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This looks fantastic, although I have a couple of problems…
1. It only loads ~4500 of my ~16000 tracks…
2. It doesn’t seem to play any of those that it does find.
It successfully finds the artwork, but it doesn’t play.
I really hope I can get this working, it looks like exactly what I need.
I finally found some time to get all this up and running again. I bought a new 1TB drive, reflashed the Slug with uNSLUng 5.5, formatted the drive, Unlusng to disk 1, and got exactly the same result as before… no IPKG functionality. So I bit the bullet, reformatted the drive, then reflashed the slug with 6.10. I was a bit disheartened to see the web interface report the 1TB drive as only 6MB with 5% free space, but I pressed on and Unslung it anyway. It now works perfectly. 1696 is back up and running and I left it copying all my music back over this morning.
Thanks for the advice Pete,
Unfortunately I’ve had another HDD failure in my main PC so the priority is getting that up an running again first.
I think you are correct… a brand new disk is probably in order, then reflash and unsling to that.
I am quite tempted by a Linkstation though, now you mention it!
I would just like to chime in and say thanks for trying to revive this. 1696 was running well for me until recently when my HDD died. Still haven’t got it working again yet, but when I do I’ll be happy to test on uNSLUng, Windows XP and Ubuntu Jaunty/Karmic.
Please don’t take my previous post the wrong way… there was a spam post between that has since been removed.
I have removed the two files and confirmed that they are gone, and unslinging appears to work, but on rebooting the slug, everything seems “a bit weird”… I log in as root using the password on the disk, not the internal flash, but I can’t use IPKG, it gives “No such file or directory”. I Googled and found another command (something like CIPKG) that appeared to work when I CIPKG Update, but I have a nasty feeling that the slug isn’t booting off the disk and all I”ve done is fill up the internal flash.
I don’t want to format the disk as it was the backup of the disk that failed. I think the plan now is just to reflash the slug, maybe with 6.8, and unsling to a USB flash drive.
I’d be interested in your thoughts on this though.
Thanks for the reply.
And here I was, waiting for a serious reply 👿
Still haven’t got it working. Apart from missing the sbin/ from the unlsing command… it apears to unsling correctly but the slug refuses to boot from the disk.
Well, almost exactly three years later and here I am in the exact situation I enquired about above. I think I’ve got the solution thanks to g0pkh’s reply above, but just to be sure…
I would do:
Then with a new formatted drive (more likely a flash drive) plugged into USB port 1, I would do:
That should be me up and running again, right?
Anyone see anything wrong with that?
I couldn’t get ‘nano’ editor working properly
Me neither. I still can’t, but scroll down to the bottom of this thread:
…that may help you out.
FWIW I find editing in vi to be VASTLY harder than copying the conf file to the Windows side and using Notepad – although you rarely need to edit it directly.
Just throwing this in here for comparison purposes:
My 133MHz slug has a 21MB songs.db file, with 14038 songs. My SB M1001 plays the entire library with no problems.
I’ve been expecting the SB to fall over ever since I passed 10,000 songs, but it just keeps going.
I guess you have many, many more tracks than I do if you’ve hit 100MB on your songs.db, but would you care to put a figure on it?
Just out of curiosity.
Oh, OK. I guess I’ve just never noticed it before. 😳
OK, I just twigged:
It doesn’t ask for a password while there are other IE windows open (except the first time).
Every time I tried it above, I also had this forum open in another window. If I then closed just the web admin, and reopened it again, it does not ask for a password.
If I close all IE windows, then open the Firefly web admin again, it asks for a password as usual.
I’ve just tried it with Google open in another window: Firefly asks for password the first time, but as long as another IE window is open, Firefly repeatedly logs in without one.
Not sure if that helps? (Or if it’s even a bug?)
It asks for a password the first time I log in, but if I then close that window and log in again, no password required.
I’m guessing that it times out after a while and this is just normal behaviour? I haven’t restarted this PC since last night when I posted above, so at some point a password became required again.
I’ve just upgraded from 1539 to 1586 (on a slug) and I notice that it is not asking for a password at all now. Is that normal?
there are some issues with stopping the thing gracefully on the slug
I don’t pretend to understand half of the stuff that got posted after my last post, but I just thought I’d add that I upgraded from 1489 to 1512 today and everything worked properly – no need to cycle the power on the slug – it started up first time.
FWIW – 1489 ran continuously for over 52 days (I only shut it down to go on holiday, so I suspect it probably would have gone on indefinitely). My previous record was running 1359 for 22 days before a crash stopped it.