Saturday, December 24, 2005

USB Connected on iRiver T20

I unplugged my iRiver T20 but the message USB Connected just kept staying. So I seeked for help in forums. Thanks to KHRoN from MisticRiver forum which showed the solution.
Basically, all I had to do is press the reset button. It was not showed in any manuals or so had hard time searching it. Now, it was located:

iRiver T20 reset button

Just had to press it using a needle and voilĂ . The problem is solved.

Merry Christmas, by the way.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Attaching iRiver to Linux

After trying nearly several hours to attach my iRiver T20 to my Linux operating system, I just kept getting errors. Anyways, firstly I tried to simply mount it as an USB device. No luck. Then I found an article which tells the story: there are two types of iRivers - the ones, which use firmware and the ones which do not. Okay then, maybe mine does.
Downloaded ifp manager
(archLinux tutorial, check for other operating systems in search engines). Also downloaded usbview. It tells me that my USB is in /proc/usb/devices and can perfectly be found. Okay, so I run:
# ifp ls
iRiver iFP device not found.
Note: Please check USB connection.
Checked everything and still could not solve that.
Then, browsing in one forum, found the message, dated to December, 2005:
I have the same problem as mentioned earlier about the iRiver T30 on ubuntu. After reading through some threads on the misticriver-forum, I found out that the US and European version can't be used on linux because it's firmware is based on mtp (microsoft "secure" firmware) which ties it as mentioned in an earlier post, to windows media player. Further more iRiver isn't planning to release any ums-firm/software for the t-models, so all in all it seems that we just have to wait and see what iRiver does or someone manages to find a workaround.

Okay then, so I am short of ideas. Damn...

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