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Old 03-16-2005, 10:52 AM   #1
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Packard bell mp3 player


Hi I tried installing my mp3player on mandrake but it didn't work. The problem is that I can't open it but it does show up in the configuration screen, what should I do?
 
Old 03-24-2005, 11:30 AM   #2
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make sure youve enabled scsi disk support and vfat support in your kernel configuration.

You can mount your player by mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/anywhere (the specil device /dev/sda1 should be created when player is plugged. It can be sdb1or sdc1, ... sometimes.)

If it is an audiokey, it worked for me.


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Old 03-25-2005, 06:35 AM   #3
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how do I enable those services? I'v got mandrake and I run KDE (and GNOME but only when needed)

how do I start the kernel with root?

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Old 03-27-2005, 11:27 AM   #4
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A little more info on this. Is this a mp3 player that you are plugging into a usb port? Are you trying to copy files to it?

To access any drive or device in Linux, you have to mount it first. USB devices usually get mounted as scsii, sda1 or sda2 ect. Find out where the usb device is sitting then mount it. An example would be to make a dir called mp3player , mkdir /mp3player then
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mp3player
umount the drive before you remove it. Look at the man pages for mount and umount.

Whenever I stick a usb device in a port on Mandrake it is auto mounted and shows up in your file directory.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 03:01 AM   #5
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Is there an option to set that on?(the auto mount)
 
Old 03-31-2005, 02:59 AM   #6
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try adding a line in your /etc/fstab (as root) :

/dev/sda1 /mnt/whatever vfat noauto,users,sync,umask=000 0 0
 
Old 03-31-2005, 07:47 AM   #7
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I entered this in the console:

-su
mkdir /mp3player
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mp3player

but my kernel relpies that is doesn't support that type.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 06:32 PM   #8
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copy and past the error here for someone to see. Is the error no support for vfat?

You may not have support for vfat compiled into the kernel, or support for it enabled.
 
  


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