@jkbuha... after extensive testing with 2.5 and the earlier beta of 2.6 you'd posted for another member, my earlier problem with the freezing, crashing and rebooting does seem to have been the result of my unit being one of the ones with the lower-grade VCOs rather than an issue with the startup scripts not completing. At this point with the new 2.6 release installed, the player seems very zippy indeed and stable, so far. I still have an app or two to test that was giving it headaches earlier... I will, of course, report back with any issues. Many thanks for all the hard work you've put into this project. In layman's terms (software I understand, but the hardware terminology is a little vexing), what is it about the earlier settings do you suppose affected my unit so negatively? - S.