Look out, Skye, this is a geeky post! :lol: I thought that I’d share a few nice things that have happened to me regarding my experience with Linux.
First, as many know, I have been using a Creative Muvo V100 as my MP3 player lately. I still really like this player. It does what its supposed to without any really amount of effort on my part. This is a good thing. Since my hard drive dies on the Windows machine, I’ve not installed the software that came with my MP3 player on it. That’s because I have been using it with my Linux machine.
At first, it was just a drag and drop experience, but now its a bit more interactive. I’ve found a way to ensure that I can at least “see” my player in Rhythmbox, and am downloading Amarok and Exail as I write this. So, I may have more good news as far as this player goes.
The secret is to put a small hidden file, known as a “dot” file under *nix, on the player itself. The dot-fil0 is empty. as the name is the only important descriptor. So, if you have a Creative Muvo V100 1GB MP3 player and its not recognized by your favorite music manager, try placing a file on the player itself called .is_audio_player and you’ll be pleasantly surprised that it is then recognized as a device when you plug it in!
Also, I have to advise that I have been successful in printing to my Epson CX1500 from my Linux machine to the printer hosted by a Windows XP machine. To ensure that you have this type of success, ensure that you have enabled unix printing support on your XP box and configured your /etc/samba/smb.conf file to use “share” under “security” so that you can print to your printer without having to enter a silly password.