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Linux.ie/FRLinux.net: Installing a Creative Zen USB on Linux

Apr 14, 2003, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephane Dudzinski)

[ Thanks to Ken Guest for these links. ]

"Even though most of the people don't know about it, there is a project on Linux which allows you to connect your Zen mp3 player on Linux. Developers are working quite hard at the moment to get a new release out and which also supports my Zen 2.0. I am not using usb-ohci (the USB module for USB 2.0) as it makes my system unstable after a while so I only upload songs using USB 1.1 (even if it is slower, at least it works all the time which is the most important to me). Make sure that you have a system which is properly supporting USB (recompile your kernel if necessary to allow more modules).

"Regarding software, make sure you have installed : libusb and hotplug. For distributions using packages, you will also need the 'devel' versions (dev for Debian) if you want to be able to properly compile your source and the application. Make also sure you installed CVS as you will need it to download the lastest up to date version of libnjb. This is indeed the project name which deals with your player. Concerning the software with a nice GUI, I chose Gnomad2. You could also use GnomeDap which does nearly the same job but I found it much less stable...:

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