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Subject: Re: rockbox stability

Re: rockbox stability

From: James Teh <jamie_at_jantrid.net>
Date: 2006-06-13

Hi Rob,
Regarding USB, my recommendation is not to try to plug in the USB cable
while the unit is off. The Rockbox bootloader seems to have some issues
that cause bootloader USB mode to fail with some systems intermittantly.
Also, under certain conditions, USB will fail with resume on start up
enabled. See the SoftwareCodecPlayback wiki page for more info, but
generally, I'd advise just disabling resume on start up for now. USB
also sometimes fails if you attempt to connect to USB while playback is
in progress.
To summarise all of this, USB should always work just fine if you have
resume on start up disabled, have booted Rockbox and have stopped
playback. Note that this is not intended behaviour, but this is how
things are until these bugs are tracked down and fixed.

Jamie

Rob Powell wrote:
> Hi Jamie, thanks for that, and apologies for miss-spelling your name in an
> earlier message. I gave up on my iriver for a couple of months because I
> couldn't get it to work satisfactorily, and I'm trying to get it going
> again. The issue I now have is that I can't get it to work on USB. It did
> last night, but not now. IS there anything specific I need to do or not to
> do? I.e. like not booting into rockbox with the unit connected to the
> charger? I want to update my unit, do I need to update the bootloader from
> March?
>
> Rob

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Received on Tue Jun 13 07:53:02 2006

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