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    Arg... HELP!

    Alright...

    I'm running Windows XP with an SB2. I made the huge mistake of trying to install the latest nightly. when it tries to update the SB2's firmware, the thing hangs. It says "Press and hold the brightness key" but when I do that, nothing happens...

    I've tried reverting to Slimserver 6.2.1. Even removed the old Slimserver using the control panel, deleted all files, etc.

    Nothing. I still get the problem that when it says "Press and hold the brightness key", nothing happens if I do so.

    How can I fix this, does anybody know? I think I remember seeing someone else with this problem, but I can't find the thread now.
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    Senior Member Siduhe's Avatar
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    If you tried to upgrade to 6.5, I think you need to delete your slimserver.pref file before rolling back to 6.2.1 or 6.2.2. as the database build is so different.

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    ^^^ Right, I did that.

    Anyway, I think it's working OK now.

    Has anybody else been able to upgrade from 6.2.1 to 6.5 on Windows XP with an SB2?
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    OK, I'm guessing (can someone confirm) you have to wait until Slimserver is done scanning in your music library before you attempt the firmware update.
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    I went back to try to install the latest nightly again, and at this point I can't even get my browser to open Slimserver. I assume it's still scanning in my library (the Task Manager shows slim.exe running, and the external HD with my music is chugging away) - but with past versions I could at least open a browser window.

    Is this normal, or should I just forget about it and stick with 6.2?
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    Senior Member Michaelwagner's Avatar
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    There are, at any time, 3 versions of Slim server available (for each platform ... so more like 9 versions, not counting the Linux sub-types).

    The released version, that you find on page
    http://www.slimdevices.com/su_downloads.html

    2 nightly versions are available at:
    http://www.slimdevices.com/dev_nightly.html

    The first one of the 2 nightlies, currently 6.2.2, contains specific fixes to specific function in the current released version. Running 6.2.2 is pretty straightforward, it runs like 6.2.1, just a number of bugs have been fixed.

    The other nightly, 6.5, is actually quite experimental, and is more used by the developers to test out new ideas. New function goes into 6.5 (and not into the "safer" 6.2.2).

    You probably shouldn't go to 6.5 without specific advice to do so from a developer, because it will be quite different and you may need specific instruction to get things going. For instance, the database format changed a lot in 6.5, as did the way pages are served up to the user interface.

    I hope this makes things clearer.

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    ^^^ Yes, I was aware of most of that.

    I went to 6.5 because I want the volume bug fix, and I'm not sure when it was implemented.

    Anyway, I got 6.5 to work OK. Apparently I just had to wait until it was done scanning my library (which took several hours). It seems to be working OK now, although the browser interface is kind of messy with Safari, and I can't get it to load into IE on my Mac.

    Thanks though.
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    Senior Member Michaelwagner's Avatar
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    I'm not sure what you mean by the volume bug fix, but if it's a bug fix, that is, a fix to function that already existed in 6.2.1, then it should be in 6.2.2. There is no reason (at least, shouldn't be, in an ideal world) to go to 6.5 for a bug fix.

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    The "volume bug" is discussed in a thread in the audiophile section. It wasn't obvious to me that it was addressed in the 6.2.1 or 6.2.2 releases. I think it was a fix that was implemented fairly recently.
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    It was 'fixed' a while back and it's in the 6.2.2 nightlies. If you search the subversion archive you'll probably find exactly when.

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