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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Cowon - Installation/Removal => Topic started by: KennyRIP on September 10, 2006, 10:37:59 AM

Title: Can any one recommend??
Post by: KennyRIP on September 10, 2006, 10:37:59 AM
Hi! I baught myself today an Iaudio X5 30gb device.
But I don't know what firmwire to download? what is the best?
and were can I find it??
please.. help this newbe out :)
tnx
Title: Re: Can any one recommend??
Post by: Bagder on September 10, 2006, 12:54:54 PM
We recommend Rockbox.
Title: Re: Can any one recommend??
Post by: KennyRIP on September 10, 2006, 02:04:22 PM
Ok done! I downloaded the Rockbox Firmware but I can't get it running instead of te Iaudio firmware.. what am I doing wrong??
Is there a manual some where I should read??
Title: Re: Can any one recommend??
Post by: Febs on September 10, 2006, 03:16:20 PM
Yes. (http://www.rockbox.org/manual.shtml)

Title: Re: Can any one recommend??
Post by: jwaite on September 10, 2006, 06:09:10 PM
WoW great answer from a Global Mod!!
KennyRIP here is the link to the manual.
http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/DocsIndex#Rockbox_Installation_Instruction
I expected a better answer to a new user than a "yes". It appears that this forum is now only geared to programers and high end users and dont help put the new user. This is a bad thing that I hope will change.
Title: Re: Can any one recommend??
Post by: Llorean on September 10, 2006, 06:10:14 PM
The forum posting guidelines require that users actually search the site's documentation before posting. I see no reason why the Global Admin should go any further than that, especially when it's clear that the person has chosen not to read the guidelines before posting.

Not to mention the rather obvious "Documentation" link on the left that any user should click before asking whether documentation even exists.

It's not "geared to programmers and high end users," but rather "geared to people who don't request their hand be held for basic use."
Title: Re: Can any one recommend??
Post by: jwaite on September 10, 2006, 06:24:27 PM
I respectfully disagree, in this case the new user asked for help, he was asking for where the manual was as he is new to this board. Pointing him to the location of the manual would have been a "nice" thing to do. I agree most people as questions without reading, searching etc. and that is just a pain.
Al least he wanted to read and learn.
Title: Re: Can any one recommend??
Post by: Llorean on September 10, 2006, 06:29:41 PM
Well, there's two things you've missed:
1) The word "Yes" in febs' post is a link to the manual
2) Again, evidence is that the user didn't read the posting guidelines at all. The posting guidelines specifically tell you to check in the manual, so asking if there *is* one clearly tells us he didn't read the guidelines, or at least didn't pay attention to them.

So, not only was Febs not as rude as you suggested, but I would qualify this as a "question without reading" since he clearly didn't read the guidelines which is one of the things considered mandatory.
Title: Re: Can any one recommend??
Post by: Febs on September 10, 2006, 06:35:54 PM

WoW great answer from a Global Mod!!
KennyRIP here is the link to the manual.
http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/DocsIndex#Rockbox_Installation_Instruction
I expected a better answer to a new user than a "yes". It appears that this forum is now only geared to programers and high end users and dont help put the new user. This is a bad thing that I hope will change.

I gave him a link to the manual AND there is a link to the manual in my signature AND there is a link to the documentation in the navigation panel to the left.  

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I respectfully disagree, in this case the new user asked for help, he was asking for where the manual was as he is new to this board. Pointing him to the location of the manual would have been a "nice" thing to do.


Right, and this is exactly what I did.  Please be a little more careful before you criticize.
Title: Re: Can any one recommend??
Post by: jwaite on September 10, 2006, 06:41:26 PM
You are 100% correct I did not notice that his answer was a link! (not an obvious link)
I am sorry that I suggested he was rude, not my intention. I just want this forum to help new users.
Title: Re: Can any one recommend??
Post by: KennyRIP on September 10, 2006, 07:07:55 PM
Well I see I touched a nerve.. sorry for that and thanks for the link  ;D

But if you'ld please.. answer me this simple question,
why dosen't my Iaudio able to play an AVI file I downloaded in to it??

P.S.
If you don't like my questions than don't bother commenting  :-\
tnx  
Title: Re: Can any one recommend??
Post by: Llorean on September 10, 2006, 07:10:28 PM
Please, what part of the manual suggests to you that AVI files are supported?
Title: Re: Can any one recommend??
Post by: jwaite on September 10, 2006, 07:22:35 PM
KennyRIP, I stuck up for you as and sent you the link (as did Febs) and you dont read it!!!

Llorean, please forgive me, I trust people too much.... and I hate to get burned...
 KennyRIP read the damn Rockbox manual...
Title: Re: Can any one recommend??
Post by: KennyRIP on September 10, 2006, 08:18:29 PM
Look  >:(
A. I didn't get to the RockBox firmware yet.. that's why I didn't read the manual regarding the firmware YET!

B. I assumed it was AVI supported because in my Iaudio the sample films are regarded as AVI fils e.g.  blabla.avi
an honest mistake


Title: Re: Can any one recommend??
Post by: saratoga on September 10, 2006, 08:47:14 PM
Remember, Rockbox has nothing to do with any of the companies' products that it runs on.  There are many features that are included in stock firmware that are not included in Rockbox, and the reverse as well.  Rockbox in it's present form had already been mostly developed before the X5 launched, so theres almost no influence from Cowan in the design of Rockbox.
Title: Re: Can any one recommend??
Post by: Llorean on September 10, 2006, 11:58:38 PM
Out of curiosity, if you "didn't get to Rockbox yet" how come you were asking why your iAudio didn't play AVI files you put on it?

Please tell me you weren't asking a question about the Official Firmware in the Rockbox forums...