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  • Squeezebox Radio (official firmware 7.x)

    3 15.00%
  • Squeezebox Radio (community firmware 8.x)

    12 60.00%
  • Squeezebox Touch (official firmware 7.x)

    0 0%
  • Squeezebox Touch (community firmware 8.x)

    0 0%
  • SB Classic/Boom/Receiver/Transporter

    3 15.00%
  • Other (eg. Raspberry Pi based)

    4 20.00%
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    Babelfish's Best Boy mherger's Avatar
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    Alarm not working with 8.3?

    Am I the only one experiencing issues with the Alarm in LMS 8.3? I'm getting random behavior trying to use alarms. Most of the time they would change the player state to show the alarm sound as the currently playing track. But playback would not start. No error in the logs, no fallback alarm, no nothing. Just silence.

    I'm only seeing it on one of my systems (the one where we've been relying on alarms for years!), can't reproduce it on my dev machine. And the fact that nobody else has reported this makes me wonder whether we really have the shortest summer vacation on the globe, or whether we're the only ones using the alarm :-).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    Am I the only one experiencing issues with the Alarm in LMS 8.3? I'm getting random behavior trying to use alarms. Most of the time they would change the player state to show the alarm sound as the currently playing track. But playback would not start. No error in the logs, no fallback alarm, no nothing. Just silence.

    I'm only seeing it on one of my systems (the one where we've been relying on alarms for years!), can't reproduce it on my dev machine. And the fact that nobody else has reported this makes me wonder whether we really have the shortest summer vacation on the globe, or whether we're the only ones using the alarm :-).
    I just stumbled across your post. My alarm in the morning is set to stop after 60 minutes. It worked reliably until some weeks ago. The alarm/radio does not stop anymore. I checked the logs but found nothing. Tbh I did not dig deeper. Is there a log setting I need to change?
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    Babelfish's Best Boy mherger's Avatar
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    Alarm not working with 8.3?

    > I just stumbled across your post. My alarm in the morning is set to stop
    > after 60 minutes. It worked reliably until some weeks ago. The
    > alarm/radio does not stop anymore. I checked the logs but found nothing.


    That would be a different topic... our alarms refuse to play. Can't even
    say about the automatic stopping :-)

    > Tbh I did not dig deeper. Is there a log setting I need to change?


    You can enable logging for player.alarmclock (Settings/Advanced/Logging).

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    Just to add another data point, my one alarm triggers reliably each morning at 8:30 and turns off after 45 minutes. I am running the latest 8.3 nightly build. The player is a stereo pair of Google Nest Minis using the Castbridge plugin.
    Sam

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    My alarm on a Radio always works although it is a Favourite rather than current playlist. Presumably you have tried turning it off and on again

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    The alarm didn't go off on my 8.3 system this morning...

    I set it up yesterday after reading this thread... two alarm instances per day one at 12:30pm which I forgot to check yesterday and one at 8:30am.

    The Radio playlist is displaying the favourite which is a radio stream I normally use for alarms that hasn't been played on that device for quite some time, so something happened for one or both of the alarms but the Radio itself has remained off this morning.

    Just going to set up the logging.

    System details

    Logitech Media Server Version: 8.3.0 - 1655802730 @ Tue 21 Jun 2022 11:28:50 AM CEST
    Hostname:
    Server IP Address:
    Server HTTP Port Number: 9000
    Operating system: piCore - EN - utf8
    Platform Architecture: armv7l-linux
    Perl Version: 5.32.1 - arm-linux-gnueabihf-thread-multi-64int
    Audio::Scan: 1.05
    IO::Socket::SSL: 2.071
    Database Version: DBD::SQLite 1.58 (sqlite 3.22.0)
    Total Players Recognized: 4

    and interestingly that SB Radio is on Community Firmware:

    Player Model: Squeezebox Radio
    Player Type: baby
    Firmware: 8.0.1-r16855

    Whereas on my "live" system which we use for a daily alarm the SB Radio is on the last official release 7.7.3-r16676
    and LMS is Version: 8.2.1 - 1644703015 @ Sun 13 Feb 2022 01:08:32 AM CET

    So before I set up logging I've moved that player back to my 8.2 setup and configured an alarm to go off at 09:20


    Kev
    Last edited by KeBul; 2022-08-10 at 03:28.

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    Tested alarm twice with the SB Radio v8.0.1-r16855 on LMS v8.2.1 and it came on with fallback first time and successfully streamed radio station the second time.

    So moved it back to 8.3 and will leave it setup on there to see how it behaves.

    I've turned on player.alarmclock logging, but now realise that was mhergers response to the post about the alarm not stopping at 60 minutes, which of course makes sense, Michael H being more than capable of getting logs out of his failing setup

    Kev

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > I just stumbled across your post. My alarm in the morning is set to stop
    > after 60 minutes. It worked reliably until some weeks ago. The
    > alarm/radio does not stop anymore. I checked the logs but found nothing.


    That would be a different topic... our alarms refuse to play. Can't even
    say about the automatic stopping :-)

    > Tbh I did not dig deeper. Is there a log setting I need to change?


    You can enable logging for player.alarmclock (Settings/Advanced/Logging).
    Thank you! The ridiculous thing is: It has not been working for weeks, then I posted about it and yesterday and today it worked. I have no issues with starting the alarm though.
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    OK I think I can confirm I also experience some random problem as you described.. I wasn't sure and when tested few times during day it seem to work. But now I had 2 alarms within 30min ..1st went off ok and 2nd one stopped first one, changed alarm on display but no audio at all. Just silence.

    Version: 8.3.0 - 1654547000 @ Mon Jun 6 22:52:44 CEST 2022


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaca View Post
    OK I think I can confirm I also experience some random problem as you described.. I wasn't sure and when tested few times during day it seem to work. But now I had 2 alarms within 30min ..1st went off ok and 2nd one stopped first one, changed alarm on display but no audio at all. Just silence.

    Version: 8.3.0 - 1654547000 @ Mon Jun 6 22:52:44 CEST 2022


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    I think that has been a "feature" for a long time, well before 8.3

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