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Subject: Re: Brute force bug hunt
From: Jack Peel (
Date: 2003-04-30

Well I started at the r0210.ajz and had problems. It played fine for a
while and
then stopped (red light went out, but no sound). (this was bouncing
around on
my car's seat) Then on the way home I adjusted the disc spindown time,
and I
got a CPU address error. I wrote down the address it spit out, but I
left it at
home. If it is important I can bring it in tomorrow.

This is a problem I was having with the daily builds. And I assumed
that there
was enough focus on the red light of death that this would have been
fixed (by
that effort).

It seems like in my case that there might not be enough time for the HD
to find
the data as it is boouncing around and I'm sure it's having a hard time
putting the
head exactly where it wants it. I have NEVER had this problem with the
sitting on the sound board at work (where it get's most of it's use).


Mike Holden wrote:

>Björn Stenberg said:
>>Hi all.
>>I'm now launching a brute force attack on the red led dead bug. I have
>>built four firmware files for the recorder, from snapshots of the CVS
>>code from october'02 through january'03. These are:
>>Please, everyone who has the red led dead problem, download these and
>>try to find which version introduces the bug. I will then make four new
>>builds, one per week, and so on until we track down exactly which code
>>modification is at fault.
>For the time period mentioned, the FM was not stable enough to use. It was
>late January 2003 at the earliest, maybe February before we got the
>fundamental issues on FM sorted. The firmwares in the email are for
>recorder only, not FM. If those fixes don't find a problem, then maybe
>later builds may be worth looking at.
>For me personally, red led and silent play have been issues since day 1.
>Day 1 for me is Jan 13th when I got my FM, and subsequently started
>looking at Rockbox a week or so later.

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