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Chuck Pelto
2006-02-13, 16:13
This new version of software to drive my SLIMP3 has SERIOUS issues.

First I lost my playlists. Then, I get lists that have as many as 5
blank lines between items.

How do I get back to the older version that actually worked?

Regards,

Chuck

Ben Sandee
2006-02-13, 16:51
On 2/13/06, Chuck Pelto <cbpelto (AT) pcisys (DOT) net> wrote:
>
> This new version of software to drive my SLIMP3 has SERIOUS issues.
>
> First I lost my playlists. Then, I get lists that have as many as 5
> blank lines between items.
>
> How do I get back to the older version that actually worked?


Gee, how do you normally install older software? Have you tried simply
uninstalling the new software and reinstalling the old? There won't be any
firmware issues to deal with -- the SliMP3 has not had a firmware update
since the 2.3 firmware release. You can hardly blame anyone but yourself --
unless someone put a gun to your head to force you to upgrade.

BTW I've been running two SliMP3's just fine since the 4.x software -- and
currently on the 6.5 beta software (great in fact). If you're willing to
invest even a small amount of time into diagnosing what is actually going
wrong then you should not need to downgrade. But it doesn't sound like
you're in any state of mind -- you just want to vent off on somebody.

Ben

Chuck Pelto
2006-02-14, 06:31
On Feb 13, 2006, at 4:51 PM, Ben Sandee wrote:

> On 2/13/06, Chuck Pelto <cbpelto (AT) pcisys (DOT) net> wrote:
> This new version of software to drive my SLIMP3 has SERIOUS issues.
>
> First I lost my playlists. Then, I get lists that have as many as 5
> blank lines between items.
>
> How do I get back to the older version that actually worked?
>
> Gee, how do you normally install older software? Have you tried
> simply uninstalling the new software and reinstalling the old?
> There won't be any firmware issues to deal with -- the SliMP3 has
> not had a firmware update since the 2.3 firmware release. You can
> hardly blame anyone but yourself -- unless someone put a gun to
> your head to force you to upgrade.

Mac realm. We don't have 'uninstall' as a regular feature. It shows
up now and then as part of a package, but there isn't one in the
SLIMP3 software update.

> BTW I've been running two SliMP3's just fine since the 4.x software
> -- and currently on the 6.5 beta software (great in fact). If
> you're willing to invest even a small amount of time into
> diagnosing what is actually going wrong then you should not need to
> downgrade. But it doesn't sound like you're in any state of mind
> -- you just want to vent off on somebody.

I'll give it a try.

Regards,

Chuck

Kevin O. Lepard
2006-02-14, 09:04
>Mac realm. We don't have 'uninstall' as a regular feature. It shows
>up now and then as part of a package, but there isn't one in the
>SLIMP3 software update.

Delete the preference pane. Install the old one. That should get
you back to the past.

Kevin
--
Kevin O. Lepard

Happiness is being 100% Microsoft free.

jonheal
2006-02-14, 09:52
On 2/13/06, Chuck Pelto <cbpelto (AT) pcisys (DOT) net> wrote:
>
> This new version of software to drive my SLIMP3 has SERIOUS issues.
>
> First I lost my playlists. Then, I get lists that have as many as 5
> blank lines between items.
>
> How do I get back to the older version that actually worked?


Gee, how do you normally install older software? Have you tried simply
uninstalling the new software and reinstalling the old? There won't be any
firmware issues to deal with -- the SliMP3 has not had a firmware update
since the 2.3 firmware release. You can hardly blame anyone but yourself --
unless someone put a gun to your head to force you to upgrade.

BTW I've been running two SliMP3's just fine since the 4.x software -- and
currently on the 6.5 beta software (great in fact). If you're willing to
invest even a small amount of time into diagnosing what is actually going
wrong then you should not need to downgrade. But it doesn't sound like
you're in any state of mind -- you just want to vent off on somebody.

Ben
Wow! You sound like a nice guy!

Ben Sandee
2006-02-14, 10:15
On 2/14/06, jonheal <jonheal.238b6d (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> Wow! You sound like a nice guy!


What about the original post should have inspired a 'nice' response? The OP
didn't include ANY information about what previous version they were using,
what particular problems they were having and also didn't show any real
desire to resolve the problem. I don't see you jumping in to help. So,
have a nice day from your lofty steed.

Ben

Chuck Pelto
2006-02-14, 10:30
On Feb 14, 2006, at 10:15 AM, Ben Sandee wrote:

> What about the original post should have inspired a 'nice'
> response? The OP didn't include ANY information about what
> previous version they were using, what particular problems they
> were having and also didn't show any real desire to resolve the
> problem. I don't see you jumping in to help. So, have a nice day
> from your lofty steed.

Actually, the information about the previous verson of the software
was lost when I installed the v6.2.1. Sorry about that. Also, I think
I stipulated the problems I was havingóloss of playlists and new
playlists were behaving badly; to include usual stoppages in mid-
playlist for no apparent reason.

And, just to make it abundantly clear....I'm trying to get back to
the good old days when (1) my playlists were available, (2) they
looked proper in the window and (3) they'd behave as they had, which
was expected of them.

Hope that helps...

Regards,

Chuck

superbad
2006-02-14, 11:17
I don't know what version you were running before, but all the old versions of SlimServer (back to v3.1) are available for download here:

http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/

Chuck Pelto
2006-02-14, 13:03
On Feb 14, 2006, at 11:17 AM, superbad wrote:

> I don't know what version you were running before, but all the old
> versions of SlimServer (back to v3.1) are available for download here:
>
> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/

THAT....is a God-send.

Thanks,

Chuck

ponch
2006-02-14, 15:13
On 2/13/06, Chuck Pelto <cbpelto (AT) pcisys (DOT) net> wrote:
>
> This new version of software to drive my SLIMP3 has SERIOUS issues.
>
> First I lost my playlists. Then, I get lists that have as many as 5
> blank lines between items.
>
> How do I get back to the older version that actually worked?


Gee, how do you normally install older software? Have you tried simply
uninstalling the new software and reinstalling the old? There won't be any
firmware issues to deal with -- the SliMP3 has not had a firmware update
since the 2.3 firmware release. You can hardly blame anyone but yourself --
unless someone put a gun to your head to force you to upgrade.

BTW I've been running two SliMP3's just fine since the 4.x software -- and
currently on the 6.5 beta software (great in fact). If you're willing to
invest even a small amount of time into diagnosing what is actually going
wrong then you should not need to downgrade. But it doesn't sound like
you're in any state of mind -- you just want to vent off on somebody.

Ben

I didn't see anything wrong with the original post, but you certainly do come off as rude. I think they simply wanted an older version of the software and you ripped them a new one. By the way, I had to down grade to a more reliable version of the software also. I've read several posts about people using Mac OS's prior to Panther on which the new software is buggy if it works at all.

Chuck Pelto
2006-02-14, 17:13
On Feb 14, 2006, at 3:13 PM, ponch wrote:

> I didn't see anything wrong with the original post, but you certainly
> do come off as rude.


Gee....

....sorry about that. I guess that's what comes of 27 years in the
infantry; defending people in this country against people who don't
like them.

Regards,

Chuck
P.S. I can be VERY 'rude'. Even on command. But, I do it ALL for 'you'.

Mitch Harding
2006-02-14, 21:41
Which country? This list is subscribed to by people in various countries.

And the guy you quoted was trying to defend you, no less.

Get down off your cross, please.

On 2/14/06, Chuck Pelto <cbpelto (AT) pcisys (DOT) net> wrote:
>
>
> On Feb 14, 2006, at 3:13 PM, ponch wrote:
>
> I didn't see anything wrong with the original post, but you certainly
>
> do come off as rude.
>
>
>
> Gee....
>
> ...sorry about that. I guess that's what comes of 27 years in the
> infantry; defending people in this country against people who don't like
> them.
>
> Regards,
>
> Chuck
> P.S. I can be VERY 'rude'. Even on command. But, I do it ALL for 'you'.
>
>

ponch
2006-02-15, 08:32
Mitch,

Thank you for coming to my defense. I thought it was clear the point I was making.

The bravery of being out of range applies to so much more than just glimpses of what goes on around our world.

me

jonheal
2006-02-15, 08:51
Mitch,

Thank you for coming to my defense. I thought it was clear the point I was making.

The bravery of being out of range applies to so much more than just glimpses of what goes on around our world.

me
I think he (Chuck Pelto) just misread and made a mistake.

"I didn't see anything wrong with the original post, but you certainly do come off as rude."

He could have missinterpreted "you" as him (Chuck Pelto).

nicketynick
2006-02-15, 08:54
Chuck - I'm pretty darn sure that ponch's comments were directed to Ben Sandee, who I'm sure we can all agree got out of bed on the wrong side that day, and we will forgive him his transgressions, as he's likely a really nice guy on most days.
Please consider very carefully before flaming - little misunderstandings can be so easily escalated.

blah509
2006-02-15, 14:14
"Gee....

....sorry about that. I guess that's what comes of 27 years in the
infantry; defending people in this country against people who don't
like them.

Regards,

Chuck"

Ummmm...... so you are a liberal? ....and I really don't think that is an excuse to be a ********

so....

I spent my life fixing computers therefore I should beat my wife (lots of sarcasm)

g

Chuck Pelto
2006-02-16, 10:47
On Feb 15, 2006, at 8:54 AM, nicketynick wrote:

> I'm pretty darn sure that ponch's comments were directed to Ben
> Sandee, who I'm sure we can all agree got out of bed on the wrong side
> that day


Could be. Sometimes communications don't come across very well at
times. Then again, I might not have had enough coffee.

Regards,

Chuck
P.S. If I misunderstood you, Ponch, I apologize.

P.P.S.

TO: blah509
RE: A What?

"so you are a liberal? ....and I really don't think that is
an excuse to be a ********" -- blah509

(1) Hardly. I'm an airborne-ranger
(2) All rangers are a---------s. Especially where your ilk is
concerned. So do be careful before I really let the s--- fly.

Chuck Pelto
2006-02-16, 11:22
"At last. My hand is whole again." -- the Prince in Alexander Nevski,
upon finding his sword in the snow at the battle of the lake

On Feb 14, 2006, at 11:17 AM, superbad wrote:

>
> I don't know what version you were running before, but all the old
> versions of SlimServer (back to v3.1) are available for download here:
>
> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/

superbad, you is good.

Reinstalled v5.4.1 of the server software and my SLIMP3 is running
fine once more. My playlists are available to me. There are not weird
gaps in the music list that apparently cause the player to stop,
thinking there is no more music to be played.

I don't know what it is inside that v6.2.1that caused all the
trouble. It's the first time in over two years of using the SLIMP3
and keeping up with upgrades where I've had any kind of serious
problem. I'll definitely be much more careful about upgrades of
theirs in the future.

Thanks....

Regards,

Chuck(le)

blah509
2006-02-16, 12:17
Ut Oh.....Here comes Chucky

So is that a Ford Ranger or maybe Ranger Rick, or maybe the Lone Ranger. Don't start throwing that s*** around. I heard a guy by the name of Danny Bubp try that once before (look it up if you don't know).

Give it a rest Cheney the reporters are out to lunch.....

and if your are refering to letting something "fly" other than what has been "flying" out of your mouth so far, save it for the choir.

My "ilk" and I have better things to do, like make fun of you and yours (ilk that is)

this is the last thing I will say on this topic....how about talking about a Slim Device

You stay classy Ranger Rick, Chuck, whatever...

g

Chuck Pelto
2006-02-16, 12:33
On Feb 16, 2006, at 12:17 PM, blah509 wrote:

> You stay classy Ranger Rick, Chuck, whatever...

And you too, young man.....

Regards,

Chuck(le)
[Ever man thinks meanly of himself for never having been a soldier,
or a sailor with hard duty at sea.]

jonheal
2006-02-16, 12:40
Ut Oh.....Here comes Chucky

So is that a Ford Ranger or maybe Ranger Rick, or maybe the Lone Ranger. Don't start throwing that s*** around. I heard a guy by the name of Danny Bubp try that once before (look it up if you don't know).

Give it a rest Cheney the reporters are out to lunch.....

and if your are refering to letting something "fly" other than what has been "flying" out of your mouth so far, save it for the choir.

My "ilk" and I have better things to do, like make fun of you and yours (ilk that is)

this is the last thing I will say on this topic....how about talking about a Slim Device

You stay classy Ranger Rick, Chuck, whatever...

g
How old are you?

But really, why doesn't everyone calm down a little! Drink a beer. Listen to some music. Life is too short, for crying out loud!

Mitch Harding
2006-02-16, 12:51
>
> [Ever man thinks meanly of himself for never having been a soldier, or a
> sailor with hard duty at sea.]


Man, not me!

Now, I'd think meanly of myself if I'd never bought a Squeezebox -- that's
for damn sure.

Mitch

ponch
2006-02-16, 12:51
Chuck,

After the gaunlet of words Ben Sandee gave you just one post later, I don't blame you for eventually losing it. You wanted productive advice and didn't seem to vent at all.

I am also running Mac OS (Jaguar) on an iMac 600 mhz Graphite. I had problems immediately with slim server 6.2. I think slim devices may have even updated their download page to not include my OS as supported for the recent software revision. When it was installed, the server would start and subsequently stop. You could watch this in the system preferences screen that you use to start the server manually. I proceeded to downgrade to 6.1.1. It works fine except the skins I choose in the web interface don't seem to stick. I work around this by bookmarking the skin I want to view the interface in.

Anyway, This is generally a place that you can get reasonable answers to questions you have about your device. I had the same question back in August about uninstalling the preference pane. It was answered promptly. I'm glad Slim Devices put this forum here. The slimp3 is highly reliable but I don't know everything about it. This is the only place I know of to get expert advice from users just like myself.

DO you recommend revision 5.4.1? Maybe I'll give it a try. I've had this thing since 2002 and the software has been changed frequently in that time. It's possible I missed that rev. But I can tell you that 6.1.1 is pretty much reliable.

Thanks me

Chuck Pelto
2006-02-16, 13:01
On Feb 16, 2006, at 12:40 PM, jonheal wrote:

> How old are you?

On my side, 55; 27 years of it in the infantry. I suspect I was
jumping C130s WAY before blah learned out to jump a prom date.

Regards,

Chuck(le)

P.S. When i started this topic, Ben Sandee asked if I'd be interested
in helping beta-test the next version.

Now that my system is stablized, I think I can do that thing....

....where do I 'enlist'?

Chuck Pelto
2006-02-16, 15:12
On Feb 16, 2006, at 12:51 PM, ponch wrote:

> I am also running Mac OS (Jaguar) on an iMac 600 mhz Graphite. I had
> problems immediately with slim server 6.2.

Ah HAH! The machine, in my server closet, which runs the household,
is running on Jaguar as well.

I think we're onto something here.


> DO you recommend revision 5.4.1?

Things have been working well since going back to that version on the
server.

> But I can tell you that 6.1.1 is pretty much reliable.

I can give THAT version a try. However, for the time being, I think
I'll just enjoy the music for a while.

Currently there's some hot piano from Joe Sample going on; Carmel.

Later,

Chuck(le)