Rockbox or Linux on Dingoo … anyone game to try?

Rockbox is alternative firmware for MP3 players.  There is a version available for the Dingoo’s chipset, which is believed to be the Ingenic JZ4732Click here to read more about possible Rockbox for the Dingoo, and if you try, probably to brick your Dingoo as well!  Still, there appears to be a wealth of information on the Jz4732 chipset on that link, which may be useful for someone who knows what they’re doing (but if you did, you wouldn’t really be reading this blog now, would you?):)

Those of you who are even more masochistic may be inclined to attempt installing Linux, which is possible on at least one Ingenic Jz4732 device (or try this link).  Then, there is this little nugget in one of the comments on this article:

Doug :
Is possible run this Linux into Gemei X760+. This MP4 uses a JZ4740 chip, but don't have touchscreen, but buttons. Is possible adapt to this MP4? Thanks

Of course the linux can be ported to Gemei x760+. You need to write the key driver and LCD driver for it. The linux source code is here http://repo.or.cz/w/jz_linux_2.6.24.3.git.

The Gemei X760+ is to the Dingoo A320 a bit like Neanderthal Man is to Homo Sapien, so this is all very encouraging. 

Um, anyone know how to write a key and lcd driver?

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  1. Hi, I'm Doug who asked about Linux running in X760+ in vm-kernel.org. I tried succesful connect my Gemei X760+ using usbtool following instructions form the site, but naturally, the VX747 Linux dont work. I am studying the source code to adapt it to the Gemei and Dingoo A320. When I have news, I post here. Greetings.

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  2. Hi Doug, Great to hear from you (apart from anything else, wow, a reader:)!). I wish you lots of luck and success in getting Linux to run on the A320. If there's anything we can do to help, let us know. And thank you for offering to share any news.

    Rgds
    Larry

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  3. If you get Linux working can you convert the Linux version of Mame to the Dingoo??

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  4. Hi, Gadgetmiser. Here is Doug again. Currently I am looking for more detailed information about Gemei X760+ LCD and Dingoo A320 LCD, like manufacturer, model, framerate, etc. If you, or any blog visitor can help me with this information, I am grateful.
    PS. Your blog is great. You are making a excellent work. Congratulations... :)

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  5. hey gadgetmiser, it's kojote/pdroms here - wanted to have an information exchange about the dingoo with you but i can't find any contact info. so you may do the first step please :) thx & regards koj

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  6. Hi there, email me anytime larry(at)gadgetmiser.com

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Larry

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  7. Hi Doug,

    I'm afraid I don't know about the A320's screen. You might want to try emailing sofia@dingoo888.com , who is Dingoo's rep. She can pass the message onto her engineers, but you may not get a quick reply! I'll certainly let you know if I happen to find this information.

    Rgds
    Larry

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  8. Hi this is doug once again i got Mame working then it froze and i couldnt reset it and due to my lack of resources couldnt take the battery out the lcd screen eventually melted )=

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