Topic: Chumby 8 audio stops working until reboot
I have a Chumby 8 with a strange problem. I've been using it as an alarm successfully since I bought it new in July 2014.
Typically, I have it play an audio stream from my local NPR station to wake me up. However, about a week ago it didn't wake me up. The screen indicated that the alarm had fired (it was out of night mode, alarm screen was on) but I didn't hear anything.
I went to the audio player and tried to play the stream manually and nothing -- silence.
I rebooted the Chumby and then it worked fine. Every day since it hasn't worked in the same way. Last night I tested the audio just before going to sleep and it worked fine. However when I woke up, nothing. I also set a second alarm for 15 minutes after the first that used a built-in audio alarm, and that also didn't play anything.
The fact that a non-stream audio alarm didn't work suggests it's not the internet stream.
The fact that rebooting causes it work fine suggests that this is more likely a software problem.
Nothing else has changed on the Chumby or the network infrastructure since it was working reliably.
What to do? How can I debug this further. At the moment, it is useless if it can't wake me up.