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  • Doris1997
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    To correct overlapping “Clear your cache”.

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  • Tadmiri
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    I cannot see my Vortex Box on my Mac lap top running OSX

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  • jimmi
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    Maybe it's just the terminology that's confusing, since until Michael "released" 7.90, all versions were beta and by definition unstable, including the SCR 7.9 versions. Clive would wait for a few weeks after the latest nightly had gone out to see if there were any issues and then he would add it to the SCR for VB users. Those who had put the SC version onto their VB could get the latest with an Upgrade. Andrews version of 7.9 was slightly different and would be removed if you were running the SC version or using the nightlies. Even though they were beta, the 7.9 nightlies we have been using for 3 years have been very stable.
    The "production version" of LMS would be 7.75, the last version offered or supported by Logitech.
    So, it appears that we really have these working sources for LMS...the version Andrew includes with the VB repo, which I believe is released 7.90 in VB2.4 and 7.8 in 2.3, then the released version of 7.90 which can be added from http://downloads.slimdevices.com/Log...Server_v7.9.0/, and then the nightlies of 7.9.1 from http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/?ver=7.9

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  • Transporter
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    Originally posted by jimmi View Post

    The Squeeze Community Repo is/was the nightly version but it lagged the nightly by 2-3 weeks. It is not a "Stable Release" version. I'm not sure what you mean by Production version. For clarity, M Herger has released 7.90 as a stable release and the nightly is now 7.91. I have read that Clive is no longer updating the SQ Repo, which may explain why it's still at Dec.
    It appears that Andrew has updated the VB repo to include the 7.90 release and it can be obtained through the GUI Upgrade button if you have VB2.4. If you want the 7.91 nightly then the command line process is needed.
    Production Release is usually considered one of two things, the version for Firmware or Serverware released on a purchased product or the latest and greatest sable version available to the public masses that would be on a new product just leaving the factory or available from the company as the latest newest approved for mass release version IE well tested and known stable; not Beta, not a Nightly.

    I knew the SCR lagged the Nightly's by weeks, I may have misunderstood but it was also my understanding that the version available to the SCR was a stable past Nightly. Again my knowledge is based from 2005 though 2012 when I was an active Slim Devices/Harmony/Logitech Audio-Video Dealer and a member of the Hardware/Firmware Beta Testing Group. So I can't speak to what specifically is happening now, just what I thought was going on. Sorry if this caused any confusion but at the same time I can't see how a known unstable version would be allowed in the SCR. What I can't wrap my head around is why they would even let that happen unless it's completely automated that after 21 days, that Nightly goes into the Repo regardless if it's good or bad (just can't see that being allowed to happen).

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  • jimmi
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    Originally posted by Transporter View Post
    If you have a 2.4 Vortexbox and execute a dnf update -y then your Vortexbox should have LMS 7.9.0 dated March 20, 2017. I am not pulling down the Nightly's and my 2.4 Vortexbox shows:

    Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.0 - 0.150.20161204git1480516903 @ Mon Mar 20 17:30:59 EDT 2017

    I believe this is the last Production update before moving onto LMS 7.9.1 available currently only via the Nightly's. If you have a 2.3 Vortexbox, executing a yum update I believe only begins down LMS 7.9 Dec 2016, if one always wants the latest Production one has to do the Squeeze Community Repository addition in the FAQ (what I do know for sure is doing the SCR on either a 2.3 or the one further down for 2.4 keeps you as current as possible with the latest Production version of LMS).

    http://wiki.vortexbox.org/how_to_ins...ity_repository
    The Squeeze Community Repo is/was the nightly version but it lagged the nightly by 2-3 weeks. It is not a "Stable Release" version. I'm not sure what you mean by Production version. For clarity, M Herger has released 7.90 as a stable release and the nightly is now 7.91. I have read that Clive is no longer updating the SQ Repo, which may explain why it's still at Dec.
    It appears that Andrew has updated the VB repo to include the 7.90 release and it can be obtained through the GUI Upgrade button if you have VB2.4. If you want the 7.91 nightly then the command line process is needed.

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  • jefrank
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    2.4 is loaded, LMS 7.9 loaded. Restoring music files from USB backup. Something you should see. The Vortex Box menu is not displaying properly. Text is overlapping on all menu items making it difficult to read. Also DLNA and System Status appears to have been dropped, probably intentionally.
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  • jefrank
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    Interesting. I tried to upload from a USB flash drive but my computer did not offer USB as a boot alternative, so I had to make a bootable CD. That worked fine and now I have 2.4 and LMS 7.9. Am just finishing up the updates and will restore my files from the backup. Overall pretty painless so far. Will report back once finished.

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  • Transporter
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    If you have a 2.4 Vortexbox and execute a dnf update -y then your Vortexbox should have LMS 7.9.0 dated March 20, 2017. I am not pulling down the Nightly's and my 2.4 Vortexbox shows:

    Logitech Media Server Version: 7.9.0 - 0.150.20161204git1480516903 @ Mon Mar 20 17:30:59 EDT 2017

    I believe this is the last Production update before moving onto LMS 7.9.1 available currently only via the Nightly's. If you have a 2.3 Vortexbox, executing a yum update I believe only begins down LMS 7.9 Dec 2016, if one always wants the latest Production one has to do the Squeeze Community Repository addition in the FAQ (what I do know for sure is doing the SCR on either a 2.3 or the one further down for 2.4 keeps you as current as possible with the latest Production version of LMS).

    http://wiki.vortexbox.org/how_to_ins...ity_repository

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  • jefrank
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    Transporter, will dnf update -y also download and install LMS 7.9? If not, how do I get that. I dont see anything on it in the instructions.

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  • Transporter
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    I would use the Keyboard to enter the BIOS then. I'll have to have a look at Crytoterm, but I used to own an ISP before Earthlink made me an offer I could not refuse so I have been using Terminal on Macs and PuTTY on Windows PCs for decades so it's easy for me.

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  • jefrank
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    Transporter, yes it is a purchased Vortexbox with the same symbol on the front as agilis uses. It has the quad Intel Atom processors. It currently has version 2.2. I want to install 2.4 and LMS 7.9. I plan to attach a keyboard, mouse and monitor tomorrow. I have done it that way before. You should try Crytoterm, it is the easiest way to remote terminal into the Vortexbox.

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  • Transporter
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    First Question, do you have a purchased Vortexbox or one you built from a new/spare PC? In other works tell us what it is so we can have as much information as possible to help you.

    The boot order on all my PCs is changed in the BIOS using a monitor, mouse, and keyboard. I have never used Cyptoterm so I can't speak to that, but I can't think how it would access the BIOS.

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  • jefrank
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    Is it possible to vary the boot order of the Vortexbox by accessing it remotely such as using Cryptoterm or is that the one function that must be done by using a locally attached keyboard and monitor?

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  • jefrank
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    Thanks Transporter. I can now see that the expanded zip file for 2.4 is about 700mb so even a 1gb flash drive should be sufficient.

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  • Transporter
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    Originally posted by jefrank View Post
    I think I know what to do now. Just a question or two. 1) when you refer to the "USB key", is that the same as a USB flash drive?
    2) What is the minimum size flashdrive to use to install version 2.4?
    3) Please post instructions on how to install LMS 7.9 once the system is upgraded to version 2.3 or 2.4. I have had nothing but trouble trying to install it to my version 2.2 Vortexbox, so I want to start clean.
    Thank you so much for your assistance.
    Jamie
    Hello Jamie. 1) Yes, it is a USB Flash Drive, Thumb Drive, USB Pocket Drive, USB Key, or any of its other names. 2) I'll see if I can find out the smallest size, I am using a 4GB USB Flash Drive I had laying about. 3) Once the 2.4 Install is done, make sure you do a "dnf update -y" then reboot. This will pull down all the latest updates from the repos. Most of the answers to your questions can be found in the Vortexbox Wiki.

    Wiki Main http://wiki.vortexbox.org/
    2.4 Install http://wiki.vortexbox.org/installation_guide
    Last edited by Transporter; 03-23-2017, 01:05 PM. Reason: Typo

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