Boxee

UI slows and window elements won't display after screensaver path changed and it is invalid

Details

  • Type: Bug Bug
  • Status: Closed Closed
  • Priority: P2 P2
  • Resolution: Won't Fix
  • Fix Version/s: None
  • Labels:
    None
  • Severity:
    Major
  • Version:
    1.0.2.16619
  • Operating System:
    Boxee Box
  • Number of attachments:
    0

Description

I have been transferring my video library to the USB drive attached to my Boxee Box after reformatting it to ext4.

Each time I've copied around 200GB of data to the USB drive over the network and somewhere during the transfer the Boxee Box UI will start going very slow and the drop down top menu element won't display. If I arrow left or right on the home screen I hear the button press audio immediately but then it takes a few seconds for the highlighted object to shift.

Pressing the menu/back button on the remote fails to show the top menu, though I can then arrow left and right and I hear button presses but none of the home screen UI elements change as if I am moving around on a hidden top menu.

If I try to play a video from the file browser I hear the selection sound but the playback options screen does not display. The UI then responds to up/down presses as if the playback option screen was not presented, (it moves up and down to the files around).

This renders the Box pretty useless until it is power cycled. The SMB transfer continues while the box is in this state.

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The Richmonds added a comment - 20/Dec/10 3:51 AM
More testing has shown that this may actually be a bug in the Screensaver code.

When changing drive formats from NTFS to ext4 I did not clear the Screensaver photos directory. My screensaver was still set to display photos from the USB drive. The drive was reformatted and the volume name changed. Photos were not copied back onto the drive until part way through the whole process.

After setting the photos directory to the path on the newly formatted drive and then performing another 100GB transfer I have not encountered this issue.

My conclusion is that the slow UI and elements not displaying is actually related to a Screensaver set to display photos from a location that is no longer valid. The fact that it only showed up when doing long transfers was co-incidental as this action caused a long delay of inactivity on the Boxee allowing the screensaver to kick in.

A quick search of the bugs doesn't show one related to what I've seen.

Please rename this bug to "UI slows and window elements won't display after screensaver path made invalid" or something like that.
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The Richmonds added a comment - 20/Dec/10 3:51 AM More testing has shown that this may actually be a bug in the Screensaver code. When changing drive formats from NTFS to ext4 I did not clear the Screensaver photos directory. My screensaver was still set to display photos from the USB drive. The drive was reformatted and the volume name changed. Photos were not copied back onto the drive until part way through the whole process. After setting the photos directory to the path on the newly formatted drive and then performing another 100GB transfer I have not encountered this issue. My conclusion is that the slow UI and elements not displaying is actually related to a Screensaver set to display photos from a location that is no longer valid. The fact that it only showed up when doing long transfers was co-incidental as this action caused a long delay of inactivity on the Boxee allowing the screensaver to kick in. A quick search of the bugs doesn't show one related to what I've seen. Please rename this bug to "UI slows and window elements won't display after screensaver path made invalid" or something like that.
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Ami Ben-David [Boxee] added a comment - 30/Aug/11 9:11 AM
if you formatted your hard drive and did not updated it in the boxee screensaver path it will probably cause issues,
performance of boxee varies when copying files over the network to a usb disk, it might temporary affect boxee performance.
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Ami Ben-David [Boxee] added a comment - 30/Aug/11 9:11 AM if you formatted your hard drive and did not updated it in the boxee screensaver path it will probably cause issues, performance of boxee varies when copying files over the network to a usb disk, it might temporary affect boxee performance.

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  • Created:
    19/Dec/10 1:07 AM
    Updated:
    30/Aug/11 9:11 AM
    Resolved:
    30/Aug/11 9:11 AM