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Subject: Re: "See Spot Run" - Spot can run!
From: Andreas Stemmer (groovingandi_at_gmx.de)
Date: 2003-08-15


Sharon wrote:
> Well, in spite of my fears, I seem to have installed Rockbox properly. I
> could not figure out what "unmount" or "eject" the USB device meant.

"Unmount" means basically, that you tell your computer that you are going
to remove the drive. There should be a small icon in your system tray (next
to the clock) with a green arrow. Click on it and select remove.

> Couldn't find an explanation in XP's help files

Unmount is a *nix term, I think XP calls it "safely remove"

> I have 2 more questions if someone would be so kind. I charged the
> batteries until the screen went blank and it seemed done. Then I let it
> set for 2 days before I got time and courage to deal with it. Now the
> battery graphic is a little less than half full.

The screen shouldn't get blank, perhaps you should try again and charge it
over night.

> I didn't understand the PDF manual's instructions about "trickle" and
> "full discharge". Can I just plug it in each night when I get home from
> work for the next night, or do I have to change a setting somewhere, or
> what?

For a full explanation about battery issues, there's the battery faq on the
rockbox site.
http://rockbox.haxx.se/docs/battery-faq.html
"deep discharge" means that rockbox doesn't start charging before the
batteries are almost dead. It's better for your batteries, but only if you
leave the charger connected all the time.
"trickle charge" keeps the batteries completely full after charging
finished. Otherwise, after charging the batteries would decharge slowly
since the unit is still running.
How to set these options depends on how you use your jukebox, but
basically, if you use it without charger during the day and want to charge
it overnight, set deep discharge NO and trickle charge YES.

> I can't seem to get back to the list of books I put on to listen to. The
> left key (I think it is F1) gives me the option to change settings, but I
> haven't figured out how to get back to the menu to choose a different
> book, or to start over the one I am listening to as a test but not really
> listening to.

Press ON to get to the directory browser.

> This is really neat! I LOVE that resume feature...it goes back EXACTLY
> where I left off! Superb feature for listening to audiobooks. Does it
> still remember the spot if the batteries go dead?

AFAIK it also saves the position on the disc, but only each time the disc
is running. The position can be 1 or 2 minutes wrong then.

The problem in your other post could be the resume feature set to "ask".
Press PLAY to resume where you left if you are asked after reboot.

Andreas Stemmer



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