I tried to connect my Creative ZEN but it doesnt connect. With the cable is nothing wrong cus when I insert it, it starts up. Linux has no problem finding the external harddisk.
For the Creative ZEN I use a cable with on the computer end a big plug and on the other end a small plug for the Creative ZEN.
I use SuSE 11.2
Does anyone know what the problem is or might be? And how to solve it?
Don’t know which Zen you have but my antique “xtra” (the 2.5" hdd type) wouldn’t play at all with the new Amarok. However v1.4x of Amarok (Suse 11.1/KDE3.5 vintage) allowed it to be easily configured and used.
You may also need to install the appropriate filesystem API.
If that helps any ?
> Hello all,
> I tried to connect my Creative ZEN but it doesnt connect. With the
> cable is nothing wrong cus when I insert it, it starts up. Linux has no
> problem finding the external harddisk.
> For the Creative ZEN I use a cable with on the computer end a big plug
> and on the other end a small plug for the Creative ZEN.
> I use SuSE 11.2
> Does anyone know what the problem is or might be? And how to solve it?
The ZEN doesn’t connect as a normal USB memory stick (tho’ you can make a
plugged in SD card work like that). It uses the mtp file system - more
Micro$oft crud! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mtpfs).
I used to be able to get the ZEN to mount using mtpfs from the CLI and also
use Nomad but these both now fail with a segfault.
I’ve tried Amarok 1.4 & 2.2 and both fail with a segfault - there’s a bug
report in about it (https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=204251).
My guess is that the mtpfs library is not compatible with the current
I don’t use the ZEN that often so I can sit around for a while and see if a
fix turns up otherwise I’ll just have to dust off an old PC loaded with XP
just to update it :(.
Thanks for the info.
I will just wait a while to see if its getting fixed. Meanwhile I will use Vista to upload them to the external harddrive. Cus thats working under linux.
I know also see the problem with propiatory software. Its stupid. It really makes u dependent on the big companys. I started using linux cus my 6yr old laptop continued to crash time after time. But lately im also interested in programming. This problem motivates me even more to contribute to open-source. I started with python today. My father is a C++ programmer so I don’t have to worry about a good tutor:-)