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From: Michael A Peters <mpeters(a)mac.com>
To: Fedora-list <fedora-list(a)redhat.com>
Sent: Friday, September 7, 2007 12:09:22 PM
Subject: sandisk sansa m240
I bought a sansa mdisk 240
I can not figure out how to get a playlist on it.
I can get music on it and play the music I get onto it - but not a
I use a shell script to copy files to it - since my mp3's sometimes have
very long file names. When they are copied to the sansa they have names
001.MP3 002.MP3 etc.
It does not play them by file name alphabetical order, I can't figure
out what it does to figure out default play order.
I tried copying a very basic .m3u playlist to it -
I can see the playlist in the sansa but it reports no files when I
select a playlist.
USB settings are set to MSC
Has anyone figured out how to get a playlist onto a sansa m240?
I'm almost wondering if it is something silly like wanting the playlist
to have DOS line breaks - but before I play around too much, I thought
I'd ask if anyone else has done it.
my iPod mini broke :(
That was easy to use in Linux (gtkpod) - but I don't want to buy another
iPod until they make one with a user serviceable battery.
I have the e280 and I've been struggling with this myself.
The playlist format is a specially-formatted UTF-16LE text file. I don't like that either.
I mount mine as a plain USB disk and then use a couple of Python scripts I hand-rolled to create playlists. I actually started writing a little GUI for myself using Qt, but I didn't finish it. Maybe this weekend...
I am almost certain I have done this before but I am getting old and may
be imagining things. I have opened up a new message in Thunderbird
(latest and greatest). I have verified that the format is "Rich Text
(HTML)". I go to KSnapShot and snap a section of the screen and click on
the "Copy to Clipboard" button. I then try to paste it into the note and
it simply does nothing.
Am I missing something? I would like to paste an image into a note to
send as documentation to someone.
Real programmers don't eat muffins
This question is good for one day only.
I am giving a talk tonight to about 20 people about Linux. All of them
will be Windows users and all will be very non-tech.
I just thought of asking here this morning.
I have prepared a handout with most of the common Linux sites including
sites for various distributions (Fedora is at the top of the list).
Googled *Linux* to find a start site to recommend. Found lots of sites,
but, you know, there wasn't one really exciting, sales oriented
(motivational) site that says "I really got to find out about or try
this operating system".
Do you know of a site I could recommend as a starting place for this
type of Windows audience that I could I could use in my little sales
Has anyone found the set of magic incantations that will enable you to
install Lotus Notes 8.0 on F7 (or F8T3)?
I've had nothing but nightmarish troubles getting any of it to work. All
of my on-line searches of archives have also turned up nothing.
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice there is.
Still not working for me with the 2.6.22 kernel. I believe it's
188.8.131.52-33.fc7 and the similar latest in fc6.
It works with the 2.6.2 kernels... just looking for feedback, the
sendors command works after rerunning sensors-find.
Bill Davidsen <davidsen(a)tmr.com>
"We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked." - from Slashdot
There has been a recent scare posting on SlashDot,
"Ubuntu May Be Killing Your Laptop's Hard Drive",
suggesting that Ubuntu
"may be dramatically shortening the life of your laptop's
hard drive due to an aggressive power-saving feature".
It wasn't clear to me if the action described
is actually restricted to Ubuntu,
or is common to all Linux distributions.
Does it in fact affect Fedora?
I just finished installing KDE on an up-to-date x86_64 F7 machine
on which I had originally excluded KDE.
M-x version w/in Emacs returns 22.1.1
I am seeing a window maximisation bug with Emacs running on the KDE
desktop and am wondering if anyone else sees it.
I'm not sure if this is Emacs or KDE. When I maximise Emacs (say)
vertically with a middle mouse click on the middle top-right
"maximise" button in the Emacs title bar, the window maximises
vertically just fine. But another click doesn't restore it's size.
Same for horizontal and full maximisation.
There's no such problem when I maximise the Konsole window.
In Gnome the Emacs maximise button doesn't seem to understand
vertical and horizontal maximisation but full max (left mouse click)
Thus my confusion.
My ISP limits my usage to 17 gB per 30 days and updates this number
continuously, the exact manner by which this is computed is n unknown to
me and possibly to them too? But I have been fighting this problem for
a number of weeks now having been warned once that I had exceeded the
80% point [13.6 gB]. We have used the system pretty much without
concern for usage for more than a year so this is new.
I have four computers connected to the LAN with internet access. This
F7 box, an Apple Mac, and two MS XP computers.
One of the XP boxes is my teen aged [15 yrs, twins] grandson's. In the
process of trying to get usage under control I had physically removed
their access device [Linksys WET11]. After getting our usage reduced to
about 6 gB from 15+ not long ago I gave them back the internet device
and enabled access to iTunes this last weekend since one boy wanted to
download some music. I left the Netgear [WGR614v6] router unblocked for
about an hour and they collected what ever it was they wanted and I
restored it to blocked again.
What else they did with the computer, what sites they visited, I don't
know but they are limited by what I've blocked in the router and some
parental control software I also subscribe to.
However once they were allowed back on line it appears that our usage
score per the [Wildblue indications] has begun to skyrocket again, about
800 megs in the day following their system reconnection. It looks to me
like most iTunes downloads are on the order of 5 mB, 800 mB at the speed
we have would take more than an hour. Most of the time their computer
has been turned off. I have VNC installed and if I see it on and not in
use [I check the Netgear router] I shut their computer off.
My question is is it possible that some site they have visited triggers
something that is driving our usage up even though all the computers are
powered down leaving only mine and the Netgear router running. Even
then when I am not using the internet I usually "deactivate" it via
"system control network."
Gkrellm seems to keep an accurate reading of what I am using in this
computer, both upload and download so I don't think I am causing the
problem and it seems to have restarted since I re-enabled the kids XP box.
Any suggestions as to what to look for will be appreciated.
Bob Goodwin Zuni, Virginia
I have a Centrino notebook with intel i945 video chipset and power
management has been a little of a problem lately.
If I use the xorg i810 driver, I can control LCD brightness correctly
and I can suspend to RAM, but I can't resume after a suspend. The LCD
will not turn on again. I had this problem in FC6 and corrected it
altering the suspend and resume scripts to save the state of LCD
brightness to a file when suspending and reading it back when
resuming. In FC6, this information was in /proc/acpi/asus/brn and the
functions for suspending and resuming were
In F7, I have the same problem with i810 driver (can't resume after
suspending, LCD does not turn on), but there's no /proc/acpi/asus/brn
and I couldn't find the suspend/resume functions.
So I tried the new intel driver. After booting, it allows me to adjust
LCD brightness as I wish, and it turns on the LCD correctly after
suspending/resuming. However, once I've done a suspend/resume, the
LCD brightness is set to maximum and I can't adjust it anymore,
unless I reboot.
Anyone has this working 100% on a intel i945 video chipset? How did
you do it?