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Jahf
2004-06-06, 07:33
Problem:
When the Squeezebox is "off" and it loses contact it will flash the
"lost contact" message. Even if the display brightness is completely
dark in "off" mode.


Suggestion:
If the display is dimmed to complete dark -or- the unit is off (both
cases) I don't want to see the LED light up when contact is lost, period.

I think that the "contact lost" message should obey the current LED
brightness setting. If it did this then I wouldn't care if the message
were displayed when it was powered off, since I could just dim it to
dark and ignore it.


Query:
Is there a way to set this in the current firmware or is this an RFE?


Background:
I have my Squeezebox in my living room next to our various components. I
usually leave it off and if I know I'm not using it for awhile I may
shut down the server since it's currently on my desktop (I'm reworking
my office, soon I'll have it dedicated).

I also have occasional network burps when the server is running, such
that last night we saw the "lost contact" message flash 3 or 4 times (I
need to adjust my WRT54G's antenna) while watching a DVD even though the
SB was powered off and dimmed to dark. Distractions during DVDs bug me :)

My current solution for this is to completely unplug the SB. However
this is an ugly workaround.


System:
Squeezebox with daily nightly server and latest test firmware.

seanadams
2004-06-07, 09:26
It's interesting that you're seeing this with the current firmware -
there was a bug for this and I changed it so that the display should
only light up if you're pressing the power or cursor buttons on our
remote. (It used to light up on any IR activity).

Can you tell if there's anything that triggers the message? Eg IR for
another remote, network/server activity, etc?


On Jun 6, 2004, at 7:33 AM, Jahf wrote:

> Problem:
> When the Squeezebox is "off" and it loses contact it will flash the
> "lost contact" message. Even if the display brightness is completely
> dark in "off" mode.
>
>
> Suggestion:
> If the display is dimmed to complete dark -or- the unit is off (both
> cases) I don't want to see the LED light up when contact is lost,
> period.
>
> I think that the "contact lost" message should obey the current LED
> brightness setting. If it did this then I wouldn't care if the message
> were displayed when it was powered off, since I could just dim it to
> dark and ignore it.
>
>
> Query:
> Is there a way to set this in the current firmware or is this an RFE?
>
>
> Background:
> I have my Squeezebox in my living room next to our various components.
> I usually leave it off and if I know I'm not using it for awhile I may
> shut down the server since it's currently on my desktop (I'm reworking
> my office, soon I'll have it dedicated).
>
> I also have occasional network burps when the server is running, such
> that last night we saw the "lost contact" message flash 3 or 4 times
> (I need to adjust my WRT54G's antenna) while watching a DVD even
> though the SB was powered off and dimmed to dark. Distractions during
> DVDs bug me :)
>
> My current solution for this is to completely unplug the SB. However
> this is an ugly workaround.
>
>
> System:
> Squeezebox with daily nightly server and latest test firmware.
>
>
>
>

Jahf
2004-06-10, 08:11
Sean Adams wrote:
>
> It's interesting that you're seeing this with the current firmware -
> there was a bug for this and I changed it so that the display should
> only light up if you're pressing the power or cursor buttons on our
> remote. (It used to light up on any IR activity).
>
> Can you tell if there's anything that triggers the message? Eg IR for
> another remote, network/server activity, etc?
>

My assumption is just very occasional 2.4GHz interference. Funny thing
is, I haven't seen a "lost contact" while -using- the SB to play audio
(*knock wood*) only when it is just sitting there.

I don't think it is IR remote issues, since I usually notice it most
when I'm just sitting there watching something else.

The SB is a fair distance away from my AP, enough that I usually only
get a 2Mb/s link to my laptop. I'm wondering if the intermittent "lost
contact" messages -might- be happening when the link quality goes down
enough for the data rate to retrain. Not sure.

I've got my Slimserver off right now. I'll look into playing with it
more tonight.

>
> On Jun 6, 2004, at 7:33 AM, Jahf wrote:
>
>> Problem:
>> When the Squeezebox is "off" and it loses contact it will flash the
>> "lost contact" message. Even if the display brightness is completely
>> dark in "off" mode.
>>
>>
>> Suggestion:
>> If the display is dimmed to complete dark -or- the unit is off (both
>> cases) I don't want to see the LED light up when contact is lost, period.
>>
>> I think that the "contact lost" message should obey the current LED
>> brightness setting. If it did this then I wouldn't care if the message
>> were displayed when it was powered off, since I could just dim it to
>> dark and ignore it.
>>
>>
>> Query:
>> Is there a way to set this in the current firmware or is this an RFE?
>>
>>
>> Background:
>> I have my Squeezebox in my living room next to our various components.
>> I usually leave it off and if I know I'm not using it for awhile I may
>> shut down the server since it's currently on my desktop (I'm reworking
>> my office, soon I'll have it dedicated).
>>
>> I also have occasional network burps when the server is running, such
>> that last night we saw the "lost contact" message flash 3 or 4 times
>> (I need to adjust my WRT54G's antenna) while watching a DVD even
>> though the SB was powered off and dimmed to dark. Distractions during
>> DVDs bug me :)
>>
>> My current solution for this is to completely unplug the SB. However
>> this is an ugly workaround.
>>
>>
>> System:
>> Squeezebox with daily nightly server and latest test firmware.
>>
>>
>>
>>