PDA

View Full Version : Need help testing firmware v.35



seanadams
2004-09-02, 14:18
Everyone,

The nightly release has just been updated with a new firmware rev,
v.35. This is a bug-fix-only release.

http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly

I have been trying to nail some extremely elusive bugs like occasional
random crashing and junk on the display. This release is hoped to fix
ALL crashes and display junk that have been reported, as well as some
funniness with the infrared (flaky support for the old JVC remote
codes).

Reports have been received that v.34 resolved most of the issues. V.35
aims to fix a few more.

Please give it a try. Due to the difficulty in reproducing some of the
reported bugs, I will need testing help from people who were
experiencing problems. We're hoping to do an official release of the
server which includes this firmware in the next couple days.

Thanks,
Sean

seanadams
2004-09-02, 15:09
Oops - v.35 didn't get included. Rebuilding nightlies.

On Sep 2, 2004, at 2:18 PM, Sean Adams wrote:

>
> Everyone,
>
> The nightly release has just been updated with a new firmware rev,
> v.35. This is a bug-fix-only release.
>
> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly
>
> I have been trying to nail some extremely elusive bugs like occasional
> random crashing and junk on the display. This release is hoped to fix
> ALL crashes and display junk that have been reported, as well as some
> funniness with the infrared (flaky support for the old JVC remote
> codes).
>
> Reports have been received that v.34 resolved most of the issues. V.35
> aims to fix a few more.
>
> Please give it a try. Due to the difficulty in reproducing some of the
> reported bugs, I will need testing help from people who were
> experiencing problems. We're hoping to do an official release of the
> server which includes this firmware in the next couple days.
>
> Thanks,
> Sean
>
>

Nalle Johansson
2004-09-02, 15:10
Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com> på
den 2 september 2004 vid 23:18 +0100 skrev:
>
>Everyone,
>
>The nightly release has just been updated with a new
>firmware rev,
>v.35. This is a bug-fix-only release.
>
>http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly
>
>I have been trying to nail some extremely elusive bugs
>like occasional
>random crashing and junk on the display. This release is
>hoped to fix
>ALL crashes and display junk that have been reported, as
>well as some
>funniness with the infrared (flaky support for the old JVC
>remote
>codes).
>
>Reports have been received that v.34 resolved most of the
>issues. V.35
>aims to fix a few more.
>
>Please give it a try. Due to the difficulty in reproducing
>some of the
>reported bugs, I will need testing help from people who
>were
>experiencing problems. We're hoping to do an official
>release of the
>server which includes this firmware in the next couple
>days.
>
>Thanks,
>Sean
I have a strange error in v34. Maybe someone else has seen
it.
"Lost contact with slimserver". Oh that isn´t a strange
error..
The stange error is that is still plays the music - for
hours without
any other problems.
I will test v35 and see if it happens there - but it can
take a while to
get the errormessage.

Bästa hälsningar/Best Regards
Nalle Johansson

Nalle Johansson
2004-09-02, 15:33
Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com> på
den 3 september 2004 vid 00:10 +0100 skrev:
>>The nightly release has just been updated with a new
>>firmware rev,
>>v.35. This is a bug-fix-only release.
I have a playlist with 6500 songs in it. When changeing to
this list - The slimdevice says "Lost connection to the
slimserver" It turns black and after 5 sec it shows
"Playing 1 of 6500" but dosn´t do so. IfI press play -
nothing happends but if I press FDW it start to play from
the 2:nd song in the list.

Bästa hälsningar/Best Regards
Nalle Johansson

Nalle Johansson
2004-09-02, 15:49
Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com> på
den 3 september 2004 vid 00:52 +0100 skrev:
>
>That's puzzling.... what happens if you press the pause
>button twice?
>
>On Sep 2, 2004, at 3:33 PM, Nalle Johansson wrote:
>
>> Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>på
>> den 3 september 2004 vid 00:10 +0100 skrev:
>>>> The nightly release has just been updated with a new
>>>> firmware rev,
>>>> v.35. This is a bug-fix-only release.
>> I have a playlist with 6500 songs in it. When changeing
>to
>> this list - The slimdevice says "Lost connection to the
>> slimserver" It turns black and after 5 sec it shows
>> "Playing 1 of 6500" but dosn´t do so. IfI press play -
>> nothing happends but if I press FDW it start to play from
>> the 2:nd song in the list.
>>
>> Bästa hälsningar/Best Regards
>> Nalle Johansson
No music at all. It shows "Paused" and then "Now playing"
again - no music.
FWD och REW start the music at once.

Bästa hälsningar/Best Regards
Nalle Johansson

seanadams
2004-09-02, 15:52
That's puzzling.... what happens if you press the pause button twice?

On Sep 2, 2004, at 3:33 PM, Nalle Johansson wrote:

> Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com> på
> den 3 september 2004 vid 00:10 +0100 skrev:
>>> The nightly release has just been updated with a new
>>> firmware rev,
>>> v.35. This is a bug-fix-only release.
> I have a playlist with 6500 songs in it. When changeing to
> this list - The slimdevice says "Lost connection to the
> slimserver" It turns black and after 5 sec it shows
> "Playing 1 of 6500" but dosn´t do so. IfI press play -
> nothing happends but if I press FDW it start to play from
> the 2:nd song in the list.
>
> Bästa hälsningar/Best Regards
> Nalle Johansson
>
>

Nalle Johansson
2004-09-02, 15:57
Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com> på
den 3 september 2004 vid 00:52 +0100 skrev:
>That's puzzling.... what happens if you press the pause
>button twice?
If I overload my network I can have the same thing to
happend in a song. It says "Now playing 4 of 6492 03:12"
and no sound coming. With a FWD or REW it starts playing
again.

Bästa hälsningar/Best Regards
Nalle Johansson

Mike Reeve
2004-09-02, 18:20
Sean Adams <sadams@...> writes:

> The nightly release has just been updated with a new firmware rev,
> v.35. This is a bug-fix-only release.

I just installed it here ...

Unfortunately it started up with the L&R channels reversed :-O
[after a couple of soft resets they are back the right way round]
- am I really the only one seeing [hearing] this intermittent swap ...?

seanadams
2004-09-02, 19:46
On Sep 2, 2004, at 6:20 PM, Mike Reeve wrote:

> Sean Adams <sadams@...> writes:
>
>> The nightly release has just been updated with a new firmware rev,
>> v.35. This is a bug-fix-only release.
>
> I just installed it here ...
>
> Unfortunately it started up with the L&R channels reversed :-O
> [after a couple of soft resets they are back the right way round]
> - am I really the only one seeing [hearing] this intermittent swap ...?
>

I am certainly not hearing it ever (and I test for it from time to
time). I wonder if it's your player, or something else.... certainly we
could swap it out for you if you want to try that. It could be a file
in your library which has half a sample at the end of the file or
something like that, which is causing the data to get misaligned.

Next time it happens, try this: make a playlist containing two tracks.
One just any mp3 file, and the other a flac/aiff/whatever, containing
your left/right test track.

Try pressing ffwd to alternate between the two tracks (this
reinitializes the DSP every time because it's switching between mp3 and
pcm mode). See if that swaps the channels back.

Pbox
2004-09-02, 23:25
Sean,

I have just downloaded the latest 9-2 release with firmware 35. I am the
one who opened bug 520, about the screen corruption. I still have the
problem. There is a mask on all of the screens on my SBG. Strangely
though nothing seems to get rid of it. I tried disconnecting ALL power,
optical and ethernet cables, for even extended times, and the mask does
not get reset!

It seems that the mask that was in effect when I upgraded it is now
permanant. With FW 34 I could power-unplug the SBG, reconnect and the
mask would be gone (and shortly would garble itself up again). This is
no longer the case, the mask stays, and NOTHING gets rid of it. I tried
also installing SLimServer to a new directory, and start from scratch, I
tried to forget the player, to no avail.

At this point a have 2 hypothesis:

1. My screen or SB is faulty. The fact that yesterday with FW34 I got
perfect graphics once in a while is contrary to this...

2. That the mask corruption problem is fixed now, and in fact NOTHING
writes that particular part of the flash on SBG. This is the good news,
however as a result the mask that was there never gets cleared away.
This could explain certain things. Also suggests that if I go back to
34, reset the player with the power trigger, than upgrade to 35 I would
never have problem with the mask corruption...

Anyway, please keep me updated, this has been quite the pain in the last
3 weeks...

Peter

Adams wrote:

> Everyone,
>
> The nightly release has just been updated with a new firmware rev,
> v.35. This is a bug-fix-only release.
>
> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly
>
> I have been trying to nail some extremely elusive bugs like occasional
> random crashing and junk on the display. This release is hoped to fix
> ALL crashes and display junk that have been reported, as well as some
> funniness with the infrared (flaky support for the old JVC remote
> codes).
>
> Reports have been received that v.34 resolved most of the issues. V.35
> aims to fix a few more.
>
> Please give it a try. Due to the difficulty in reproducing some of the
> reported bugs, I will need testing help from people who were
> experiencing problems. We're hoping to do an official release of the
> server which includes this firmware in the next couple days.
>
> Thanks,
> Sean
>
>

Mike Reeve
2004-09-03, 08:11
Sean Adams <sadams@...> writes:

> The nightly release has just been updated with a new firmware rev,
> v.35. This is a bug-fix-only release.

When I first installed & started v.35 the L&R channels were reversed
but after a couple of soft resets they are back the right way round ...

Am I really the only one seeing [hearing]
these occassional channel reversals ...? :-O

Jason Holtzapple
2004-09-03, 08:25
No glitches with the SBG display yet, but I've noticed two problems
with SLIMP3 players with 2004-09-03:

In double-size mode, when using the sleep button, nothing is displayed
on the player. single-size mode works ok so I guess the message is just
being displayed on the wrong line.

Song title scrolling animation isn't working any more: the title
is static in both single and double size modes. Elapsed time is
working correctly so parts of the display are getting updated.

These are recent regressions ... my last nightly was 2004-08-28

seanadams
2004-09-03, 08:41
Wow. Do you see it even when going through the setup menus?

Ie when does it appear - immediately at power-on, or at some point
after you connect to the server?

Sean

On Sep 2, 2004, at 11:25 PM, Pbox wrote:

> Sean,
>
> I have just downloaded the latest 9-2 release with firmware 35. I am
> the one who opened bug 520, about the screen corruption. I still have
> the problem. There is a mask on all of the screens on my SBG.
> Strangely though nothing seems to get rid of it. I tried disconnecting
> ALL power, optical and ethernet cables, for even extended times, and
> the mask does not get reset!
>
> It seems that the mask that was in effect when I upgraded it is now
> permanant. With FW 34 I could power-unplug the SBG, reconnect and the
> mask would be gone (and shortly would garble itself up again). This is
> no longer the case, the mask stays, and NOTHING gets rid of it. I
> tried also installing SLimServer to a new directory, and start from
> scratch, I tried to forget the player, to no avail.
>
> At this point a have 2 hypothesis:
>
> 1. My screen or SB is faulty. The fact that yesterday with FW34 I got
> perfect graphics once in a while is contrary to this...
>
> 2. That the mask corruption problem is fixed now, and in fact NOTHING
> writes that particular part of the flash on SBG. This is the good
> news, however as a result the mask that was there never gets cleared
> away. This could explain certain things. Also suggests that if I go
> back to 34, reset the player with the power trigger, than upgrade to
> 35 I would never have problem with the mask corruption...
>
> Anyway, please keep me updated, this has been quite the pain in the
> last 3 weeks...
>
> Peter
>
> Adams wrote:
>
>> Everyone,
>> The nightly release has just been updated with a new firmware rev,
>> v.35. This is a bug-fix-only release.
>> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly
>> I have been trying to nail some extremely elusive bugs like
>> occasional random crashing and junk on the display. This release is
>> hoped to fix ALL crashes and display junk that have been reported, as
>> well as some funniness with the infrared (flaky support for the old
>> JVC remote codes).
>> Reports have been received that v.34 resolved most of the issues.
>> V.35 aims to fix a few more.
>> Please give it a try. Due to the difficulty in reproducing some of
>> the reported bugs, I will need testing help from people who were
>> experiencing problems. We're hoping to do an official release of the
>> server which includes this firmware in the next couple days.
>> Thanks,
>> Sean
>>

Michel Fombellida
2004-09-03, 09:46
Hi Sean,

I can report that FW35 fixed the problem that I had with FW34 and my Benchmark
DAC-1 giving an error "non-PCM". It is now working fine. I'll soon try again in
my other setup where I have a dCS Purcell and an Apogee Big Ben. I'll let you
know if I see any changes there (until now I alway had an issue with the
initial lock on non compressed sources.... bug report 416).

Regards,
Michel

Pbox
2004-09-03, 10:42
> Wow. Do you see it even when going through the setup menus?
Yeah, it is a mask, so about 60-70% of the pixels are unmasked.

> Ie when does it appear - immediately at power-on, or at some point
> after you connect to the server?
I can immediately see it on the SLIM DEVICES logo. And it stay on from
that point on. I meant on ALL displays...

Peter
>
> Sean
>
> On Sep 2, 2004, at 11:25 PM, Pbox wrote:
>
>
>>Sean,
>>
>>I have just downloaded the latest 9-2 release with firmware 35. I am
>>the one who opened bug 520, about the screen corruption. I still have
>>the problem. There is a mask on all of the screens on my SBG.
>>Strangely though nothing seems to get rid of it. I tried disconnecting
>>ALL power, optical and ethernet cables, for even extended times, and
>>the mask does not get reset!
>>
>>It seems that the mask that was in effect when I upgraded it is now
>>permanant. With FW 34 I could power-unplug the SBG, reconnect and the
>>mask would be gone (and shortly would garble itself up again). This is
>>no longer the case, the mask stays, and NOTHING gets rid of it. I
>>tried also installing SLimServer to a new directory, and start from
>>scratch, I tried to forget the player, to no avail.

kdf
2004-09-03, 10:43
Quoting Jason Holtzapple <jasonholtzapple (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>:

> No glitches with the SBG display yet, but I've noticed two problems
> with SLIMP3 players with 2004-09-03:
>
> In double-size mode, when using the sleep button, nothing is displayed
> on the player. single-size mode works ok so I guess the message is just
> being displayed on the wrong line.
>
> Song title scrolling animation isn't working any more: the title
> is static in both single and double size modes. Elapsed time is
> working correctly so parts of the display are getting updated.

Dean has been reworking a lot of the line functions. The the case of
scrollBottom (the function that scrolls the bottom line ;) the lines aren't
being parsed right now. The server thinks there is nothing on line two when it
tries to scroll.

I expect the first problem, with sleep, is either the same thing, or the line
function isn't telling the server to use line1 for doubling instead of line2.

-kdf

Michel Fombellida
2004-09-03, 11:21
Hi Sean,

FW35 fixed the problem I had with FW34 and my Benchmark DAC-1 not locking on
the signal.

Thanks,
Michel

Pbox
2004-09-03, 11:46
Sean Adams wrote:

> Wow. Do you see it even when going through the setup menus?
>
> Ie when does it appear - immediately at power-on, or at some point
> after you connect to the server?
>
> Sean

Even weirder. I just installed 9-3. Problem is still there. I edited
firmware.version file and downgraded to FW34. Problem is there. I
downgraded to FW31. Problem is still there. I did not dare to go lower...

Now it looks like hardware problem, but how come it was OK before
yesterday???? I wish I had another SBG to test with...

Peter

seanadams
2004-09-03, 12:04
Can you send me a picture?

On Sep 3, 2004, at 10:42 AM, Pbox wrote:

>> Wow. Do you see it even when going through the setup menus?
> Yeah, it is a mask, so about 60-70% of the pixels are unmasked.
>
>> Ie when does it appear - immediately at power-on, or at some point
>> after you connect to the server?
> I can immediately see it on the SLIM DEVICES logo. And it stay on from
> that point on. I meant on ALL displays...
>
> Peter
>> Sean
>> On Sep 2, 2004, at 11:25 PM, Pbox wrote:
>>> Sean,
>>>
>>> I have just downloaded the latest 9-2 release with firmware 35. I am
>>> the one who opened bug 520, about the screen corruption. I still
>>> have the problem. There is a mask on all of the screens on my SBG.
>>> Strangely though nothing seems to get rid of it. I tried
>>> disconnecting ALL power, optical and ethernet cables, for even
>>> extended times, and the mask does not get reset!
>>>
>>> It seems that the mask that was in effect when I upgraded it is now
>>> permanant. With FW 34 I could power-unplug the SBG, reconnect and
>>> the mask would be gone (and shortly would garble itself up again).
>>> This is no longer the case, the mask stays, and NOTHING gets rid of
>>> it. I tried also installing SLimServer to a new directory, and start
>>> from scratch, I tried to forget the player, to no avail.
>

dean
2004-09-03, 12:54
Good find, Jason. This should be fixed in tonight's nightly build.

On Sep 3, 2004, at 8:25 AM, Jason Holtzapple wrote:

> No glitches with the SBG display yet, but I've noticed two problems
> with SLIMP3 players with 2004-09-03:
>
> In double-size mode, when using the sleep button, nothing is displayed
> on the player. single-size mode works ok so I guess the message is just
> being displayed on the wrong line.
>
> Song title scrolling animation isn't working any more: the title
> is static in both single and double size modes. Elapsed time is
> working correctly so parts of the display are getting updated.
>
> These are recent regressions ... my last nightly was 2004-08-28
>

dean
2004-09-03, 13:20
Ok, that's a hardware problem. Contact support (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com to get
it repaired...

-dean
On Sep 3, 2004, at 10:42 AM, Pbox wrote:

>> Wow. Do you see it even when going through the setup menus?
> Yeah, it is a mask, so about 60-70% of the pixels are unmasked.
>
>> Ie when does it appear - immediately at power-on, or at some point
>> after you connect to the server?
> I can immediately see it on the SLIM DEVICES logo. And it stay on from
> that point on. I meant on ALL displays...
>
> Peter
>> Sean
>> On Sep 2, 2004, at 11:25 PM, Pbox wrote:
>>> Sean,
>>>
>>> I have just downloaded the latest 9-2 release with firmware 35. I am
>>> the one who opened bug 520, about the screen corruption. I still
>>> have the problem. There is a mask on all of the screens on my SBG.
>>> Strangely though nothing seems to get rid of it. I tried
>>> disconnecting ALL power, optical and ethernet cables, for even
>>> extended times, and the mask does not get reset!
>>>
>>> It seems that the mask that was in effect when I upgraded it is now
>>> permanant. With FW 34 I could power-unplug the SBG, reconnect and
>>> the mask would be gone (and shortly would garble itself up again).
>>> This is no longer the case, the mask stays, and NOTHING gets rid of
>>> it. I tried also installing SLimServer to a new directory, and start
>>> from scratch, I tried to forget the player, to no avail.
>

Nalle Johansson
2004-09-04, 07:36
Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com> på
den 3 september 2004 vid 00:57 +0100 skrev:
>Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com> på
>den 3 september 2004 vid 00:52 +0100 skrev:
>>That's puzzling.... what happens if you press the pause
>>button twice?
>If I overload my network I can have the same thing to
>happend in a song. It says "Now playing 4 of 6492 03:12"
>and no sound coming. With a FWD or REW it starts playing
>again.

With this nightly update there is a change:
I can use "Play" to start the player but the error is still
there on big playlists.
Twice pause dosn't help.
If I make small network errors (like take out the eathernet
cable) for 3-4 sec. It works fine ande there is no errors
on the slimdevice. If I take the eathernetcable out for
12-15 sek (less than the time before the device complain
that is dosn´t have contact with the server) The device
stops playing but in the display a message says "Now
playing" but the timer has stopped. (with this nightly
firmware It starts to play when I press Play, Fwd or Rew
after a short message that is now is paused) If the
eathernetcalbe is out fot 30 sec and I get a error message
that the server is gone - the same result. Play now works.

Sometimes I can start the music by pressing pause twice.

This firmware is a quite better version. I can use a
slimdevice at home now (over a 3des-tunnel over ADSL 1Mbit,
ping to the server is 30 ms)

If you can make the slimdevice to start playing where it
should be even after you take out the internet cable - it
would be a great thing.

Bästa hälsningar/Best Regards
Nalle Johansson
--
Nalle Johansson, IT-chef
GFS Studentservice * Göteborgs Förenade Studentkårer
Kansli: 031-16 64 21 * Direkt: 031-18 59 68 * Mobil:
0703-90 03 96
Fax: 031-16 28 71 * Fax2Mail: 0703-86 03 96 * Mail2Fax:
nalle.fax (AT) gfs (DOT) se
E-post: nalle (AT) gfs (DOT) se * Webb: http://www.gfs.se *
FirstClass: fcp://fc.gsn.se

Nalle Johansson
2004-09-05, 04:09
Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com> på
den 5 september 2004 vid 13:10 +0100 skrev:
>After installing the 9/02 nightly and upgrading the
>firmware to v35 I am
>no longer seeing the buffer fullness bar in the Now
>Playing screen. I
>have it enabled in the player setup and still get what
>appear to be the
>same number of different screens to cycle through with
>repeated presses
>of the Now Playing button, but where the screen with
>buffer fullness
>should be I get a blank area.
It works for me and on all my boxes. (7 diffrent way of
showing - now playing)
I downloded 2004-09-03

Bästa hälsningar/Best Regards
Nalle Johansson

dp
2004-09-05, 04:10
Sean Adams wrote:

>
> Everyone,
>
> The nightly release has just been updated with a new firmware rev,
> v.35. This is a bug-fix-only release.
>
After installing the 9/02 nightly and upgrading the firmware to v35 I am
no longer seeing the buffer fullness bar in the Now Playing screen. I
have it enabled in the player setup and still get what appear to be the
same number of different screens to cycle through with repeated presses
of the Now Playing button, but where the screen with buffer fullness
should be I get a blank area.

dp

dp
2004-09-05, 06:13
I just grabbed the 9/05 nightly and the buffer fullness bar is back.
dp

Nalle Johansson wrote:

>Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com> på
>den 5 september 2004 vid 13:10 +0100 skrev:
>
>
>>After installing the 9/02 nightly and upgrading the
>>firmware to v35 I am
>>no longer seeing the buffer fullness bar in the Now
>>Playing screen. I
>>have it enabled in the player setup and still get what
>>appear to be the
>>same number of different screens to cycle through with
>>repeated presses
>>of the Now Playing button, but where the screen with
>>buffer fullness
>>should be I get a blank area.
>>
>>
>It works for me and on all my boxes. (7 diffrent way of
>showing - now playing)
>I downloded 2004-09-03
>
>Bästa hälsningar/Best Regards
>Nalle Johansson
>
>