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Subject: Re: Autoloadconfig thingy - wanted: feedback :-)

Re: Autoloadconfig thingy - wanted: feedback :-)

From: Ronald Teune <>
Date: 2005-04-01

Hi Manuel,

In fact, my charger, or more probable, my archos charging connector is now
totally broken, though rockbox still detects it being connected it says 0V
is coming out of it. And I never connect it to the charger when connected
to the stereo... But if there's an easy way rockbox handles charger plugin
& plugout, this can be an option. But this way, when one plugs in & out
the charger, the standard settings are always being loaded, which may not
be a good thing. Of course, when made configurable, this won't be a
problem anymore. I'll look if it can be easily fitted in.


On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 22:40:31 +0200, Manuel Dejonghe <>

> Hi Ron,
> have you tought about a OnAcPower.cfg ?
> This would save you from modifying the existing user interface.
> And it would perfectly meet your needs, as I suppose you're having the
> charger next to the stereo, like I have.
> Manuel
> On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 19:29:00 +0200, Ronald Teune <> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> Here's something I would like to have some comments on. It's about an
>> option to load config files at startup (e.g. a file for earphones
>> (f1.cfg,
>> vol=62, bass+treble somewhere around 5) and a file for home stereo
>> (vol=81, equalizer flat) is what I use now. Beneath are my ideas about
>> this, please feel free to comment, criticize, burn me to the ground,
>> etc.
>> I was thinking about start working on the autoloadconfig thingy again.
>> Last time I tried
>> adding a config option to show it or not show it, on the same screen as
>> the resume screen.
>> This introduced quite bulky code (e.g. when the resume screen is not
>> shown, sometimes the
>> autoloadconfig screen should be shown, etc.)
>> The idea that I have is as follows:
>> * link it to the resume screen, always. If people want an autoloadconfig
>> screen, they won't
>> care if the press-play-to-resume is on there, too. It won't hurt normal
>> rockbox operation,
>> imho.
>> * make it 'autodetect' f1.cfg, f2.cfg, f3.cfg, up.cfg, down.cfg files.
>> And
>> perhaps left.cfg
>> and right.cfg too. A config option might not even be neccesary in this
>> case, i.e. if rockbox
>> would ship with f2.cfg and f3.cfg out-of-the-box, so people would see
>> the
>> option exist, and
>> can delete the files if they don't want it.
>> * if a .cfg file does not exist, then do the 'normal' resume screen
>> action
>> (=don't resume).
>> This way a user can choose keys appropriate to him and his model, a
>> recorder user can choose
>> left/right too if he likes. The text at the bottom of the resume screen
>> can be something like
>> "Press key to load .cfg" (which is only shown when there are appropriate
>> .cfg files)
>> Maybe a config option will be neccesary to avoid confusion, or to make
>> sure people know about this feature without reading the docs and without
>> having to ship rockbox with a .cfg file. But is all this hassle and
>> extra
>> code and extra config space worth it?
Received on Fri Apr 1 10:58:51 2005

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