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Subject: RE: Starting RockBox from the hard drive with connected power supply...
From: Andreas Stemmer (
Date: 2003-10-23

[IDC]Dragon wrote:
> If you want this to work with flashed boxes as well, the "ON" pulse
> should be shorter, because things happen much faster there. Otherwise
> the charging screen is already up within your pulse, and if it sees
> power going low again it will shut off.

Interesting side effect of flashing was for me that this autostart works
automatically. My car does more or less the same as this circuit does, when
I turn around the key there's a small power pulse, afterwards the power of
the cigarette lighter goes away until the motor is started and comes back
when the motor is running. Only the timing wasn't correct for the normal
archos firmware, but with flashed rockbox, the timing is perfect. Funny!

BTW: There's a "car mode" now in the rockbox settings. It would be nice for
those with flashed rockbox if the charging screen didn't appear in car mode,
only if car mode is off?

Andreas Stemmer

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