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rio car dot org FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)



Category: Main -> Upgrade, customization, and third-party software questions
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·  How do I upgrade my player's hard disk? 
·  How are the songs stored on a two-drive player? 
·  Can I make my own visuals for the player? 
·  How do I put custom logos or kernels into the player? 
·  How do I change the animated company logo? 
·  What is the file format for the boot logo files? 
·  Is it dangerous to put a custom kernel or a custom logo onto the player? 
·  Where can I find source code for writing to the player's flash RAM? 
·  What controls the combination of company logos and custom logos at boot up? 
·  How do I edit the 'config.ini' file on the player? 
·  Can I customize the alternate-row coloring in Emplode? 
·  How do I create a set of 'favorite' visuals? 
·  How do I use Hyperterminal to connect to the player's shell prompt? 
·  Where can I find help on Linux commands? 
·  How do I send and receive files from the player? 
·  What is the file structure for the song and playlist files on the player? 
·  Can the player make MP3s from the radio, aux, or microphone inputs? 
·  How do I get this Displayserver thing working? 
·  Can I use Ghost or Drive Image with the disks? 
·  Can I add extra RAM to my player? 
·  Can the player's buttons be made to light up in the dark? 
·  Will we ever get voice recognition for the player? 
·  Can I install a cooling fan into the player? 
·  Can I add a digital output to the player? 
·  Can I use my player as a GPS navigation system? 
·  Can the player scroll lyrics in synch with the music? 
·  Can I customize the way the track information is displayed on the screen? 
·  Can I use a Palm organizer to control the player? 

·  Can I make a home docking station for my player?
 (Entry last updated on June 8th, 2003)

Yes, examples of home docking station projects can be found in the photo gallery here. Most of these required an extra sled and/or docking connector, which might be hard to come by if you didn't purchase an extra one with your player. If you want to purchase a pre-made home docking station, Mark Lord sells them here.

Remember that the player behaves differently between home mode and car mode. It uses a switch on the AC adapter jack to tell whether it's in the car or at home. If you're making your own docking station and you want it to behave like it's on AC power, you need to fake out the AC adapter jack somehow, or else you'll have this problem. Note that Mark Lord's docks use a different work-around for the same problem.


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