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LinuxDevices: Linux ported to Archos portable multimedia player

Jul 30, 2004, 18:24 (1 Talkback[s])

A new project is developing a Linux port for Archos portable multimedia harddisk player/recorders. The LinAV project began in April, and has focused initially on the AV3xx-series devices, so far releasing a working kernel and a build environment for graphical applications based on the nano-X API.

Archos products have been popular targets for hardware and firmware hackers. The RockBox project, released under the GNU General Public License, has produced a non-Linux firmware replacement for the Archos Jukebox 5000, 6000, Studio, Recorder, FM Recorder and Recorder V2 MP3 players, while the avOS Project has done some low-level work mapping the hardware and producing test binaries for the AV3xx and other Archos devices. The LinAV project appears to be the first to actually achieve a Linux port to an Archos product.

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