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post #2221 of 2926
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Originally Posted by mumsoft View Post

Of course you are disappointed, your Olive is broken, kaduuk, not functioning properly. Go back to your dealer, ask for another or your money back.
M smile.gif rc

Until i wait for my dealer to open after next week, yesterday i power on my olive and i can believe i heard 2 hours of music without any problem.

I going crazy with this. WHat could possibily happen thatsometimes its broken and others is all ok.
post #2222 of 2926
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Originally Posted by mumsoft View Post

I don't think you missed something. I think it's a difference in both apps, the IOS version was earlier than the Android version, and they are not equal.
Here is a picture of the Android version 1:

(just learned how to make screenshots on my tablet, the little dots below are my mistakes)
Marc
The IOS app doesn't have volume control either! mad.gif Androids now look more attractive for me when I'm in the market for a tablet.
post #2223 of 2926
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Originally Posted by Kocl View Post

Until i wait for my dealer to open after next week, yesterday i power on my olive and i can believe i heard 2 hours of music without any problem.
I going crazy with this. WHat could possibily happen thatsometimes its broken and others is all ok.

Just guessing of course.
Something inside is a bit loose, and differences in temperature and humidity may have their impact.
So maybe you are lucky and it's just a matter of tightening cables.

@Vitribilia: please complain at Olive. They should be able to update the IOS version so that I become jealous!

Marc
post #2224 of 2926
Has anyone tried this app? (Sitecom media Controller) for an Olive 0xHD? The itunes reviews were not so encouraging.
post #2225 of 2926
I have used it, seems to work well.
post #2226 of 2926
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Originally Posted by clpetersen View Post

Has anyone tried this app? (Sitecom media Controller) for an Olive 0xHD? The itunes reviews were not so encouraging.
see posts 2212 & 2214 on p74
post #2227 of 2926
Sitecom Media Controller -

I downloaded the app, and it does find the Olive and control same rather well. Compared to the current Olive app if may be a lttle better at showing the artwork on an IPad, and it does display all the tracks from a particular album automatically, which is nice. The Olive does not sem to mind, but it is in a funny state, with everythign showing up as 'NULL' on the screen.

Not so much better that I would stop using the Olive app, though.
post #2228 of 2926
Does that sitecom app do anything for composers or works in Olive-speak? Does it recognize the Classical genre, can it show works there, and play them? Does it mind if a work is divided over two or more albums, or is it transparent for that as the Olive App?

I can guess the answers. rolleyes.gif
post #2229 of 2926
This week I had some trouble with my Olive, it booted up correctly, but showed only partly the tracks. F.I. Jazz did nothing, no artists there, but Blues worked all right. Almost none classical piece could be played, in other words, the database was corrupt. So, I played some Blues...

I just had updated the music with another month of effort, and the source of this worked flawlessly, so why on earth was the target less happy?
I checked the commands that I had used, checked that every new album was transferred, that the ZDB database was up to date, that the genre-updates were in place, but I could not find anything.
I allowed diff to compare the two partitions for hours and hours, and eventually stopped the nonsense.
Something else must be wrong, I concluded. (I'm so smart! wink.gif )

I remembered that I had the same problems in the previous month, and that I had solved it the hard way, just by copying the whole partition. That had worked, but it had teached me nothing.
Doing it again should be the last resort, and a defeat.

I checked the 5. partition with fsck. That showed some not-unusual errors, and repaired them.

Now the music was all back.!!!

So, just some filesystem errors on another partition can cause a correpted index.
post #2230 of 2926
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Originally Posted by Viritrilbia View Post

My Oppo lists all Artists on the Olive (1438 of them!) but not in alphabetical order. The few Artists with FLAC albums appear to come first then the rest (mostly WAV files), but not alphabatically - I can't work out any logic to the order.

UPnP clients (like your Oppo) list the audio library in the order provided by the Olive through an XML list.
It appears that this XML list shows albums in the order in which they were imported in the Olive.
Even worse, albums copied from the PC to Olive can have tracks listed in the wrong order!

It's up to your UPnP client to do the sorting...
post #2231 of 2926
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Originally Posted by jcdrisco View Post

After transferring a few files to the O6HD, I noticed that some albums were still fragmented into "AlbumName_ArtistName."

That's what happens for multi-artist albums copied from the PC to the Olive.
You can use Maestro to drag and drop albums on top of one another to create 'merged' albums or compilations.
post #2232 of 2926
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Originally Posted by 3m3rson View Post

Question on the 2010-2012 generation of Olive 03/04HD...

Is there a way to edit FLAC metadata natively within the Olive, and push the edited information onto the Olive's native database for it to show up in the Olive user interfaces (i.e. Maestro, the touchscreen, iPhone app)?

Or is the only way to do this is maintain an offline master database of FLAC files and then either stream or import them into the Olive?

My major frustration is the Olive's inability to rip CD compilations natively in a way that allows you to browse by "album artist".

What I have discovered is that if you import FLAC files with "album artist" metadata into the Olive, these appear listed as a "composer" within the Olive's native database, which you can then browse. Problem solved!

However I purchased the Olive specifically to make the CD ripping process easier. This means I would have to export the ripped FLAC files to my PC, edit the metadata, then import back in to the Olive. Pain in the ass!

I don't mind the Olive utilizing a proprietary database to anchor its user interfaces, but it really needs to cross-reference and update the FLAC metada periodically if not dynamically (say, when the unit goes to sleep...)

My two cents... still figuring out the best way to manage the growing library of FLAC files ripped to my Olive. Maestro pretty much sucks. Media Monkey is the only other program I have used with success on my PC to "stream" into the Olive's native databse. But you can't really do anything except view and play files.

What programs / approaches are people using with success?

Ripping CDs by the Olive is something I won't ever do again, for the following reasons:
- it populates FLAC tags and embeded artworks from what it can find in freedb (e.g. crap)
- subsequent metadata edits through Maestro just don't update the FLAC files. They just update the Olive internal data structure. FLAC tags are not kept in sync with the library
- even if you update the album cover image in Maestro with a nice one found on the Internet, it turns up horribly reduced in quality and screwed aspect ratio
I always rip, tag and embed artwork in FLAC on my PC and then import files in the Olive.

I'm using Foobar (with foo_upnp plugin) to browse the Olive audio library, but it's read-only.
Nothing on earth can modify FLAC files remotely once they're stored in the Olive.
They just haven't developed the product with the NAS functionlity in mind.

As you stated, "the only way to do this is maintain an offline master database of FLAC files and then either stream or import them into the Olive"
Edited by Rouquemoute - 1/11/13 at 7:46am
post #2233 of 2926
Hi,

This is my first post here, but I have read this very long thread with much interest in the past few month.
I own an Opus 4 for 2 years now, and have been globally pleased by my machine. Unfortunately I encountered some issues that reduce greatly my listening experience.
The main issue is the support for gapless playback. I have quite a lot of gapless albums, which when played on the Opus, are no more gapless. I can hear a small pause when the Opus switch from one track to the other.
I contacted the Olive Technical Support and after some back and forth, they told me that this must be a HW problem. I highly doubt this, since I can play some very long audio tracks without any issue, and I can listen to my gapless albums through UPnP without any gap as well. So this looks more like a not long enough buffer in their software to handle the track change without any loss or something approching.

As a software developer on embedded Linux devices, I thought I might as well take a look at the machine internals by myself. So the first thing would be to enable a remote access to the machine (ssh).
And this is what I did biggrin.gif

Procedure to enable ssh access to the Opus 4 (I didn't try on other systems, since I only own an Opus 4, but it should be similar).
Disclaimer: I cannot be held responsible for any damage, blah blah blah. => Do this at your own risk

Tools required
- Tri-wing screwdriver (Something like this)
- Phillips screwdriver
- External 3.5" SATA Hard-Drive enclosure (or capacity to plug the Opus Hard Drive in your computer)
- Preferably a Linux distribution (I personally use Linux Mint), but it should work as well from Windows with some additional software installed (I might do another post with specifics for Windows).

Procedure
- Do a backup of your music (I don't want you to loose all your ripping work in case of a bad failure wink.gif)
- Unscrew the two screws at the back of the Opus 4 using the tri-wing screwdriver.

- Remove the cover. Take care to not alter any cable between the front panel and the main board.
- Unplug the two cables on the Hard drive.
- Unscrew the four Hard drive screws using the phillips screwdriver.
- Remove the hard drive and put it in your external enclosure (or in your computer if you have room for it).
- Boot your preferred Linux distribution and mount the second partition of your Opus Hard Drive (/dev/sdb2 in my case, but the device name might be different on your system):
Code:
mkdir opus
mount /dev/sdb2 opus
cd opus
- Open the file etc/init.d/rcS with your preferred editor (I use vi)
Code:
vi etc/init.d/rcS
- Search for the text ssh. On my system the interesting lines are 408, 409 and 410. Remove the comment in front of them (remove the # in front of each line). The new lines should look like this:
Code:
# close ssh                                                                                                                                                             
chmod 777 /work/sshdall udevstart udevd                                                                                                                                 
cd /work                                                                                                                                                                
./sshd
- Save the file and exit the editor.
- Open the file work/install-ssh/etc/sshd_config
Code:
vi work/install-ssh/etc/sshd_config
- Search for "AuthorizedKeysFile". On my system it is on line 45. Remove the comment in front of the line.
- Add the full path to the authorized key file in the root folder as follows:
Code:
AuthorizedKeysFile      /root/.ssh/authorized_keys
- Save the file and exit the editor.
- Now we need to create a private/public key pair and add the public key in the authorized_keys file.
- Create the directory .ssh
Code:
mkdir -p root/.ssh
- On your local home folder create a RSA private/public key pair if you don't already have one (google if you want more details on this)
Code:
pushd $HOME
mkdir .ssh
cd .ssh
ssh-keygen
popd
- The contents of your public key file (id_rsa.pub) should look like this:
Code:
ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQCx0iy6DJCaWbe1A+m4uH598A/cti8WDw82O8+j2ifj5jR7fvvUHQ91uJBDuFLef8FtScq5N5fy3HBg267EyyzN29hteReql2ypOlw4eGnTofdXNdRjMIIRZeb1zxaGxYP4ZKj0tRX5LGcujHLIEgs5rp1U5e9GX84EDctpPbp7aS8i/SNlOCBekmM06ZiEIIJg7ssUS+wp2Toq8okr9YOj2VtOoMbaR6m1DaC3I42y9ZwIx0NVDEnrfpc6Oa7vPcvmmp/AVl+ujgZELaVSMdyybgXXOBLHB7PG04biAnIHMebGH7InZukp2+Raa8GunZx5lSk6CsLcH3tIYsKY55ud franck@mymachine
- Append this public key to the Opus authorized key file.
Code:
cat $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa.pub >> root/.ssh/authorized_keys
- Unmount the partition
Code:
cd ..
umount opus
- Repeat the steps on the third partition (/dev/sdb3 in my case), since we don't know which partition is booted by the Opus.
- Now put back the hard drive in the Opus, screw everything back, and boot your Opus.

If everything works, you should now be able to ssh to your opus (replace the ip address by the ip address of your own Opus server):
Code:
ssh root@192.168.0.103

Et voilà cool.gif

Limitations: As soon as the Opus goes to sleep, the ssh server stops working. I will look into it and check if we can re-activate once the system goes out of sleep mode.
post #2234 of 2926
Last week I was looking for an alternative and even cheaper player as the Olive 2 melody or others.

So I tried the new Philips Fidelio A1 (AW1000/10), because I was using Philips NP2900 before and was always estonished how online-stabile these Philips players are - and Olive 2 not.

Philips Fidelio A1 (AW1000)

After installing and using the Philips Fidelio this weekend my experience is that this tiny little machine is streaming musicfiles (flac and mp3 – wireless and ethernet) very well from OliveLibrary to other Hifi-equipment in other rooms of my house.

That the Philips doesn’t have a cost-intensive touch-screen to control the OliveLibrary doesn’t matter because usually I control music-servers and -players via iPhone/iPad. BTW - free corresponding Philips app 'AirStudio' displays song-time and remaining time.

The sound is unexpectedly ‚hifi‘ for such a cheap equipment. Furthermore you can connect a DAC to its digital output and it sounds much more realistic and three-dimensional.

My conclusion: A cheap, good sounding and online-stable alternative to the 5-times-more expensive and usually ‚frozen‘ Olive 2.

Mats

P.S. In US/Canada it will not be available at this time - so try amazon- or philips-shops in europe - for Euro 149,- .
Edited by Uthlande - 1/13/13 at 9:44am
post #2235 of 2926
Nice sharing this, Mats.
Speaking about wireless, can it connect with tkip/aes? The Olives that I know of are very weak in wireless security.

Marc
post #2236 of 2926
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Originally Posted by mumsoft View Post

Nice sharing this, Mats.
Speaking about wireless, can it connect with tkip/aes? The Olives that I know of are very weak in wireless security.

Marc

Good Question Marc,

but I cannot answer more detailled than Philips announced in their technical flyer:

'Encryption / security: WEP 128 bit, WEP 64 bit, WPA, WPS-PBC, WPS-PIN, WPA2'

'Log ago' I choosed WPA/TKIP for my homenet because it worked flawlessly when I installed my Olive the first time - and then, living on an innocent island, I neglected this essential issue - meanwhile I should upgrate to WPA2 if it's possible - perhaps I will try it next weekend wink.gif

Mats
Edited by Uthlande - 1/13/13 at 11:49am
post #2237 of 2926
Quote:
Originally Posted by mumsoft View Post

Just guessing of course.
Something inside is a bit loose, and differences in temperature and humidity may have their impact.
So maybe you are lucky and it's just a matter of tightening cables.

@Vitribilia: please complain at Olive. They should be able to update the IOS version so that I become jealous!

Marc
Contact olive and the problem appears to be sovled. they already have the issue identified and send me a new software version that will be out in next weeks.

Tech support was 5 stars.
post #2238 of 2926
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uthlande View Post

Good Question Marc,

but I cannot answer more detailled than Philips announced in their technical flyer:

'Encryption / security: WEP 128 bit, WEP 64 bit, WPA, WPS-PBC, WPS-PIN, WPA2'

'Long ago' I choosed WPA/TKIP for my homenet because it worked flawlessly when I installed my Olive the first time - and then, living on an innocent island, I neglected this essential issue - meanwhile I should upgrate to WPA2 if it's possible - perhaps I will try it next weekend wink.gif

Mats

The No-HD Olives don't know about WPA2, so, I'm curious to hear if that is better for the HD machines.
Another question I have: is the Philips able to play music in the Classical genre? Of course, if you don't have such music, that does not matter, but for me it's rather crucial (if i wanted to play the music in another room, that is)

Marc
post #2239 of 2926
First Post
I have an Olive 04HD and am thinking of buying an 03HD for a second home.
My question: Is there a way by which I can access the music (all flac) in my backup hard drive and delete some tracks and/or albums? My objective is to end up with a file of 500 Gb, which I can then "restore" to the 03HD.
My apology if this has been covered earlier in this forum.
Thanks
post #2240 of 2926
Quote:
Originally Posted by mumsoft View Post

is the Philips able to play music in the Classical genre? Of course, if you don't have such music, that does not matter, but for me it's rather crucial (if i wanted to play the music in another room, that is)
Marc

Hi Marc,

yes, I am able to play classical music by choosing a classical artist/album from OliveLibrary - but not in Olive's proprietary way :

Remember - first I'm ripping artist / albums / tracks of a classical CD on my notebook and second copy these files to the OliveLibrary. After that I have to edit here a second time via Maestro to add olive's proprietary tags as COMPOSER, WORK etc. and get Olive's classical genre displayed.

But I can't get access via tag COMPOSER on the Philips because COMPOSER on Philips is the standard-tag and not the required proprietary Olive-tag for classical genre.

So I have to choose the displayed genre KOMPONISTEN (which I generated as a sub-genre of the genre classic in former times !?) and then name of the artist as saved.

Confusing? But it works. biggrin.gif

regards
Mats
Edited by Uthlande - 1/16/13 at 5:33am
post #2241 of 2926
@frolic : Preferably a Linux distribution (I personally use Linux Mint), but it should work as well from Windows with some additional software installed (I might do another post with specifics for Windows).

Welcome and Congratulations, great work ! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

I'm looking forward to your next post with additional software resp. specifics for Windows !!

Mats
Edited by Uthlande - 1/16/13 at 6:11am
post #2242 of 2926
Quote:
Originally Posted by frolic View Post

Hi,

This is my first post here, but I have read this very long thread with much interest in the past few month.
I own an Opus 4 for 2 years now, and have been globally pleased by my machine. Unfortunately I encountered some issues that reduce greatly my listening experience.
The main issue is the support for gapless playback. I have quite a lot of gapless albums, which when played on the Opus, are no more gapless. I can hear a small pause when the Opus switch from one track to the other.
I contacted the Olive Technical Support and after some back and forth, they told me that this must be a HW problem. I highly doubt this, since I can play some very long audio tracks without any issue, and I can listen to my gapless albums through UPnP without any gap as well. So this looks more like a not long enough buffer in their software to handle the track change without any loss or something approching.

As a software developer on embedded Linux devices, I thought I might as well take a look at the machine internals by myself. So the first thing would be to enable a remote access to the machine (ssh).
And this is what I did biggrin.gif

Procedure to enable ssh access to the Opus 4 (I didn't try on other systems, since I only own an Opus 4, but it should be similar).
Disclaimer: I cannot be held responsible for any damage, blah blah blah. => Do this at your own risk

Tools required
- Tri-wing screwdriver (Something like this)
- Phillips screwdriver
- External 3.5" SATA Hard-Drive enclosure (or capacity to plug the Opus Hard Drive in your computer)
- Preferably a Linux distribution (I personally use Linux Mint), but it should work as well from Windows with some additional software installed (I might do another post with specifics for Windows).

Procedure
- Do a backup of your music (I don't want you to loose all your ripping work in case of a bad failure wink.gif)
- Unscrew the two screws at the back of the Opus 4 using the tri-wing screwdriver.

- Remove the cover. Take care to not alter any cable between the front panel and the main board.
- Unplug the two cables on the Hard drive.
- Unscrew the four Hard drive screws using the phillips screwdriver.
- Remove the hard drive and put it in your external enclosure (or in your computer if you have room for it).
- Boot your preferred Linux distribution and mount the second partition of your Opus Hard Drive (/dev/sdb2 in my case, but the device name might be different on your system):
Code:
mkdir opus
mount /dev/sdb2 opus
cd opus
- Open the file etc/init.d/rcS with your preferred editor (I use vi)
Code:
vi etc/init.d/rcS
- Search for the text ssh. On my system the interesting lines are 408, 409 and 410. Remove the comment in front of them (remove the # in front of each line). The new lines should look like this:
Code:
# close ssh                                                                                                                                                             
chmod 777 /work/sshdall udevstart udevd                                                                                                                                 
cd /work                                                                                                                                                                
./sshd
- Save the file and exit the editor.
- Open the file work/install-ssh/etc/sshd_config
Code:
vi work/install-ssh/etc/sshd_config
- Search for "AuthorizedKeysFile". On my system it is on line 45. Remove the comment in front of the line.
- Add the full path to the authorized key file in the root folder as follows:
Code:
AuthorizedKeysFile      /root/.ssh/authorized_keys
- Save the file and exit the editor.
- Now we need to create a private/public key pair and add the public key in the authorized_keys file.
- Create the directory .ssh
Code:
mkdir -p root/.ssh
- On your local home folder create a RSA private/public key pair if you don't already have one (google if you want more details on this)
Code:
pushd $HOME
mkdir .ssh
cd .ssh
ssh-keygen
popd
- The contents of your public key file (id_rsa.pub) should look like this:
Code:
ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQCx0iy6DJCaWbe1A+m4uH598A/cti8WDw82O8+j2ifj5jR7fvvUHQ91uJBDuFLef8FtScq5N5fy3HBg267EyyzN29hteReql2ypOlw4eGnTofdXNdRjMIIRZeb1zxaGxYP4ZKj0tRX5LGcujHLIEgs5rp1U5e9GX84EDctpPbp7aS8i/SNlOCBekmM06ZiEIIJg7ssUS+wp2Toq8okr9YOj2VtOoMbaR6m1DaC3I42y9ZwIx0NVDEnrfpc6Oa7vPcvmmp/AVl+ujgZELaVSMdyybgXXOBLHB7PG04biAnIHMebGH7InZukp2+Raa8GunZx5lSk6CsLcH3tIYsKY55ud franck@mymachine
- Append this public key to the Opus authorized key file.
Code:
cat $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa.pub >> root/.ssh/authorized_keys
- Unmount the partition
Code:
cd ..
umount opus
- Repeat the steps on the third partition (/dev/sdb3 in my case), since we don't know which partition is booted by the Opus.
- Now put back the hard drive in the Opus, screw everything back, and boot your Opus.

If everything works, you should now be able to ssh to your opus (replace the ip address by the ip address of your own Opus server):
Code:
ssh root@192.168.0.103

Et voilà cool.gif

Limitations: As soon as the Opus goes to sleep, the ssh server stops working. I will look into it and check if we can re-activate once the system goes out of sleep mode.

eek.gif
How on earth I could have missed this post! Just what I was looking for, for years!
Mats, thanks for pointing to this!

I can guess that this will enable the possibility to backup/restore the music without opening the Olive, that would be just GREAT!!!
And I must admit that the gaps, although not always apparent, are a bit frustrating, so, if you find out how to overcome them, that would be a real bonus.

As the software for the Opus 4 is now frozen, whatever you change won't be screwed by the next update. Which isn't true for the HD-owners.tongue.gif

Great post Frolic! Keep them coming please!

Marc
post #2243 of 2926
Didn't had time to check further as of now, but here are some findings that might be of interest:

The ssh connection stops once the server goes to sleep. There is probably a way to restart it on wake-up as does the samba import folder.
Since I can now connect to the system while it's running, I was able to list all the running processes.
One of them is the zplayer which seem to have an argument of file-buffer set to 400. I suspect it means the buffer used to read the files form the Hard Drive is set to 400ms. There is another argument for the CD reading which is set to a higher value (1000ms if I remember correctly). So that might be an option to fix our gapless issue (increase it and check if it solves the issue).

I will try to look at it next week-end, and will post my findings of course smile.gif

For the Windows users out there, here is a short list of what must be done (Note that I cannot test it, so you might need to try it by yourself).
- First you need to install an ext3 driver for windows: http://www.fs-driver.org/index.html
- Once you can access the second partition and third partition of your Olive HDD, you will be able to do the changes I explained in my Linux post.
I recommend you use a Windows editor that supports Unix line endings (one I know is Notepad++ http://notepad-plus-plus.org/)

In order to generate the ssh keys, you should use the puttygen tool (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html). This tool can generate OpenSSH keys (which is what the Opus will need), as well as convert the generated OpenSSH key to a format understood by putty (the tool you will use to connect to your Opus later on). You can google for instruction, since this is something pretty standard (configure SSH keys in putty).

I'm sorry to not do it in clear details for Windows users, but I don't have much time right now.
Try it, and I will help you on any issue you might have.

Hopefully, we will be several to have ssh access on the system.
Oh by the way, this procedure works on SW version 4.1.9 only. Since the version 4.2.0 is incompatible with the Opus 4, it may indicate they changed completely their Linux distribution, and as such it might be totally different.
Maybe someone can look at it on their 4.2.0 version Opus.

Franck
post #2244 of 2926
Thanks Franck,

I changed first my sdb2, but the line numbers did not match with your post, and after booting the ssh did not work. I did the same for sdb3, and biggrin.gif now it worked.
(Indeed, after going black (which is not the same to me as going to sleep, the hard disk still spins), the fun is over, and does not come back.

But this is really a big step forward.
I want to do something at the fsck that the Olive uses, as it does not do any good in my opinion.
And of course I want to automate my incremental backup without opening the case, and I believe that this is now feasible.

Thanks again, and if you find something to restart the ssh (or disable the stopping of it), that would be nice.
But most of all, the occasional gaps, which are so disturbing once they occur, are worth the effort.

Marc
post #2245 of 2926
Glad it worked for you Marc smile.gif

I thought as well about the fsck, and would like to add an automatic fsck at boot-up of SW partitions to ensure everything is OK.
I will let you know once I find something to wake-up the ssh daemon and as well if the gapless issue can be solved.

Franck
post #2246 of 2926
I was looking at the fsck options, because it takes so long to check the music partition 7. I assume that it does a full scan and I like it to do a quick scan. It uses fsckgui with an f option, but I'm unfamiliar with fsckgui.
Speaking about checking, I would recommend at least to do it also for sdx5. The system partitions have seldom problems.

Marc
post #2247 of 2926
Franck,

Now I'am at it, where did you find the options for zplayer?

Marc
post #2248 of 2926
Marc, while connected to the system, I typed:
Code:
ps auxf

It lists the running processes. In this output, I saw the zplayer command with the file-caching attribute.
Now I couldn't find yet where this setting comes from frown.gif
One thing I might want to do is to use sshfs to mount the Olive partition on my linux box. That way I can use the commands from my linux system, rather than the commands of the Olive which have far less options.
When this is done, we could do a grep -R to search in all the files where this file-caching attribute is or where the ssh daemon might be restarted.

BTW, yesterday I checked the system, and thought I had found the ssh issue: in /etc/init.d there is a killall.sh script that does kill the ssh daemon. But putting it in comment did not solve anything... Will need to check again wink.gif

Franck
post #2249 of 2926
Quote:
Originally Posted by frolic View Post

Marc, while connected to the system, I typed:
Code:
ps auxf

It lists the running processes. In this output, I saw the zplayer command with the file-caching attribute.
Now I couldn't find yet where this setting comes from frown.gif
One thing I might want to do is to use sshfs to mount the Olive partition on my linux box. That way I can use the commands from my linux system, rather than the commands of the Olive which have far less options.
When this is done, we could do a grep -R to search in all the files where this file-caching attribute is or where the ssh daemon might be restarted.

BTW, yesterday I checked the system, and thought I had found the ssh issue: in /etc/init.d there is a killall.sh script that does kill the ssh daemon. But putting it in comment did not solve anything... Will need to check again wink.gif

Franck

Hi Franck,

I have two or three copies or clones of the Olives, not all the same version, and what I found today is definitely not from version 4.1.9, but I don't think that it matters much.
Just by attaching one of the clones to my pc I could find zplayer.start.sh in zapp/zbase/bin.
Code:
./zplayer --plugin-path=/zapp/zplayer/lib/modules --daemon --aout alsa --alsadev "hw:0,0" -I zapprc  --file-caching 400 --cdda-caching 1000 --http-caching 400 --zapprc-udp 127.0.0.1:50003 --zapprc-dmrudp 127.0.0.1:50007 --file-logging -vvvv --logfile /var/zapp/zplayer.log --logmode text --nolog2file --zapprc-fake-tty

I did not change my O_live that is playing music, only the one that is used for ripping and editing, but I will try to increase --file-caching 400 in the weekend to see what it does.

Meanwhile, I poked around in my Olive and found that rsync is not there. Maybe sshfs can do some good for me, but now I try to recall what I used to do years ago while hacking around in my Asus NAS and Router. And I have still to find some time to read in Building Embedded Linux Systems from O'reilly, that lurks next to my Olive.

It's great fun.

Again thanks for your valuable information.

Marc
post #2250 of 2926
Hi Marc,

I didn't have time to check on my system for the rsync. But at the office we do have some products that use kind of similar CPU than what is inside the Opus 4.
Thus I can provide you with a binary build of rsync specifically for ARM processors. I cannot guarantee you it will work, but here it is:
rsync-armv5.zip 519k .zip file

Simply unzip it from the root directory, and it should work.

I will look at the zplayer by myself this week-end as well. Will let you know what are my findings ;-)
Franck
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