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Scott Evans
2004-06-28, 20:25
Thanks to all that responded to my query a few days ago.

My Linux server has a mere 128mb of RAM, which I figured would be
sufficient for mp3 tasks, but perhaps not. I'll upgrade it when I get
a chance.

I'll also try upgrading to the latest software, as suggested by a few
folks... those it sounds like the new 5.2 isn't perfect yet. Will
report back.


scott


| I've had my (wired) Squeezebox for a month or two now and I haven't been
| real happy with it thus far.
|
| * I see a lot of "lost connection" messages when I'm navigating, playing
| back, turning it on/off, etc. I haven't put a cable tester on this
| piece of cable but my home network is, as far as I've observed,
| totally solid otherwise so I don't think this is a network problem.
| My fileserver is only a PII/400 running Red Hat 8. It's not
| really doing anything else so it's quite idle.
|
| * The web interface seems ... dicey. Sometimes I'll queue up a lot
| of songs and then when I revisit the web interface, all I can see
| is the song that's currently playing. That's too bad since overall
| I find the web interface much more usable than navigating a big
| music collection with a small 1-line display and a sort-of-slow
| remote control. (though I still find navigating well-laid-out
| folders in Windows Explorer the fastest way to navigate mp3's.)
|
| My library is not ridiculously big -- 689 artists, 25,200 songs,
| about 77 gigs.
|
| I'm running firmware version 10, and server version 5.1.5.
| Do I need to goof around with nightly builds?
|
| Sidenote: I'm certainly capable of doing local builds and trying different
| firmware and all that but I was really hoping to treat this thing as an
| appliance. I find myself *not* using it because the slowness and the
| disconnects make it frustrating.
|
| So far I'd rather have a mini-ATX PC in my AV rack that I could control
| with a laptop or whatever. Huh.
|
| Not intended as a flame at all -- I really want to love this thing!
|
|
|
| --
| scott evans :: www.antisleep.com

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2004-06-28, 20:33
Scott Evans wrote:
> Thanks to all that responded to my query a few days ago.
>
> My Linux server has a mere 128mb of RAM, which I figured would be
> sufficient for mp3 tasks, but perhaps not. I'll upgrade it when I get
> a chance.
This sure will help. BTW, I was i nthe same pickle. I had 256MB and
quite sluggish response during scanning. Now with 768MB it is much better.

> I'll also try upgrading to the latest software, as suggested by a few
> folks... those it sounds like the new 5.2 isn't perfect yet. Will
> report back.
Scott, make sure you get the latest nightly instead of 5.2. It's been
rock solid for me...

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