I'm blind too. Okay, first of all, you don't need the software that came
with the player. Uninstall it. I have XP and when I hook the recorder to the
computer, it shows as drive E under my computer. You just copy things to the
player like normal. You have to unzip the rockbox directly to the player,
not copy the files. Put the ajbreck.adj on the root directory of the player.
I know that isn't spelled right, but Jaws will read the file like this. Then
follow the steps from the FAQ for blind users. When you get through, unplug
the unit, put on the head phones and turn it off then on again. The rockbox
should load, hit the f 1 button, the first of the three buttons below the
screen. It should read the menus. I think voices is under general settings,
you can set the reading structures of the files and directories here.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Skarstad" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 1:50 PM
Subject: archos Jukebox Studio 20 and instalation of rockbox
I'm very new to all this, having just purchased an Archos Jukebox Studio
recorder, (version 1 by the way), and I'm having some difficulties with it
and was hoping one of you could send a few thoughts or suggestions my way
to get things working.
Firstly, i need to let you all know that I'm blind, and I was directed to
the FAQ on the rockbox.org site for blind and visually impaired users,
which I've read multiple times. I've gone through all the other FAQ files
and have downloaded what is, hopefully, the correct version of
rockbox. Ok, now that we have all the preliminaries out of the way, here's
where the problems begin. At first, when I atempted to hook my Archos to my
windows XP machine via the supplied USB cable, nothing happened. I was
stumped so I asked a few friends and one of them said that I should first
turn on the player before connecting it. So I did and after waiting for
about 30 to 45 seconds let's say, windows finally found the device and
installed what is, I hope the correct driveers for it. It asked for the
software cd and it installed fine. It did say that the drivers did not pass
windows logo testing but I installed them anyways because those were the
only ones I had. So then, everything was set.
So the g drive came up and I was able to look at the items on the
player/recorder's hard drive, but while the player was hooked up, the
computer was very sluggish and slow to respond.
I even had trouble stopping the device by clicking on the safely remove
hardware icon in the system tray.
Ok, so with all that said, I'd like to find out why this is all happening
and is there a way to fix it? I did see that there is a setup.zip file on
the archos's hard drive but I could not do anything with it.
I'd like to be able to install rockbox on the archos, but with my machine
being so sluggish while the player is connected, I don't see a wway I can
do that, at least right now. Note I've got a couple other USB devices
connected to the computer and neither one causes any problems, they run
just as they should. Note that I have USB 2.0 on here.
The only time I experience any sluggishness is while the Archos is
connected. I do have a P4 3.06 G Hertz machine with 512 Megs of Ram and 2
100 gig hard drives, so i'm definitely up to specs.
So I'm hoping one of you can assist me here.
I should also mention that I have downloaded another set of drivers from
the Archos site which appear to be xp compadible. So, if installing those
drivers would help I'd be glad to do what I can to get set up with
Rockbox. Again, thanks in advance for any assistance you guys can provide
here. I've never used an Archos before, so I'm eager to get started with it!
Received on Mon May 9 21:23:05 2005