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Introduction
Luck, who needs it? I think I doRolleyes. Unfortunately the transition to Gear Isolation isn't progressing as well as I hope. But heck, life still goes on. Here's another update to Blind Testing, and as always, it's one step closer to the ideal audiophile OS.

This update fixes some bugs.
  • Native DSD setup was hit and miss in U4 (known as a race condition). Have tweaked the native DSD kernel so your custom DSD configuration should always works now. Please update to the a DSD kernel dated 20190415 and above to get this to work properly.
  • USB powering off was not working under certain conditions. This is now fixed. All your old changes are gone, so please reconfigure your USB port status and click Save after the update
  • Read the changelog below for more.
Added two new MPD features:
  • Qobuz and Tidal integration for MPD. As I am not streaming online music, honestly I have no idea how to set this up properly. So please report and let me know how it goes. Refer to the Snakeoil Reference Guide for setup details. Scroll down till you see the Tidal and Qobuz sections.
  • Replaced MPD 0.21.7 with 0.21.8.
  • Again, read the changelog below for more.

The past two releases, we are focused on enabling native DSD streaming via USB DACs. Really, the whole UI is catered to make a specific chipset COMBO384 to behave. If your DAC have this receiver, and you know the DAC chip is capable of decoding native DSD streams. Please download this update, and use the latest version of the DSD kernel (must be dated 20190414  or later) and test away. Please refer to the Snakeoil Reference Guide Details on how to setup your DAC for native DSD streaming. (Do this at your own risk as an incorrect setting can damage your speakers).

The whole concept of Snakeoil OS is based on the idea - designed by us, defined by you. With Snakeoil OS you have full administrator access to tweak Snakeoil to your heart's contents. This is a double edged sword and the audio quality can go both ways - from sublime to shit. The upside is obvious, you can tailor Snakeoil OS to do what you want, exactly the way you like. Finally, you can listen to music, your way!

Submit your feature requests here (membership required), and where feasible, your features will be added into a future Snakeoil release Thumbs Up!

Known Issues
  • Ubuntu System Upgrade don't always work. Avoid using this for now.
  • USB powering off still have issues? Need more information.

Download
.fw   snakeoil-1.1.5-armv7l.fw (Size: 13.44 MB / Downloads: 44)
(SHA1: d1c455f9f6cdf3fbed9260de533db2dab3ee28a7)
.fw   snakeoil-1.1.5-i686.fw (Size: 14.45 MB / Downloads: 19)
(SHA1: 55950d767af3e3eb2cd21d0526032799fc5bc6bf)
.fw   snakeoil-1.1.5-x86_64.fw (Size: 14.28 MB / Downloads: 149)
(SHA1: 2e5612a6c534a96577621462ea0fe347113f8e42)


Changelog
  1. 0000126: [web-app] Add "Update Ubuntu" to System Command Panels
  2. 0000273: [players] Activated: Enable Tidal and Qobus in MPD v21
  3. 0000298: [web-app] Better distinction between ALSA devices' "In Use" and the audio status panel above. They don't mean the same thing.
  4. 0000316: [web-service] Increase robustness when installing Custom Snakeoil kernals
  5. 0000317: [players] Make wait for MPD to finish starting first before spawning MyMPD
  6. 0000318: [web-service] Activated: Fix problem where DSD_U32_LE is not working properly when using custom native DSD kernel
  7. 0000319: [web-app] Activated: Fix problem of not able to save changes when updating process names in priority list
  8. 0000320: [web-service] Activated: Fixed problem with uhubctl not turning off power of USB ports under certain conditions
  9. 0000321: [web-service] Activated: Allow uhubctl to work with multiple hubs from the same vendor
  10. 0000322: [players] Update MPD to 0.21.8
  11. 0000323: [web-service] Activated: Add validation rule to process priority (this field has to be a numbers only field)
  12. 0000324: [web-service] Fix diagnostics file generation in Raspberry Pi
  13. 0000325: [web-app] Fixed a problem with "looping" connectin message when remote server is down
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BTW, if you like the idea of Snakeoil and it's audio quality, please help spread the word Snakeoil everywhere. Invite your audiophile friends over to have a listen, experiiment the tweaks together, and share your thoughts! Thanks in advance!
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(14-May-2019, 05:42 PM) agent_kith Wrote: Introduction
Luck, who needs it? I think I doRolleyes. Unfortunately the transition to Gear Isolation isn't progressing as well as I hope. But heck, life still goes on. Here's another update to Blind Testing, and as always, it's one step closer to the ideal audiophile OS.

This update fixes some bugs.
  • Native DSD setup was hit and miss in U4 (known as a race condition). Have tweaked the native DSD kernel so your custom DSD configuration should always works now. Please update to the a DSD kernel dated 20190415 and above to get this to work properly.
  • USB powering off was not working under certain conditions. This is now fixed. All your old changes are gone, so please reconfigure your USB port status and click Save after the update
  • Read the changelog below for more.
Added two new MPD features:
  • Qobuz and Tidal integration for MPD. As I am not streaming online music, honestly I have no idea how to set this up properly. So please report and let me know how it goes. Refer to the Snakeoil Reference Guide for setup details. Scroll down till you see the Tidal and Qobuz sections.
  • Replaced MPD 0.21.7 with 0.21.8.
  • Again, read the changelog below for more.

The past two releases, we are focused on enabling native DSD streaming via USB DACs. Really, the whole UI is catered to make a specific chipset COMBO384 to behave. If your DAC have this receiver, and you know the DAC chip is capable of decoding native DSD streams. Please download this update, and use the latest version of the DSD kernel (must be dated 20190414  or later) and test away. Please refer to the Snakeoil Reference Guide Details on how to setup your DAC for native DSD streaming. (Do this at your own risk as an incorrect setting can damage your speakers).

The whole concept of Snakeoil OS is based on the idea - designed by us, defined by you. With Snakeoil OS you have full administrator access to tweak Snakeoil to your heart's contents. This is a double edged sword and the audio quality can go both ways - from sublime to shit. The upside is obvious, you can tailor Snakeoil OS to do what you want, exactly the way you like. Finally, you can listen to music, your way!

Submit your feature requests here (membership required), and where feasible, your features will be added into a future Snakeoil release Thumbs Up!


Download
(SHA1: d1c455f9f6cdf3fbed9260de533db2dab3ee28a7)
(SHA1: 55950d767af3e3eb2cd21d0526032799fc5bc6bf)
(SHA1: 2e5612a6c534a96577621462ea0fe347113f8e42)


Changelog
  1. 0000126: [web-app] Add "Update Ubuntu" to System Command Panels
  2. 0000273: [players] Activated: Enable Tidal and Qobus in MPD v21
  3. 0000298: [web-app] Better distinction between ALSA devices' "In Use" and the audio status panel above. They don't mean the same thing.
  4. 0000316: [web-service] Increase robustness when installing Custom Snakeoil kernals
  5. 0000317: [players] Make wait for MPD to finish starting first before spawning MyMPD
  6. 0000318: [web-service] Activated: Fix problem where DSD_U32_LE is not working properly when using custom native DSD kernel
  7. 0000319: [web-app] Activated: Fix problem of not able to save changes when updating process names in priority list
  8. 0000320: [web-service] Activated: Fixed problem with uhubctl not turning off power of USB ports under certain conditions
  9. 0000321: [web-service] Activated: Allow uhubctl to work with multiple hubs from the same vendor
  10. 0000322: [players] Update MPD to 0.21.8
  11. 0000323: [web-service] Activated: Add validation rule to process priority (this field has to be a numbers only field)
  12. 0000324: [web-service] Fix diagnostics file generation in Raspberry Pi
  13. 0000325: [web-app] Fixed a problem with "looping" connectin message when remote server is down
 


>> 0000320: [web-service] Activated: Fixed problem with uhubctl not turning off power of USB ports under certain conditions
FYI, I still can't turn off the USB ports power
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Same problem here, I still can't turn off the USB ports power...
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Think. Cannot use the diagnostic file to see what's happening as I think I'm not showing the results. Can you guys show me a screenshot of the USB ports in the snakeoil section? And then I'll issue some commands for you to run in SSH, and you guys let me know what the output says.
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(16-May-2019, 07:48 AM) agent_kith Wrote: Think. Cannot use the diagnostic file to see what's happening as I think I'm not showing the results. Can you guys show me a screenshot of the USB ports in the snakeoil section? And then I'll issue some commands for you to run in SSH, and you guys let me know what the output says.

Anybody? This works for me here, so there must be something my machine don't have that caused this issue. Show me a picture of the USB ports panel?
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(22-May-2019, 08:35 AM) agent_kith Wrote:
(16-May-2019, 07:48 AM) agent_kith Wrote: Think. Cannot use the diagnostic file to see what's happening as I think I'm not showing the results. Can you guys show me a screenshot of the USB ports in the snakeoil section? And then I'll issue some commands for you to run in SSH, and you guys let me know what the output says.

Anybody? This works for me here, so there must be something my machine don't have that caused this issue. Show me a picture of the USB ports panel? 


O.... sorry I totally forgot to capture this for you.   I hope tonight I can post for u.
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(16-May-2019, 07:48 AM) agent_kith Wrote: Think. Cannot use the diagnostic file to see what's happening as I think I'm not showing the results. Can you guys show me a screenshot of the USB ports in the snakeoil section? And then I'll issue some commands for you to run in SSH, and you guys let me know what the output says.


Need anything else?
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downloaded and installed U5. usb powering off works well. No other problems found. Use "minimal" configuration - as a server with roon bridge.
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(23-May-2019, 12:38 AM) hkphantomgtr Wrote: Need anything else?


Can you SSH to the machine, and run the following?
 
Code:
sudo uhubctl -l 2-1 -n 8087:8000 -p 1 -a 0


Show me the output of that, as well as the screen cap of the USB panel again.

If everything works as expected, you should see the following after running the above command,
Code:
Current status for hub 2-1 [8087:8000 Blah blah]
  Port 1: 0100 power
Sent power off request
New status for hub 2-1 [8087:8000 Blah blah]
  Port 1: 0000 off


And the first item in the USB list should be unticked.
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