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MP3 Player - SanDisk Sansa e130

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For the record here I purchased one of these things

and up to this point it appears to be compatible

with Mandriva 2006. Trying to find documented

compatibility between MP3 Players and Linux is

a bit of a challenge. I sent some messages to

several sales@xyz.com and got mostly no replies

and in once case a flat out "it won't work" message.


I decided on this particular machine because I own

a SanDisk 512MB Cruser USB drive and Mandriva

recognizes that. So, you would expect that an MP3

Player from the same manufacturer should be the same.

At least in this case, it is.


When you plug the e130 into the USB port Mandriva

recognizes it and places a Sansa e130 icon on the

Mandriva desktop. Opening that presents you with

the same file presentation structure you would

see with the 512MB USB drive. Drag, drop and delete

functions work the same. I do give things a minute

or two to settle before disconnecting the e130.

Do not unmount it as that appears to do awful things.

Also before disconnecting empty the trash and do

not have the Sansa e130 as "focus" on the desktop.

Choose something else or nothing at all, then

disconnect it. Otherwise I think there's some

incompleteness going on there. Especially if you

have deleted something and not emptied the trash.


Since the e130 is functionally the same as the e140

at 1GB of internal memory I would expect that

they would preform the same.


[moved from Hardware by spinynorman]

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