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.

Raspberry Pi Zero setup for Motion Eye

First off, I'd like to say thanks to  Calin Crisan for his work on Motion eye. He's posted a few how to's on his Github page...