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Old 01-02-2006, 01:43 PM   #1
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Philips GoGear HDD1630/17


Hi,
I just bought a new MP3 player, a 6GB Philips GoGear HDD1630/17, and then noticed that it only supports Windows XP. I did a little research and found a program called openGogear that supposidly allows you to use GoGear MP3 players under linux. However, it says on that site that it supports HDD0xx models, where as mine is a HD1630/17... I'm not sure as to weather this means it will work with mine or not. I have not tried it yet, but I was wondering if anybody had any expierance with getting these GoGear MP3 players working under linux? Will I have to recompile my kernel (I dont remember if I enabled USB or not... I hardly ever use it)? I read something about how the GoGear players wont act like some other MP3 players and mount like a normal flash drive under linux, and that they will mount, but for some reason the songs wont play once they're transferred over. Thats supposidly what openGogear is there to solve, by doing whatever the native GoGear software does to make the MP3s playable on the MP3 player. Does anybody have any suggestions as to where I should go? If I have to I'll use my mom's computer with WinXP... but I hate that thing .

Thanks,
Marshall
 
Old 01-02-2006, 08:17 PM   #2
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Hi,
I've been fooling around withe the USB stuff and two good things, one bad thing. Good things are, after all this messing around I finally figured out how to get my USB flash drive and my digital camera to work under linux I've been wanting to get around to that for so long... bad new is... I still havn't been able to get my MP3 player to work. It's as if it doesn't recognize what it is. If I use usbview I can see it, and the name of it is printed in the box, and it has a little bit of stuff about it, but it's name is in red instead of black like the others... does that mean its not working correctly? I cant seem to get it to mount with anything /dev/sdX or /dev/sdXY. It doesn't seem to be wanting to treat it as a normal flash drive like it does the camera and usb key (both of which fall under /dev/sda1 when plugged in, then mount fine and are read/writeable). When I plug the other devices in, they pop up in dmesg saying for example:

--- dmesg ---
usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 8
scsi1 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usb-storage: device found at 8
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
Vendor: CONCORD Model: DIGITAL CAMERA Rev: 1.00
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 00
SCSI device sda: 14656 512-byte hdwr sectors (8 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 00 06 00 00
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
SCSI device sda: 14656 512-byte hdwr sectors (8 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 00 06 00 00
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
sda: sda1
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Attached scsi generic sg0 at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0, type 0
usb-storage: device scan complete
--- end dmesg ---

Where as when I plug the MP3 player in, I only get:

--- dmesg ---
usb 1-2: USB disconnect, address 7
usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 9
--- end dmesg ---

Is there something I'm missing here? If anybody has any ideas, they'd be much appriciated.

Marshall
 
Old 12-31-2006, 12:16 PM   #3
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GoGear

Hi - I have the same problem with GoGear - did you finally succeed???
I tried out MTPDude, openGoGear and a lots of things more - no way to mount the device as MassStorage...

If you could help me, that would be great...

Karel
 
Old 07-01-2007, 03:45 AM   #4
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Latest version of Amarok (1.4.6) seems to be able to handle Philips devices without having to worry about mounting or database resync utilities.
 
  


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