I am trying to connect my Rio MP3 player to my Hardy system on a Vaio laptop. Even after several hours studying manuals, Wikis, forum posts etc. it seems that a very simple thing is very difficult to accomplish on Ubuntu.
The Rio switches on every 20 seconds for about 5 seconds and then shuts down again. On the Linux system I don't see anything. I have read about pmount, but I don't even know what device to mount.

My frustration might move me back to XP soon...

Help would be appreciated.