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Old 06-27-2006, 08:04 PM   #1
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creative zen vision m

Hello everyone.......
Has anyone managed to get Creative's Zen vision m recognized and able to transfer music files yet? if so how did you do it.
Creative do not offer a Linux driver at present and i have had no luck tracking down an open source one.
If anyone has any ideas i would like to hear from you.
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:04 PM   #2
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Unhappy i know this isn't what you want to hear...

...but i'm having total failure with mine. haven't foudn anything in the forums yet about that. lotsa "fail to connect" and whatnot... but my vision:m does a nice little total seizure when i connect it. hafta use the hard-reset paperclip method. all those others sound like they use gnomad2.

worked fine on windows. dunno if some sort of windows infection caused this. so i'll sit here and see if anyone has anything...
Old 04-03-2008, 09:22 PM   #3
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Hey, I just got my Creative Zen Vison: M 60GB player working.

First, make sure it is plugged into a USB port.
Then, open a terminal, and type "lsusb"
The player should show up in that list as a Creative product.
Then, type "mtp-detect"
If it isn't detected with that, type "sudo apt-get install mtp-tools"

This should make it work...I haven't tried it in Amarok yet, but using Gnomad2, it works perfectly.
If you are in Ubuntu, you can probably search for gnomad in the Synaptic Package Manager, or go to this link for install instructions.

Hope this helps, this is what I had to do to get it operational.
Old 08-13-2008, 02:55 PM   #4
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Zen Vision M: works with Amarok 1.4.7

This is seriously good news, and one more reason to dump the Windows machine.

*after* doing the mtp-detect (from post above)

tools -> configure amarok
media devices
add device
Select the plugin to use with this device: -> MTP media device
Enter a name for this device (required): -> some_cute_name
OK (on add device window)
OK (on configure window)
click devices tab on amarok
click connect
be patient...
be *real* patient...

Life is good.


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