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Subject: Re: Problem loading Rockbox into Recorder 20 V2
From: Daniel Stenberg (daniel_at_haxx.se)
On Tue, 25 Nov 2003, Andrew Glass wrote:
> Is there a known issue of compatibility with V2 and the older version 2.0 of
Yes. Rockbox 2.0 doesn't exist for the v2 recorder. They use different
scrambling, so you can't just use the standard recorder version.
> So, for kicks I downloaded the V2 version and installed it. This was
> partially successful in that the Archos loaded the Rockbox software, but
> after bootup it froze on me with the USB connector icon showing in the
> display. I properly disconnected the USB from my WinXP machine after
> installing the V2 build, so I don't know why I'm getting this, but the unit
> is frozen and none of the keys has any effect. To get out of this I had to
> reconnect the USB cable and delete the .ajz file from the root directory,
> after which the normal Archos firmware loaded on reboot.
This is both good and bad news.
Good: the scrambling is correct, we know how to get a firmware to start on the
Bad: something basic/init seems to be lacking or bugging for Rockbox to run
fine on the v2. The amount of developers with a v2 and some clues to debug
this is: 0 (zero), with only very slim chances to change... And I don't think
asking Archos would change anything.
> So, I guess I've got a couple of questions. One, am I correct that version
> 2.0 of rockbox is not compatible with the Archos Recorder 20 V2?
> If that is the case, what would you recommend as the most stable release of
> Rockbox that is compatible with V2 - as I said, I think I've got a problem
> with the 11/25/03 release because of the USB connection hang up.
We've only made daily-builds for the v2 for a week or so, during which time
we've not experienced much with anything. Thus, I don't think you'll be able
to find a build that works 100% on your v2! :-O
> Sorry if this repeats an issue, but I've been through the archives and FAQ
> and can't find anything addressing this.
The v2 is so new it really hasn't reached the FAQ entries much yet.
Daniel Stenberg -- http://rockbox.haxx.se/ -- http://daniel.haxx.se/
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