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Subject: Re: filesystem problems?
From: Bradley Alexander (storm_at_tux.org)
I have a little more information on this issue. None of it is
scientific, however, I figured I would throw my config out there and see
if any of it made sense.
Again, this is a JB6000/RockBox 1.3 with the following settings:
MP3/M3U Filter on
Sort case sensitive off
Backlight 10s (though it never stays on more than 3-4 seconds that I've
WPS Display 1 line ID3 (though it displays the filename and time)
Disk Spindown 5s
Given a random playlist, say it plays tracks 1,4,6,9,3,5,7, and suppose
it skips on track 9. If I hit the - key, instead of skipping back to the
previous track (6 in this case), it goes back to the beginning of 9.
Pressing - 2 or 3 times will take me back to track 4, and then pressing
+ twice will take me to track 9, which does not skip. It does not seem
to be movement related.
The other day, I also noticed that if allowed to play after a skipping
episode, after 3 or 4 tracks, it will stop playing, and the display will
say "End of list. Press <on>" Doing so will take me back to the
I know its confusing, but hopefully one of the developers will find it
useful. If there is any more information I can provide, please let me
On Sun, 2002-09-01 at 16:13, Eric Linenberg wrote:
> I think this should be the min disk timeout then. That would save a whole
> lot of problems.
> > You must have the spindown set to MORE than 3 seconds for things to really work
> > properly.
> > I'm not exactly sure why, but it seems to be a requirement. I personally use 5
> > seconds.
> > -Justin
> > --- Nate Nystrom <nystrom_at_cs.cornell.edu> wrote:
> > > On Sun Sep 01 01:45:09 -0700 2002, Justin Heiner wrote:
> > > > The latest daily builds (available for download) will most likely fix
> > > > the problem. I'm not sure of the exact details of the solution, but I
> > > > believe it has to do with reading/writing data while buffering. I had
> > > > the same problem as you, and the newest firmware fixes it for me.
> > > >
> > > > Try it and see if the problem goes away. If it doesn't go away, then
> > > > we've got other problems to account for :-)
> > > >
> > > > -Justin
> > >
> > > I just did a CVS update and tried it. Configuration: AJB6000 with
> > > Archos 5.06 + rockbox daily build 09/01 (plus my ff/rew patch from
> > > yesterday). Spin down time set to 2s. I'm now experiencing the
> > > following symptoms:
> > >
> > > About 1 in 3 times, when reading a directory or a file (e.g., when
> > > changing directories in the dir browser or when changing tracks), the HD
> > > light goes on, but the operation I was attempting does not complete. I
> > > can enter the menu and return, but the dir browser is not correctly
> > > redrawn, or is redrawn incorrectly with some of the menu text still
> > > displayed.
> > >
> > > I can also tried changing the disk spin down time when in this state and
> > > when the time hit 6s, the HD light flickered off and playback resumed,
> > > although with the wrong song.
> > >
> > > Another symptom: ff/rewind doesn't work. The WPS changes as I'm
> > > ffwding, but when I release the button, the song resumes where I started
> > > the FF.
> > >
> > > All of these symptoms seem to go away when the spindown time is 3s or
> > > more.
> > >
> > > Nate
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Bradley M. Alexander | storm [at] debian.org
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