What version of libmtp have you got installed?
You need >= 3.0.0.
Depending on your distro, you might need to install mtp-tools (or whatever package has mtp-detect in it).
Open a console, and run the mtp-detect command.
If that doesn’t return an error, and does return lots of details about your Fuze, linux works with your Fuze.
Whether RhythmBox understands MTP players is a different issue. I’ve not tried it in MTP mode recently.
AFAIK, 10-usb-music-players.fdi is only relevant to UMS (or MSC) devices.
I don’t even know if I have libmtp or mtp-tools installed… Linux just kicks *rse doesn’t it? No matter what MS try and do to lock people in there are smarter FOSS developers that blow them out of the water.
I don’t believe in “renting” music, I hate using playlists and music with DRM. I have my music collection well enough organised that I don’t need the computer to think for me.
So I doubt I will need anything that requires MTP mode but I will figure out how to get it working in MTP and what programs can use the Fuze in MTP mode.
I just did a search of the Ubuntu packages and found mtpfs (FUSE filesystem for Media Transfer Protocol devices)… no they did not have a typo, it is not just for our Fuze, it’s a package that has a desciption:
MTPfs is a FUSE filesystem that supports reading and writing from MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) devices, such as MP3 players, video players or digital cameras.
In addition to revealing media files on the connected device, MTPfs exposes a virtual directory called “/Playlists” which contains the device’s playlists as m3u files.
I am going to have a play with this and report back.
Message Edited by hazza on 01-15-2009 08:02 AM