• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category Operating System/Drivers
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System iPod 4G Color
  • Severity Critical
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version
  • Due in Version Version 3.1
  • Due Date Undecided
  • Votes
  • Private
Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by moskvax - 2006-04-16
Last edited by linuxstb - 2006-04-27

FS#5144 - iPod 4G Color hangs on splash screen since CVS-20060415

The ipod will load as far as the logo and version number splash screen, but does not go any further than that. The backlight remains lit. No error messages, just a hang. The same ipod boots and operates fine with CVS-20060414. Still hangs in CVS-20060416.

Closed by  bagder
2006-04-28 08:28
Reason for closing:  Fixed

Aside from that, when it hangs sometimes it passes and it also crashes later on. Lots of issues playing things with the new firmware post thursday.

ribi commented on 2006-04-25 19:36

If you're using CVS, change the following line in: firmware/export/config-ipodcolor.h

It's just a workaround until the CPU scaling gets fixed.
I'm quite new to Rockbox but will try to look into it.
Any help from anyone is greatly appreciated.


I'm not denying that CPU scaling could be causing problems, but I've had no problems on my 4G Color since I enabled CPU scaling for it in Rockbox. I would also have expected a lots more complaints from other 4G users if the CPU scaling was causing crashes.

There has been major reworking of the playback code over the last few weeks - that often caused freezes (but it should be relatively stable now). Other people have reported that the Voice UI and the use of TagCache has caused freezes. Can you please try the following, and confirm if a) you still get freezes; and b) that disabling the CPU scaling fixes it?

1) Delete your existing rockbox.ipod file and .rockbox folder
2) Install the very latest CVS/Bleeding Edge build.
3) Turn the hold switch on when booting Rockbox - this resets your settings.


The above comment is what worked for me when I posted about this earlier

Can you confirm that you no longer have this problem?

yes, the problem is gone now.


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