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Subject: Memory use on iPod 5g 30Gb

Memory use on iPod 5g 30Gb

From: Jean-Philippe Monteiro <>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 10:09:26 +0700

Hi Community

I bought this 30Gb video iPod for my wife three days ago. Both the SuSE93
workstation & the Ubuntu 6.06 Laptop where reluctant to work with it.

-(too long to explain, mixed issue with New Generation iPod, GtkPod believing
it's the old iPod (stolen), change in external HDD!)--

I turned it to rockox right away, just two hours after buy.
A breeze in install, config, tweak (She already has her own wallpaper on it).
I can even watch the small videos in .mpg taken with my still camera (at very
low framerate, I must say).

My issue: not enough memory sometimes. Browsing the rockbox web, I found
patches & discussions, but I don't know for sure if I need to apply the
patch. The boot-up sequence is pretty fast, but it seems rockbox only use
30mb of memory, and runs short for slideshows during music playback (and
shows low framerate for these low-res video)


The iPod is,a 30Gb Video (5th G? 5.5th G?), the one with the big screen.
The build is from last Friday, Jan 19th 2007.

One of the issue referred to full use of 64mb (if my model has such) was
battery life: I have no opinion on the matter as of now, I'd rather try the
patch if it applies to my model.

various links on the topic, usually too technical for me (or without clear
Does this patch applies to 30Gb as well?:
(very tech I am afraid - I can't compile myself):
this page doesn't help define my memory:

I've done my homework! Hope I can find more precisions on the list.



SuSE93 Linux Kernell KDE 3.4.0 Kontact 1.1 Kmail 1.8

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