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Old 12-25-2003, 12:35 PM   #1
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Cannot mount RCA lyra 64 mb on Mdk 9.1


My digital camera works just well but this one doesn't, I tried mount /dev/sda1 and I get:

mount: can't find /dev/sda1 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

Do I need to modify any of those files?

Has anyone had succes with any type of mp3 player?
 
Old 12-25-2003, 12:44 PM   #2
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...highlight=lyra

I found that tread, and when I try to do mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbkey -t vfat -rw I get:

mount: special device /dev/sda1 does not exist
?
 
Old 12-25-2003, 01:02 PM   #3
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I think you'll find the Lyra just isn't Linux-compatible. For a start, it isn't actually an MP3 player, it re-encodes the MP3 files before loading it onto the player. I used to have one, and there was a Lyra for Linux project, but it seems to have disappeared. Of course, if anyone else knows anything different ................
 
Old 12-25-2003, 01:13 PM   #4
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Yeah, I just noticed that. It doesn't it even work in Windows either if you don't install 20000 crappy programs that sag and lag. Pretty crappy but still.

*sigh* I need to get my hands on programming...
 
Old 12-26-2003, 08:14 PM   #5
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Guess what I just found:

http://linux.tucows.com/preview/165558.html

Do you think it will work? I'm currently downloading and it takes a while....
 
Old 12-26-2003, 08:38 PM   #6
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Ugh, I installed into my home dir with no linkers, and the installer froze at the end and gave me a Microsoft C++ runtime library error of some sort.....Strange. Does anybody here have some experience with this sort of player?
 
Old 12-26-2003, 09:06 PM   #7
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After reading the readme, it mentionned it does not support portable mp3 players....
 
Old 05-21-2004, 11:58 AM   #8
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IT WORKS!!!

I installed the RCA Lyra (don't know what model) with 64 MB of RAM.

mkdir /media
mkdir /media/lyra
mount /dev/sda1 -tvfat /media/lyra

(as a matter of fact I am hearing the music that I have in my Lyra through XMMS)

I was able to even place an icon in my desktop, so that I can mount/umount the unit from there

Last, I entered the following in my /etc/fstab file
/dev/sda1 /media/lyra vfat rw 0 0

(I suppose this makes linux automount the lyra if it's connected)

I am using the usb-uhci USB device from Via Technologies
 
Old 05-21-2004, 12:00 PM   #9
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I just deleted some files from the unit and it seems to be working fine
 
Old 05-27-2004, 08:37 PM   #10
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"Probably you aren't using any of them, so it's nothing to worry about.
alias scsi-hostadapter off
in /etc/conf.modules should get rid of the block-major-8 messages."

I am now recompiling my kernel with all the SCSI Low Level Drivers modules

Hopefully it's a SCSI module that's not in /var/lib/xxx

Regards
 
Old 05-27-2004, 11:09 PM   #11
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Dear members.
I am trying to install the RCA Lyra on my Linux Box through USB

When I connect my device, I see the following info in /var/logs/messages:
May 27 23:03:10 localhost kernel: hub.c: new USB device 00:07.2-2, assigned address 6
May 27 23:03:10 localhost kernel: Manufacturer: Thomson
May 27 23:03:10 localhost kernel: Product: RD1021 71 75
May 27 23:03:10 localhost kernel: SerialNumber: 0000A1030193440A

However, when I excecute sg_scan -i and sg_map (program to see were are the SCSI drivers located in /dev/***) I see the following:

sg_scan -i

/dev/sg0: scsi0 channel=0 id=0 lun=0
MEMOREX CD-RW 8220S 1.10 [rmb=1 cmdq=0 pqual=0 pdev=0x5]
/dev/sg1: scsi1 channel=0 id=0 lun=0 [em]
Thomson RD1021 71 75 0100 [rmb=1 cmdq=0 pqual=0 pdev=0x

sg_map

/dev/sg0 /dev/scd0
/dev/sg1

Problems that occur with the sg_*** commands:
May 27 23:03:23 localhost modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module block-major-8
May 27 23:03:23 localhost last message repeated 4 times
May 27 23:03:23 localhost modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-9
May 27 23:03:23 localhost last message repeated 4 times
May 27 23:03:23 localhost modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-

The main problem I'm having is that when I boot my machine I see the following:

can't locate module block-major-8

From what I've read that has something to do with the SCSI drivers.

I recompiled the kernel so that SCSI will be included in the kernel (instead of a module) and that message is appearing again

Regards

Xavier
 
Old 06-20-2004, 02:37 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by xbaez
IT WORKS!!!

I installed the RCA Lyra (don't know what model) with 64 MB of RAM.

mkdir /media
mkdir /media/lyra
mount /dev/sda1 -tvfat /media/lyra

(as a matter of fact I am hearing the music that I have in my Lyra through XMMS)

I was able to even place an icon in my desktop, so that I can mount/umount the unit from there

Last, I entered the following in my /etc/fstab file
/dev/sda1 /media/lyra vfat rw 0 0

(I suppose this makes linux automount the lyra if it's connected)

I am using the usb-uhci USB device from Via Technologies
I know its been a while since this post but is there any way you can tell me how you are/were tranferring music to your lyra from linux.
I tried creating a wma file and putting it into the player but that did not work out.
Do you know of any mpy encoders which will do the trick.or is it that we have to rely on windows to tranfer all the music for us??
please help me.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 08:35 AM   #13
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You don't have to rely on Windows mate

All you have to do is (don't remember the steps correctly though) is:

1) Check your kernel, USB Mass Storage Device, SCSI, SCSI Disk support

2) I remember that when I had the "char-major-9" (or any char-major problem) I went to my kernel source, read the documentation (it's a pitty I don't remember which file). What I do remember is that I opened a file that explained me what was each char-major used for. Therefore I recompiled the kernel with the options I mentioned on number 1

3) Lyra works at my work (Red Hat 9 - Normal PC) and at my house (Mandrake 9 - Laptot)

4) Try searching for "sg3_utils" at sourceforge.net or google, those utilities will help you figure out any problem with your Lyra

God luck mate

If you have any questions, please le me know
 
Old 06-23-2004, 02:57 PM   #14
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thanks for the reply.
My problem is not with mounting the mp3 player.I can mount it just fine and read all the files in there etc.
however the problem comes when i have to add files.
the lyra i have accepts only .mpy audio and .wma audio.
the .wma file i created with lame did not work in lyra when i tranferred it from linux onto the mp3 player.
I dont know if i am making myself clear.my main question is how do you add songs to ur lyra through linux and then listen to them?
 
Old 07-04-2004, 10:19 AM   #15
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1) rip songs with MusicMatch Jukebox plus (MP3PRO)

2) for instance, in mandrake, as soon as I connect my lyra, it creates a new folder
'/mnt/external' (or something similar)

3) What I do, is open Konqueror, drag and drop files from 'My Music' under /mnt/windows/d/myname/My \Documents/My\ Music/xxx.mp3 to /mnt/external/xxx.mp3

Regards
 
  


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