Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sansa e200 Seires not mounting: Bug #355998 in linux (Ubuntu): usb-storage

For anyone that has a Sansa e200, e250, e270 etc, series, and they've upgraded / updated to Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, you may have run into some of the issues that I did. - The thing just won't mount. Sorta kills the gPodder and OggCast joy. So I found this patch that solves the problem. Yet you'll get prompted to update the new patched code. I know there's away to stop that, but I'm not sure how, at this moment. I tried the Synaptic Force Version, and I ended back up with a new version. So... I'm not the one to ask about that. But this link, is the one that helped out.

Bug #355998 in linux (Ubuntu): “usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning”

Please note, you need to have the Source Code option turned on in your Software Sources. - something most people don't have turned on.

I spaced out this little checkbox, ran into errors, it wasn't working for me at first. I needed the source code. DOH!

cd /usr/share/hal/fdi/preprobe/10osvendor/
sudo apt-get install build-essential devscripts

apt-get build-dep libgphoto2
apt-get source libgphoto2
sudo wget
sudo patch -p0 -i libgphoto_sansa.diff
cd libgphoto2-2.4.2
debuild -uc -us
cd ..
sudo dpkg -i libgphoto2-2_2.4.2-0ubuntu4_i386.deb

And you'll get a screen full of stuff like this:

It'll take a little time...

From Synaptic Package Manager I've tried to "Pin" it, and lock it, and I'm not doing something right, as I keep getting an update prompt... Sigh...


Saturday, May 02, 2009

Alarm Clock Program causes Ubuntu 9.04 to Lock up / Freeze after upgrade

I ran into an Upgrade Snag when going from Ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04 I Googled " Old Alarms preventing logging in to Ubuntu " and found this:

Bug #321176 in alarm-clock (Ubuntu Jaunty): “[Jaunty] alarm-clock causes screen to freeze” after upgrade.

I'd like to (need to) file or confirm a proper bug report on this. But as I'm pressed for time, I promised the son some Sub-Urban Golf today, I'm going to post this here, and if someone comments, or finds this useful cool. That's why I did it.
(note to self, DO get learned on proper bug-report filing, soon)

I ran into a problem using the upgrade button on my secondary laptop, I was going from 8.10 -> 9.04 Jaunty. I had a utility on the computer called Alarm Clock, Also know as Alarm-Clock. My computer went through the proper upgrade without a hitch, but this utility cause my machine to freeze while booting. With little work or though, I found that from the GRUB menu I could boot into:

Ubuntu 9.04 kernel 2.6.28-11-generic (recovery mode)

Pick Root [drop to shell prompt]

From this Shell Terminal do a:

Apt-get remove alarm-clock

Exit back out and boot into my System

All things back to normal, minus the Alarm Clock on the panel.