[gpodder] Re: Gpodder 3 does not recognize Sansa Clip Zip

  • From: Kinney Baughman <baughmankr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gpodder@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2015 20:13:23 -0500

On 02/03/2015 11:49 AM, Kinney Baughman wrote:
On 02/03/2015 11:18 AM, Redacted sender jnwickremasinghe@xxxxxxxxx for DMARC wrote:
Hi Kinney,

You'll need to mount the Clip Zip so that Arch can see it first. How do you connect the device to your computer?
I use SpaceFM as my file browser. It mounts the Clip Zip automatically. But I've also tried mounting it manually from the command line. So Arch does see it both ways.

Once it's mounted, I copy the mount/device path and enter it into "Preferences".

I am currently using gPodder to sync to my android device via MTP but I previously used gPodder 2 and gPodder 3 to sync to my Sansa Clip over USB as a 'mass storage' device. Either way, you'll need to mount your device first so that Arch can see it, and then set the mount point in gPodder so that it knows which folder to sync your files to.

Yes. This is what I've done. The option to transfer files to the mp3 device never shows up in gPodder3. Only the "Transfer to Folder" option. In gPodder2, both of those options were available when I right-clicked on a file in order to transfer it to the clip zip.

Sorry this isn't clearer. I need to update the user manual.

Let me know if you have any problems and I can help you out.

As I write this, I realize I haven't tried installing gPodder3 on another computer. I'll give that a try and report back with the results.

Thanks for the reply.


Reporting back with the results of installing gPodder3 on my workstation running Arch Linux and an XFCE desktop.

Same thing.  :-(

This time I manually mounted the player on "/mnt/clipzip" instead of the dynamic mount point in "/run/media/.....".

After that failed, I went further and made an entry in /etc/fstab for the player, identified by UUID. Rebooted the computer, the device mounted as defined in /etc/fstab. Still no "device" option when I right-click to tranfer a file to the player.

I did notice one thing that is unusual.

The computer recognizes the device as "/dev/sdb" and not "/dev/sdb1" as I would have expected.

Do you think that might have something to do with the problem? Maybe reformat the internal memory chip and precisely define a partition on it?





-----Original Message-----
From: Kinney Baughman <baughmankr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: gpodder@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 7:50 AM
Subject: [gpodder] Gpodder 3 does not recognize Sansa Clip Zip


I have SanDisk Clip Zip with Rockbox on it.  I'm running an updated
version of Arch Linux.  My desktop environment is LXDE.

I have installed gPodder3 several times over the past couple of years
but I have abandoned the attempt each time because gPodder3 never
recognizes the Clip Zip as a device. gPodder2, not a problem. In
gPodder3, the only option I ever get when transferring a podcast is to a
"folder".  The "device" option is never offered.

I have defined the device in "Preferences" every which kind of way.

Has anyone else gotten gPodder3 to recognize a Clip Zip?  There has to
be a trick here that I'm missing.




Kinney Baughman,       Technology Support Specialist
Division of Educational Outreach and Summer Programs
Appalachian State University
257 University Hall
Boone, NC 28608                  Phone: 828-262-6523

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