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ianjohnson_nz
2005-12-07, 11:38
Hi all

I know this must be a daft question. But it's just after 7am and my SB2 has just woken me up for the first time with Virgin Radio, after I set up SqueezeNetwork yesterday. Very cool.

But how the hell do I turn it off? (Or just let the radio play normally?) I've tried every button on the remote (well I think I have, remember I've just got up) and it still keeps doing its alarm thing.

Thanks for your help!

mherger
2005-12-07, 11:45
> But how the hell do I turn it off? (Or just let the radio play
> normally?) I've tried every button on the remote (well I think I have,
> remember I've just got up) and it still keeps doing its alarm thing.

There seems to be an issue with blocked remote controls. This is the third
report in two days. Please add your details (firmware version, software
version, what you were playing etc.) to the following bug:

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2683

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ianjohnson_nz
2005-12-07, 14:27
There seems to be an issue with blocked remote controls.

I'm not sure I have the same issue - to clarify, the SB2 is not *ignoring* my remote. e.g. Power turns SB2 off, Left (eventually) returns me to the main menu, "Now Playing" takes me to Now Playing. The issue is that I can't disable the alarm. If I power off, the alarm wakes it up again shortly thereafter. In the end I pressed "Now Playing" and navigated the menu to disconnect from SqueezeNetwork.

Is this the same as the remote blocking issue you mentioned?

As an aside, as a newbie I have found it quite difficult to find information on enhancements for my SB. e.g. I knew SqueezeNetwork existed but had no idea what it actually was. Beyond the forums I haven't found any documentation on it or how to use it - is any available? (For example: instructions on what buttons to press to use the alarm!) To date I have found out by trial & error but this is quite time consuming.

I appreciate this is a consequence of using an open source product. But I think adding a Tips page on SlimServer FAQ would be worthwhile, to help newbies make the most of the SB.

I would include:
* Popular plugins (e.g. AlienBBC)
* SqueezeNetwork
* Configuring Wake on LAN
For each, explaining what it is, why it's cool and basic pointers on configuring it with a link to more detailed info. e.g. Wake on LAN: it took me ages to find out that all I need to do is configure my LAN card (easy if you know...)

mherger
2005-12-07, 15:00
> I'm not sure I have the same issue - to clarify, the SB2 is not
> *ignoring* my remote. e.g. Power turns SB2 off, Left (eventually)
> returns me to the main menu, "Now Playing" takes me to Now Playing. The
> issue is that I can't disable the alarm. If I power off, the alarm wakes
> it up again shortly thereafter. In the end I pressed "Now Playing" and
> navigated the menu to disconnect from SqueezeNetwork.

Ok, thanks for the clarification.

> Is this the same as the remote blocking issue you mentioned?

No. With the problem I mentioned none of the buttons would work at all. We
had to pull the power cord to restart the box :-/

> I appreciate this is a consequence of using an open source product. But

OS does not mean bad documentation. But you're right in that OS projects
often lack the non-technical information as there are mainly technical
oriented users active in the community. There have recently been some
efforts to improve the documentation around SlimServer and the SB.

> I think adding a Tips page on SlimServer FAQ would be worthwhile, to
> help newbies make the most of the SB.

Please start a new thread in the general discussion forum as your good
input risks to get forgotten here. And feel free to add your thoughts and
ideas to wiki.slimdevices.com. Every contribution is appreciated!

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ianjohnson_nz
2005-12-07, 16:27
Thanks Michael for your help.

So what *are* the buttons that you press when the alarm is activated by SqueezeNetwork?

mherger
2005-12-08, 13:07
> So what *are* the buttons that you press when the alarm is activated by
> SqueezeNetwork?

I don't use SQN's alarm, but I guess it's the same as in the slimserver. I
use eg. the power off button to turn that noise off :-). Or I hit one of
the arrow/cursor buttons to go into snooze mode (not sure whether this is
an Advanced Alarm plugin feature). Or "Now playing" to start normal
navigation.

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kdf
2005-12-08, 14:23
Quoting Michael Herger <slim (AT) herger (DOT) net>:

>> So what *are* the buttons that you press when the alarm is activated by
>> SqueezeNetwork?
>
> I don't use SQN's alarm, but I guess it's the same as in the
> slimserver. I use eg. the power off button to turn that noise off
> :-). Or I hit one of the arrow/cursor buttons to go into snooze mode
> (not sure whether this is an Advanced Alarm plugin feature). Or "Now
> playing" to start normal navigation.
>
Turning the alarm off and snooze are part of the alarm plugin only.
The built-in alarm should be a simple event only. Once the alarm
triggers, then it is just the same as any other time playing. However,
my thought it was perhaps the attempt to turn off the alarm is still
within 60 seconds of the initial trigger. If the alarm happens to
check again in the same minute, it might re-trigger.

-kdf