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

I think this would be really cool, if with a few problams (Like is there any easy way to check if Outlook Express or Calypso or whatever has a new e-mail). What is this 'dumb' mode?


On 18.03.2003 at 05:59 PM lee donaghy wrote:

>--- 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
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Jack (Futurealive Games)

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