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July 19th, 2008, 01:12 AM
So, I have a Sony Walkman NWZ-S616F and on the player's screen is "Connecting". I also have the latest version of Ubuntu (Hardy Heron) if that helps. Any advice to fix this problem?

August 18th, 2008, 01:32 AM
Sony Walkman NWZ-S616F ubuntu 8.4

My solution to this problem about mounting the walkman
From Add and Remove I installed “gnomad2” I restared the computer plug in the walkman and recognize it
Hope this help and sorry for the spelling!!

here is the link to gnomad2 web page http://gnomad2.sourceforge.net/?


September 8th, 2008, 10:42 AM
Here is the fix. It sounds a bit scary, but just follow the instructions. The problem seems to be a bug in Hal. Once you have fixed it, Walkman will automount just fine


December 6th, 2009, 10:50 AM
Hey guys,

I've researched this problem a little bit, but none of the solutions can help me and I was wondering if someone could help me with some special circumstances i'm working with.

I have the NWZ-S616F, when I run lsusb it does in fact show up as "054c:0327 Sony Corp." and the player's screen does reflect that it is connecting. All standard symptoms to this problem from what I can gather.

I'm running Hardy Heron 8.04 because that was the most recent distro when I left the states back in July.

This is where my problem comes in, I'm currently deployed on a ship, so there is no way for me to download updates or install things via "apt-get". I can't plug my laptop into a network basically..

Is there anyway for me to work around the problem with just what is already installed? Or am I SOL until I can get home and plug into my network again (I can't even wait until the next port visit because I have issues with my ****** built in wifi card.

Any help is appreciated!


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December 6th, 2009, 11:33 AM
hmm.. not a permanent solution, but I used the following to at least get access through Rhymebox:

from: http://kubuntuforums.net/forums/index.php?topic=3096598

i took the following steps (for anyone else who finds this thread and needs similiar help..)

nano /etc/udev/rules.d/45-libmtp7.rules

add the following to the list of sony players

# Sony Walkman NWZ-S616F
ATTR{idVendor}=="054c", ATTR{idProduct}=="035b", SYMLINK+="libmtp-%k", MODE="660", GROUP="audio"

after I rebooted, it still says "Connecting USB(MTP)" on the players screen, but like I said, it appears in Rhymebox and I can edit what's on it again..:D

December 6th, 2009, 11:47 AM
In 8.04 you need to mount the player manually according to this (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PortableDevices/Sony).

December 7th, 2009, 01:04 AM
That's for a different model walkman, and when i ran "killall gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor" it returned "gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor: no process killed"

With the way I did it above, it made it show up in Rhymebox, and I was able to delete the files that were on it and drag and drog music onto it. but it's severly lacking some things I have taken for granted..

Now all the music I just added is in the root directory, so I can't use the folder view to go through artist then album.. and the old directories are still there, just empty.

I guess this is what I get for frankensteining an old laptop about 2 weeks before leaving the country, haha. it's useable just not as well as i'd like, but I should be home in another 4-7 weeks, so I can deal with it..

Thanks, and if anything else comes to mind, I'm open to ideas!