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Old 11-02-2009, 10:48 AM   #1
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1.7.1 Patch Released

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It is meant to stop the freezes when switching between tabs.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:29 AM   #2
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Thanks for the infomation curbarthedog.

What a pity that they didn't fix the battery driver problem!

I suppose they are really busy with their new crap-thing ... sorry, I mean new DR800SG.

How selfish am I! Just thinking only on the already sold DR1000S users when a new device is as near as the new delay announced by iRex, late November now, isn't it?

Blimey! Now I know how iLiad users felt the moment the DR1000S hit the market, absolutely abandoned.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:27 PM   #3
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What a pity that they didn't fix the battery driver problem!
FYI, iRex doesn't write the battery driver. They can't fix it until their battery supplier releases a patch.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:57 PM   #4
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FYI, iRex doesn't write the battery driver. They can't fix it until their battery supplier releases a patch.
Ok, what is your source on this? I've never seen a battery for sale that came with a driver disk. *Maybe* the driver for the power management chip needs fixing from the vendor if it's closed source.
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:20 PM   #5
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Ok, what is your source on this? I've never seen a battery for sale that came with a driver disk. *Maybe* the driver for the power management chip needs fixing from the vendor if it's closed source.
Yes, there is a driver for the charging IC that reports back the power levels to the rest of the firmware. That driver comes from their third party battery supplier, who I assume they get both the battery itself and the IC from.
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:28 PM   #6
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FYI, iRex doesn't write the battery driver. They can't fix it until their battery supplier releases a patch.
It's easier, why don't they reuse the driver implemented on firmware 1.6? I can use my device for a whole week without recharging, 6 to 8 hours of use, with firm 1.6.

Anyway in build 1.7 release note iRex didn't mention any improvement on power management so, why did they change this f****g driver?

I know you don't have the answer for all these stupid questions, Shaggy, but I hope iRex guys read this forum and they will try to do things better in the near future but seeing the new delay on DR800SG release ...

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Old 11-03-2009, 04:16 PM   #7
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We're assuming that the problem you saw with 1.7 was related to the battery driver, which it may not be. Have you tried 1.7.1 yet?

For all I know, the driver didn't change. I'm just guessing it did based on the behavior when you switched back to 1.6. You won't be able to tell from the release notes. Even when I know they changed it, I don't think it was ever mentioned in the release notes. 1.7 does mention "various small bug fixes" in the release notes. Not sure what that really means, I don't think we've ever seen a detailed list of them.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:45 AM   #8
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I have been running with the 1.7.1 update for a few days now and I have to say, it all appears to work very well!

Not sure about the battery issue, I have to say I have always been disappointed with the battery life but the tabs now make the device very usable.

It is also encouraging that iRex issued a "patch" for an existing major issue. Perhaps they are starting to learn. Adding new features is great, but they need to make sure that patches follow bugs quickly else they will lose their clients to competitors.

Lets hope the next full firmware release fixes the battery life once and for all (before my battery packs up once and for all).
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:30 AM   #9
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We're assuming that the problem you saw with 1.7 was related to the battery driver, which it may not be. Have you tried 1.7.1 yet?
No, I haven't installed the new version yet but, honestly, I don't know if I want do it.

I am really happy with version 1.6. Version 1.7 adds menus in several languages, Spanish among them, and I installed it specially for my girlfriend. Tabs turned out to be a fiasco as you can not disable them so, if you are not going to work with many documents at a time, it's a waste of width.

If I have spare time during next weekend, I will try firmware 1.7.1 and I'll report to you my experiences with it.

And again, I wish to thank all of you. Without your good advices and suggestions I think I would thrown my DR1000S through the window long time ago .
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:06 AM   #10
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There is still a very annoying bug: When looking up words in a mobipocket dictionary through the built-in lookup function, the device closes the document saying an error had occurred or needs an awful lot of time. In the worst case I have to reset the device. Due to this problem, the lookup-up function is completely worthless.

But I've abandoned hope that iRex will solve this issue.
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:30 AM   #11
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There is still a very annoying bug: When looking up words in a mobipocket dictionary through the built-in lookup function, the device closes the document saying an error had occurred or needs an awful lot of time. In the worst case I have to reset the device. Due to this problem, the lookup-up function is completely worthless.

But I've abandoned hope that iRex will solve this issue.
It has never happened to me. Does anyone else experiece such a bug?
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:51 AM   #12
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that doesn't sound like a DR1000 bug. It's more likely to be a mobipocket book that contains unsupported formatting. Does this dictionary function properly when you only open the dictionary?

Which dictionary is it?
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:06 AM   #13
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that doesn't sound like a DR1000 bug. It's more likely to be a mobipocket book that contains unsupported formatting. Does this dictionary function properly when you only open the dictionary?
Or did the dictionary get corrupted?
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:30 AM   #14
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Thank you for the replies. It is not as bad as I described it, however very often it does not work. The dictionary (I tried several) is not corrupted, just looking up usually works fine. I have not yet figured out what factors influence whether it works or not. Maybe I will make a video of the malfunction. The device seems mainly to have struggles handling the switching between document and dictionary.

Among others it's this dictionary: http://www.mobipocket.com/en/eBooks/...?BookID=127312
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:10 AM   #15
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It has never happened to me. Does anyone else experiece such a bug?
It happens to me.

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That is exactly the same dictionary I have.

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