I recently installed Amarok v2.3. My Sony Walkman shows up under local collection and I can play songs directly off the Walkman. HOWEVER, I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how I am able to transfer songs or podcasts from my laptop to the Walkman (akin to the old system where you'd right-click on the item you wanted to play and select queue to device, or whatever it was).
A friend of mine has a 1st generation iPod touch, and wants to switch completely to linux, but is concerned how the songs currently on his iPod will be handled when he switches. He has many songs that are only on the iPod; he has purchased them from the iTunes store directly on the device, not through iTunes on his computer.
When he syncs his iPod with Banshee, will Banshee merely copy the songs onto his linux partition? Is there any chance that Banshee will remove the songs from his iPod? He obviously dosen't want to lose any of his music. A slightly lesser concern as well... will Banshee be able to play these protected files?
I have an SMB service in my apartment that has all of my media files on it. When I am on Windows and OS X I use iTunes to play my music straight off of my server, no need to copy files over to a local directory. But I have been unable to do this on Kubuntu. Every media player I have used will not add the songs from the server. What iTunes style media player will play songs via an SMB server?
Let me begin by saying that I'm a "casual user" of my computer (I'm a retiree who uses her 'machine' for email, looking up mostly useless info, & pretending to be a writer). However, migraines from beating my head on the keyboard in frustration over Windows eccentricities led me straight to Linux. Linux blows windows out of the water, IMO.
Except for Media Players. I have tried every one in Ubuntu's software catalog. Rhythmbox is the only one that works, & it doesn't work correctly. I use my computer as my primary music source, & have saved nearly 200 albums/CDs to it. I transferred my collection to a memory stick, then tried to transfer it to Ubuntu. Rhythmbox 'accepted' most but not all albums, but none of the downloaded music, & lists the songs in each album backwards. When I open an album, sometimes Rhythmbox plays them backwards, sometimes (rarely) 'frontwards', but usually, jumps around, plays a few of the numbers, then stops. Occasionally, it goes through the collection, playing one song from each collection.
I was able to transfer the entire collection to 'Listen' media player, but it doesn't actually play anything, & I never even got that far with any other player. I have a two year-old HP Compaq Presario desktop w/ 500GB, (300 to Ubuntu & the rest to The Dreaded Windows for some stuff I can't run on Linux). I began with running Ubuntu 10.04 on 'wubi', then installed it from a CD I burned from the Ubuntu site. Someone suggested I had screwed something up during downloading, so I got 10.04 on a CD (w/ "Ubuntu for Non-Geeks"), but had the same media player problems. Last month I upgraded to 10.10, but still have the same problems.
How to copy a Read-Only file in Linux and make the copy writable with a single cp command in Linux (Ubuntu 10.04)? The --no-preserve and --preserve seemed to be good candidates, except that they should "and" the mode flags, while what I am looking for is something that will "or" them (add +w mode).
More details: I have to import a repository from GIT to Perforce. I want that all Perforce depot files are Read-Only (that is how Perforce was designed), while all other files that were derived/copied from depot files are writable. Currently if a Makefile tries to copy a Read-Only file then the derived file will also be Read-only. This leads to build-errors when cp tries to overwrite Read-Only file second time. Of course the --force is a workaround here but then the derived file is also Read-Only. Also I do not want to mess with "chmod" after each "cp" command - I will do that only as the last resort.
I use Rhythmbox to transfer songs to my iPod (nano 1st gen). I installed Mediatomb the other day so I could stream music and video on my PS3 (which is awesome btw). Unfortunately, using Mediatomb my PS3 would only find a small portion of my music collection.So I ran Code:sudo nautilus then right clicked on my music folder, and changed the Group category to "Create and delete files" under the Permissions tab. After, my PS3 found my entire music collection. Great. But now in Rhythmbox I get an error about the mp3 files being read-only and can't transfer them to my iPod I've tried reversing the steps (with and without 'sudo'), but no luck. Under the File Access section of Permissions, I can never change anything (like to "read only" or "read and write"). No matter what I choose it always stays at "---"
To make a long story short, I have an mp3 player, when it is connected to ubuntu I have RW access. However when i delete it, it goes to Trash, where some-why I can not delete it so i run out of space. So my question why, and how do i get ride of these files?
I'm trying to delete files on a USB disk. If I try using terminal using rm, because files are write only. I can't change this, even as root using chmod or unmount mount. When I use fdisk I still can't reformat, either as superuser or root. I get the following :
Disk /dev/sdh: 16.1 GB, 16064184320 bytes 7 heads, 37 sectors/track, 121140 cylinders Units = cylinders of 259 * 512 = 132608 bytes
i'm confronting atm. I need to create a folder where ppl can copy files and i need to be sure that those files cannot be deleted after they are copied there. The folder will be accessed over network, and i need to be sure no one will delete somebody else's files.Also i need to tell you that i'm working with regular users, so creating a folder for each user and chown/chmod-ing it won't do the trick(allready tried and ended up with a whole lot of files in the parent directory).I also tried chattr +a but that doesn't allow them to write new files in the folder.
I have a Emerson MP3 player its a real cheap piece of garbage but I got it for free so whatever. I want to use it for audio books. when I plug it in and try to copy files to it it says I dont have permission its read only access. Trying to change the permissions does not work no matter what I try. I ended up finding out it is formatted as a msdos partition, which from what I read at another web site may be fat16. Dont know for sure about that though, just know it says msdos partition type. how I can change permissions to this so I can put my audio files on it?
I can't perform any of those.Except from the Terminal.I didn't edit any permission... nor installed anything.Don't know what to do.Also, "Move to Trash" appears grayed out, in the right-click menu (for all the files/folders).
I just installed Fedora11 with the KDE desktop and completed a yum update. Every time i try to copy and paste files and even delete files from a file manager or my desktop, I get this error:Quote:Could not start process Unable to create io-slave:klauncher said: Error loading 'kio_trash'.or thisQuote:Could not start process Unable to create io-slave:klauncher said: Error loading 'kio_file'.orQuote:Could not start process Unable to create io-slave:klauncher said: Error loading 'kio_desktop'.Current KDE version is 4.2.2
My Freenas server is currently off line for the moment pending the arrival of some thermo paste and I need to get some files off one of the drives. The drive is formatted in the UFS file system.I am using a usb to sata converter to hook the drive up to my laptop which is running 10.04.I am then able to browse the files by going to my /mnt folder. The problem is I cannot copy any of the files. I get a permission error. I have tried chmod 777 command to change the permission but I get an error about it being read-only. I tried running nautilus as root to copy the files but I still get a permission error. Using nautilus as root to change the permission or alter any of the read/write options fails because the drive is read only.
From what I understand I can only mount the drive as read only because its UFS and I can't change the permissions because its read only. Sounds a bit like an endless loop lol.Running Freesbie (freebsd live cd) didn't do me any good as it didn't even detect my hard drive and I don't want to learn a new OS just to transfer my files.ny advice would be appreciated. I really don't want to wait until my thermo paste comes and I will be on the road for the next couple of weeks so I won't even be able to get it setup. I need these files now.
Long time reader, first time poster. I've got, what has become to me, a brain bender. It seems ACL's are the best way to go, but I am not 100% sure. Each user should be able to create files and modify each others'files, but should not be able to delete any one elses files in a directory.chmod -1777?setfacl?
So I have bought these DVD's of the Alias TV show on the internet (Seasons 1 to 3) and I cant read them or do anything else with them. They seem original commercial DVD's (not copies) and they are not damaged in any way. At first, I tried to rip them to my server as a backup with Handbrake and it failed. Handbrake scans the DVD and never terminates. In the Handbrake Console, I see
I tried to open the .VOB files directly with VLC, and got Code: File reading failed: VLC could not read the file.
And Mplayer said: Code: Seek Failed"
Finally I tried with GXine and it will read the DVD up to the main menu (I see the FBI warning message) and then it say: Code: Read error from: Error reading from DVD.
So whats going on with these discs? Some sort of anti Linux encryption or protection? I have not tried on a windows machine and I did not try on a commercial DVD player since I dont have these for now.
How can I automate the following: When I insert a flash drive into any of the available USB ports, some kind of script or software, must automatically mount it, delete everything off the flash drive, copy an audio file back to it and then automatically unmount the USB.Maybe I should setup some kind of Kiosk to use the above functionality - would that be easy?
I am trying to get my Multimedia player to work with Ubuntu I can't have access to it because it said that it is read only. I have got to gksudo and tried to change the permission on it but can't. The player works fine on a windows computer. All my other usb devices work fine I was able to change permission in the folders but not the drive.
I would like to put Photos on a DVD disc so they can be viewed on a TV via a DVD player. What is the easies way to do this? And photos are in PNG format. Will this format work? or do I have to convert them to JPG?
I am not sure what is happening with my music, but it's driving me mad and making me pull out my hair. My ID tags are not being read correctly through through both Rhythmbox and Banshee, but my tag editor, dBpoweramp, and Ubuntu properties reports the information correctly. All of my music is stored on another computer stream via the network. For example, I have an album by X Japan label as this:Track: Break the DarknessArtist: XAlbum: I'll Kill You EPYear: 1985
But banshee breaks up the album into two different albums, and on top of that, Banshee see it as X Japan, but reads it as X for the artist. And it's not just this album, it happens to a lot of my albums, sometimes they are missing tracks or mislabel or missing cover art, etc, etc, but only within the media player. Why is this happening and has anyone else notice this?Ubuntu 10.10 x64Banshee 1.8.0Rhythmbox 0.13.1Music streamed over network
I have a question regarding Samba Permissions. As the subject described, is it possible to let users read the file but can not copy the file physically? It's fine if they open and copy paste the contents but no physical copy paste and also I need to log the activity of the users. If samba will not be able to comply my needs, could you suggest some programs to meet my requirements?