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Subject: 8 MB Player

8 MB Player

From: Mirko Dittrich <>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 20:39:38 +0200

I plan do modify my Archos Player with a 8 MB RAM

Some Question:

Mathias Waechter wrote on his page:

>Using the RAM from within Rockbox

What I did was to modify the Rockbox firmware to assume it has 8MB of DRAM.
This is done by changing firmware/ Find the >>line in the MEMORY
section for DRAM and change the last value from 0x200000 to 0x800000. Again
search the file for the a line >>starting with .mp3end and change the value
from 0x09200000 to 0x09800000. Afterwards rebuild rockbox and move the
resulting >archos.mod to the player. Start it up and find 6 MB more
displayed in your "Info" menu. That's all.

To avoid this manual patching in the future I think I should provide some
memory size detection function to be run at startup to distinguish the
modified from the unmodified jukebox without need for permanent patching and
selection between two versions. I hope I can provide this within the next

Today is there an automaticly detection in Rockbox for the 8 MB Player or
must i compile ( or someone for me) my own version?


Received on 2003-10-23

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