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Subject: RE: Wanted: FM Recorder owner
From: rockbox_at_diffenbach.org
Date: 2002-12-20


An update:

I uninstalled the Archos Driver on my Windows box, and plugged the USB cable
in again. Windows did its "found new hardware" bit, and this time installed
different driver, so that now TWO icons showed up in the taskbar (in the
system process list, I now had the original driver, TPPALDR.exe, and a new
one, TPNTTRY.exe).

I was now able to see the Jukebox as a drive in my Windows filesystem. I
checked that I could read files as well as directories. I installed the
.rockbox directory, ummounted, and tried again. At this point, the Archos
claimed it was fully charged. Again, without the charger plugged in, the
system immediately turned itself off after booting. With the charger plugged
in, pressing "on" caused the Archos to go to the firmware boot screen, and
them immediately go to the charging screen. (Perhaps rockbox has a different
idea of charge level than does the firmware; of course, the FM recorder
using different batteries than does the Recorder.)

I plugged the USB in again, and now the device again was unrecognized. I
uninstalled, reinstalled, and was able to see the Archos. I removed
ajbrec.ajz and .rockbox, unmounted, and booted. Now I was running
successfully under the 1.30j firmware, and I am now listening to the Jukebox
playing an MP3, so all is well.

The new driver is still running (it's listed as USB Storage Adapter V3
(TPP)), and I still have two icons in the system tray. I'll uninstall and
allow Windows plug-and-play to its new hardware routine again.
Any idea what's the "best" driver for Windows 2000 SP3?

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]On
Behalf Of rockbox_at_diffenbach.org
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 11:21 PM
To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
Subject: RE: Wanted: FM Recorder owner

Well, you've gotten your guinea pig.

The results wasn't quite what I'd hoped.

I have an Archos Jukebox Recorder Fm, with Archos firmware 1.30j.

I loaded ajbrec.ajz to my Jukebox Recorder FM's root directory. I did not
load the .rockbox directory.

I ummounted the Archos, disconnected the USB cable, and turned the Archos on
by pressing and holding the "on" button.

The Jukebox booted, and they immediately turned off (as if the battery were
too low to run); the battery level, prior to installation appeared to be
somewhat over half-charged, judging by the original firmware's battery
graphic.

When I pressed "on", the Jukebox displayed the firmware 1.30j boot screen
and gain turned itself of.

I tried again after plugging in the charger. This time, the Jukebox firmware
boot screen changed to the rockbox boot screen (?) with a graphical
"Rockbox" logo, after the firmware boot screen's "progress meter" reach
approximately 40% "done".

The rockbox boot screen appeared to overlay a listing of my root directory;
I could see, on the second screen line, the name of my alphabetically first
directory. The top screen line contained icons I hadn't seen before,
apparently rockbox style.

At this point, no button did anything except the F3 button, which removed
the "Rockbox" logo to show the first several lines listing my root
directory, again with icons on the top line; and the off button, which if
held for approximately 4 seconds, shut down the unit after showing the
firmware "shutting down" screen.

No other button appeared to do anything; I was unable to scroll the
directory listing or anything else.

At this point, I connected the usb cable to my Windows 2000 Professional
build 2195 Service Pack 3 machine. The Archos displayed its USB screen, and
the system tray hardware icon appeared, but the Archos was not recognized by
the PC, with a "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" error, despite the fact
that the driver (TPPALDR.EXE) was running.

I tried disconnecting and re-connecting the USB cable several times,
ummounting (Windows lingo: "stopping") the Archos each time. The Archos was
not recognized, even after a warm reboot (system shutdown and restart).

This is where I'm at now: I can't get the Archos to start unless the charger
is plugged in; I can't get it to respond to any keys except F3 to clear the
boot screen and "off" to turn it off, and I can't connect to it via USB.

Suggestions or better, solutions, would be greatly appreciated; any
questions will be answered as best I can.

--Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]On
Behalf Of Björn Stenberg
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 10:11 AM
To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se; archosjukebox6000_at_yahoogroups.com
Subject: Wanted: FM Recorder owner

Hi all.

I've looked a bit closer at the FM Recorder firmware file from Archos and
actually it doesn't differ all that much from "normal" recorder files - only
the header is different.

I haven't figured out all the fields of the new header yet, but from what I
know I've created a Rockbox firmware file for the FM Recorder that I would
like someone to test.

There should be no risk involved, I expect it will either work fine (booting
Rockbox) or, more likely, simply ignore the file and boot the Archos
firmware from ROM. In either case, you can always remove the file from USB
the normal way.

The test file is available here: http://rockbox.haxx.se/fmtest/ajbrec.ajz

After testing, please report the result either directly to me or to the
Rockbox development list at rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se.

Thank you in advance.

--
Björn Stenberg
Rockbox - Open Source Jukebox Firmware - http://rockbox.haxx.se



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