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Old 01-02-2006, 05:23 PM   #1
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Smile MP3 Player - how to connect


Hi

I will be getting a MP3 Player today and it is a USB 2.0 one. What do I need to transfer MP3s to this device.

I am using Mandrake 10.1

Thanks for your help.

Shelton.
 
Old 01-02-2006, 05:57 PM   #2
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What do I need to transfer MP3s to this device.
That very much depends on what mp3 player you get. If it is iPod, gtkpod works fantastic. Others that mount as a removable device can simply have the mp3's dumped on them like it is a hard drive using a file browser such as Konqueror, my preference is Krusader for that. Certain ones will be near impossible to use in linux.My deceased Rio Cali I used Krusader, my old Rio s30.........never managed to get it working in linux.

Do state what brand and model of mp3 player you get and someone will let you know.
 
Old 01-02-2006, 06:25 PM   #3
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Ok its a Creative Muvo N200

So I dont have to mount it or anything, it should automatically detect it ?

Regards
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Old 01-02-2006, 06:45 PM   #4
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Ok its a Creative Muvo N200

So I dont have to mount it or anything, it should automatically detect it ?

Regards
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Should be fine. I have a Creative MuVo, and in Suse it just shows up in /media as a usb device. Copy the music straight over.
 
Old 01-02-2006, 09:39 PM   #5
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Smile

Ok thanks Matt and others - will try it out later tonight!
 
Old 01-02-2006, 09:45 PM   #6
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For Mandriva, check in /mnt
 
Old 01-03-2006, 02:46 AM   #7
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For Mandriva, check in /mnt
Lakota!! your the man - its in /mnt/removable

thanks alot!

Shelton.
 
Old 01-03-2006, 08:51 PM   #8
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Hi

I will be getting a MP3 Player today and it is a USB 2.0 one. What do I need to transfer MP3s to this device.

I am using Mandrake 10.1

Thanks for your help.

Shelton.

I do implore you to upgrade to Mandriva 2005LE or 2006

or at least upgrade KDE to 3.4.2

I really hate manually mounted and umounting USB devices.

since new KDE and Mandriva, they automatically mount my usb keys and MP3 players to a icon on the desktop (just like a cdrom does)
right click USB drive icon umount to disable .
 
Old 01-04-2006, 01:08 AM   #9
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I do implore you to upgrade to Mandriva 2005LE or 2006

or at least upgrade KDE to 3.4.2
One thing that is holding me back from upgrading to Mandriva 2006 is that I do not want to start from scratch ie format and install everything from scratch - or can I simply upgrade on top of Mandrake 10.1 ?

Shelton.
 
Old 01-04-2006, 03:41 AM   #10
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One thing that is holding me back from upgrading to Mandriva 2006 is that I do not want to start from scratch ie format and install everything from scratch - or can I simply upgrade on top of Mandrake 10.1 ?

Shelton.
ya mate you can upgrade easily several ways without losing a single thing

1
  1. . download and ISO of Mandriva 2006 , boot it and choose Upgrade. (will scan what you have installed and upgrade them just like Mandriva Update in 10.1)
  2. you can instead of adding 10.1 source to Media Manager (URPMI.addmedia) you can use 2006 sources

paste these 'Australian' 2006 sources in Konsole as root

Code:
urpmi.addmedia 2006plf-free ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/plf/mandrake/free/2006.0 with synthesis.hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia 2006plf-nonfree ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/plf/mandrake/non-free/2006.0 with synthesis.hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia --update 2006updates ftp://mirror.pacific.net.au/linux/Mandriva-Linux/official/updates/2006.0/main_updates/ with media_info/synthesis.hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia 2006main ftp://mirror.pacific.net.au/linux/Mandriva-Linux/official/2006.0/i586/media/main with media_info/synthesis.hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia 2006contrib ftp://mirror.pacific.net.au/linux/Mandriva-Linux/official/2006.0/i586/media/contrib with media_info/synthesis.hdlist.cz
now if you type as root

urpmi --auto-select

(it will begin to download updated versions of all software you have installed)
 
Old 01-04-2006, 04:48 AM   #11
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carl0ski

Thats sounds really easy - OK but I only hope and pray nothing gets broken

Cheers
Shelton.
 
Old 01-04-2006, 06:03 AM   #12
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Don't choose the "Upgrade" option from the install CD, you'll wind up with lots of problems and probably end up re-installing from scratch after two weeks of aggravation anyway. Any programs you currently have installed will almost certainly be available for the newest version of Mandriva, just back up your personal files, make a list of the programs you have installed, install 2006 from scratch, copy all your personal files back over, and install all the programs you had installed before.
 
Old 01-04-2006, 10:09 PM   #13
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Don't choose the "Upgrade" option from the install CD, you'll wind up with lots of problems and probably end up re-installing from scratch after two weeks of aggravation anyway. Any programs you currently have installed will almost certainly be available for the newest version of Mandriva, just back up your personal files, make a list of the programs you have installed, install 2006 from scratch, copy all your personal files back over, and install all the programs you had installed before.

mate you are in the linux forum this isnt windows

i have absolutely never ever had a loss in anydata in my home directory.

Over 3 years i have installed upgraded Mandriva (using update on DVD) using urpmi --auto-select,
and iinstalled different distros back to mandriva 2006 and upgraded to 2006.1 with urpmi --auto-select.
my 5GB home partition is 3 years old.


No matter what version or distro every time kde boots my menus, icons taskbar layout, and firefox history are intact.


during an update from mandriva to mandriva that isnt an issue maybe changing distros will cause that.


I dont recommend using a Suse Disc and choosing upgrade Mandriva,
(i tryied upgrade Fedora with Mandriva not good idea :P messy)


Upgrade from DVd/cd is good at repairing since it installs your Hardware settings again (printer, network card and Video) , Bootloader is reinstalled and a New default kernel is added. and resets root password.

however programs in like samba etc settings in /var /etc are retained.
 
Old 01-04-2006, 10:43 PM   #14
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Probably true when you have your hard drive partitioned in traditional linux style (with separate /, /home, /var partitions, etc,.), and using urpmi --auto-select, but I just have a swap and / partition, and when I chose "Upgrade" from the boot DVD when I went from 10.1 to 2005 LE, and from LE to 2006, I ran into a lot of dependency problems, missing files, incompatible software versions, etc,. All of my settings and stuff were retained, but it was hardly worth it when I spent the next week updating and replacing stuff before just saying screw it and installing from scratch. Maybe it was just my computer, or the fact that I'm still new to linux, but since then I just install fresh when upgrading. One less thing to worry about.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 02:28 AM   #15
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Probably true when you have your hard drive partitioned in traditional linux style (with separate /, /home, /var partitions, etc,.), and using urpmi --auto-select, but I just have a swap and / partition, and when I chose "Upgrade" from the boot DVD when I went from 10.1 to 2005 LE, and from LE to 2006, I ran into a lot of dependency problems, missing files, incompatible software versions, etc,. All of my settings and stuff were retained, but it was hardly worth it when I spent the next week updating and replacing stuff before just saying screw it and installing from scratch. Maybe it was just my computer, or the fact that I'm still new to linux, but since then I just install fresh when upgrading. One less thing to worry about.

i only have / and /home


i definetly recommend !!!!!!!

you use a dedicated /home partition
Home directory is prone to fragmentation and will degrade access performanc to / root partition and software



ps im just going to assume you didnt have damaged install discs
and they werent Community Edition

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