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Subject: Re: Odd button behaviour (new info)

Re: Odd button behaviour (new info)

From: Ronald Teune <>
Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2005 20:58:54 +0100

Well, I'll just keep replying to myself, getting closer to the issue...

First, I'll start with earlier misassumptions:
* CBR/VBR has got nothing to do with it
* "on time" has not directly got anything to do with it, but battery state

A few days ago, I flashed back to rombox-20051127. The problems were gone.
Until I turned on the unit yesterday: it almost immediately stopped
playing again - my battery was down to about 10%. I tried ROLO'ing into
ajbrec.ajz: no problems at all.
Then I tried flashing rockbox.ucl, rebooting, and (of course - it still
runs out of ram) no problems.
Flashing rombox, rebooting, it immediately turned off. Then I turned it on
again, and with a quick press on F2 prevented it from turning off again.
Another press on F2 returned me to the WPS. 2 presses on the "on" key got
me to the tree view, then back to the wps again, and after that it showed
"Press OFF to shut down" => the off key was triggered 2 times!
Then flashing rockbox.ucl again: problems were gone.

Somewhere between rombox-2.5 and rombox 20051127 and probably after
October (I forgot what I ran before) there have been changes in rockbox,
causing my unit to behave oddly, triggering the OFF button after another
button, about 90% of the times. But only when ran directly out of flash,
and only at low battery. Perhaps some timing issues?

And now just hope this additional info is meaningful to someone...

Kind regards,
a somewhat less puzzled Ronald...

On Sun, 04 Dec 2005 15:30:57 +0100, Ronald Teune <> wrote:

> Hi,
> It seems that no other user has this problem, or they just don't use the
> daily builds or read the list. I did some additional testing.
> * it seems that the button behaviour is quite right, just after the unit
> is turned on. If the unit's been on for about an hour, maybe two (when
> it's "warmed up"), the problems as described start: after a short or
> long keypress on the left/right/up/down/on button, an "off" event is
> somehow generated. When constantly pressing other buttons (scroll
> through lists, etc), the off event doesn't seem to come through. When
> turning the unit off at that point, and then turning it on again, it
> triggers an off event just after resuming, so music stops again. The
> only "solution" to keep the music playing is to press F2 or F3 after
> resuming the music, because these are the only places that don't exit at
> the off button.
> * at a point like this, I loaded the 2.5 firmware: problems were gone.
> Turning off and on, thus loading the newer firmware again, made the
> problems return. So... was it perhaps because it was flashed? No; I then
> flashed the 2.5 firmware, and still no problem. All the time I made sure
> the same config file was being used, so no different settings (perhaps
> apart from some new features). Now I'm using a flashed 2.5 for some
> time, without problems.
> * I searched through the commits-since-2.5 for "button", but couldn't
> find anything pointing into this direction.
> Am I really the only one with such an odd unit?
> Ronald
Received on 2005-12-07

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