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Old 08-15-2004, 11:47 AM   #1
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will my RCA k@zoo portable mp3 player work on linux


back on windows i used musicmatch to transfer files to my mp3 player. i can't install musicmatch through wine. an error comes up saying i don't have internet explorer installed. there used to be musicmatch for linux but this was discontinued by musicmatch. does anyone know if these setup/install files are available for dowload anywhere.

the only other music management software i have heard of is real player. i went to their site and downloaded real player 10 for linux but it is just a player and doesn't include music management software.

i was dual booting xp/fc2 but i have gone to only fedora core 2 with kde desktop. if i can't get my k@zoo player to work within the next week i will have to go back to windows. that will suck. so any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. i got my digital camera to work so i was hoping this would be possible as well.

i am not too optimistic though after reading these three threds.

thread #1

thread #2

thread #3

i guess next on my list is

1. installing real player windows music management software through wine
2. looking for other types of music management softwre

or should i be more concerned about mounting my mp3 player now and deal with the tranfer software later. tia.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 12:57 PM   #2
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You could try to install IE first. Then install musicmatch with wine...

http://bylands.dur.ac.uk/~mh/wine-ie/
 
Old 08-15-2004, 11:32 PM   #3
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i couldn't get IE working. the entry appeared in my menu but nothing happened when i ran it. i am going back to dual booting xp/linux. thanks for the suggestion though.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 01:40 AM   #4
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Have you tried

mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/<mountpt>
?

I have this command working for RCA Lyra with a USB connection, so maybe Kazoo will work as well.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 09:07 AM   #5
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first a made a directory in /mnt called rca

then both

Code:
# mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/rca
and

Code:
# mount -t vfat /dev/sda2 /mnt/rca
gave the output

Code:
/dev/sda* is not a valid block device
did i do it right. my k@zoo has a usb connection. i have two usb ports at the back of my computer. i tried it on both of them.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 11:02 PM   #6
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After you plug in the usb, verify that sdaX exist or is created in the /dev directory.

Also, have you verified if your usb ports are working? Hotplugging may not be working yet on your box.

Please refer to the appropriate USB HOWTO documents at

http://www.tldp.org/
 
Old 08-19-2004, 09:43 AM   #7
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sda1 through sda15 already exist in my /dev directory

i know my usb ports are working because my digital camera is hooked up and i can transfer pics from it to my hdd.

here is my computer specs if that helps

p4 1.4
256 ram
ati radeon 7200
soundblaster live
60 gb hdd
i assume my usb ports are 1.1. does that make a difference
 
Old 08-19-2004, 10:21 AM   #8
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Just an idea, (I do not have a mp3 player)
maybe run tail -f /var/log/messages in a console window and then plug/unplug the player and see if anything is being recognised. It might give you an idea if the device is being recognised and if so, how?

just my $0.02

mark
 
Old 08-19-2004, 12:08 PM   #9
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good advice thanks

Code:
kernel: usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using address 4
kernel: usb 1-2: USB disconnect, address 4
kernel: usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using address 5
any ideas on how to procede from here?

edit: my connection cable has 1394 written on it. i don't really know much about the difference between firewire, usb 1, usb 1.1 and usb 2.0. is this causing problems.

Last edited by miner; 08-19-2004 at 12:12 PM.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 10:16 PM   #10
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Sorry miner, I am out of my depth here

Quote:
any ideas on how to procede from here?
not really :/ ,maybe ask a mod to close this thread and then start a new one under Linux-hardware?

Sorry I can't help more,
mark
 
Old 08-23-2004, 06:28 AM   #11
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This is getting out of my depth as well. Maybe you can try all sda? (where ? is a number) possibilities as listed in /dev/,
as well as sdb? and sdc? if they show up as well.

mount -t vfat /mnt/mntpt /dev/sd??
to quickly cycle by pressing up-key
 
Old 01-12-2011, 11:49 AM   #12
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usbat driver might work?

Quote:
Originally Posted by miner View Post
any ideas on how to procede from here?

edit: my connection cable has 1394 written on it. i don't really know much about the difference between firewire, usb 1, usb 1.1 and usb 2.0. is this causing problems.
There is now usbat, a driver that is supposed to work for the USBAT processor. This page is about the Linux driver for the USB-connected devices that have the USBAT-02 processor from SCM Microsystems. The processor identifies itself with the numbers 0x04e6 and 0x1010).

You can see my post, where I have been trying to get it to work on Linux with the 2.6.37 kernel. Note that a firewire cable is not supposed to work for it as it uses a custom USB cable.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...please-855842/
 
  


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