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Old 02-24-2009, 01:36 PM   #1
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gnomad2 spits out sansa mp3 player

I was trying gnomad2 with my sansa m240 mp3 player on my Fedora 9, but it spits it out.

I can plug in the m240, it mounts automagically, and I can traverse its file directories under /media/disk just fine.

However, when I fire up gnomad2, I these bad things appear in my message log:

Feb 20 22:07:26 localhost kernel: Buffer I/O error on device sdc, logical block 245
Feb 20 22:07:26 localhost kernel: lost page write due to I/O error on sdc
Feb 20 22:07:26 localhost hald[2000]: forcibly attempting to lazy unmount /dev/sdc as enclosing drive was disconnected
Feb 20 22:07:26 localhost gnome-keyring-daemon[2580]: removing removable location: volume_uuid_0123_4567
Feb 20 22:07:26 localhost kernel: usb 5-1: reset full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
Feb 20 22:07:26 localhost hald: unmounted /dev/sdc from '/media/disk' on behalf of uid 0
Feb 20 22:07:27 localhost kernel: scsi20 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Feb 20 22:13:28 localhost kernel: usb 5-1: USB disconnect, address 2
The sansa is then rudely unmounted and the icon vanishes from the gnome disk mounter applet. gnomad2 then complains it cannot find a USB device.

Any ideas as to what is happening? I have FC9 with gnomad2 and libmtp packages.
Old 02-25-2009, 06:28 AM   #2
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How come you are trying to use gnomad2 with your Sansa? I thought gnomad2 was for Creative(R) Nomad Jukeboxes and Creative(R) Zens.
Old 02-25-2009, 09:48 AM   #3
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I read that it is supposed to support other players through the libmtp library.

From the gnomad2 site:

Any other MTP device which can play audio. I haven't tested them much, but they reportedly work with libmtp so should be OK. This includes:
Sandisk MTP devices
Old 02-28-2009, 03:34 PM   #4
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I had trouble with both Banshee and Gnomad2. I think it's the new HAL code. ID's it as an interface, but doesn't show up in the hardware list.

MTP has had to be re-implemented via library install, MTPlibxxx if I recall; might be that again.

I have luck with an older distro.

You could try cp and use /dev/usb__whatever. Might work.
Old 03-01-2009, 11:14 AM   #5
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Thanks cloud! Sounds like it is not just me.

I can in fact access the Sansa as a file system which automatically mounts to /media. So certainly cp work just fine. I was looking for something with a GUI that would process my mp3 library, use the ID3 tags, and generate downloads of mp3s and playlists.

I am not hung up on using gnomad2. It's support for MTP seemed to make it a candidate. Anyone have better suggestions?


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