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Subject: Re: "New cool feature" request :)
From: lee donaghy (
Date: 2003-03-18

 --- Benoit Lubek <> wrote: > Hi!
> Wouldn't it be cool to use the archos as a "display"
> when it is plugged on
> the pc?
> For example, it starts to blink when you have a new
> mail, or it displays the
> title of the mp3 you are playing, or things like
> that, anything you want it
> to display.
> I think the simple way to do that would be to
> monitor a special file when in
> usb mode. When the file changes, read it and display
> it. The file contains
> the light status (on/off/blink) and a text to
> display and/or a picture.
> When the pc wants to notify something, just modify
> this file, and the archos
> displays it instantly :)
> What do you think ?
> (ps: is it still possible to post via the gmane
> interface? It seems that my
> posts go to /dev/null)
> BoD

i think the problem with that is the archos goes into
dumb mode when connected by usb.

Lee donaghy
great yarmouth

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