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David Lawrence
2007-09-27, 14:10
When you have discovered that your SlimBox has, once again, failed to connect when you have made the slightest change to your hardware and will not recognize the existence of either the ethernet or wireless networks, don't give up.

Just place it on the floor and jump on it. The crunch is really satisfying and you are left with the knowledge that, after years of trying to prtetend that this crap is worth persisting with, tomorrow you can go out and but something that really works!

Bye,
Liberated ex-user

haunyack
2007-09-27, 14:21
When you have discovered that your SlimBox has, once again, failed to connect when you have made the slightest change to your hardware and will not recognize the existence of either the ethernet or wireless networks, don't give up.

Just place it on the floor and jump on it. The crunch is really satisfying and you are left with the knowledge that, after years of trying to prtetend that this crap is worth persisting with, tomorrow you can go out and but something that really works!

Bye,
Liberated ex-user

Viva la libertad!
Sorry to hear about your lousy experience.
Although, I prefer the crunch my amp delivers via Transporter.

c-ya

.

funkstar
2007-09-27, 14:44
It was pobably in a huff with you calling it a SlimBox as opposed to a SqueezeBox :P

Craig
2007-09-27, 15:23
With a total of 14 posts he's obviously asked us all how to fix his problems :-)

Craig

egd
2007-09-27, 15:40
Looking at his posts it's plain to see he know's absolutely nada about networking and has then proceeded to place the blame on his crunchbox. No doubt, he'd have a hard time getting two PCs to talk to one another across a switch. He's probably better off with a fm-radio.

haunyack
2007-09-27, 15:43
... place the blame on his crunchbox. No doubt, he'd have a hard time getting two PCs to talk to one another across a switch.


Not to mention the challenges of listing it on ebay and getting some of his money back.

"crunchbox" - uproarious!

.

Ben Sandee
2007-09-27, 22:00
On 9/27/07, David Lawrence <
David.Lawrence.2xl8301190927702 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

> Just place it on the floor and jump on it. The crunch is really
> satisfying and you are left with the knowledge that, after years of
> trying to prtetend that this crap is worth persisting with, tomorrow
> you can go out and but something that really works!


FYI, this probably will void your warranty.

Ben

Russell
2007-09-28, 04:22
David

Oh, I know your pain. I have always, and still do, feel that this piece of
equipment is nothing but a techie toy. Imagine how many cars there would be
on the road if they had to update their software evry night. Zero! If
evertime they crashed, someone died. Zero.

Yep, a great toy, if you want to play. A lowsy toy if you want to actually
listen to music.

Russ
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Lawrence"
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To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 5:10 PM
Subject: [slim] A satisfying crunch


>
> When you have discovered that your SlimBox has, once again, failed to
> connect when you have made the slightest change to your hardware and
> will not recognize the existence of either the ethernet or wireless
> networks, don't give up.
>
> Just place it on the floor and jump on it. The crunch is really
> satisfying and you are left with the knowledge that, after years of
> trying to prtetend that this crap is worth persisting with, tomorrow
> you can go out and but something that really works!
>
> Bye,
> Liberated ex-user
>
>
> --
> David Lawrence
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> David Lawrence's Profile:
> http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=4352
> View this thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=38746
>
>

Robin Bowes
2007-09-28, 04:43
Solvason-Pastuch wrote:
> David
>
> Oh, I know your pain. I have always, and still do, feel that this piece of
> equipment is nothing but a techie toy. Imagine how many cars there would be
> on the road if they had to update their software evry night. Zero! If
> evertime they crashed, someone died. Zero.

Just correcting a point of fact: you *DON'T* have to update software
every night.

And it's well-known that introducing entropy (i.e. *any* change) to
*any* system (not just computers) increases the risk of there being
problems.

> Yep, a great toy, if you want to play. A lowsy toy if you want to actually
> listen to music.

I disagree - I have my Transporter on all day when I'm working. Works
perfectly, sounds great. It's no toy.

R.

jeffmeh
2007-09-28, 05:06
David

Oh, I know your pain. I have always, and still do, feel that this piece of
equipment is nothing but a techie toy. Imagine how many cars there would be
on the road if they had to update their software evry night. Zero! If
evertime they crashed, someone died. Zero.

Yep, a great toy, if you want to play. A lowsy toy if you want to actually
listen to music.

Russ
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Lawrence"
<David.Lawrence.2xl8301190927702 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 5:10 PM
Subject: [slim] A satisfying crunch


>
> When you have discovered that your SlimBox has, once again, failed to
> connect when you have made the slightest change to your hardware and
> will not recognize the existence of either the ethernet or wireless
> networks, don't give up.
>
> Just place it on the floor and jump on it. The crunch is really
> satisfying and you are left with the knowledge that, after years of
> trying to prtetend that this crap is worth persisting with, tomorrow
> you can go out and but something that really works!
>
> Bye,
> Liberated ex-user
>
>
> --
> David Lawrence
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> David Lawrence's Profile:
> http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=4352
> View this thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=38746
>
>

Or, you could stick with a software version that works for you and listen to music flawlessly, as many do.

Fifer
2007-09-28, 05:29
Yep, a great toy, if you want to play. A lowsy toy if you want to actually
listen to music.

I've got three (SB1, SB2, Transporter) and strangely enough, I only use them for listening to music. Flawlessly. Every day. No problems.

Seineseeker
2007-09-28, 05:53
Kind of satisfying isn't it? Now you feel vindicated when you show off your SB setup to visitors, that you warn them each of them that it is something of a techie thing.

Squonk
2007-09-28, 06:57
Yep, a great toy, if you want to play. A lowsy toy if you want to actually
listen to music.

I have to disagree with this. I think the Squeezebox *is* great for those who want to fiddle around with it, but it has worked equally well as a "set it and forget it" music player for me for the past 9 months. Not saying it's perfect, but it's infinitely better than anything else I've tried.

pfarrell
2007-09-28, 07:47
Solvason-Pastuch wrote:

> Oh, I know your pain. I have always, and still do, feel that this piece of
> equipment is nothing but a techie toy. Imagine how many cars there would be
> on the road if they had to update their software evry night. Zero! If
> evertime they crashed, someone died. Zero.

This is a truely amazing troll. I ran my SlimServer for over a year,
literally untouched, same software on the slimserver itself, no upgrades
to the OS, tools, etc.

--
Pat
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html

Fifer
2007-09-28, 10:38
Imagine how many cars there would be
on the road if ... evertime they crashed, someone died.

Slimserver crashed and someone died?

lanierb
2007-09-28, 11:18
David

Oh, I know your pain. I have always, and still do, feel that this piece of
equipment is nothing but a techie toy. Imagine how many cars there would be
on the road if they had to update their software evry night. Zero! If
evertime they crashed, someone died. Zero.

Yep, a great toy, if you want to play. A lowsy toy if you want to actually
listen to music.

Russ

I'm not a techie, but in my experience the SB is way more idiot proof than iTunes, which I can't seem to get to work properly for more than a day.

tyler_durden
2007-09-28, 13:12
I've been running an SB3 for about 2 years now. I update automatically. I've never had any problems with it. I listen to music all the time. I dual boot my server between linux and win2k (not a dedicated box right now) and both versions of the server work just fine. I'd run linux full time if I could find certain programs for linux that I am running under windoze (MPLAB IDE for PIC microcontrollers, for example).

I think the OP's message is that he discovered what many of us knew from the start- the SB/Slimserver (now SqueezeCenter) is not for the unschooled. It's too bad for him he had to find out the hard way. I suspect logitech may be trying to fix that problem.

I am sure there have been many people who read about setting up the system and get turned off by the relative complexity. Most people don't have the required skillz or motivation to bother.

TD

Brian Ritchie
2007-09-28, 18:19
Oh, I know your pain. I have always, and still do, feel that this piece of
equipment is nothing but a techie toy. Imagine how many cars there would be
on the road if they had to update their software evry night. Zero!

Having just put my 4-year-old car in for a routine annual service and received a bill in excess of 500 pounds (just for regular wear & tear), I'm not really swayed by your argument. I think I'd prefer frequent free updates!

Whilst I was still trying out SlimServer with Softsqueeze, I found a small problem with how it (SS) handled WMA files. It was fixed within two days. All without sending a penny (or cent) into SlimDevices' coffers. That was probably the only time I've had to update the software; since then I've only upgraded with the (infrequent) official releases (actually, I'm one behind at the moment; just haven't got round to it).

On the other hand, the connections in my car door speakers appear to be coming loose. Looks like it won't be possible to fix or even check this without taking the whole door apart; not a job I can handle, and I don't think anyone will fix it for me for free. So my car really is just a techie toy (in the sense that it's beyond my ability to fix); it's certainly lousy for listening to music :-)


If
evertime they crashed, someone died. Zero.


Often happens, with cars - the most deadly form of transport in the world - but they're still on the roads. Perhaps, if software-assisted control and networking of vehicles and traffic becomes a reality, they will become much safer. With continuous updates, of course - nightly wouldn't be anything like frequent enough.

-- Brian

Michaelwagner
2007-09-28, 19:16
Don't feed the trolls.