Dell DJ

Oliver Fromme olli at
Tue Apr 20 04:42:45 PDT 2004

Eric Anderson <anderson at> wrote:
 > Just curious if anyone is using a Dell Digital Jukebox (DJ) over USB 
 > with FreeBSD.  FreeBSD sees it, but I don't know how to get it to 
 > recognize it as a umass device.  Any hints?

In general, if FreeBSD doesn't recognize a device as a
umass device, then it simply is not a umass device.
It's probably using a proprietary protocol which requires
special drivers.  I suggest you search the mailing list
archives and Google, or maybe you can find somethin on
SourceForge or FreshMeat.  If you can't find anything,
then the only option is to create a driver yourself.

(BTW, I have a similar problem with my Creative D.A.B.
portable jukebox, which isn't a umass device either.
There is a SourceForge project for the similar Creative
»Nomad« series, which is even supposed to support FreeBSD,
but it didn't work in 4-stable with my device when I tried
it a few months ago.  Maybe it got better; they released a
new beta snapshot two weeks ago, but I didn't have the
time to give it another try yet.)


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