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    Default need ti install a driver for an mp3 player

    Hi all,

    I have an Iriver H10 20 gig mp3 player here.

    OS11.2 64bit is recognizing the device, but cannot get it to work properly.

    So I found a driver for it on sourceforge, called EasyH10.5, I have downloaded it.

    I canot figure out how to install it. I am trying several commands without success.

    If anyone can assist me on this, would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks


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    Default Re: need ti install a driver for an mp3 player

    Is there a readme file in the package?

    You will probably need the gcc compiler. It does not get installed by default. Go to Yast-softwareSoftware Management and install the gcc package. Youe will see lots of gcc related packages you should only need the base package,

    Also since this is a driver you may need the kernel-source package. You can determine which kerenl you are using by looking in the menu-compputer-sysinfo or by typing uname -a at a command line.

    If the above does not work tell use the error you are having.

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    Default Re: need ti install a driver for an mp3 player

    but cannot get it to work properly.
    Explain what you want it do that it will not.
    Are you just using file manager or a application like amarok?
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    Default Re: need ti install a driver for an mp3 player

    Hey guys,

    I am not getting errors, I have installed gcc as well.

    I am trying it with rhthymbox, amarok, banshee, fspot for pic viewer.

    I have read the readme and the install files, trying the commands from there, to no avail.

    According to Amarok site, it should work but I think that the driver needs to be in place first.

    The media players are locking up when trying to work it, as well as the device itself.


    Thanks

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    Default Re: need ti install a driver for an mp3 player

    If this is a simple USB device which is what amounts to a mass storage device, many of which are much like any pen drive or camera you connect, then no drivers are needed. But if it's a more glorified player with loads of features it may be rather difficult.

    Most of these devices are made with only one or two OS in mind.

    Only amarok 1.4 will work and that requires some special setting up. So have you done this. Otherwise I would look into wine and running any windows software for this device there. Or I can bump you over a free version of crossover.
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    Default Re: need ti install a driver for an mp3 player

    Yeah, Caf.

    It is one of those glorified versions with fm radio, voice recorder, pdf viewer and such.


    Will find the writeup on Amarok site and post it,


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    Default Re: need ti install a driver for an mp3 player

    What I mean is you need to remove amarok2
    add the Packman kde3
    Index of /suse/kde3/11.2

    Then install amarok-packman amarok-xine amarok (But this will drag some kde3 stuff in)
    Which may mean you need this repo too
    Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE3/openSUSE_11.2

    messy Huh!
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    Default Re: need ti install a driver for an mp3 player

    Quote Originally Posted by Heeter View Post
    It is one of those glorified versions with fm radio, voice recorder, pdf viewer and such.
    Sounds pretty standard to me. Looking it up it appears to support mass storage mode (UMS). Have you tried that? Banshee or Amarok should support that. For Banshee, you just need to create a .isaudioplayer file in the root directory of the player. An example, from my Sansa E240,

    Code:
    audio_folders=music/
    output_formats=audio/mpeg
    cover_art_file_type=jpeg
    cover_art_file_name=album art.jpg
    cover_art_size=200

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    Default Re: need ti install a driver for an mp3 player

    Hi Chief,

    Could you please elaborate on the folder placement. I don't know where the root directory is for amarok or banshee

    Thanks

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    Default Re: need ti install a driver for an mp3 player

    Quote Originally Posted by Heeter View Post
    Hi Chief,

    Could you please elaborate on the folder placement. I don't know where the root directory is for amarok or banshee

    Thanks

    Heeter
    I'm referring to the root folder of your H10. So, if the H10 mounts at '/media/h10', save the .isaudioplayer file there.

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