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Upgraded to Linux Mint 17; my Walkman now mounts with MTP

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:58 am
by dpitch40
I use a 16GB Walkman as my music player. Previously on Linux Mint 14 I used a Python script to sync music files to it that worked similar to iTunes. Now that I've upgraded to 17, it mounts with the MTP protocol and I find that my sync script no longer works; none of the Python functions I used to interact with the contents of the device are supported any more. How do I disable this "feature" and mount my Walkman without MTP like I used to?

Re: Upgraded to Linux Mint 17; my Walkman now mounts with MT

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:20 am
by mzs112000
dpitch40 wrote:I use a 16GB Walkman as my music player. Previously on Linux Mint 14 I used a Python script to sync music files to it that worked similar to iTunes. Now that I've upgraded to 17, it mounts with the MTP protocol and I find that my sync script no longer works; none of the Python functions I used to interact with the contents of the device are supported any more. How do I disable this "feature" and mount my Walkman without MTP like I used to?
You don't.
Mint 17 now supports MTP, and will now always use it(unless the libmtp? driver has a regression).
The only way to make your script work without going to dependency meltdown is to go bvack Linux Mint 14, and NO I will NEVER reccomend doing that as it is not supported.

Re: Upgraded to Linux Mint 17; my Walkman now mounts with MT

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:21 am
by dpitch40
I was better able to remember how it worked with Linux Mint 14. I think I did have this issue last time, but I was able to change some mounting settings to mount my Walkman as a media device under the /media directory. I can't remember how to do this; it involved adding a line to a file whose location I've forgotten. How do I do this?

Re: Upgraded to Linux Mint 17; my Walkman now mounts with MT

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:03 pm
by Buzzsaw
Are there no settings in the device itself to determine how it presents itself to an operating system? My SanDisk media player has such settings, so presumably Sony players do.

Re: Upgraded to Linux Mint 17; my Walkman now mounts with MT

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:49 pm
by dpitch40
That is a good idea that I hadn't thought of, but I don't see any options that appear to pertain to MTP.