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Re: Tools to work with a Sansa

On Wednesday 11 February 2009 17:09:55 Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> I just got a Sansa 4Gb Connect MP3.  This is audio and video.
> I am running FC10 and Gnome on an Asus 701.
> I plug the sansa in with its special USB cable and I show a USB
> device but it is not accessable.

The Sansa devices can be configured in 2 USB modes.  By default they 
are configured such that they appear to be a media device to MS 
Windows.  You want the other mode, it which the Sansa appears to be a 
storage device.  That's configured in the Sansa's Settings section.

> I have tried to add the Disk Mounter tool to the panel, but when I
> click on add, nothing happens.
> So perhaps multiple things are going wrong here.
> But what tool would I use to move music, pics, and videos to the
> Sansa?

When I plug in my Sansa, I am informed (on my KDE desktop) that a new 
device has been plugged in.  I opt to mount that device.  Then it is a 
simple matter to copy files to /media/SANSA_CLIP/PODCASTS/ (or 
whatever).  When the Sansa is disconnected it automatically re-indexes 
the files stored on it.  Then they are available via the on-screen menu 

FYI, the Sansa firmware is updated the same way: just copy the firmware 
file to the root of the device's filesystem.  No need for Sandisk's 
Win32 application.

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