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Bug 587832 - Sony NWZ-S638F is not detected
Sony NWZ-S638F is not detected
Product: banshee
Classification: Other
Component: Device - USB Mass Storage
Other All
: Normal normal
: 1.x
Assigned To: Gabriel Burt
Gabriel Burt
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-07-05 19:24 UTC by Bernd Schlapsi
Modified: 2009-07-10 19:40 UTC
See Also:
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Output from the command "hal-device > hal.txt" (127.94 KB, text/plain)
2009-07-05 19:26 UTC, Bernd Schlapsi

Description Bernd Schlapsi 2009-07-05 19:24:20 UTC
Please describe the problem:
Ubuntu 9.04 opens a Nautilus windows if I plug in the Sony Walkman and I am able to drag music into the players music folder, but Banshee doesn't detect the Sony NWZ-S638F 8GB Walkman.

Steps to reproduce:

Actual results:

Expected results:

Does this happen every time?

Other information:
Comment 1 Bernd Schlapsi 2009-07-05 19:26:46 UTC
Created attachment 137889 [details]
Output from the command "hal-device > hal.txt"

Ubuntu Jaunty detects the player as you can see in syslog:

Jul  5 13:05:20 kitty-jaunty kernel: [ 1292.636692] usb 1-5: USB disconnect, address 5
Jul  5 13:05:59 kitty-jaunty kernel: [ 1331.288032] usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
Jul  5 13:05:59 kitty-jaunty kernel: [ 1331.422097] usb 1-5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Jul  5 13:05:59 kitty-jaunty kernel: [ 1331.434200] scsi7 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Jul  5 13:05:59 kitty-jaunty kernel: [ 1331.434671] usb-storage: device found at 6
Jul  5 13:05:59 kitty-jaunty kernel: [ 1331.434676] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
Jul  5 13:06:04 kitty-jaunty kernel: [ 1336.432257] usb-storage: device scan complete
Jul  5 13:06:04 kitty-jaunty kernel: [ 1336.436357] scsi 7:0:0:0: Direct-Access     SONY     WALKMAN          1.10 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
Jul  5 13:06:06 kitty-jaunty kernel: [ 1338.552435] ready
Comment 2 William Witt 2009-07-05 21:03:21 UTC
Try putting a .is_audio_player file in the root of the player and see if banshee picks it up.
Comment 3 Bernd Schlapsi 2009-07-10 14:59:39 UTC
I created the ".is_audio_player" file and banshee detected the sony walkman as media player.
But is this the normal way for a user? Should every linux user create this file? 
Comment 4 William Witt 2009-07-10 19:04:46 UTC
no, however it means that the HAL people have to update their fdi files so that other programs will work as well.

On my system (Linux Mint 7) the fdi files that you would want look at:

Comment 5 Bernd Schlapsi 2009-07-10 19:40:40 UTC
I added a bug/request on