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    trying to mount my "sansa e260r" mp3 player

    My mom got an iphone at christmas last year and she gave me her old mp3 player. It is a "sansa e260r". I've never been into mp3 players but I tried this thing today and in order to be able to put songs on it I had to use windows 7 =(

    I have both f16 & f17. I'm trying to get it to mount like a usb flash drive does (like when it shows up on the desktop when it's plugged in)

    When I plug this in the device says "connect" on the face of it, nothing appears in my media folder, or on my desktop.

    I tried searching google, and the fedora forum. I couldn't find anything that helped.

    I tried dmesg, this is what I got.....

    [ 2651.882572] usb 2-6: new high-speed USB device number 6 using ehci_hcd
    [ 2653.868917] usb 2-6: config 128 interface 0 altsetting 0 endpoint 0x81 has an invalid bInterval 100, changing to 10
    [ 2653.870763] usb 2-6: New USB device found, idVendor=0781, idProduct=7420
    [ 2653.870773] usb 2-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    [ 2653.870780] usb 2-6: Product: Sansa e260R
    [ 2653.870786] usb 2-6: Manufacturer: SanDisk
    [ 2653.870791] usb 2-6: SerialNumber: 00000000-00000000-4178b38a-f4170502-00000000
    [ 2761.496592] Btrfs loaded
    [ 2761.582568] SGI XFS with ACLs, security attributes, large block/inode numbers, no debug enabled
    [ 2761.860380] mdadm: sending ioctl 800c0910 to a partition!
    [ 2761.860391] mdadm: sending ioctl 800c0910 to a partition!
    [ 2761.860408] mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!
    [ 2761.860414] mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!
    [ 2761.920009] mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!
    [ 2761.920017] mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!
    [ 2761.920699] mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!
    [ 2761.920704] mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!
    [ 2761.920938] mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!
    [ 2761.920944] mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!
    [ 2802.691272] scsi_verify_blk_ioctl: 96 callbacks suppressed
    [ 2802.691281] mdadm: sending ioctl 800c0910 to a partition!
    [ 2802.691289] mdadm: sending ioctl 800c0910 to a partition!
    [ 2802.691306] mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!
    [ 2802.691311] mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!
    [ 2802.700058] mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!
    [ 2802.700066] mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!
    [ 2802.700840] mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!
    [ 2802.700847] mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!
    [ 2802.701144] mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!
    [ 2802.701149] mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!
    [fastuser@fasthost dev]$

    any ideas?

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    Re: trying to mount my "sansa e260r" mp3 player

    It would appear that your system is recognising the device correctly. (I think that the messages from Btrfs onward are not related - if that is not the case then something is more wronger)

    Do you have Rythmbox installed? I think this will bring in libmtp which should handle this device.

    You might check your udev rules files. Search for rules.d directory and then grep for the product id (7420). It should (I think) show entries for libmtp.

    User error. Please replace user and try again

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    Re: trying to mount my "sansa e260r" mp3 player

    Quote Originally Posted by ocratato
    It would appear that your system is recognising the device correctly. (I think that the messages from Btrfs onward are not related - if that is not the case then something is more wronger)

    Do you have Rythmbox installed? I think this will bring in libmtp which should handle this device.

    You might check your udev rules files. Search for rules.d directory and then grep for the product id (7420). It should (I think) show entries for libmtp.
    I didn't have Rythmbox installed, I just installed it though.

    It does recognize it, but I got an error:

    "Unable to open the SanDisk Sansa e200/e250/e260/e270/e280 device"

    ---------- Post added at 03:48 AM ---------- Previous post was at 03:43 AM ----------

    I also found this on the sandisk website:

    Connecting to Your Computer
    Rhapsody and PlaysForSure Modes
    Your Sansa e200R Rhapsody can operate in two different USB modes, Rhapsody
    (Mass Storage Class) and PlaysForSure (Media Transfer Protocol). The default
    setting is Rhapsody mode. From your Sansa e200R Rhapsody’s main menu, go
    to Settings/USB Modes/Rhapsody or PlaysForSure to change the mode.

    Which one should I chose? I seem to have problems with both.

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    Re: trying to mount my "sansa e260r" mp3 player

    The udev rules on my system map it to libmtp,the Media Transfer Protocol library. If yours do the same, then I would go for the PlaysForSure mode.

    User error. Please replace user and try again

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    Re: trying to mount my "sansa e260r" mp3 player

    The SanDisk sansa E260 should be working out of the box with Linux.

    Try to configure the usb port as usb mass storage device.

    Which firmware do you have installed on the player?

    Please note if you want to update the original SanDisk firmware there are at least three different and incompatible versions of this player: E260, E260R (with Rhapsody) and E260v2.

    If you don't like the SanDisk firmware you could try to install Rockbox on the player which is some sort of "open source" firmware and you can find it here ---> http://www.rockbox.org/

    The E260R should be fully supported by Rockbox.

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    Re: trying to mount my "sansa e260r" mp3 player

    I got it to work by changing it to "mass storage class", and it seems to mount up just fine now without rhythmbox at all. I just use it like a flash drive and it seems to work just fine. Thanks for the help though guys!

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