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Subject: Re: Rockbox query

Re: Rockbox query

From: Rocker <rocker_at_shaw.ca>
Date: 2005-12-30

Hi Brian. Here's one thing to check as it happened to me several weeks ago
when my IHP140 was not talking. I'm off to work now so good luck and let us
know when you find the fix. :

>From a frehsly booted unit I pressed these keys to activate:
AB, DOWN, DOWN, RIGHT (to go to General Settings)
UP, RIGHT (go to VOICE)
RIGHT (into Voice Menus) DOWN to toggle (YES/NO)
LEFT.

>From this point on the H140 should talk.

Other causes of the problems could be:
- incorrect language settings. Once you change the unit language to anything
but
English the voice stops. (This could really be problem for blind users if
they
select a language by accident. Maybe
a language file " default.voice" could be activated whenever a language
without
a voice file is active)

To get English, press this from bootup:
AB, DOWN, DOWN, RIGHT, UP, UP, RIGHT
(wait 5 seconds for HD to spin)
DOWN,DOWN,DOWN,DOWN,DOWN,RIGHT.
English should now load.

Hope this helps...rocker

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Hartgen" <brian@hartgen.org>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 6:32 AM
Subject: Re: Rockbox query

Hi
Thank you for your help.
The units do seem a little different since there are only two buttons on the
righthand side of the 300 series. However, I did hold down the joystick
control while a track was playing and did not hear anything, so I suspect
that Rockbox may not be working.
I noted there are at least two firmware versions for europe on the site and
I wonder how significant this is? I downloaded the latest.

Thanks.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rocker" <rocker@shaw.ca>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: Rockbox query

> Hi Briam you wrote:
> Hi
>
> Given that it is not talking right now, I have some questions.
> 1. How do I verify that I do in fact have the Rockbox bootloader on the
> unit
> so we know it is active?
> 2. Is there anything else I can do to check that Rockbox is running even
> though it is not speaking?
>
> *Looks like you've done everything according to Hoile so far. If you
> still
> don't have voice feedback try playing a song and pressing and holding
> down
> the joy stick button for a couple of seconds. You should then here voice
> feed back of the while playing screen (WPS). At that point press the
> third
> button down on the right hand side of the unit. You should then be in the
> main menu where you can change your settings. Keep in mind I'm talking
> about the IHP140 and not the H340. I am assuming that the units are very
> similar other then the color screen. If you want to access the main menu
> without the WPS then play a song, stop it, press the second button down
> from
> the top right, then press the third button which should take you to the
> menu
> tree where you use the joy stick to browse. As indicated by other posts
> you
> need to have the english.voice file unzipped to the rockbox.langs folder
> as
> well. To here your file folders and song/book titles voiced go to the
> general settings/voice menu and choose numbers or spell. You can also
> install the voice talkbox utility which will create small MP3 clips of
> your
> files and folders that enables then to be spoken. See the rockbox page
> for
> blind users for more info.
>
> hth...rocker
>
>
> Thanks for any help.
>
> Brian Hartgen
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Brian Hartgen" <brian@hartgen.org>
> To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 5:17 AM
> Subject: Rockbox query
>
>
> Hi
> I have an iRiver H340, I am a totally blind user, and wanted to install
> Rockbox, accepting of course that it is in its early stages of
> development.
>
> At the moment, although I have installed Rockbox, it does not appear to be
> working and I wondered if anyone could please help. Here is what I did.
>
> 1. I downloaded firmware version 1.29EU as I live in the UK, unzipped the
> archive to reveal the H300.hex file.
>
> 2. I then downloaded the program to patch the firmware, and accordingly
> patched it. I got a confirmation message to say that the patch had been
> successfully done.
>
> 3. I put the newly patched .hex file on the iRiver.
>
> 4. I asked my wife to go to the general menu, then update firmware. A
> confirmation message appeared asking me not to touch the unit while the
> update was going ahead. It then switched itself off. I know there has
> been
> a firmware change since I now have a "record" folder whereas I had
> previously deleted that.
>
> 5. I downloaded the latest Rockbox for the iRiver 300 series as a zipped
> archive, unzipped it to the iRiver. I now have the rockbox.iriver file
> and
> the Rockbox folder on the iRiver.
>
> Given that it is not talking right now, I have some questions.
> 1. How do I verify that I do in fact have the Rockbox bootloader on the
> unit
> so we know it is active?
> 2. Is there anything else I can do to check that Rockbox is running even
> though it is not speaking?
>
> Thanks for any help.
>
> Brian Hartgen
>
>
Received on Fri Dec 30 15:00:46 2005


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