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Old 10-18-2005, 06:25 PM   #1
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Creative Zen Microphoto--anyone got it working?


I just recieved the Zen Microphoto as a gift and I love it so far, but I can't get any songs on as I use linux.

I have installed kzenexplorer and gnomad2 plus all dependencies. Yet both programs say they can't find a player on the usb bus.

Harddrake shows it as being connected as a scanner and an unknown device.

I'm using Mandriva 2006 (obviously since I said Harddrake).

Can anyone help me out? Am I doomed until the next release of drivers?
 
Old 10-18-2005, 07:07 PM   #2
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No one?
 
Old 10-19-2005, 01:14 AM   #3
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is bumping a bad thing?
 
Old 10-25-2005, 01:06 AM   #4
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creative won't offer support for a bit, but they indicated to me that they may in an email. that would be great.
 
Old 06-28-2006, 07:49 PM   #5
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creative won't offer support for a bit, but they indicated to me that they may in an email. that would be great.
Travis: have you had any luck?
 
Old 06-29-2006, 01:42 AM   #6
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Something on the gnomad2 page (http://gnomad2.sourceforge.net/) made me realize I needed libmtp for the microphoto. So I removed my first attempt at gnomad2, downloaded (from http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...roup_id=158745) and compiled libmtp, recompiled gnomad2 - and it works! Big surprise. One more step towards freedom from Windows.
 
Old 06-29-2006, 03:37 PM   #7
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Something on the gnomad2 page (http://gnomad2.sourceforge.net/) made me realize I needed libmtp for the microphoto. So I removed my first attempt at gnomad2, downloaded (from http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...roup_id=158745) and compiled libmtp, recompiled gnomad2 - and it works! Big surprise. One more step towards freedom from Windows.
That's cool. After stuggling with permissions through hotplug I finally got it working for my normal user. I have a weird problem though.
Code:
Transferring MTP track...
send_file_object(): Bad return code from ptp_sendobject(): 767.
LIBMTP_Send_Track_From_File_Descriptor: error sending track object
Error sending file "/tmp/fileBLnYev/02 bastard.mp3" to MTP device!
This happens to around 2-5% of my music. Its a serious pain in the ass too. When I go to import 4 gigs of music it takes about 15 minutes to index the music. Then it starts copying. The whole batch transfer stops once it comes across one of these errors. It seems the actual transfer error occurs in libMTP. I am going to edit the gnomad2 source so it will continue the batch even if a file fails. This way, I can get a big list of all the failed files and see if there are any simularities.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 12:41 AM   #8
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Well, I figured it out. It turns out that the "Strip ID3 tags" option caused this dilema. Everything works fine now... at least it seems that way.
 
Old 07-10-2006, 06:32 PM   #9
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zen creative

Hi, I've just bought a zen creative sleek photo (the 20gb version for a measly 110) so I was pretty desperate to get it to work without installing the dreaded XP plus SP1. It took a bit of a battle but I can report success. I think that most of the other Zen devices seem to be supported but, like you I had problems with gnomad not recognising the device. In short what I had to do was:
Install libnjb - I used version 2.2.5
libmtp - I used version 0.0.9
gnomad2 - I used version 2.8.6
Now the first time I complied the last it didn't work, like you I got device not founds. I redid the tar with the p param to extract retaining permissions and that seemed to fix the problem. I still need to run gnomad2 as root for now but otherwise it works fine.
There is a little script in libmtp directory called detect which seems to find the device accurately ( do ./detect in dir libmtp-0.0.9)) and this is what led me to re-do the gnomad2 compile.
I use suse 10.0 but all of this configuring was done outside of yast.
Hope this helps,
Harry Anderson
 
Old 07-11-2006, 10:18 PM   #10
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After stuggling with permissions through hotplug I finally got it working for my normal user. I have a weird problem though.
What did you do to get it working for your normal user? I'm having trouble with permissions...
Code:
Found non-autodetected device "Creative Zen Sleek Photo" on USB bus...
usb_claim_interface(): Operation not permitted
 
Old 07-21-2006, 01:48 PM   #11
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libmtp

Can anyone help me with why I can't extract the libmtp-0.0.9.tar.gz file I download from source forge? I've been able to extract plenty of other .tar.gz files. I really want to get that library working because I have a Zen Touch that I want to be able to sync with my SuSE 10.1 box.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 11:09 AM   #12
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What did you do to get it working for your normal user? I'm having trouble with permissions...
Code:
Found non-autodetected device "Creative Zen Sleek Photo" on USB bus...
usb_claim_interface(): Operation not permitted
I can't remember exactly what I did. I just followed through the hotplug howto on gentoo or gentoo-wiki. I'm definately still having some problems with libmtp+gnomad2. Certain files cause the program to segfault when just viewing them in the local panel. Not sure what the problem is, but it is in mp3file.c. I'm trying to fix it currently. Other files simply cannot be transferred to the unit. They cause "Bad return code from ptp_sendobject()", seems like a problem with libmtp, or at least how gnomad2 is interfacing libmtp.

Last edited by AngryLlama; 08-02-2006 at 11:12 AM.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 06:19 PM   #13
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Angry gnomad2 - unstable as ****

Hi guys,

I've got gnomad2 + libmtp and libnjb installed on my SuSE 10.1 AMD64 box and am trying to use it with a Zen Microphoto. Gnomad works about once every ten attempts. Other times I get various errors and segfaults (see below). Even when it runs and detects the Microphoto, it often crashes when navigating folders. Are you guys getting this behaviour as well? Also would be very interested to know how you got it to run as a normal user - I'm not happy running it as root all the time!

Code:
# gnomad2
Segmentation fault

# gnomad2
<CRASH>

# gnomad2
(gnomad2:9190): Gdk-WARNING **: Attempt to draw a drawable with depth 2 to a drawable with depth 24
Segmentation fault

# gnomad2
Autodetected device "Creative Zen MicroPhoto" (VID=041e,PID=413c) is known.
PTP: Opening session
Could not open session! (Return code 767)
  Try to reset the device.
Could not get device info!
Connection error.
PDE device NULL.
PDE device NULL.
Autodetected device "Creative Zen MicroPhoto" (VID=041e,PID=413c) is known.
PTP: Opening session
Connected to MTP device.
Queried Creative Zen MicroPhoto
Segmentation fault

# gnomad2
Xlib: unexpected async reply (sequence 0x2ee)!

# gnomad2
Xlib: unexpected async reply (sequence 0x362)!

# gnomad2
Autodetected device "Creative Zen MicroPhoto" (VID=041e,PID=413c) is known.
PTP: Opening session
Connected to MTP device.
Queried Creative Zen MicroPhoto
<<SUCCESS AT LAST!>>
 
Old 08-26-2006, 12:09 PM   #14
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Howto???

This is really a bummer to get to work imo. Any chance in h... that anybody will write a decent howto. I'm using debian/ubuntu, but I'm a newbie and not too keen on compiling etc. Really would be great with a decent howto- been searching the web for 3 months now and this thread is the closest I've been to a solution.

 
Old 08-26-2006, 03:31 PM   #15
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if you go to libmtp.sourceforge.net there are plenty of pseudo how-tos that can get you started. i've had mine working for a while now.
 
  


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