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Old 06-03-2008, 04:35 PM
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I got a new Sansa e280, and installed Rockbox on it. To save my life, I can't find the setting that will make it stay on. I've changed the settings that I could find and still the display shuts off after about 3 seconds.

Can someone shed some light on this for me?

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Old 06-03-2008, 05:08 PM
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Why do you need it to stay on? When the display is on, it will eat the battery more.

If you want to know how to change it, you can read the manual too. It is in Settings then General Settings then Display then LCD Settings then Backlight.
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:37 PM
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It goes off so fast that I don't have time to see what I'm looking at. I know it eats the battery more, but it would be nice to have it so that I have more than a couple of seconds to see the menus. As it is, I don't even have time to read all my menu options before it shuts off.

In this case, 15 seconds isn't going to make that much of a difference in my battery life.

And I DID read the manual and didn't realize that rockbox refers to that as the backlight. To me, backlight is something entirely different.

Anyway, thanks for the info, but it wasn't necessary to to be rude or condescending. All I needed was a little direction.
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Old 06-04-2008, 05:31 AM
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TG,

I personally have mine set for 60 seconds after I load new music. After that I change it to 15 seconds.

The LCD backlight setting should be what you need to change. If you have changed that and it keeps going off I have no idea whats up.

Sorry, wish I could help more.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:32 AM
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I changed the backlight setting, and that did the trick. I just hadn't considered that the display is a backlight, so I wasn't looking there. I set it to 15 seconds, but it was set at 3 seconds, and that was just too darn fast to be able to even see my menu options. Since this is my first foray into the world of rockbox, it would be nice to be able to get familiar with the menus.

Thanks for your help, though!
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:48 AM
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The display isn't a backlight. It has backlight.

Without backlight, you wouldn't see anything on common LC displays.

Let me ask you, what were you expecting the option to be called?
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:14 AM
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Hi TG,

All you have to do is:

1. connect your sansa via USB to your computer
2. edit your config.cfg file located in your .rockbox directory
3. change the "backlight timeout" option to whatever time you'd like.

Good luck!
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:30 PM
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Let me ask you, what were you expecting the option to be called?
I don't know, maybe, "LOOK HERE DUMMY!"

Y'all are really making me feel retarded here.

Thanks.
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:36 PM
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Maybe Rockbox should call all options "LOOK HERE DUMMY!", maybe that works.

I don't think you are retarded, that's why I expected an reasonable answer.
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:56 PM
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The display isn't a backlight. It has backlight.

Without backlight, you wouldn't see anything on common LC displays.

Let me ask you, what were you expecting the option to be called?
I had a cracked display and I decided to take it apart to see what was in there. It's true indeed that the display is basically on all the time and the display only becomes visible when the backlight illuminates it. But not many people know how a LCD works, therefore not many people automatically associate backlight with visible display. It could have been named excitation of the Schadt–Helfrich effect just as well, but that might not have fit as nice as backlight.

travelgirl, I too have a hard time remembering that the backlight setting is the setting for how long the display stays on... I know it could be called Display timeout!
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:07 PM
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At least a reasonable option, even it'd be still wrong (imo).

I haven't had problems finding the backlight settings. For me it was natural that the backlight timeout is the way to go.
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