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    Creativ ZEN X-fi

    Hi Forum
    I have just installed Hardy Heron and i am really impressed (coming from Debian).
    I've just managed to install the Creative ZEN X-fi 8GB.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libmtp7 mtp-tools
    In /etc/udev/rules.d/45-libnjb.rules add:
    Code:
    # Creative Zen X-fi
    SYSFS{idVendor}=="041e", SYSFS{idProduct}=="4162", GROUP="plugdev", MODE="0770"
    In /etc/udev/rules.d/45-libmtp7.rules add:
    Code:
    # Creative Zen X-fi
    ATTR{idVendor}=="041e", ATTR{idProduct}=="4162", SYMLINK+="libmtp-%k", MODE="770", GROUP="audio"
    It works with gnomad2 as user.

    To mount the X-fi directly to a folder:
    Code:
    apt-get install mtpfs
    mkdir /home/username/folder
    mtpfs /home/username/folder
    I couldn't get it work in Amarok, but i don't care, because normally i use the mtpfs-mount.
    Greetz
    Fordy

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    Re: Creativ ZEN X-fi

    thanks man. i just got a 32gig zen xfi for christmas, this REALLY helped me out.

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    Re: Creativ ZEN X-fi

    Just got home from celebrating Christmas. Been dreading the mtp hell I'd go through to get it working, do a quick search, find this... I love you.

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    Re: Creativ ZEN X-fi

    Tried this the other day and "/etc/udev/rules.d/45-libnjb.rules " doesn't exist in my system...

    so i created it with just that line (probs a retarded thing 2 do but hey, I was desperate) and I ended up having to reset my player...

    can anyone help me here, relative linux noop here, even to i been running ubuntu since gutsy....

    Si

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    Re: Creativ ZEN X-fi

    Hey!

    You have to install libnjb too.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libnjb5
    Greets,

    Jochen

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    Re: Creativ ZEN X-fi

    i have a creative zen x-fi 16 GB, and after entering all the information and such, when i run sudo gnomad2 in terminal it sends me this:

    Device 0 (VID=041e and PID=4162) is UNKNOWN.
    Please report this VID/PID and the device model to the libmtp development team
    PTP: Opening session
    Segmentation fault

    the zen recognizes that its docked, but i can not connect to it

    help!

    oh yeah and im new at linux

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    Re: Creativ ZEN X-fi

    Thanks for the lead, man!

    I followed the steps and some errors occured that I could solve myself and helped me to get MyZen to work with both Amarok and Rhytmbox. Here we go...

    I've created two starters to mount and unmount MyZen:

    command: sudo mtpfs Zen-Xfi -o allow_other for mounting
    command: sudo fusermount -u Zen-Xfi for unmounting

    I've used these commands to get MyZen to work with Amarok and Rhytmbox.

    In Amarok I've added a MTP Media device and provided the mount command to the pre connect and and unmount command to the post disconnect properties of the device. Connecting en disconnecting works fine. Other features of Amarok are still there for me to explore and to test.

    Before starting Rhythmbox I mount MyZen. In Rhythmbox I browse to the appropriate folder at the Rhythmbox preferences, music tab. Closed it, et voila, I can play music with "the box" using MyZen.

    Thanks to you and hope to be of any help to you.
    Greetz

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    Re: Creativ ZEN X-fi

    Don't know if it could be useful but i've resolved my problem with gnomad mounting in that way:

    Open a shell
    Logged as root (with sudo su)
    Executed gnomad2 in the shell and finally it recognises my zen x-fi

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    Re: Creativ ZEN X-fi

    By the way, sudo amarok also connected me to it

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    Thumbs up Re: Creativ ZEN X-fi

    I had this same problem (having to run gnomad2 or really any other mp3 syncing program as root). I did some investigating and I think there's a permissions error here

    If you look at /etc/udev/rules.d/45-libnjb.rules you'll see that the group for the device is set to "audio". If you change it to "plugdev" for your device gnomad2 should run without root access. A normal Ubuntu user isn't in the audio group, but is in the plugdev group.

    I'd assume that this same scenario might apply to an mtp device since it looks like /etc/udev/rules.d/45-libmtp.rules is setup the same way.

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