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Old 04-24-2006, 02:32 AM   #16
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The name of program is mp3togo, its a program making it possible to use a mp3 player with Linux. Otherwise it will not recognize my mp3 player.
This is very common. Usually we install mpg123 or lame for mp3's. The existing media player you have will have a plugin for mp3 playing too. You should be able to install this in YaST ... lets see:

http://www.novell.com/products/suselinux/media.html
Novelle expect you to use banshee to play mp3's in SuSE 10. (Under Gnome) And Amarok under KDE.

You'll find them in the main menue under multi media.
If they won't play mp3 etc out of the box:

http://linux.wordpress.com/2005/10/07/hacking-opensuse/
... to teach you how to use YaST to make life simpler.

The big advantage of YaST is that it will install everything properly and keep track of when updates are available.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 02:33 AM   #17
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Ooops - duplicate post.

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 04-24-2006 at 05:44 AM.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 05:47 AM   #18
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It gave me this: can't open file 'setup.by': [Errno 2] No such file or directory
That's "setup.py" ... check you are in the right place, enter "ls" and see that "setup.py" is there. If it ain't you gotta hunt for it.

However - your best bet is still to use yast.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 10:15 AM   #19
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I think he means a hardware MP3 player, Simon
 
Old 04-24-2006, 03:00 PM   #20
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I have Amarok, but it will not recognize my mp3 player when i connect it to computer. It will not say: Found new hardware like in Windows.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 04:31 PM   #21
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux-Newbie and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 10:04 PM   #22
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I think he means a hardware MP3 player, Simon
I guess you're right.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kasi
I have Amarok, but it will not recognize my mp3 player when i connect it to computer. It will not say: Found new hardware like in Windows.
Generally you won't get the "found new hardware" message anyway. Something would occur though.

Which mp3 player is it? (There isn't much support for proprietary media players apart from ipod. "iRiver" is linux though.)

I take it you connect via usb?
Perhaps it connects as a removable media device? (This is how I use my mp3 player.)

plug it in
give it a while to settle
dmesg | grep usb
say what you find.

Towards the end should be something about a new usb device being found.

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Old 04-24-2006, 11:05 PM   #23
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kasamanli@linux:~> dmesg | grep usb
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
usb-storage: device found at 2
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
usb-storage: device scan complete
usb 1-1: USB disconnect, address 2
usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
usb-storage: device found at 3
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
usb-storage: device scan complete
kasamanli@linux:~>

I have RCA Lyra RD1080 mp3 player

What do i next?

Last edited by kasi; 04-24-2006 at 11:27 PM.
 
Old 04-25-2006, 11:16 PM   #24
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OK - something has registered as a usb storage device.
Is there not a new icon on the desktop?

If this is the only usb device, try

# mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /media/removable
(being sure that /media/removable is there first)
(post the output - I'm expecting an error message: you can try guessing /dev/sdb1 as well)

You could also try browsing for it in your hardware browser.

fdisk -l may pick it up too.

look at dmesg | grep 1080 to see if it is correctly adentified.

Your player is in the HCL here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...cat/501/page/1
... LQ member experience is that it isn't very linux compatable.

I've not heard of mp3togo - can you tell me where you got it from (there are lots of sites called mp3togo but none seem to be the right one)?

Yet another alternative is to run the windows software under wine - last ditch. You may prefer to sell this thing and get an mp3 player that works with linux.

(I've seen mp3players that don't work properly with linux ... the flash partitioning or formatting is often broken or the firmware tries to find out which windows you are using... or will only work with the software on the CD... that kind of thing. Usually the cheaper ones. Often they can be accessed as a removable flsh drive ... you copy the mp3files to the drive, the onboard firmware may or may not let you make playlists out of them.)
 
Old 04-26-2006, 06:54 PM   #25
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kasamanli@linux:~> su
Password:
linux:/home/kasamanli # mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /media/removable
mount: mount point /media/removable does not exist
linux:/home/kasamanli # dmesg | grep 1080
Vendor: Thomson Model: RD1080 Player Rev: 0.01
linux:/home/kasamanli #


I dont' remember myself where i got mp3togo, I was just browsing for software like that, and found that. I can't even find it now.

Last edited by kasi; 04-26-2006 at 06:56 PM.
 
Old 04-27-2006, 12:27 AM   #26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kasi
linux:/home/kasamanli # mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /media/removable
mount: mount point /media/removable does not exist
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon
(being sure that /media/removable is there first)
mkdir /media/removable
... and try again.

The good news is that your player is detected OK. That's what the dmesg is telling you - it has connected to your device well enough to read its ROM. You can look at the lines around that entry for more info.

It has been assigned the usb-storage driver - so your kernel thinks the mp3 player is a flash drive. And I bet it is a flash drive that happens to be connected to an mp3player
 
Old 04-27-2006, 03:12 AM   #27
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kasamanli@linux:~> man mkrid
No manual entry for mkrid
kasamanli@linux:~> su
Password:
linux:/home/kasamanli # mkdir /media/removable
mkdir: cannot create directory `/media/removable': File exists
linux:/home/kasamanli # # mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /media/removable
linux:/home/kasamanli # mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /media/removable
mount: special device /dev/sda1 does not exist
linux:/home/kasamanli # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 2550 20482843+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 2551 7295 38114212+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 2551 4701 17269844 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda6 4701 4827 1020096 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda7 4828 7295 19824178+ 83 Linux
linux:/home/kasamanli # mount -t vfat /dev/sb1 /media/removable
mount: special device /dev/sb1 does not exist
linux:/home/kasamanli #
 
Old 04-28-2006, 02:55 AM   #28
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remove device
ls /dev/sd*
(note the output)

plug in device
ls /dev/sd*
(note difference)

however - unless you have autofs installed, I don't expect much use here.
for me, I got:
Code:
[simon@indigo-prime ~]$ ls /dev/sd*
/dev/sda  /dev/sdb  /dev/sdc  /dev/sdd
[simon@indigo-prime ~]$ ls /dev/sd*
/dev/sda  /dev/sdb  /dev/sdc  /dev/sdd  /dev/sde
... so my mp3 player shows up as /dev/sde

however: even unmounted, fdisk does show my device.
we know that the kernel recognises a usb storage device and assigns the driver, so something should show - even if it is an error. Suggest unplugging and replugging the device and checking dmesg | tail
Code:
[simon@indigo-prime ~]$ dmesg | tail
sdf: Write Protect is off
sdf: Mode Sense: 00 c0 00 00
sdf: assuming drive cache: write through
SCSI device sdf: 503521 512-byte hdwr sectors (258 MB)
sdf: Write Protect is off
sdf: Mode Sense: 00 c0 00 00
sdf: assuming drive cache: write through
 sdf: unknown partition table
sd 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sdf
usb-storage: device scan complete
Just for fun: I have an el-cheapo supermarket-brand mp3 player.
fdisk -l shows me the following:
Code:
Disk /dev/sdf: 257 MB, 257802752 bytes
8 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1015 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 496 * 512 = 253952 bytes

This doesn't look like a partition table
Probably you selected the wrong device.

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdf1   ?     1568823     3870254   570754815+  72  Unknown
Partition 1 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
     phys=(357, 116, 40) logical=(1568822, 3, 11)
Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(357, 32, 45) logical=(3870253, 0, 51)
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdf2   ?      340100     4243383   968014120   65  Novell Netware 386
Partition 2 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
     phys=(288, 115, 43) logical=(340099, 6, 47)
Partition 2 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(367, 114, 50) logical=(4243382, 4, 42)
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdf3   ?     3769923     7673205   968014096   79  Unknown
Partition 3 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
     phys=(366, 32, 33) logical=(3769922, 2, 30)
Partition 3 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(357, 32, 43) logical=(7673204, 7, 39)
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdf4   ?           1     7333118  1818613248    d  Unknown
Partition 4 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
     phys=(372, 97, 50) logical=(0, 0, 1)
Partition 4 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(0, 10, 0) logical=(7333117, 7, 30)
Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.

Partition table entries are not in disk order
... and it still works as an mp3 player.

Curiously, I couldn't seem to mount these partitions seperately. To mount I had to use: mount -t vfat /dev/sdf /media/removable
 
Old 04-28-2006, 04:08 AM   #29
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Oh - anndd... I just remembered: many removable media devices do not use primary partitions. They create and extended partition occupying the entire drive, so the first partition will be /dev/sda5 instead.
 
  


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