Re: Pandora quits

I spend more time in the garage in October/November timeframe for getting ready for my Christmas light show.  I play Pandora on a I3 when working.  I have Pandora quit at least once, sometimes twice in a typical Saturday or Sunday in the garage.  I haven't yet done any investigation into things like memory leaks or other errors.  Is there a quick summary of things to look for when I fire it up Saturday morning?  Should I start the control panel from an SSH session and log to /psp or a USB stick?

Linux Guy - Occasional Chumby Hacker

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It quit again, it was running about 5 or 6 hours before the CP rebooted.
This seems longer than when it was on a subbed acct, but that is anecdotal.

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Well, now this is interesting. The i3 was playing pandora for about two or three hours. I came back in the room and it says
"network timeout, click to dismiss"

Pandora kept running, but not playing music.
I clicked, it did not restart. I changed channels and now it's playing again.

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The next goaround, about 2 or 3 hours, it quit out to the unsubscribed clock.  So it seems this is probably no different from being subscribed, as Duane suggested.  Except perhaps the "network timeout"  I haven't seen that before.

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Mine quit again twice today in the garage.  I didn't start the control panel from a shell or anything though, so I have no idea what went on.  Maybe I'll tinker with it tonight for tomorrow's run...

Linux Guy - Occasional Chumby Hacker

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I have the unsubscribed test unit still quitting while playing pandora.  My sense is it plays some amount longer than it did when it was subscribed, but that is anecdotal.  I can't say for sure.

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Well, the unsubscribed I3 unit was left playing pandora yesterday, when I returned 28 hours later it has the "still listening" prompt.  I clicked it and it's playing again.  So it didn't quit, it asked if I was still listening and waited for an answer, which I presume is how it's designed.

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Today, I started Pandora on the unsubscribed I3, and it quit out immediately to the unsubscribed widget. 
It didn't play at all. 

I clicked pandora again and it played normally, quit a number of hours later.

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Is the pandora widget going to be able to be fixed, or is that a dead issue at this point?

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On my old chumby which has power connector issues I was having issues with it occasionally dropping off the network, that may be what's happening here.

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Pandora is quitting a little sooner lately.  Three times in the last 2 hours.
Getting really bad.

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Now this is new.

My I3.5 on my desk was playing Pandora, and then it quit, like it's been doing. It does that several times a day.
Rebooting, seemingly.

But I notice that the thing has been playing widgets for several minutes, and the song that Pandora was playing is still playing.
I haven't noticed that before.
It seemed to all quit together.

I thought I'd mention this in case it's a clue to the problem.

Or it may be that the way Pandora works is the song is downloaded and plays and then the next is downloaded and plays.
Not really streaming, which makes a lot of sense.

But today it seems the part of Pandora that plays the song didn't crash with the rest of it.

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Well, the plot thickens.
I brought up how Pandora quits after a while. It could be 15 minutes, it might be 6 hours.
Duane verified that, a memory leak or something.
I have been using "My Music Files" to play some audio files on a usb key plugged in the back of an I3.
I just noticed the system rebooted, "initializing" while doing that.  This is the first time I have seen it.
I am sure this particular I3 has not played pandora or any other sound since it was rebooted.
This is just like when Pandora quits.
I have no problem with IHeart Radio quitting.
I wonder if there is some software that outputs the sound that Pandora and "My Music Files" uses that IHeartRadio does not.
That might be a clue as to the problem.