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Subject: Re: Toshiba Gigabeat F40 - I messed something up and can't see the menu

Re: Toshiba Gigabeat F40 - I messed something up and can't see the menu

From: Chisel Wright <>
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 09:48:38 +0000

On Sat, Dec 01, 2007 at 01:10:07AM -0700, Sharon wrote:
> I tried some of the themes and now I have a problem. When I am playing mp3
> files, the screen looks fine. However, when I push the "Menu" button, I get
> a black screen with "Rockbox" written vertically in the upper right corner.
> I think it might have been one of the themes I installed and was just
> trying out. The problem is that I can't actually SEE the menu...maybe
> because it's writing black text on the black background??? How do I just
> restore it to the default theme or restore everything to "normal" at this
> point, without being able to see the menu listing? I guess I should have
> left well enough alone and not tried to get fancy! Thanks for any
> advice....Sharon

Hmm, I'd try one of the following, both using a PC with the F40

1. make a copy of the config file (.rockbox/config ?) for reasons of
paranoia, open the original file, find/set/modify "foreground color" to
ffffff and "background color" to 000000

2. remove the config file completely

Obviously (1) would be preferable as it doesn't nuke all your other

I don't have my player to hand to give precise instructions for (1) ..
it's being charged for a long day out, but I'm sure the general idea is


Chisel Wright
  We never decided to postpone this issue.
  We just agreed that we would deal with other issues first.
Received on 2007-12-01

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