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Subject: Re: Archos frustrations and Rockbox 2.5.1

Re: Archos frustrations and Rockbox 2.5.1

From: Tom Cole <>
Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2006 11:10:57 +1300

You're welcome.

On Fri, 6 Oct 2006 19:30:05 +0200, "Ayiba Peters" <> wrote:

>Thanks for your Rockbox Version 2.5.1.
>I installed it and now my Archos Recorder works fine. With Rockbox 2.5 I had
>a key problem. The up button didn't suddenly work as an up button anymore.
>It worked as an enter button or as a back button. It was quite annoying. Now
>it works fine again with your Rockbox 2.5.1.
>Thanks again.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Tom Cole" <>
>To: "Erin M. Chaves" <>; "Rockbox"
>Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 11:24 PM
>Subject: Re: Archos frustrations
>> On Thu, 5 Oct 2006 11:22:49 -0400, "Erin M. Chaves"
>> <> wrote:
>>>Hello all,
>>>Just curious if this has happened to anyone who owns or has owned one of
>>>the Archos models. This last spring, a friend of mine got me an Archos
>>>Jukebox Recorder from EBay. I was when I first began using Rockbox. The
>>>Jukebox worked cwell enough, but sometimes the settings would change by
>>>themselves. This would happen while I was pressing either the up/down or
>>>the previous/next buttons. I would always know when something wasn't
>>>right, because I couldn't change the volume, change the track, or even
>>>pause until I stopped the unit. Everything would work fine after I
>>>resumed playing except for the fact that repeat would suddenly be on, or
>>>"showed files" option had been set to display all. Eventually this Archos
>>>had battery issues, so I bought an FM recorder on EBay. It was barely
>>>used so it was in excellent condition, and I really like it! But, now I'm
>>>having the same problem. I'll be using the volume buttons, and all of the
>>>sudden, the keys seem to lock up. Then I hav!
>> e to stop
>>>and see what has been changed. So weird! I'm blind, so I can't see what
>>>is on the screen, and every time it happens, no one is around to ask.
>>>I know that was very lengthy, but have any of you seen this? Does any of
>>>what I'm saying make sense? If this happens with every Archos model,
>>>screw it. I'll save up for an iPod!
>> We have had two Archos V1 recorders in our family. Mine still works
>> fine, but my wife's had problems with the buttons sometimes being
>> mis-read by the software. For instance the Up button would sometimes act
>> as though F1, F2, or F3 had been pushed (usually F2), and other buttons
>> sometimes acted weirdly as well. This sounds like it might be your
>> problem - You press Up, but it takes you into the F2 menu and subsequent
>> key presses change the F2 options.
>> I made a private build of Rockbox based on the official v2.5 to try and
>> avoid some of these problems, where all keys have to be held a little
>> longer to register.
>> I called this build v2.5.1 and have made it available on the Rockbox web
>> site at
>> If you want to try this build, you will see that it includes a number of
>> other enhancements, some of which will aid a blind user. Another
>> enhancement is an improved battery charging algorithm, so you may be
>> able to resurrect your V1 Recorder!
>> Hope this helps
>> Tom
Received on 2006-10-07

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