10-26-2010 01:16 PM
Before you do that, just delete the Dot files on the drive. As in .squeeze and all the other Dot files. This clears all prior scan data and files made by TinySC. Basically just delete any file that is not a music file.
10-26-2010 01:31 PM
Thanks Transporter, tried that and same thing. Apparently there's something with the file system where it's just crashing on those files. I'll bring the drive home and run FSCK on it, hopefully to fix. If that doesn't work I'll give it a wipe and copy the data over.
10-27-2010 08:58 AM
Well, connected the drive to my OpenSuse 10.2 machine and was able to delete data without any problems at all. Looks like Busybox has a bug where it won't let you delete files.
Anyway, still getting a crash on scan. I can activate server, start scanning and it just dies (see below). I have also emailed Logitech support hoping for some help.
Oct 27 11:01:21 squeezeplay: INFO applet.MediaManager - MediaManagerApplet.lua:208 mmGetMountedDevices()Oct 27 11:01:21 squeezeplay: WARN applet.SqueezeCenter - SqueezeCenterApplet.lua:583 writing sda1 to SC prefs fileOct 27 11:01:50 slimserver.pl: [10-10-27 11:01:50.1655] main::init (343) Starting Squeezebox Server (v7.5.2, r31142, Mon Aug 2 16:32:53 MDT 2010) perl 5.010000Oct 27 11:02:06 slimserver.pl: [10-10-27 11:02:06.9538] Slim::Utils:canner::Local::rescan (138) Discovering files in /media/sda1Oct 27 11:02:47 squeezeplay: INFO applet.ScreenSavers - ScreenSaversApplet.lua:292 activating Clock screensaverOct 27 11:07:51 slimserver.pl: [10-10-27 11:07:51.9753] Slim::Utils:canner::Local::__ANON__ (209) Removing deleted files (0)Oct 27 11:07:51 slimserver.pl: [10-10-27 11:07:51.9901] Slim::Utils:canner::Local::__ANON__ (262) Scanning new files (6981)Oct 27 11:07:52 slimserver.pl: [10-10-27 11:07:52.6508] Slim::Utils:canner::Local::__ANON__ (315) Rescanning changed files (0)Oct 27 11:08:02 squeezeplay: WARN applet.SqueezeboxFab4 - SqueezeboxFab4Applet.lua:773 SC guard timer - SC got killed!!!
10-27-2010 11:17 AM
Again I think its way past time to make sure we KNOW what is going on. Get a 1 or 2GB Stick Drive and put some 100 songs on it. Reset the Touch with the rear panel reset button, let it completely finish, then stick the USB Stick in and let it do its thing.
If that works, we know the Touch is OK and that you are not interacting with the Touch causing any issues. If that doesn't work and assuming the USB Stick is not the problem, then we have bad Firmware or a bad Touch.
This needs to be done before continuing so we know whether or not we are wasting time troubleshooting a drive or the drives files.
10-27-2010 01:41 PM
Doesn't work from a USB flash drive either. Copied one album to the stick (4gb stick) and it scans and completes the scan, but complains that it can't play the files. The error is: "Error: Can't play file:"
10-27-2010 01:45 PM
This is utterly frustrating. I was hoping that this would be easier to get up and running than my Duet and it's not.
All I want to do is plug in a USB device and play music off of it.
Though in the log, most of the errors are about having a hard time connecting to the network. Could this cause playback and scanning to fail?
10-27-2010 05:11 PM
Its time to look at the Touch which is what I have been trying to get you to do all along. Do a factory reset. Then re-download the current Firmware. Delete all but the music files on the stick and try again.
10-28-2010 06:57 AM
Transporter, thanks for being such a help.
So far this morning, did a reset by holding in the button on the back. Told it to download the firmware again even though it had it. Now it's rescanning.
I also took a WD Elements 1TB drive I had "lying around" well, not really lying around, but I decided to test it with that. I'll try the USB flash drive first (with one folder and one album on it). If that works, I'll plug in the WD and see how she goes.
10-28-2010 08:19 AM
Ok, 4gb flash drive worked that time, but it's weird. You go to library like when connected to a regular server and it's slow and the media isn't cataloged correctly. But, at least it doesn't crash part way through the scan.
I tried with the WD elements drive and it gets through detecting the files then at about 75% it stops with no information other than it's just stopping.
I think I might have a bum Squeezebox.
10-28-2010 09:36 AM
TinySC is much slower then running an SBS Server. Remember TinySC is trying to do what SBS does on a full blown PC and even stripped down it is low on available resources.
I think its time to put a Music directory on the USB Stick and about 100 MP3s. No other directories and delete all the other files especially the . (dot) files. Put that USB Stick back in and let it finish and see what you have. If that works, you can move onto the USB Drive but I suggest you do that slow by adding a few artists at a time. Let's make sure the drive works for sure before loading it up with a library.
One question I forgot to ask, do you have other Squeezeboxes? If one overloads the Touch running TinySC with other players it can hurt performance or crash the Touch.
Since the USB Drive worked, the Touch could be OK. As the number of files goes up it could be just a single or few bad files causing the problem. Album art to large, corrupt file, wrong format, any number of issues.