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Old 11-21-2007, 02:11 PM   #1
galen
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sigmatel MP3 player reformat for linux/ubuntu


I have a non responsive mp3 player.
555 Audio
sigmatel MSCN 2Gb

I does show up under lsusb as for example:

Bus 002 Device 028: ID 066f:3500 SigmaTel, Inc.

but it does NOT map to a device /dev/sdb1 like it use to.

I have tried to firmware update, and format under winME with the included software on CD, but it just locks up windows.
I have tried holding the PLAY or Menu button for 20 secs while plugging it in to reset it, but that produces no results.

Can I reformat the device under tux?

I use xubuntu 7.10
 
Old 11-21-2007, 07:00 PM   #2
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Looks like it's broken.

could you start
Code:
$ lshal --monitor
and post the output of that and the last lines of
Code:
$ dmesg
after you connected the player. That should tell you what went wrong, and why it doesn't show up as a device.
 
Old 11-22-2007, 07:23 AM   #3
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I did manage to get it firmware upgraded and formatted under windowsME,
but it won't play
nor does it show under tux


lshal --monitor
(1st time I have seen that command, didn't see it in the FAQs)

09:18:19.769: usb_device_66f_3500_noserial added
09:18:19.856: usb_device_66f_3500_noserial_if0 added
09:18:19.906: usb_device_66f_3500_noserial_usbraw added


dmesg
...
[38875.458461] usb 2-3: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 3
[38875.680378] usb 2-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
 
  


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