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LinuxNewbie.org: Getting Your Diamond Rio to Work in Linux

Jun 19, 2000, 14:08 (1 Talkback[s])
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"I bought a Diamond Rio about a year ago during a rebate promotion. For those of you who don't know, you can take mp3's that you have stored on your hard drive and upload them onto this nifty little device, which is about half the size of a walkman or smaller. Of course, the software that comes with it to moderate this process doesn't run on Linux."

"That brings us to the point of this NHF. Believe it or not, getting the Rio to work in Linux is easier then the same process in Windows. I'm serious. If you don't believe me then just follow along. Before I start with though, let me relay some information. According to the software's homepage, you need to be root to compile and run this thing. My own experience tells me that if you compile it as root, then you can run it as a normal user. Also, you might think that you'll need to do something with your kernel. This is not the case. Finally, when I refer to "rio," then I'm refering to the software. When I refer to "Rio," then I'm talking about actual device."

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