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MickeyG
2007-05-21, 16:46
SlimServer 6.5.2 is now available! Go get it from

http://www.slimdevices.com/su_downloads.html

Highlights include:

* Updated SlimServer localization for 6 languages: Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, and Spanish. These localizations are now included in the installers for Mac and Windows, and the firmware for Squeezebox and Transporter.

* Squeezebox and Transporter firmware now up-to-date with SqueezeNetwork.

* Improved Windows Vista support.

* Many other bug fixes. See detailed list here:

http://www.slimdevices.com/Changelog6.html

As a new member of the Slim Devices/Logitech team, Im happy to join such an active and knowledgeable community. Thanks to everyone whos been patient with me as I learn to work with the community.

See you on the forums!

Mickey

lucas72
2007-05-21, 18:57
Yuppie! :)

inguz
2007-05-21, 19:39
Is SlimServer no longer GPL?

SuperQ
2007-05-21, 20:24
Is SlimServer no longer GPL?

It is still GPL.

License.txt starting line 36:


Portions include software under the following terms:

#------------------------------------------------------------------

GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
Version 2, June 1991


If you're talking about the "I Agree" on the download page, that's for the squeezebox firmware.

Of course, it's easy to bypass, just hit this URL directly:

http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/SlimServer_v6.5.2/

Balthazar_B
2007-05-21, 20:29
Is the latest "testing" nightly build the same as the 6.5.2 release?

Club1820
2007-05-21, 20:30
Does the installation overwrite all of your preferences and settings? Favorites, playlists, etc. ?

Would hate for that to happen and have to do it all over again.

Thanks.

SuperQ
2007-05-21, 20:48
Does the installation overwrite all of your preferences and settings? Favorites, playlists, etc. ?

Would hate for that to happen and have to do it all over again.

Thanks.

It shouldn't.. if you're paranoid you can backup the slimserver.pref file.

mherger
2007-05-21, 22:38
> Is the latest "testing" nightly build the same as the 6.5.2 release?

I don't think so. There was a code freeze last weekend. But development
continues. There have been some localization issues we were not able to
fix for 6.5.2, but for which I've already checked in fixes. They will be
in the latest nightly builds, which are going to be 6.5.3.

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mherger
2007-05-21, 22:39
Hi Mickey

Welcome to these forums :-)

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mherger
2007-05-21, 22:39
> Upgraded from 6.5.1, but now I have a big problem. Slimserver rescanned
> my music library automatically, but now I have duplicates of every song
> in my library! Every album has two track ones, two track two's, two
> track threes, etc..

Do a full wipe and rescan. If this doesn't help, please give some
information about your configuration (especially if you're using iTunes
and/or MusicIP).

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Balthazar_B
2007-05-22, 05:05
> Is the latest "testing" nightly build the same as the 6.5.2 release?

I don't think so. There was a code freeze last weekend. But development
continues. There have been some localization issues we were not able to
fix for 6.5.2, but for which I've already checked in fixes. They will be
in the latest nightly builds, which are going to be 6.5.3.


So if I read you correctly, the (nearly) nightly "testing" builds include all that was in the 6.5.2 official release and go beyond towards 6.5.3? BTW, the last Debian build I got (yesterday) was still 6.5.2. Any idea when the version will turn over?

mherger
2007-05-22, 05:10
> So if I read you correctly, the (nearly) nightly "testing" builds
> include all that was in the 6.5.2 official release and go beyond
> towards 6.5.3?

Correct.

> BTW, the last Debian build I got (yesterday) was still
> 6.5.2. Any idea when the version will turn over?

While there's probably still the 6.5.2 tag in there, it's possible it
already features some minor fixes added _after_ the 6.5.2 code freeze. The
version tag sometimes lags a few days after the release. Don't worry about
the missing 0.0.1 increase :-)

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SamS
2007-05-22, 05:18
> Upgraded from 6.5.1, but now I have a big problem. Slimserver rescanned
> my music library automatically, but now I have duplicates of every song
> in my library! Every album has two track ones, two track two's, two
> track threes, etc..

Do a full wipe and rescan. If this doesn't help, please give some
information about your configuration (especially if you're using iTunes
and/or MusicIP).

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I deleated my orginal post, because I thought that a rescan should/would fix this problem.

It does not. I left my playlist path blank (I don't use playlists) and rescanned, twice. I did "clear everything and rescan" just to be sure.

This is very frustrating. Things were going great with 6.5.1.

I'm not using iTunes. Slimserver is running on a Vista PC. Music stored on an Infrant ReadyNAS.

mherger
2007-05-22, 05:22
> I deleated my orginal post, because I thought that a rescan
> should/would fix this problem.

I'm following the mailing list - you can't recall the mail from my inbox
:-)

> I left my playlist path blank (I don't use playlists)

Make sure there are no playlists in your folders. Some music management
software automatically create them.

> Only about half of the albums have duplicated tracks.

Could you please turn on d_scan and run another rescan. Then search the
log file for some of the duplicated files. What's logged for them?

> I'm not using iTunes.

MusicIP or MoodLogic?

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SamS
2007-05-22, 07:22
Thanks for the response Michael.

Can you tell me how to turn on d_scan before I run another scan?

I'm not using MusicIP or Moodlogic. Just simple Slimserver, nothing fancy. Everything worked like a charm with 6.5.1, the only change I made was the update.

mherger
2007-05-22, 07:34
> Can you tell me how to turn on d_scan before I run another scan?

Web interface, "Server Settings", "Debugging". There's a link to the log
file, too.

> I'm not using MusicIP or Moodlogic. Just simple Slimserver, nothing
> fancy. Everything worked like a charm with 6.5.1, the only change I
> made was the update.

Just to be sure (although this didn't matter with 6.5.1): scan your disk
for playlists. They can be a problem.

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shadowboxer
2007-05-22, 08:32
Hi

I am running a 6.5.2 nightly, probably about 2 mos old. When I upgrade to the new official release, should I just install over the old version, (which I have done before and had problems) or should I do the clean slate install, uninstall SS, delete directories, and then do a completely fresh install.

What is the official recommendation?

Thanks in advance

-dale

mherger
2007-05-22, 09:10
> I am running a 6.5.2 nightly, probably about 2 mos old. When I upgrade
> to the new official release, should I just install over the old version,

That's what I've been doing since 6.5.0.

> (which I have done before and had problems) or should I do the clean

You shouldn't encounter serious problems within the 6.5.x branch.
Sometimes you'll have to do a full scan of your collection or wipe the
disk cache. But nothing serious.

> What is the official recommendation?

Don't know...

Michael

shadowboxer
2007-05-22, 09:24
=Michael Herger;203756> What is the official recommendation?

Don't know...

Michael

Well, thanks for your recommedations, then!!


-dale

Ben Sandee
2007-05-22, 09:48
On 5/22/07, shadowboxer <
shadowboxer.2qzr0b1179848101 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
>
> Hi
>
> I am running a 6.5.2 nightly, probably about 2 mos old. When I upgrade
> to the new official release, should I just install over the old version,
> (which I have done before and had problems) or should I do the clean
> slate install, uninstall SS, delete directories, and then do a
> completely fresh install.
>
> What is the official recommendation?


You may not get an 'official' recommendation on the forums here, but I
believe the official position is that you can simply install over top. The
installer was designed to handle this situation and many bugs have been
fixed in 6.5.2 that specifically address shortcomings of earlier versions in
this respect.

That said, many people will suggest uninstalling the old version first.
Much of this advice is probably due to a few well-known bugs in earlier
versions and many of these have been fixed, so that advice may be a bit
stale (sort of like an urban legend). It certainly won't hurt to uninstall,
but it shouldn't be necessary.

Ben

ds2021
2007-05-22, 10:27
From Changelog:

"Internet Radio:

* For SB2 and higher: Added a new preference under Player Settings -> Audio to select the type of streaming to perform for MP3 streams: Direct Streaming, where the player makes a connection directly to the stream, or Proxied Streaming, where SlimServer makes the connection and passes the audio through to the player."

Can anyone comment on how this impacts listening, especially in the case of synchronized multiple SB3 setups. Also, does this have any impact on problems with LIVE365 streams which prevents listening via synchronized players?

MickeyG
2007-05-22, 10:58
Hi

I am running a 6.5.2 nightly, probably about 2 mos old. When I upgrade to the new official release, should I just install over the old version, (which I have done before and had problems) or should I do the clean slate install, uninstall SS, delete directories, and then do a completely fresh install.

What is the official recommendation?

Thanks in advance

-dale

Here's an "official" recommendation:

Reinstalling over your old version will work fine for most people. However, if you've experienced problems with doing that or think you might, then a completely fresh install would be best. For Windows, that means:

1. Uninstall SlimServer (Go to "All Programs", find "SlimServer" and click on "Uninstall SlimServer").
2. Delete the SlimServer folder (Default location is c:\Program Files).
3. Install SlimServer.

Mickey

Triode
2007-05-22, 11:04
And an unoffical view for those on Vista:

If you reinstall over the top of the previous install it will work but be aware that you will loose your preferences. This is because 6.5.2 stores its preferences in a new location on Vista.

This was felt to be the safest way to ensure that Vista installs would start up correctly.

MickeyG
2007-05-22, 11:08
I deleated my orginal post, because I thought that a rescan should/would fix this problem.

It does not. I left my playlist path blank (I don't use playlists) and rescanned, twice. I did "clear everything and rescan" just to be sure.

This is very frustrating. Things were going great with 6.5.1.

I'm not using iTunes. Slimserver is running on a Vista PC. Music stored on an Infrant ReadyNAS.

I don't know what was done to "clear everything". Here's a procedure that Support uses to do that on Windows. Try this and see.

* Stop Slimserver
(right-click on the Slimtray icon and click "Stop SlimServer")

* Remove the slimserver.pref file
(default location = C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server\ )

* Remove the Slimserver Cache folder
(default location = C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server\cache\ )

* Restart Slimserver

(NOTE: If when deleting the Cache you receive an error message "Error Deleting file or folder... Cannot delete ibdata1..." this is because one of the Slimserver processes did not correctly shut down. Simply open Task Manager by right-clicking the Task Bar and choose Task Manager. Next, go to the Processes tab, select "mysqld.exe" from the list and click the "End Process" button. You should be able to delete the entire Cache folder now.)

Next...

* In Slimserver under Server Settings, make sure your music folder and playlist folder are set correctly and click "Change"

(if you're using iTunes, leave the music folder blank, and set the iTunes setting to "Use iTunes" and click "Change")

* Scroll down to Rescan Music Library, set it to "Clear library and rescan everything" and click "Rescan"

Mickey

htrd
2007-05-22, 11:14
MickeyG wrote:

> SlimServer 6.5.2 is now available!

Hurrah!

But Im still seeing 6.5.1 on debian.slimdevices.com stable. Anyone else?

Philip Meyer
2007-05-22, 14:25
>SlimServer 6.5.2 is now available! Go get it from

Be aware that this version introduces a bug that was not fixed before the release went out. This may or may not be an issue for you:

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=4882
[Bug 4882] multiple roles for same contributor removed from contributor_album table

Albums with more than one contributor which are tagged with an 'Albumartist'
are not displayed on that artist's list of albums.


If your music library contains songs with "ALBUMARTIST" tags, you may want to consider this before you upgrade to this version.

A fix was committed very shortly after 6.5.2 was released (I don't know why the release wasn't delayed for a little while longer), so if you want 6.5.2 but don't want the bug, consider taking the latest nightly release instead (6.5.3 in progress).


Phil

SamS
2007-05-22, 17:13
And an unoffical view for those on Vista:

If you reinstall over the top of the previous install it will work but be aware that you will loose your preferences. This is because 6.5.2 stores its preferences in a new location on Vista.

This was felt to be the safest way to ensure that Vista installs would start up correctly.

I'm running Vista, and indeed lost my settings. It was a bit of a pain, as I didn't realize I'd lose everything. I would have written some things down. Will this happen everytime I upgrade from now on?



I don't know what was done to "clear everything". Here's a procedure that Support uses to do that on Windows. Try this and see.

* Stop Slimserver
(right-click on the Slimtray icon and click "Stop SlimServer")

* Remove the slimserver.pref file
(default location = C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server\ )

* Remove the Slimserver Cache folder
(default location = C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server\cache\ )

* Restart Slimserver

(NOTE: If when deleting the Cache you receive an error message "Error Deleting file or folder... Cannot delete ibdata1..." this is because one of the Slimserver processes did not correctly shut down. Simply open Task Manager by right-clicking the Task Bar and choose Task Manager. Next, go to the Processes tab, select "mysqld.exe" from the list and click the "End Process" button. You should be able to delete the entire Cache folder now.)

Next...

* In Slimserver under Server Settings, make sure your music folder and playlist folder are set correctly and click "Change"

(if you're using iTunes, leave the music folder blank, and set the iTunes setting to "Use iTunes" and click "Change")

* Scroll down to Rescan Music Library, set it to "Clear library and rescan everything" and click "Rescan"

Mickey

Mickey, thank you for your suggestions. I did exactly as described above. Had no trouble deleating the items. Unfortunately, I have the same problem after a clear and rescan. Not every album has duplicated tracks, but there is no rhyme or reason as to which have the duplicates. At least 1/2 of the albums are affected. The funny thing is that some albums that were fine (no duplicates) before this last troubleshooting adventure now have duplicates!

Please help!

bukharin
2007-05-22, 18:06
SamS: for each duplicate album, are all of the album's tracks listed? Or are the tracks split between the 2 versions of the album? If it's the latter, it may be a tagging issue.

SamS
2007-05-22, 18:21
SamS: for each duplicate album, are all of the album's tracks listed? Or are the tracks split between the 2 versions of the album? If it's the latter, it may be a tagging issue.

The ablums aren't duplicated, it's the tracks within each album. There are two track #1, two track #2, two track #3 and so on. And they play this way via the Squeezebox as well. I think tags are fine. I've been running 100% perfect until I upgraded to 6.5.2.

andyg
2007-05-22, 18:25
Can anyone comment on how this impacts listening, especially in the case of synchronized multiple SB3 setups. Also, does this have any impact on problems with LIVE365 streams which prevents listening via synchronized players?

Synced players always use proxied streaming.

SamS
2007-05-22, 18:26
OK, this is weird. When I posted before that about 1/2 of the albums had duplicated tracks, that was when Slimserver was still rescanning my music library. Now that it's done, *every* album has each track duplicated. In the Slimserver web interface, the number of artists is correct. The number of albums is spot on. The total number of songs is multipled X 2. :(

kdf
2007-05-22, 18:27
On 22-May-07, at 6:26 PM, SamS wrote:

> The number of albums is spot on. The total number of songs
> is multipled X 2. :(
>
could you please compare the urls (location) as reported on the song
info page for the duplicated tracks?

-kdf

JJZolx
2007-05-22, 18:39
OK, this is weird. When I posted before that about 1/2 of the albums had duplicated tracks, that was when Slimserver was still rescanning my music library. Now that it's done, *every* album has each track duplicated. In the Slimserver web interface, the number of artists is correct. The number of albums is spot on. The total number of songs is multipled X 2. :(

What about CUE sheets in your music folder? Similar to the problems that Michael mentions, CUE sheets can cause this.

Assuming that you're not using single album rips with CUE sheets, then in Server Settings > File Types, try entering:

DISABLED AUDIO FILE EXTENSIONS
cue,m3u

DISABLED PLAYLIST FILE EXTENSIONS
cue

And then run a rescan.

SamS
2007-05-22, 19:19
could you please compare the urls (location) as reported on the song
info page for the duplicated tracks?

-kdf

The url location for each of the duplicated songs is identical. Same last date modified and everything.



What about CUE sheets in your music folder? Similar to the problems that Michael mentions, CUE sheets can cause this.

Assuming that you're not using single album rips with CUE sheets, then in Server Settings > File Types, try entering:

DISABLED AUDIO FILE EXTENSIONS
cue,m3u

DISABLED PLAYLIST FILE EXTENSIONS
cue

And then run a rescan.

I'm not using and CUE sheets, but I went ahead and put these parameters in.

Keep the suggestions coming guys! This is driving me nuts, and my SB3 is basically unusable at this point.

SamS
2007-05-22, 21:29
This definitely appears to be a bug in 6.5.2.

I found other people had this problem in past builds. See post #4 in this thread, EXACT same symptoms I have, down to the rescan showing albums fine, until the scan completely finished. Then the duplicates show up.

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=24955

Also described in this thread:

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=26609

kdf
2007-05-22, 21:52
On 22-May-07, at 9:29 PM, SamS wrote:

>
> http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=24955
>
this was 6.3. Lots of known issues, all known to have gone.

> Also described in this thread:
>
> http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=26609
>
6.5 and also stated as solved.

Let's try not to get off track by simply waving flags and shouting "bug
bug".

I'm not sure how you can have duplicates with exactly the same url, as
the database finds previously entered tracks by the url.
However, there are plenty of ways this might not be immediately visible.

Try choosing one small part of your library and set that as the music
folder. turn off the iTunes integration, or musicmagic if you are
using them (good time to just double check none of the importer radio
buttons have gotten checked by accident). Also clear the playlist
folder setting (just to get that out of the way for now)

go into server settings->debugging, select d_import, d_scan, d_info
then go into server settings and initiate a wipe and rescan.

check the log using the link on the debugging page and see if you can
grab a section where it shows the scanning of files.

If this isn't working well for you, open a command prompt and try the
following:

c:\program files\slimserver\server\scanner.exe --wipe <music folder>
--d_import --d_scan --d_info --logfile c:\mylog.txt

you can then zip and attach the mylog.txt file (preferably to a new
thread so we don't continue to obscure the announcement thread)

Failing that, I suggest you contact support (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com so that
they can walk you through things step by step if you need it. They can
get the right details to find out if there is an unreported bug at
work, or a setup complication that didn't translate across the upgrade.
-kdf

SamS
2007-05-22, 22:38
kdf, thank you for a detailed suggestion.

I don't know how I could have duplicates with the same url either, very strange. I did all of your suggestions previously, but with the same results. My bug txt didn't show anything abnormal, just "Setup::rescan - initiating scan of type: [wipecache]"

I had not tried your suggestion to choose a small folder as my music library, one artist folder as an example. I tried that, and no duplicates! I will attempt to rescan my entire library again. I think the problem is that the scan somehow reloops the directory after the initial scan.

I will start a new thread if I continue to experience this problem. Thanks to all for the support!

shadowboxer
2007-05-23, 06:01
Here's an "official" recommendation:

Reinstalling over your old version will work fine for most people. However, if you've experienced problems with doing that or think you might, then a completely fresh install would be best. For Windows, that means:

1. Uninstall SlimServer (Go to "All Programs", find "SlimServer" and click on "Uninstall SlimServer").
2. Delete the SlimServer folder (Default location is c:\Program Files).
3. Install SlimServer.

Mickey


Forgot to knock on wood. Install went fine. But, super date-time screensaver no longer works.

And, worst of all, got to work this am and remote streaming has stopped working!!! Darn! Why can't I leave well enought alone!?? Was working great on a 6.5.2 nightly!

I can get into the web interface, but winamp will not stream. Softsqueeze by install and applet does some schizophrenic flashing between now playing and cannot connect to slimserver. I tried turning off ip blocking and no help.

Gonna try a delete and fresh install tonight, I guess...

Winamp gives an error I have never seen : Error syncing to stream.
Also, if I hit "stop" on the web interface, then play on the winamp, it connects, the title of the song currently stopped show up on the winamp, hit play on the slimserver, nothing happens on the winamp. Hit stop, then play on winamp, get the error.

Any ideas anyone??

brucegrr
2007-05-23, 07:58
SamS,

Have you physically looked at the tags in a program like mp3tag. I had a similar problem as yours a year or so ago........it was in the tags. Especially with downloaded music. For me, I use one tag version and delete all others.

Bruce

SamS
2007-05-23, 18:27
Nope, wasn't the tags! After talking to Tomer and Anop (thanks guys!!) at SlimDevices Support, we determined that there was a shortcut inside my music folder that looped and made Slimserver want to repoint back to the music library, thus causing duplicates. I deleted the shortcut, did a clear/rescan and everything is back to normal.

I don't know why this started happening only when I upgraded to 6.5.1 (I remember that shortcut being there before), but problem solved! Thanks so much everyone, I apologize for mucking up this thread.

shadowboxer
2007-05-24, 05:46
I can get into the web interface, but winamp will not stream. Softsqueeze by install and applet does some schizophrenic flashing between now playing and cannot connect to slimserver. I tried turning off ip blocking and no help.
Any ideas anyone??

Following up my own post:
Got home last night, rebooted slimserver computer, back at work this am, music streaming just fine......

<edit: woohoo! I'm a senior member, whatever that means! :-D

jarmstro
2007-05-24, 07:39
Help!

After upgrading to 6.5.2, I lost the ability to use my NAS drive for my music collection. The slimserver software informs me that the drive is "not valid". I know that FAQ Answer ID 5967 indicates that one cannot use a password protected NAS drive for the music collection, but I was having no difficulties until I upgraded the software. All I needed to do was access the hard drive prior to opening the slimserver software and music would stream flawlessly. Please help me reconfigure the system so I can listen to my music once again!

mherger
2007-05-24, 07:50
> After upgrading to 6.5.2, I lost the ability to use my NAS drive for my
> music collection. The slimserver software informs me that the drive is
> "not valid". I know that FAQ Answer ID 5967 indicates that one cannot
> use a password protected NAS drive for the music collection, but I was
> having no difficulties until I upgraded the software.

Even though this worked, I'd recommend you use an UNC path instead of a
drive letter (eg. \\yourserver\yourmusic). And then make sure your
slimserver service is running as your user, not as the default service
user.

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maggior
2007-05-24, 08:11
> After upgrading to 6.5.2, I lost the ability to use my NAS drive for my
> music collection. The slimserver software informs me that the drive is
> "not valid". I know that FAQ Answer ID 5967 indicates that one cannot
> use a password protected NAS drive for the music collection, but I was
> having no difficulties until I upgraded the software.

Even though this worked, I'd recommend you use an UNC path instead of a
drive letter (eg. \\yourserver\yourmusic). And then make sure your
slimserver service is running as your user, not as the default service
user.

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I noticed when I upgraded that the server was changed to run when the system starts, not when a user logs on. It matters to me because I use the iTunes integration. For the NAS configuration, if it is required that SlimServer be run at logon time, not system start up time, this is probably your problem.

siasl
2007-05-24, 14:13
MickeyG wrote:

> SlimServer 6.5.2 is now available!

Hurrah!

But Im still seeing 6.5.1 on debian.slimdevices.com stable. Anyone else?

Yep, Same problem here as of 14:02 CST USA

Still says my 6.5.1 SS is the latest....

andyg
2007-05-24, 17:48
The debian repos should now be updated to contain 6.5.2.

cliston
2007-05-25, 08:41
I get these errors when trying to install 6.5.2:


c:programs files/sliimserver web interface.url

application not found

unable to execute file:
c:/program files slim server getting started.html

shellexecuteEx failed; code -2147221003

application not found

realityloop
2007-05-25, 23:44
Ditto,

I'm getting same error..


I get these errors when trying to install 6.5.2:


c:programs files/sliimserver web interface.url

application not found

unable to execute file:
c:/program files slim server getting started.html

shellexecuteEx failed; code -2147221003

application not found

MickeyG
2007-05-26, 13:36
Ditto,

I'm getting same error..

Yikes! More details please ...

... like which operating system? Maybe I should know from the details already provided, but I don't.

Mickey
Slim Devices/Logitech Program Manager

soupdragon
2007-05-28, 09:29
when i try to run 6.5.2 i get an error occurred while trying to replace existing file
deletefile failed - code 5

is this any help ?

liam

cliston
2007-05-28, 09:42
I get these errors when trying to install 6.5.2:


c:programs files/sliimserver web interface.url

application not found

unable to execute file:
c:/program files slim server getting started.html

shellexecuteEx failed; code -2147221003

application not found

I am running XP Pro.

cliston
2007-05-29, 06:45
I was running XP pro, now my computer won't start up. I have got some sort of windows error. All I did was install the new release 6.5.2, then had to uninstall it, then I re-installed 6.5.1, and now my computer won't start up at all.

djh
2007-05-30, 09:05
Since upgrading today from v6.5.1 to v6.5.2 my Squeezebox seems to have slowed down considerably. Menu navigation and scrolling are now slow and jittery, sometimes it takes the Squeezebox several seconds to respond to the remote control.

I installed SlimServer_v6.5.2.noarch.rpm on a Fedora Core 6 server.

Is it possible to force a downgrade on my Squeezebox?

vdorta
2007-05-30, 09:20
The most recent Windows (Vista) Update installed new drivers for the motherboard's nVIDIA network that apparently erased my SlimServer and Squeezebox settings. After wrestling with it for a while I was able to restore everything; I then updated my Slimserver to the current 6.5.2 (I previously had 6.5_v2007-03-07). It got stuck at installing the latest firmware but after rebooting, firmware 81 was quickly installed and everything else worked just as well as before.

mherger
2007-05-30, 09:25
> Since upgrading today from v6.5.1 to v6.5.2 my Squeezebox seems to have
> slowed down considerably. Menu navigation and scrolling are now slow
> and jittery, sometimes it takes the Squeezebox several seconds to
> respond to the remote control.

Is your server still scanning the music collection?

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djh
2007-05-30, 10:14
> Since upgrading today from v6.5.1 to v6.5.2 my Squeezebox seems to have
> slowed down considerably. Menu navigation and scrolling are now slow
> and jittery, sometimes it takes the Squeezebox several seconds to
> respond to the remote control.

Is your server still scanning the music collection?


I don't think so... the home page screen says: "Your music library contains 363 albums with 3472 songs by 193 artists." so I assume it has finished?

Dominic.

mherger
2007-05-30, 11:53
> I don't think so... the home page screen says: "Your music library
> contains 363 albums with 3472 songs by 193 artists." so I assume it has
> finished?

So do I. Do you see whether the machine is suffering from heavy load?
What's the cpu doing?

Michael

Nostromo
2007-05-30, 11:56
I don't think so... the home page screen says: "Your music library contains 363 albums with 3472 songs by 193 artists." so I assume it has finished?


The homepage screen isn't 100% reliable. Sometimes Slimserver hasn't finished scanning and it doesn't say so on the web UI. However, if you try to do a search with the remote, your Squeezebox will inform you that Slimserver hasn't finished yet. I'm still using 6.5.1, BTW. The Windows version.

djh
2007-05-30, 14:27
> I don't think so... the home page screen says: "Your music library
> contains 363 albums with 3472 songs by 193 artists." so I assume it has
> finished?

So do I. Do you see whether the machine is suffering from heavy load?
What's the cpu doing?

Michael

Yes you're right, using 'top' I can see that every few seconds there is a spike of CPU load from the slimserver.pl process.

Do you know of a way to downgrade? I can handle the server-side easily enough, but would this trigger the Squeezebox to downgrade its firmware to the older version again?

Perhaps just reverting to v6.5.1 on the server will be enough to fix this? I will try it out tomorrow.

Dominic.

mherger
2007-05-30, 22:22
> Yes you're right, using 'top' I can see that every few seconds there is
> a spike of CPU load from the slimserver.pl process.

Do you still see this spike if you close all browsers accessing
slimserver's web page?

> Do you know of a way to downgrade?

Just install an older version. If it's still 6.5.x this should work n.p.
But I doubt it will fix your issue.

> I can handle the server-side easily
> enough, but would this trigger the Squeezebox to downgrade its firmware
> to the older version again?

Yes.

> Perhaps just reverting to v6.5.1 on the server will be enough to fix
> this? I will try it out tomorrow.

I doubt it. And it won't help in the long term. If there is an issue, it
has to be fixed. In order to be able to fix it, we'll have to know what
the problem is. I don't see any major change between 6.5.1 and 6.5.2 which
would cause the delays you're seeing.

Michael

djh
2007-05-31, 00:02
Do you still see this spike if you close all browsers accessing
slimserver's web page?

Just install an older version. If it's still 6.5.x this should work n.p.
But I doubt it will fix your issue.


Well I uninstalled v6.5.2 and went back to v6.5.1 and everything is fine again!

I didn't analyse it too much, but it seemed to me that the spikes in CPU load were not the same as the web page refreshing. Although I am not sure if I tried it with no browsers open.

Perhaps my Squeezebox just doesn't like being branded as Logitech ;-)

Dominic.

maggior
2007-05-31, 08:28
I noticed when I upgraded that the server was changed to run when the system starts, not when a user logs on. It matters to me because I use the iTunes integration. For the NAS configuration, if it is required that SlimServer be run at logon time, not system start up time, this is probably your problem.

Just for the record, the fact that the upgrade changes the server startup mode to "system start" despite the fact that it was "user login" was the root cause of this problem. I heard back from the original poster.

This is something to watch out for if you are using features that require "start up at logon".

jjanis
2007-06-04, 04:29
Just for the record, the fact that the upgrade changes the server startup mode to "system start" despite the fact that it was "user login" was the root cause of this problem. I heard back from the original poster.

This is something to watch out for if you are using features that require "start up at logon".

Seconded.
To get NAS working with SS 6.5.2, substituting the mapped drive letter with the UNC path in preferences was not sufficient. Run at user logon was also required.
Naturally, if the NAS is password-protected, you have to access it with your password first.

johnny20whales
2007-06-05, 12:24
Firmware on player was upgraded to 81 with 6.5.2 upgrade. Screensaver has now gone to blank screen on the player when it is playing, stopped scrolling music tags, info etc. Is there a problem or does the upgrade change some default or screensaver setting?

Cheers

Mark Lanctot
2007-06-05, 12:29
Has the brightness been reset? You can check in the web interface or by pushing the brightness button on the remote.

johnny20whales
2007-06-05, 13:32
No, brightness OK and you can see what's going on for several seconds - just goes off, dark, reappears when you hit a button. It's as if it is in the idle state

Mark Lanctot
2007-06-05, 13:40
Sounds like it's going into screensaver mode where the brightness is set at 0, but pressing brightness when it's in that state should alter the brightness in screensaver mode.

You may want to try a factory reset (unplug power, press and hold ADD while reconnecting power) but you will have to re-enter your wireless encryption settings and other network settings.

mherger
2007-06-05, 13:42
> No, brightness OK and you can see what's going on for several seconds -
> just goes off, dark, reappears when you hit a button. It's as if it is
> in the idle state

There are different brightness settings: one for "active" (when you're
using the remote), one for "screensaver" mode (the one that kicks in after
30 seconds by default) and one for "off". I guess the screensaver mode got
reset to brightness 0. As soon as you hit a button you'll see the display
again as you're then in the active mode.

Michael

johnny20whales
2007-06-05, 16:25
Ah, that sounds like it. Will reset "idle" brightness to highest, looks like that should fix it - many thanks Michael

agbagb
2007-06-11, 09:33
6.5.1 under XP

I tried to update to 6.5.2 over the trusty old 6.5.1. When I tried to run the new .exe file, I kept getting an XP "Error Type 5" message, that slim.exe could not be deleted. I aborted the new install (using the Abort option on the error screen).

SqueezeBox itself still seems to be running fine. But if I try to open SlimSever on the XP machine (I run SeaMonkey) from the Sytem Tray icon, I get a blank browser screen, showing a URL of

http://127.0.0.1:9000/

I don't think that's the same URL as I always used to get, when SlimServer used to open normally. I've tried a re-boot, but with no luck. After the re-boot, SqueezeBox still runs fine; but still a blank browser screen for the SlimServer.

Thoughts?

AGB

agbagb
2007-06-11, 10:27
6.5.1 under XP

I tried to update to 6.5.2 over the trusty old 6.5.1. When I tried to run the new .exe file, I kept getting an XP "Error Type 5" message, that slim.exe could not be deleted. I aborted the new install (using the Abort option on the error screen).

SqueezeBox itself still seems to be running fine. But if I try to open SlimSever on the XP machine (I run SeaMonkey) from the Sytem Tray icon, I get a blank browser screen, showing a URL of

http://127.0.0.1:9000/

I don't think that's the same URL as I always used to get, when SlimServer used to open normally. I've tried a re-boot, but with no luck. After the re-boot, SqueezeBox still runs fine; but still a blank browser screen for the SlimServer.

Thoughts?

AGB

Just a quick addition - if I run some output from SqueezeBox via the remote, and then run SoftSqueeze on the XP machine, the 2 sync up as per usual. So SlimServer is obviously happily running - it just won't open in the browser. Very odd.

AGB

liffy99
2007-06-12, 10:51
I'd like to try 6.5.2 but my current Slimserver was pre-installed on a QNAP TS201.
Where should I download the update to - will it work downloading it to a NAS ?
Has anyone tried 6.5.2 on a nAS ?
Cheers

danco
2007-06-26, 11:30
I downloaded 6.5.2, Mac version, before I went on a month's holiday - I have been running 6.5.1. Just got back and tried to update.

It wouldn't install. Just flashed the System Preferences window for a brief time, and then said "Please quit System Preferences before installing." System Preferences was NOT running, except for the installer calling it.

chevvies
2007-07-03, 14:37
....the SlimServer option disappeared from my AirPort menu on my MacBook, I've installed v6.5.2 but still can't get it back - any ideas? thanks.

Mike White
2007-07-05, 15:09
I just purchased a new computer, which came with Vista installed (bad news).

I have installed the latest version of slimserver, 6.5.2, and have attempted to install SoftSqueeze. I attempted to click on "install the Java ..." and on all other options, but nothing happens, no check mark, no nada.

So it looks like I am out of luck on this - does anybody have any ideas?

Mike

mherger
2007-07-05, 22:23
> I have installed the latest version of slimserver, 6.5.2, and have
> attempted to install SoftSqueeze. I attempted to click on "install the
> Java ..." and on all other options, but nothing happens, no check mark,
> no nada.

Do you have java installed on that machine?

Michael

Mike White
2007-07-09, 11:08
It was a Vista problem, and after mouse clicking around, both left and right, all of a sudden I was able to install SoftSqueeze. Unfortunately I don't really know what it was that I did.

Vista is not the most user friendly system I have ever seen.