Issues with SanDisk Sansa 4GB Fuze MP3 Player

Steven P. Ulrick lists-fedora at afolkey2.net
Wed Jul 14 11:06:44 UTC 2010


Hello Everyone,
I used to have absolutely no problems with this MP3 player.  But recently I have 
been getting errors when I attempt to add/remove files on this player.  If it 
matters, I am running the KDE that ships with Fedora 13.  This issue started 
before the recent KDE updates.

1. "tail -f /var/log/messages" says the following when I plug the player in:
Jul 14 05:35:00 localhost kernel: hub 1-0:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on 
port 1
Jul 14 05:35:02 localhost kernel: usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using 
ehci_hcd and address 6
Jul 14 05:35:03 localhost kernel: usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0781, 
idProduct=74c3
Jul 14 05:35:03 localhost kernel: usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, 
Product=2, SerialNumber=3
Jul 14 05:35:03 localhost kernel: usb 1-1: Product: SanDisk Sansa Fuze
Jul 14 05:35:03 localhost kernel: usb 1-1: Manufacturer: SanDisk
Jul 14 05:35:03 localhost kernel: usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 
7827F0147398B6A80000000000000000
Jul 14 05:35:03 localhost kernel: Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
Jul 14 05:35:03 localhost kernel: scsi4 : usb-storage 1-1:1.0
Jul 14 05:35:03 localhost kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-
storage
Jul 14 05:35:03 localhost kernel: USB Mass Storage support registered.
Jul 14 05:35:08 localhost kernel: scsi 4:0:0:0: Direct-Access     SanDisk  Sansa 
Fuze 4GB   v02. PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
Jul 14 05:35:08 localhost kernel: scsi 4:0:0:1: Direct-Access     SanDisk  Sansa 
Fuze 4GB   v02. PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
Jul 14 05:35:08 localhost kernel: sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg4 type 0
Jul 14 05:35:08 localhost kernel: sd 4:0:0:1: Attached scsi generic sg5 type 0
Jul 14 05:35:08 localhost kernel: sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] 7683072 512-byte logical 
blocks: (3.93 GB/3.66 GiB)
Jul 14 05:35:08 localhost kernel: sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] Write Protect is off
Jul 14 05:35:08 localhost kernel: sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] Assuming drive cache: write 
through
Jul 14 05:35:08 localhost kernel: sd 4:0:0:1: [sde] Attached SCSI removable disk
Jul 14 05:35:08 localhost kernel: sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] Assuming drive cache: write 
through
Jul 14 05:35:08 localhost kernel: sdd:
Jul 14 05:35:08 localhost kernel: sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] Assuming drive cache: write 
through
Jul 14 05:35:08 localhost kernel: sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] Attached SCSI removable disk
Jul 14 05:35:12 localhost hald: mounted /dev/sdd on behalf of uid 501

2. KDE's "Device Notifier" pops up when I plug the player in:
http://www.afolkey2.net/~steve/SansaFuze-MountingIssue-001.png

3. Then I select "Open with File Manager" 
Dolphin shows the Owner of the player as "steve" and the Group as "root"

4. "ls -lh /dev/sdd" shows the permissions of "/dev/sdd" as follows:
[steve at localhost ~]$ ls -lh /dev/sdd 
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 48 Jul 14 05:40 /dev/sdd

Also, I AM a member of the group "disk"

5. "/etc/mtab" contains the following line:
/dev/sdd /media/SANSA\040FUZE vfat 
rw,nosuid,nodev,uid=501,utf8,shortname=mixed,flush 0 0

6. I am NOT running SELinux...

OK, now the foundation is set.  On the the problem.

1. When I try to remove an audio book that I put on the player, I get the 
following error message:
http://www.afolkey2.net/~steve/SansaFuze-MountingIssue-002.png

2. Next I will try to remove the files from a terminal.  Hopefully I will get 
some more useful information:
rm: cannot remove `Jane Austen/Pride & Prejudice/Pride & Prejudice - Chapter 61 
- Jane Austen.mp3': Read-only file system

That's odd, since "/etc/mtab" shows "/dev/sdd" as being "rw"  Also, "less 
/dev/sdd" shows "brw-rw----"

3. The question will arise, "Maybe this is a problem specific to the Audiobook 
you are attempting to remove."  
"rm -rvf /media/SANSA\ FUZE/MUSIC/Retrospective/" outputs the following:
[steve at localhost ~]$ rm -rvf /media/SANSA\ FUZE/MUSIC/Retrospective/
rm: cannot remove `/media/SANSA FUZE/MUSIC/Retrospective/11 - See See Rider - 
The Animals.mp3': Read-only file system

Also, if I attempt to drag a file onto the player in Dolphin, the result is as 
follows:
http://www.afolkey2.net/~steve/SansaFuze-MountingIssue-003.png


4. http://www.afolkey2.net/~steve/SansaFuze-MountingIssue-003.png


Almost forgot: if I try to add or remove files to this player as Root, it still 
fails.  So even Root can't write to this device :)

Again, this player used to work perfectly with Fedora 13.  I have not done 
anything (knowingly) to cause the problems that I have been having with it...

If you need any more details, let me know.

Steven P. Ulrick


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