Find the answer to your Linux question:
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
Well.. i have an MP3 player called a Zen Micro (by Cre4tive Labs) and to be honest; i just cant get it to work, no linux drivers (all Windoze drivers) ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined! El-Daveo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Home
    Posts
    42

    Unhappy Peripherals and Linux


    Well.. i have an MP3 player called a Zen Micro (by Cre4tive Labs) and to be honest; i just cant get it to work, no linux drivers (all Windoze drivers) between this and gaming these are my last 2 barriers before i tell MS Doze to
    'GO %$@! itself'. this is honestly the most irritating thing i have ever encountered, by far. I need help real bad.. so someone for the love of god..

    HELP!

    Im not on my home computer right now so .. yeah help me out.. my cheap (35-50$) Lexmark has no linux support either.. help.. chances are that after i get some discs i will be trying CentOS 4(ish) later.. so, yeah, i dunno if that will makea difference.. i dont care so long as they work.

    Wav

  2. #2
    Just Joined! shakumafu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    29
    Well i just did a quick google search and found this
    http://gnomad2.sourceforge.net/

    gl

  3. #3
    Linux Guru antidrugue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    3,211
    Quote Originally Posted by El-Daveo
    Well.. i have an MP3 player called a Zen Micro (by Cre4tive Labs) and to be honest; i just cant get it to work, no linux drivers (all Windoze drivers)
    Can't you just connect the thing and mount it like a USB device? Then drag and drop songs?

    Quote Originally Posted by El-Daveo
    my cheap (35-50$) Lexmark has no linux support either.. help.. chances are that after i get some discs i will be trying CentOS 4(ish)
    Which exact model is it? Did you take a look here?
    http://www.linuxprinting.org/
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

  4. #4
    Just Joined! shakumafu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    29
    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    Can't you just connect the thing and mount it like a USB device? Then drag and drop songs?
    The zen micro is a hard drive so special software is needed to transfer files.

    Mandriva has pretty good hardware and printer support out of the box so you shouldnt have too many problems installing the printer

  5. #5
    Just Joined! El-Daveo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Home
    Posts
    42
    Gnomad has some many dependancies its unbelieveable.. if you people can find all of them sure.. i tried..

    and the printer... no go.. it dont work..

    i tried.. please.. please keep helping..

    i dont know all the dependancies ... youll have to find them..

    ty in advance... later

    dave

  6. #6
    Linux Guru antidrugue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    3,211
    Quote Originally Posted by shakumafu
    The zen micro is a hard drive so special software is needed to transfer files.
    Yes well, I thing you are right about this gnomad2: people on different forums seem to like it. It does look easy to configure.

    Did you try it, El-Daveo?
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

  7. #7
    Just Joined! El-Daveo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Home
    Posts
    42
    alright.. yeah thats a nice thought .. nice to configure etc.. But It Doesnt WORK at all..
    everything has a dependancy.. gtk+ all kinds of s*it .. its more than you care to know.. trust me.. i just spent 4+hours on it

    dave

  8. #8
    Linux Guru fingal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Birmingham - UK
    Posts
    1,539
    I can't help you with the Zen player (I don't even have an mp3 player but I hear iRiver is good) but the printer ... That's something else.

    How have you tried setting it up? There are a couple of ways to do it, but I think the best way is to use KDE's built-in print manager and to use CUPS as the default print server. I went through your problem with my Canon and it turned out to be a bad printer cable. I'd be surprised if your Lexmark didn't work in the end because they contribute (I think) to open source development.

    CUPS (errrr.. I haven't checked but something like Common Unix Print Server) supports printing over networks etc ... so it's pretty good. Mandriva includes a lot of open source printer drivers.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

  9. #9
    Linux Guru antidrugue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    3,211
    Quote Originally Posted by El-Daveo
    everything has a dependancy.. gtk+ all kinds of s*it .. its more than you care to know.. trust me.. i just spent 4+hours on it
    Isn't there a gnomad2 package in Mandriva? There is one in most distros. So you shouldn't have to worry about those dependencies at all.
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

  10. #10
    Just Joined! El-Daveo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Home
    Posts
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    Isn't there a gnomad2 package in Mandriva?
    No.. no there isnt.. try again.. even the rpms have dependancies (the ones i got off the net)

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •