View Full Version : Upgrading a QNAP TS-101

2008-01-10, 06:13
I bought my squeezebox / qnap ts-101 bundle about a year ago. I've been very pleased with it but I'm having a lot of problems trying to upgrade to the latest firmware.
The current version installed is:
SlimServer Version: 6.5.1 - 11206 - Debian - EN - utf8

I'm trying to upgrade to 6.5.4
According to http://wiki.slimdevices.com/?DebianPackage I need to update /etc/apt/sources.list to include "deb http://debian.slimdevices.com stable main"

When I telnet to /etc I could not find a directory apt so I created it and created a file within "sources.list" with a single line "deb http://debian.slimdevices.com stable main"

I re-booted the qnap but when I look in version info, it's still
SlimServer Version: 6.5.1 - 11206 - Debian - EN - utf8

What am I doing wrong???

Many thanks,

2008-01-10, 06:28
You may need to reboot Qnap several times to get the update fully installed.

Also try these instructions https://www.ripcaster.co.uk/node/254


2008-01-10, 07:35
I'm now on 6.5.4
Thanks Simon - That was very helpful.

Ok - I still have some more questions - I figured it would be best to asked them in small chunks.

Next question(s):
During my frustration with trying to upgrade, I came up with the bright idea:
"There is a verion 6.5.4 for the MAC. Why not try installing slimserver on my MAC mini (which doesn't get used all
that much these days) and see if my squeezebox would be able to connect to that as well. I found everything all installed very easily and my squeezebox connected to it without a problem.

However, what I found curious was the speed of the squeezebox menu selections (it was all of a sudden instant! Whereas with the QNAP there is a bit of a time lag between pressing a button and the squeezebox responding)
Is this normal? Is the MAC mini a lot faster?
Did I waste my money buying a QNAP TS-101 when I had a MAC mini sitting there crying out to be used?
Are there any benefits of using one or the other? The MAC mini seems quieter. Would it be using less power than the QNAP when the monitor is turned off?
Can anyone suggest a setup where I might want to use both slimservers working together?

Many thanks,

2008-01-10, 09:39
Trevor, I had a TS-101 and after a year upgraded to a TS-109 with exactly the same results that you found for your Mac mini. Basically the TS-101 is memory bound with later versions of Slimserver and performs poorly as a result.