Andrew tells me the Sonictransporter AP has all of the features of Vortexbox and many more, except for MakeMKV.

    The VB forums were pretty quiet just before they went down anyway. I get the sense most folks may have moved on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paltomare View Post
    I also spoke with Andrew since I was having issues with my upgrade to Vortexbox 2.4.
    Andrew tells me the Sonictransporter AP has all of the features of Vortexbox and many more, except for MakeMKV.

    The VB forums were pretty quiet just before they went down anyway. I get the sense most folks may have moved on.
    Perhaps not as many new adopters, given the almost word-of-mouth approach and lack of any promotion. The many current users likely have no issues, since it's such a stable setup. I'm sure there are lot's of VB appliance and software users out there working on ancient versions of Fedora and VB with no issues and no need to visit the forum. Still, it's a valuable resource and hopefully it will come back.

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