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Ralph Edington
2005-01-11, 15:23
I did not know that holding down the power button would initiate a reset. I
will try that next time it hangs. That still seems just a tad drastic...
Why would it need a reset of any kind?

Maybe: Did the SBox lose its DHCP IP address and was unable to obtain
another one? Would I be better off with a fixed IP? I think I'll try
that...?

Slimserver version is 5.4.1 from the 1/6/2004 nightly. Firmware is v40.

I would like to repeat this part of my former post, as I'm wondering if it's
important:

"How sensitive is the SBox to power fluctuations? What is Slim Devices
recommending for spike/surge protection? What is the community using? ....
Has anyone in the community solved a stability problem by installing a
better surge/spike protection system?"

Thanks,

RE


> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Daniel Cohen
> Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 1:54 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Stability
>
>
> On 11/1/05 at 12:10 pm -0800, Ralph Edington wrote
> >The only thing that worked was unplugging power from the SBox and
> >running through the setup again, which finally brought it back to
> >life.
>
> I used to have that kind of problem on one of the older versions of
> SlimServer, and the corresponding firmware.
>
> With 5.4 and its firmware, the Squeezebox often loses contact with
> the SlimServer after my computer has been asleep for a long time. But
> it recovers gracefully, just hold down the power key until it says
> "restarting ..." and then (though it suggests you go through the
> setup manually) just wait for a while and it automatically goes
> through the setup procedure and finally makes contact.
>
> Assuming that you have tried holding down the power key and that does
> not get anywhere (as it didn't earlier on), please report your
> version of SlimServer and firmware just in case you are not
> up-to-date.
> --
> Daniel Cohen
>

kdf
2005-01-11, 15:33
Quoting Ralph Edington <ralph (AT) edington (DOT) com>:

> "How sensitive is the SBox to power fluctuations? What is Slim Devices
> recommending for spike/surge protection? What is the community using? ....
> Has anyone in the community solved a stability problem by installing a
> better surge/spike protection system?"

personally, I've never experienced interference of any kind. All three of my
suqeezeboxes are right near a television, one sits right on top of a PC
chassis, and 6" below the tv. I've been happy with the stock power supply.
not even a glitch when my house has suffered a brownout.

-kdf

Daniel Cohen
2005-01-11, 16:32
On 11/1/05 at 2:23 pm -0800, Ralph Edington wrote
>I did not know that holding down the power button would initiate a reset.

Ah, I had assumed you had already tried that.

Note my other point that you should ignore the Squeezebox saying
things like "press right to continue". It takes some time (for me, it
often has to try twice before it connects to the network) but goes
through all the steps without my doing anything.

>I
>will try that next time it hangs. That still seems just a tad drastic...
>Why would it need a reset of any kind?

On my setup, I'm sure the issue is basically with the wireless
network, not the Squeezebox. I find that the if my computer is asleep
for a couple of hours, the Squeezebox usually reconnects fine when I
wake the computer.

But when the computer has been asleep overnight, the Squeezebox
usually doesn't reconnect without my holding the power key to restart.

I'm sure some experts can explain why this happens, I can't.
--
Daniel Cohen

kdf
2005-01-11, 19:02
Quoting Daniel Cohen <danco (AT) f2s (DOT) com>:

> On 11/1/05 at 2:23 pm -0800, Ralph Edington wrote
> >I did not know that holding down the power button would initiate a reset.
>
> Ah, I had assumed you had already tried that.
>
> Note my other point that you should ignore the Squeezebox saying
> things like "press right to continue". It takes some time (for me, it
> often has to try twice before it connects to the network) but goes
> through all the steps without my doing anything.

Pressing FFWD is faster, especially for skipping past the WEP entry screen :)

-kdf

Daniel Cohen
2005-01-11, 19:17
On 11/1/05 at 6:02 pm -0800, kdf wrote
>Quoting Daniel Cohen <danco (AT) f2s (DOT) com>:
>
>> On 11/1/05 at 2:23 pm -0800, Ralph Edington wrote
>> >I did not know that holding down the power button would initiate a reset.
>>
>> Ah, I had assumed you had already tried that.
>>
>> Note my other point that you should ignore the Squeezebox saying
>> things like "press right to continue". It takes some time (for me, it
>> often has to try twice before it connects to the network) but goes
>> through all the steps without my doing anything.
>
>Pressing FFWD is faster, especially for skipping past the WEP entry screen :)

It may (I'm not clear) take less total time, but not doing anything
after the box says "restarting ..." lets one multitask! The
Squeezebox is resetting itself without human intervention while one
is making coffee, brushing teeth, or whatever.

--
Daniel Cohen

kdf
2005-01-12, 00:37
Quoting Daniel Cohen <danco (AT) f2s (DOT) com>:

> On 11/1/05 at 6:02 pm -0800, kdf wrote
> >Quoting Daniel Cohen <danco (AT) f2s (DOT) com>:
> >
> >> On 11/1/05 at 2:23 pm -0800, Ralph Edington wrote
> >> >I did not know that holding down the power button would initiate a
> reset.
> >>
> >> Ah, I had assumed you had already tried that.
> >>
> >> Note my other point that you should ignore the Squeezebox saying
> >> things like "press right to continue". It takes some time (for me, it
> >> often has to try twice before it connects to the network) but goes
> >> through all the steps without my doing anything.
> >
> >Pressing FFWD is faster, especially for skipping past the WEP entry screen
> :)
>
> It may (I'm not clear) take less total time, but not doing anything
> after the box says "restarting ..." lets one multitask! The
> Squeezebox is resetting itself without human intervention while one
> is making coffee, brushing teeth, or whatever.

dunno about you, but I can still do all that. remote in one hand, toothbrush in
the other, and the coffee...intraveinously! :)