Before I go on, I would like to applaud SanDisk for everything they have done to make sure the Sansa Fuze supports Linux. Thank you. You’re still a rare breed, though your numbers are growing.
However, the first thing I noticed when I attached my Sansa Fuze to my computer was that it didn’t work. It wasn’t until tried the lsusb command to begin troubleshooting the problem that it came online. Maybe it’s just Ubuntu Hardy Heron, but I think that it’s worth looking into given Ubuntu’s prominence.
The only other Linux-specific problem I’ve run into has been with .m3u playlists. The Fuze expects every line to end with a line feed after the carriage return because that’s the way Windows does it. (Linux leaves out the line feed.) From where I stand, that’s Linux in compatible. I can manually run unix2dos on all of my playlists but, if even my console text editor can read both types of files, I don’t think it’s asking too much of the Fuze.
And since I’m on the subject of silly oversights, would it be too much to support the E in JPEG? I realize it’s not specific to Linux, but I don’t understand why I should have to rename all of my pictures from .jpeg to .jpg.