Matt Gray

Rio 500 Under Ubuntu Linux

Apr 8, 2006

Here’s how to get your retro-licious Rio 500 MP3 player working in Ubuntu.

$ sudo apt-get install rio500

$ cd /dev ; sudo mkdir usb
$ sudo mknod -m 660 usb/rio500 c 180 64
$ sudo chgrp audio usb/rio500
$ cd ; rio_stat
Your Rio500 has firmware revision 2.15
Card 0 reports 2 Mb free (2916352 bytes) out of 64 Mb (67108864 bytes).
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  N   num songs       Folder Name
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(00)      1           main
[... and so on ...]
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