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Howard Passman
2008-10-21, 16:22
Anyone know?

Howard

Skunk
2008-10-21, 16:55
The ControllerUI wiki entry says you can 'Hold down VOL+ at startup to switch to the previous firmware version. '

Howard Passman
2008-10-21, 17:01
The ControllerUI wiki entry says you can 'Hold down VOL+ at startup to switch to the previous firmware version. '

That didn't do it. It cleared all of my settings :-(, but did not roll back the firmware. I tried loading the previous SC. Didn't work. So I went back to 7.2 and that cleared the firmware out of the Controller. I am in the process of stepping forward to 7.3 again and well see how that goes.

Thanks

Howard

schiegl
2008-10-21, 21:36
That didn't do it. It ('Hold down VOL+') cleared all of my settings :-(, but did not roll back the firmware.

I've done the "VOL+ thing" numerous times (my risk if i use svn checkout's ;-) and it worked always (ADD+ clears settings).
The way i do roll backs is by disabling auto-update in SC, removing any leftovers from cache folder and copying of the desired firmware version to the controller's sd-card (see wiki (http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/SqueezeOS_Upgrades#Firmware_Update_with_SD_Card)) - assumes the SBC is still in shape to do an udate itself.

kind regards,
Markus

Howard Passman
2008-10-22, 02:06
I've done the "VOL+ thing" numerous times (my risk if i use svn checkout's ;-) and it worked always (ADD+ clears settings).
The way i do roll backs is by disabling auto-update in SC, removing any leftovers from cache folder and copying of the desired firmware version to the controller's sd-card (see wiki (http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/SqueezeOS_Upgrades#Firmware_Update_with_SD_Card)) - assumes the SBC is still in shape to do an udate itself.

kind regards,
Markus

I di get it rolled back by using my backups, but out of curiosity, which cache folder are you indicating?

I saw the wiki about sd card updates, but it didn't tell you where to find the firmware list. There was one link, but it had expired. I searched wiki for the list, but I don't think I'm alone in not being able to find anything with the search function in wiki. Always a dead end for me. I always save those links when I do get them so for the future I'd love to know where the SBC firmware is posted.

Thanks

Howard

Skunk
2008-10-22, 06:09
I saw the wiki about sd card updates, but it didn't tell you where to find the firmware list. There was one link, but it had expired. I searched wiki for the list, but I don't think I'm alone in not being able to find anything with the search function in wiki. Always a dead end for me. I always save those links when I do get them so for the future I'd love to know where the SBC firmware is posted.

Thanks

Howard

I sometimes have trouble searching the wiki too, mostly because of the page titles. 'Controller Operating System and User Interface' would be much easier to find in a search than 'ControllerUI'. SqueezeOS is another good example, where you can find info on updating Controller firmware, but it's on a page titled SqueezeOS upgrades. The title of the link to that page makes more sense from a search pt of view, which was 'options for installing new firmware [on Controller]'.

Anyway, sorry about the rant. I think this is what you're looking for: http://update.slimdevices.com/update/firmware/ . The link in the wiki appeared uneditable, btw.

Howard Passman
2008-10-22, 06:18
I sometimes have trouble searching the wiki too, mostly because of the page titles. 'Controller Operating System and User Interface' would be much easier to find in a search than 'ControllerUI'. SqueezeOS is another good example, where you can find info on updating Controller firmware, but it's on a page titled SqueezeOS upgrades. The title of the link to that page makes more sense from a search pt of view, which was 'options for installing new firmware [on Controller]'.

Anyway, sorry about the rant. I think this is what you're looking for: http://update.slimdevices.com/update/firmware/ . The link in the wiki appeared uneditable, btw.

I shall put that info away for later. Did you see that Richard Titmuss said there would be an updated release maybe later today to fix my problem? Whew, thought I was gonna go back to listening through my stereo. What a dork I am..

Howard

Skunk
2008-10-22, 06:23
Richard is the best.

bklaas
2008-10-22, 06:54
Richard is the best.

seconded.

FYI, there's also these instructions for having your SC push a custom controller firmware to your controllers:
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/Custom.jive.bin

I wrote the wiki page of an OSX/Linux nature.

The instructions are not intended for the microsoft-impaired, but nothing presented can't be done fairly easily in windoze (and I'd hope that person would update the wiki accordingly)

cheers,
#!/ben