FS#5046 - playlist access error and navigation failure on iaudio X5

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Huw Lynes (huw-l) - Thursday, 06 April 2006, 09:00 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Playlists
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System iAudio X5
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I installed the 31/03 build of rockbox on my 30Gb X5 and was massively impressed. Proper filesystem navigation, ability to delete files, navigation by ID3/Ogg tags. Absolutely great.

However my 10Gb of music (ogg/mp3/flac) was fairly badly tagged because I've never had to use them. So I deleted the whole collection off the X5. On my desktop I went through everything with easyTag to make it all better organized. Copied the whole lot back to the X5.

After telling tagCache to force an update I realized that it wasn't deleting the old tags. So I manually deleted all the .tgc files out of .rockbox and started again. At this point the tagCache was all good.

Next time I turn on the X5 it refuses to navigate. Refused to go below Artist/Genre/Album on ID3 nav. Refused to go below top level on filesystem nav.

So I deleted rockbox.iaudio and .rockbox and reinstalled fresh rockbox (including firmware loader). Same navigation problem. Updated to later build of rockbox (02/04 I think) same problem. Re-installed Cowan firmware everything works.

Ran chkdisk and defrag on the drive to make sure it's not a hardware problem. No errors reported. I'll give it a few days and try again with a later build of rockbox.

Any ideas about what is going on? Did I do something stupid when deleting the tagCache?

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Closed by  Daniel Stenberg (bagder)
Friday, 28 April 2006, 08:38 GMT
Reason for closing:  Invalid
Additional comments about closing:  Closed on reporter\'s request due to problems to repeat it. Open a new in case you DO find a way!
Comment by Huw Lynes (huw-l) - Thursday, 06 April 2006, 09:03 GMT
Sorry forgot to mention when I made the original report. At the time the navigation problem started I also started seeing 'error accessing playlist control file' when rockbox started up. This problem wasn't solved by re-installing rockbox and manually creating playlist_control didn't help either.

I've been installing from a Fedora Core 4 linux box.

Disk checks and defrags were done from Windows XP SP2
Comment by Huw Lynes (huw-l) - Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 19:11 GMT
still doing the exact same thing with the firmware. Right next I'm going to try doing the update from the XP box in case the Linux USB/vfat support is doing something screwy
Comment by Huw Lynes (huw-l) - Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 19:30 GMT
updating from windows XP shows the same behaviour as well.

Could there be some remenent of the original rockbox install that I'm not getting rid of? Surely re-installing the bootloader, and deleteing .rockbox and rockbox.iaudio should be enough?
Comment by Huw Lynes (huw-l) - Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 19:46 GMT
Right, after re-booting the iaudio a couple of times and adding the playlist_control file by hand the X5 appears to be behaving itself.
Something is obviously not right somewhere but I can't track it down.

Feel free to close this bug.