Portable MP3 player integration with FreeBSD?
nomad at castle.org
Tue May 6 13:39:49 PDT 2003
Are you using .4x or 5.x for this? I've tried to get my Studio 20 working
with 5.0-Current, but the umass driver doesn't pick it up. If I
have ugen compiled in it grabs the device, but if I don't then
nothing does. It looks like the entries for In-System Design haven't
changed between the 4.x tree and the 5.x tree. There's an entry for
INSYSTEM_USBCABLE in umass.c, but not for INSYSTEM_ATAPI which is what
0x0031 maps to in usbdevs. (Adding INSYSTEM_ATAPI to it generates
usbdevs -v -d shows:
port 1 addr 2: full speed, self powered, config 1, USB Storage
In-System Design(0x05ab), rev 1.10
Looking at the devfs filesystem there is no da entry created, nor are
there any /dev/u* entries generated.
: || tylendel.castle.org  ; ls -ld /dev/da* /dev/u*
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 7 May 5 12:58 /dev/urandom -> random
crw-rw---- 1 root operator 108, 255 May 5 12:58 /dev/usb
crw-rw---- 1 root operator 108, 0 May 5 12:58 /dev/usb0
crw-rw---- 1 root operator 108, 1 May 5 12:58 /dev/usb1
crw-rw---- 1 root operator 108, 2 May 5 12:58 /dev/usb2
Nothing shows up in dmesg when I connect the device. usbd run in
diag-mode shows the attach event, but (as would be expected) doesn't
know what to do with it.
usbd: device-attach event at 1052164813.200453000, USB Storage Adapter,
vndr=0x05ab prdct=0x0031 rlse=0x0110 clss=0x00ff subclss=0x0000 prtcl=0x00ff
The kernel I just tried with is:
FreeBSD 5.1-BETA #53: Tue May 6 09:10:50 PDT 2003
root at tylendel.castle.org:/users/FreeBSD-5.0/obj/users/FreeBSD-5.0/src/sys/T
But it also doesn't work with the 5.0-current kernel from 7 APR, 2003.
Anyone have any suggestions?
>On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 03:30:14PM -0800, Philip Hallstrom wrote:
>> Hi all -
>> I'd like to get my wife a portable mp3 player, but it seems like
>> they all require Windows and special software... and I'd rather not have a
>> windows box just so she can copy mp3s... I noticed the urio driver, but
>> it's only for a couple of players (not the SONICblue Rio S35S which is the
>> one I like best at this point).
>> So two questions:
>> - What portable mp3 players are you using that work well with FreeBSD
>> (beyond what's in the urio man page)?
>I have an Archos Jukebox, which requires no special drivers, just
>USB support in your kernel for the umass device. Therefore, you can
>use whatever software works best for you WRT encoding mp3's. Just plug
>it in, and copy yer files to it with your OS's native commands. Easy.
>It's a really good device, too.
>FWIW, the jukebox software shipped for Windows is the best encoding/burning
>software I've used on that platform.
>> - Are any of you using mp3 players that just use a standard compactflash
>> card that I can just copy files onto using existing USB umass stuff? (I'm
>> having zero luck finding info about this).
>Don't know about this - the Archos is simply a small form-factor HDD
>with some proprietary stuff around it.
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