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Here's is how I configured my Rio600 mp3 player with Mandrake
(This works with the Rio800 and the Nike player as well!)
Steve Festa 2001-11-19
You need idlib3 installed on your system. So go to http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=979
to download it. Once you have downloaded idlib3, change to the directory where you saved it. I saved it in /downloads.
Change to the idlib3 directory.
Configure it by using the configure script. I configured it to install
in /programs directory with the --prefix flag.
Now it's time to compile.
It takes a few minutes so relax.
When the it's finished compiling, you have to install it.
id3lib is now installed! It time to download and install rioutil; the
program that will allow Linux to communicate with the
Download rioutil from here. http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=25960&release_id=61723
Change to the directory where you saved the file. I saved it in /downloads.
Change to the rioutil-1.0.4 directory.
Run these commands and ignore any messages.
This creates devfs support if you do not have devfs support already in the kernel.
Configure rioutil with usbdevfs using the --with flag. I also configured it to install in my /programs directory with the --prefix flag.
./configure --with-usbdevfs --prefix=/programs
Finally, install rioutil.
All you have to do now is plug the usb cable into the computer and the
RIO, and run