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Subject: Re: Next release, free for all (recorders)

Re: Next release, free for all (recorders)

From: <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 15:04:32 +0200

Hi flash master!

Flashed my ajbr20 and almost everything is fine, except switching of with
 From readme.txt:
"- The behavior with plugged charger differs from original: the box starts
when you plug it in (no charging screen), and you can't power it off while
the charger is plugged in."
Trying to power off brings up this message:
ATA error: -31
Press ON to debug

After doing this, the i/o port debug window appears. Hitting OFF again,
throws a:
ata: -31

Additionally the red led is flashing slowly. Without the charger,
everything is great.


At 10:57 10.07.2003, you wrote:
>Hello again,
>my release didn't quite go as planned yet.
>- First, people cared a shit about my try to serialize it, just went ahead
>with it, the link circulated in the chat shortly thereafter, people started
>hacking the files, etc.
>- Second, my release turned out to be rather a field test. The ATA
>autodetect code didn't work stable on cold-starting, for all those hard
>drives out
>there. For most people, the master/slave detect failed, that's the -11
>error. A
>master hard-coded Rockbox image fixed some, but not all.
>However, the dual-boot safety feature (having the original Archos image,
>too) proved to be very useful and reliable. No harm was done, everybody could
>still start the box with that. (Except for one fool who against all denial
>forced this into an FM.)
>Yesterday, Björn tried it and also got the -11 problem, and even the master
>hack didn't bring him further. But since he's an ATA expert (I'm not) he did
>some changes to the init code which now hopefully do the trick.
>I composed a new release from this, I hope this works better. It is here:
>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Recorder only !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>I'm not trying any more to serialize the people testing it, since the safety
>feature is OK. For those who already did the flashing and still have it in,
>it is sufficient to just reflash the rockbox image with the rockbox.ucl from
>that package, or a bleeding edge build. It is also here for separate
>The master/slave hardcoded versions are in the same directory, but are
>hopefully outdated now.
>Björn changed the plugin API this night, so when you use the latest Rockbox
>to flash, you also need the plugins compiled for that. They are included in
>the package.
>Hoping for the best, and please don't fool around so much,
>+++ GMX - Mail, Messaging & more +++
>Jetzt ein- oder umsteigen und USB-Speicheruhr als Prämie sichern!
Received on 2003-07-10

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