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Subject: Re: Archos frustrations and Rockbox 2.5.1

Re: Archos frustrations and Rockbox 2.5.1

From: Ayiba Peters <aype_at_gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2006 19:30:05 +0200

Hi,
Thanks for your Rockbox Version 2.5.1.
I installed it and now my Archos Recorder works fine. With Rockbox 2.5 I had
a key problem. The up button didn't suddenly work as an up button anymore.
It worked as an enter button or as a back button. It was quite annoying. Now
it works fine again with your Rockbox 2.5.1.
Thanks again.

Ayiba
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Cole" <tcole_at_xtra.co.nz>
To: "Erin M. Chaves" <em_chalet_at_hotmail.com>; "Rockbox"
<rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 11:24 PM
Subject: Re: Archos frustrations

> On Thu, 5 Oct 2006 11:22:49 -0400, "Erin M. Chaves"
> <em_chalet_at_hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>Hello all,
>>
>>Just curious if this has happened to anyone who owns or has owned one of
>>the Archos models. This last spring, a friend of mine got me an Archos
>>Jukebox Recorder from EBay. I was when I first began using Rockbox. The
>>Jukebox worked cwell enough, but sometimes the settings would change by
>>themselves. This would happen while I was pressing either the up/down or
>>the previous/next buttons. I would always know when something wasn't
>>right, because I couldn't change the volume, change the track, or even
>>pause until I stopped the unit. Everything would work fine after I
>>resumed playing except for the fact that repeat would suddenly be on, or
>>"showed files" option had been set to display all. Eventually this Archos
>>had battery issues, so I bought an FM recorder on EBay. It was barely
>>used so it was in excellent condition, and I really like it! But, now I'm
>>having the same problem. I'll be using the volume buttons, and all of the
>>sudden, the keys seem to lock up. Then I hav!
> e to stop
>>and see what has been changed. So weird! I'm blind, so I can't see what
>>is on the screen, and every time it happens, no one is around to ask.
>>I know that was very lengthy, but have any of you seen this? Does any of
>>what I'm saying make sense? If this happens with every Archos model,
>>screw it. I'll save up for an iPod!
>>
>>Erin
>
> We have had two Archos V1 recorders in our family. Mine still works
> fine, but my wife's had problems with the buttons sometimes being
> mis-read by the software. For instance the Up button would sometimes act
> as though F1, F2, or F3 had been pushed (usually F2), and other buttons
> sometimes acted weirdly as well. This sounds like it might be your
> problem - You press Up, but it takes you into the F2 menu and subsequent
> key presses change the F2 options.
>
> I made a private build of Rockbox based on the official v2.5 to try and
> avoid some of these problems, where all keys have to be held a little
> longer to register.
>
> I called this build v2.5.1 and have made it available on the Rockbox web
> site at http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/RockBox251
>
> If you want to try this build, you will see that it includes a number of
> other enhancements, some of which will aid a blind user. Another
> enhancement is an improved battery charging algorithm, so you may be
> able to resurrect your V1 Recorder!
>
> Hope this helps
> Tom
>
Received on 2006-10-06


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