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Rockbox General => Rockbox General Discussion => Topic started by: Fanman on February 28, 2009, 07:42:37 AM

Title: iPod 1st gen scroll whell does not respond in rockbox only
Post by: Fanman on February 28, 2009, 07:42:37 AM
Not much else to say really. It works flawlessly with the original firmware (even when rockbox is installed) but wont turn the menu stripe or prevent the back light turning off in rockbox itself. This is my first venture into ipod linux so any help would be greatly appreciated.

I'm using the first gen ipod below, however the harddrive has been swapped for that of a 20gb 4th gen. Not sure if that's relevant?   :-\

(http://techepics.com/files/firstipod.jpg)

Thanks,
Sean
Title: Re: iPod 1st gen scroll whell does not respond in rockbox only
Post by: gevaerts on February 28, 2009, 07:58:00 AM
This is a known issue with 1st gen ipods. See http://www.rockbox.org/tracker/task/8745 and http://www.rockbox.org/tracker/task/8778 for details.

Also, what does linux have to do with this?
Title: Re: iPod 1st gen scroll whell does not respond in rockbox only
Post by: bluebrother on February 28, 2009, 10:05:33 AM
You might want to try a build including the mentioned patch. I did one a bit ago for someone asking on IRC. Note that this is an unsupported build and I won't provide any support or updates -- it's just for your convenience (and due to the fact that I haven't deleted the build from the webserver).

http://www.alice-dsl.net/dominik.riebeling/rockbox/rockbox-ipod1g-fs8778.zip
Title: Re: iPod 1st gen scroll whell does not respond in rockbox only
Post by: Fanman on February 28, 2009, 12:29:39 PM
That works fine now. Thanks for the quick response guys!  :D
Title: Re: iPod 1st gen scroll whell does not respond in rockbox only
Post by: yapper on February 28, 2009, 12:40:53 PM
I'm not sure how old the build is that bluebrother made, but PM me if you want a very recent build.
Title: Re: iPod 1st gen scroll whell does not respond in rockbox only
Post by: pondlife on February 28, 2009, 12:55:30 PM
Why hasn't that patch been committed?  It seems good to fix such an issue.  Or is it a hack that will break some other model?  If so, an explanation on the tracker would be useful.

pondlife
Title: Re: iPod 1st gen scroll whell does not respond in rockbox only
Post by: yapper on February 28, 2009, 01:23:46 PM
See my comment on the tracker  :)

As far as I know, it shouldn't break anything, and it has apparently worked for every 1G user that tried it.

However the 1G and 2G share a build, and only some 1Gs need the patch. I doubt many other 1G users and virtually no 2G users will have tried the patch (as they have no need!).

My suggestion would be put it in SVN prior to 3.2, to 'force' all 1G and 2G users to test it. If it screws up, revert prior to 3.2.
Title: Re: iPod 1st gen scroll whell does not respond in rockbox only
Post by: LambdaCalculus on February 28, 2009, 01:30:07 PM
I think we should extensively have this patch tested in SVN, to see whether or not it'll break anything else. This problem has been long outstanding, and I was wondering why no one took care of it sooner. I don't have a 1G iPod, but I've tried the patch out and it didn't break anything on my 2G iPod.
Title: Re: iPod 1st gen scroll whell does not respond in rockbox only
Post by: yapper on February 28, 2009, 01:58:17 PM
I forgot to mention in my previous post that I've tested the patch on my 2G iPod on a variety of builds over the past months, and it didn't break anything.
Title: Re: iPod 1st gen scroll whell does not respond in rockbox only
Post by: frogz on February 28, 2010, 01:21:15 AM

I'm not sure how old the build is that bluebrother made, but PM me if you want a very recent build.

I thought I'd give rockbox another chance and it seems it still will not work on a very early 1st gen ipod (scroll wheel does not work)
It looks like I need to give up on this for good unless someone has one of the patched versions available. The links posted seem to be dead :O(

Title: Re: iPod 1st gen scroll whell does not respond in rockbox only
Post by: bluebrother on February 28, 2010, 05:17:41 AM
It looks like I need to give up on this for good unless someone has one of the patched versions available. The links posted seem to be dead :O(

I've uploaded a current SVN build with that patch applied: http://www.alice-dsl.net/dominik.riebeling/rockbox/rockbox-ipod1g2g-r24690-fs8778.zip

As before, no support, updates, guarantees or whatever.
Title: Re: iPod 1st gen scroll whell does not respond in rockbox only
Post by: frogz on February 28, 2010, 05:47:33 AM
Thank you so much! I very much appreciate your help.
I had downloaded the VMWare Debian ISO and was busy trying to work out how to do the patch but I am not too up on my linux...
Thank you again  :)

The scroll wheel is now working as it should! yippee!!

D

It looks like I need to give up on this for good unless someone has one of the patched versions available. The links posted seem to be dead :O(

I've uploaded a current SVN build with that patch applied: http://www.alice-dsl.net/dominik.riebeling/rockbox/rockbox-ipod1g2g-r24690-fs8778.zip

As before, no support, updates, guarantees or whatever.
Title: Re: iPod 1st gen scroll whell does not respond in rockbox only
Post by: yapper on February 28, 2010, 08:50:13 AM
Frogz,  if you don't mind, enter your iPod's serial number on this page http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html and post back the details.

Edit: added link to detect more details of this problem iPod
Title: Re: iPod 1st gen scroll whell does not respond in rockbox only
Post by: dude123 on December 30, 2013, 09:25:58 PM
please reupload zip file :)

rockbox-ipod1g-fs8778.zip
Title: Re: iPod 1st gen scroll whell does not respond in rockbox only
Post by: dkfuel on April 21, 2017, 08:17:32 PM
Howdy! I've just spent several hours getting Rockbox installed on my spiffy iPod 1st Gen, only to be slapped with another hurdle of having the scroll wheel and battery icon not working. I'm tapped out and really don't have any more energy to start compiling and installing a patch. I'm so close and would love it if someone has access to the above patched version that fixes the scroll wheel (not sure if it addresses the battery icon but at this point I'll take what I can get just to start using this gem!).

Thanks in advance! This site is amazeballs. ;)
Title: Re: iPod 1st gen scroll whell does not respond in rockbox only
Post by: redsyrup on August 22, 2019, 08:56:04 PM
I'm also having this issue with my newly acquired/used 1G iPod and Rockbox Installer Utility with 3.14. I've downloaded the DFF patch but would prefer not suffering the learning process of compiling on Linux. I'm not a programmer and the last time I tried compiling MAME it went poorly and haven't tried again since. Please let me know if anyone has this compiled with a recent or old build.

Also worth mentioning is my battery is either shot or the meter isn't working. Thanks again all.