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Compatibility guides about Linux and portable digital audio/music players manufactured by Archos JukeBox. Reports about running other Unix systems e.g. BSD, Solaris are welcome, too. And don't miss the general resource section at the bottom, containing links to utilities (mostly available under GPL), community efforts, HOWTOs and FAQs. Have you written an installation or compatibility tutorial yourself? Then please feel free to submit a new entry.

Archos JukeBox(http://ffm.junetz.de/members/jh/linux/archos.php4)DebianGerman
Archos PMA400(http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/01/06/1931238&tid=100) *Qtopia 
Archos PMA400(http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS8307749263.html) *Qtopia 
Archos PMA 430(http://www.kevinboone.com/pma430.html) *  NEW  Qtopia 
Archos PMA 430(http://www.pointlisse.com/PMA430/index.cfm?articleID=67) *)  NEW  OpenPMA 
Archos PMP 604 WiFi(http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS7079516466.html) *)  NEW  Linux 
Archos PMP 604(http://www.osnews.com/story.php/18948/The-Linux-based-Archos-604/) *)  NEW  Linux 
Archos PMP 704 WiFi(http://reviews.cnet.com/Archos_704_WiFi/4505-6499_7-32363051.html) *)  NEW  Linux 

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PMA400 Software Development Kit (SDK)

The PMA400 Software Development Kit (SDK)(http://www.archos.com/products/overview/pma_400_sdk.html) targets experienced developers with a firm knowledge on developing software for Qt/Embedded and Qtopia based devices. It is not meant as a general introduction into C and C++ programming for Embedded Linux. This SDK only targets the PMA400 device.

ARCHOS Jukebox Studio 20

Comes with a USB interface and dual stereo line out allows you to connect to your home stereo. Linux drivers available here(http://bjorn.haxx.se/isd200/).


Rockbox(http://www.rockbox.org/) is an Open Source replacement firmware for mp3 players. It runs on a number of different models:

RockBox Themes Collection


LinAV(http://linav.sourceforge.net/) ports uClinux to the Archos multimedia device.


avOS(http://avos.sourceforge.net/) free software for Archos multimedia players.


gmEmu(http://www.donat.org/archos/main.html) is a project to create uClinux-based firmware for the Archos portable media players Gmini 120 & 220.


jbmgen(http://jbmgen.sourceforge.net/) is a project to generate the lib.jbm file used by the Archos GMini 120 and 220 music players. This allows the full functionality of these players to be used by people running Free operating systems such as GNU/Linux.

Software Converted for the PMA430

This page lists non-commercial or Open-Source software ported to the Archos PMA430(http://www.kevinboone.com/pma430_conversions.html), or repacked in order to better suit the PMA's file layout.

Software Index for PMA430

Linux Software Index for PMA430(http://www.jbmm.fr/) (in French).

An unofficial PMA430 FAQ

Kevin Boone maintains An unofficial PMA430 FAQ(http://www.kevinboone.com/pma400faq.html).


openPMA(http://www.openpma.org/) is an open-source project that aims to implement an improved operating system for the Archos Personal Media Assistant, short "PMA". The PMA is a portable video/audio player and recorder with built-in Wi-Fi, a 30 GB harddisk and PDA-functionality that uses Linux/Qtopia as an operating system.


ArchOpen(http://archopen.org/tiki-index.php) is a project aimed at providing a fast, light and free operating system and applications for portable multimedia devices based on TI DM&DSC chips.It currently supports a lot of Archos multimedia devices (Gmini402,AV400,...).


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