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    Gadfly, Former Founder Slim Devices dean's Avatar
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    Wake-on-LAN in tonight's nightly build

    Tonight's nightly 6.2 build will include firmware 16, which adds Wake-
    on-LAN to the Squeezebox2.

    If your SlimServer computer is asleep and has it's network card set
    to wake on administrative access, you can wake it up with the remote
    by pressing RIGHT from the main settings menu on the player setup
    screens or by pressing RIGHT or POWER when on the "Connecting to
    SlimServer..." screen.

    If you try it out, please post your experiences here.

    Thanks to Felix Mueller for a big hand in making this happen.

    -dean


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    Wake-on-LAN in tonight's nightly build

    On 3-Aug-05, at 5:26 PM, dean blackketter wrote:

    > Tonight's nightly 6.2 build will include firmware 16, which adds
    > Wake-on-LAN to the Squeezebox2.
    >
    > If your SlimServer computer is asleep and has it's network card set to
    > wake on administrative access, you can wake it up with the remote by
    > pressing RIGHT from the main settings menu on the player setup screens
    > or by pressing RIGHT or POWER when on the "Connecting to
    > SlimServer..." screen.
    >
    > If you try it out, please post your experiences here.
    >

    experience is very bad. I'd suggest not trying it. I'm hard down with
    no way to connect to slimserver to even try to downgrade
    sorry for the bad news
    -kdf


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    Wake-on-LAN in tonight's nightly build

    On 3-Aug-05, at 7:26 PM, kdf wrote:

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    > On 3-Aug-05, at 5:26 PM, dean blackketter wrote:
    >
    >> Tonight's nightly 6.2 build will include firmware 16, which adds
    >> Wake-on-LAN to the Squeezebox2.
    >>
    >> If your SlimServer computer is asleep and has it's network card set
    >> to wake on administrative access, you can wake it up with the remote
    >> by pressing RIGHT from the main settings menu on the player setup
    >> screens or by pressing RIGHT or POWER when on the "Connecting to
    >> SlimServer..." screen.
    >>
    >> If you try it out, please post your experiences here.
    >>

    > experience is very bad. I'd suggest not trying it. I'm hard down
    > with no way to connect to slimserver to even try to downgrade
    > sorry for the bad news
    >

    svn 3855 looks ok. If you do get stuck after trying svn 3854, it
    should be still able to connect with a wired connection. You can use
    that to get back in and update. nightly build shouldn't have a
    problem.

    note to self: 6.2 is experimental. use with caution

    -kdf


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    Quote Originally Posted by kdf
    experience is very bad. I'd suggest not trying it. I'm hard down with
    no way to connect to slimserver to even try to downgrade
    sorry for the bad news
    What's this mean for those of us religously staying current with either nightly builds or Subversion on the trunk? Will rev#[whatever] insist on upgrading the firmware, or is the fw upgrade optional?

    What's the course of action when something like the above catastrophe occurs and the SB loses it's mind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdf
    svn 3855 looks ok. If you do get stuck after trying svn 3854, it
    should be still able to connect with a wired connection. You can use
    that to get back in and update. nightly build shouldn't have a
    problem.

    note to self: 6.2 is experimental. use with caution
    Didn't see your response while I was posting my question. "Try wired connection if wireless doesn't work" sounds like a sound troubleshooting move. But still leaves me wondering: Can an SB/SB2 be turned into a paperweight by a dodgy firmware upgrade, or is there always some last-ditch means of recovering some old known-good firmware?

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    Re: Wake-on-LAN in tonight's nightly build

    On Aug 3, 2005, at 8:01 PM, JJZolx wrote:
    > But still leaves me wondering: Can an SB/SB2 be
    > turned into a paperweight by a dodgy firmware upgrade, or is there
    > always some last-ditch means of recovering some old known-good
    > firmware?

    Yes, it's possible for a firmware upgrade to cause the player to
    become a streamlined brick, so we do test up/downgrading to make sure
    that we haven't created a killer firmware image.

    The problem with the firmware that was checked in for a couple of
    hours was causing some player settings to get corrupted, but as far
    as I know, wouldn't have bricked the player. It seems to be fine now.

    Bricked players due to faulty firmware would need to come back to our
    World Headquarters to be reprogrammed (free of charge, of course), or
    have the CPU cards swapped, but it hasn't happened yet...

    -dean






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    I see firmware 15 in the latest 6.2 nighlty directory.

    http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads...8-03/Firmware/

    Do I need to wait until tommorrow for this directory to have the 16.bin file or do the zips have it.

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    Re: Wake-on-LAN in tonight's nightly build

    On 3-Aug-05, at 10:29 PM, oreillymj wrote:

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    > I see firmware 15 in the latest 6.2 nighlty directory.
    >
    > http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads...ly/latest/6.2/
    > SlimServer_v2005-08-03/Firmware/
    >
    > Do I need to wait until tommorrow for this directory to have the 16.bin
    > file or do the zips have it.
    >

    Dean is referring to the nightly build for Aug 4, which will be built
    in 2-3 hours from now (around 1am Pacific time)

    -kdf


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    ok, I'll give it a try.

    If it works, I reckon a Wiki will be required to educate users on how to configure/test their PC will respond to WOL packets.

    I found DSL reports FAQ very helpful, but it still took me a couple of hours of trial and error to get this working.

    And that was with a modern PC/NIC that supported WOL without any extra cables.

    Troublseshooting/support of this will be difficult for users without 2 pc's or a friend with a laptop.

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    Fantastic. I'd be particularly interested to hear if anyone gets this going with wireless. I'll give it a go on my setup tonight.

    Max

    Quote Originally Posted by dean
    Tonight's nightly 6.2 build will include firmware 16, which adds Wake-
    on-LAN to the Squeezebox2.

    If your SlimServer computer is asleep and has it's network card set
    to wake on administrative access, you can wake it up with the remote
    by pressing RIGHT from the main settings menu on the player setup
    screens or by pressing RIGHT or POWER when on the "Connecting to
    SlimServer..." screen.

    If you try it out, please post your experiences here.

    Thanks to Felix Mueller for a big hand in making this happen.

    -dean
    Some people think the title of this song is irrelevant,
    but it's not irrelevant - it's a hippopotamus.

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