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Subject: Re: What's left for 2.0?
From: Warren 'Llama' Ernst (warren_at_warrenernst.com)
Date: 2003-04-04


Is there a recent binary build available for download somewhere? I'm on
the road and don't have the developer machine with me, but I'd like add
myself to the red light of death poll.

-Warr

Chris Hoekstra wrote:

> What percentage of the users get the red LED error? I have never
> gotten this on either my 1.3 year old recorder 6Gb or my replacement
> (shorting out display) recorder 6Gb (3 months old).
> I know the emails of "Well *I* don't get that error" are not
> productive, but I am just curious as to whether this is a widespread
> problem or isolated group. All we have seen so far is from the people
> that have the problem, so it is hard to judge how widespread this
> problem is.
>
> Just curious, that's all.
>
> Chris H.
>
> Eldridge, Fredric G. wrote:
>
>> For me I still assert that the red led lockups are related to
>> temperature. This morning it was quite cold, below 20 Fahrenheit. I
>> left my warm house and started the Archos running. About two blocks
>> later, well before the car was warmed up, I stopped for gas. Shortly
>> after leaving the gas station the Archos entered the red led dead state
>> and would not even reboot (the progress bar of Archos OS version 1.30j
>> hung at about 1/3 of the way) until I warmed it up inside my jacket. It
>> then ran flawlessly, inside my jacket next to my chest, for the next 1.5
>> hours of my drive. I understand that battery output is substantially
>> lower in cold temperatures and for that reason I'm not sure that Rockbox
>> can solve this problem. It may be just an inherent problem of the
>> hardware
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jack [mailto:jack_at_sylviawebster.f2s.com] Sent: Friday, April
>> 04, 2003 9:03 AM
>> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
>> Subject: RE: What's left for 2.0?
>>
>> Can you buy (expensive) batteries to stop this?
>>
>> =======================================
>>
>> On 03.04.2003 at 10:09 PM Gerald Clark wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>> Battery output decreases significanty at lower temperatures.
>>> In cold weather, disk spinup could very well fail.
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: "Eldridge, Fredric G."<Fredric_at_mail.crk.umn.edu>
>>> Sent: 4/3/03 8:16:00 AM
>>> To: "rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se"<rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
>>> Subject: RE: What's left for 2.0?
>>> I have a really off the wall idea about this. For some time I
>>>
>>
>> have
>>
>>
>>> thought that this problem might be temperature related. I know this
>>> sounds bizarre but it has been consistent ever since I got my
>>>
>>
>> Archos FM
>>
>>
>>> Recorder about three months ago. I live in North Dakota where we
>>>
>>
>> get a
>>
>>
>>> lot of cold weather but since the weather has started to get a
>>>
>>
>> little
>>
>>
>>> more spring like this problem is a lot less common. I always take
>>>
>>
>> the
>>
>>
>>> unit indoors at night and when I first start it up in the car it
>>>
>>
>> works
>>
>>
>>> for a while. If it is cold out it will lock up after 10 - 15
>>>
>>
>> minutes.
>>
>>
>>> After restarting if I keep it warm, for instance, by putting the
>>>
>>
>> unit
>>
>>
>>> in
>>> my shirt pocket under my coat it will not reoccur.
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Daniel Stenberg [mailto:daniel_at_haxx.se] Sent: Thursday,
>>> April 03, 2003 7:35 AM
>>> To: Rockbox
>>> Subject: What's left for 2.0?
>>> We're down to only one single flaw that is still considered a
>>> show-stopper
>>> for the upcoming 2.0 release, and that is the ATA/disk problems
>>> sometimes
>>> referred to as the 'red led death' (and similar).
>>> Some minor adjustments have been made lately that according to some
>>> people
>>> have improved the situation.
>>> We need more feedback, more reports, more analyses. Bring your
>>>
>>
>> opinions
>>
>>
>>> and
>>> your ideas.
>>> The problem that sometimes appears in combination with rewinding or
>>> fast
>>> forwarding, is not the same problem and will not be addressed
>>>
>>
>> before
>>
>>
>>> the
>>> 2.0
>>> release since it will require a somewhat larger fix.
>>> -- Daniel Stenberg -- http://rockbox.haxx.se/ --
>>>
>>
>> http://daniel.haxx.se/
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Jack (Futurealive Games)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>



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