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GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
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iRiver ifp796


Initial connect to USB did not report anything in dmesg. By looking at /proc/bus/usb/devices found:

  T:  Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#= 26 Spd=480 MxCh= 0
  D:  Ver= 2.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
  P:  Vendor=4102 ProdID=1007 Rev= 0.01
  S:  Manufacturer=iRiver Limited.
  S:  Product=IFP-700 HIGH SPEED
  C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=100mA
  I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=(none)
  E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
  E:  Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms

It was being found but there is no Driver! As I understand this means that the firmware is using the Managed firmware.

So instead install ifp-line and run as root:

  $ wajig install ifp-line
  $ ifp ls
  Device is busy.  (I was unable to claim its interface.)
  $ sudo ifp ls
  d VOICE
  d RECORD
  f iRiver, Catch the digital flow!.mp3   (size 1988608)

This works just fine! with commands to manage the iRiver from the command line.

A decent graphics interface is ifp-manager:

  $ wget http://optusnet.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/ifp-manager/ifp-manager0_2_0.tar.bz2
  $ tar xvf ifp-manager0_2_0.tar.bz2
  $ cd ifp-manager0.2.0/
  $ sudo ./ifpmanager.pl

Another graphical interface is provided by ifp-gnome. The interface is good but the functionality is limited. Seems if you select a folder of albums belonging to an artist, only the first album gets uploaded.

 
  $ wget http://optusnet.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/ifp-gnome/ifp-gnome_0.5-ubuntu1_noarch.deb
  $ wajig install ifp-gnome_0.5-ubuntu1_noarch.deb 
  $ sudo ifp-gnome

To allow a user access to the ifp:

  $ wajig install pmp-common
  $ sudo adduser kayon plugdev


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