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I'm trying to install Rockbox on my sansa e260 v2 because it's no longer working properly and I thought I might as well try Rockbox before chucking it out.

The problem is that I can charge it fully, but then it shuts down after some 10 minutes or so... Then it won't even open at all until I plug it back into the computer. The "low battery" message doesn't even show, it just looks dead.

Anyways, I got Rockbox Utility and double clicked. It opens up and I get this message: Configuration error: Your configuration is invalid. This is most likely due to a changed device path. The configuration dialog will now open to allow you to correct the problem. I click OK. I click Autodetect. I get this message: Fatal error: Unless you changed this installation will fail!

I don't understand this message at all! What does it mean? I thought maybe it had something to do with the USB mode.. Problem is, I can't find where to change USB mode on my player. I went through all the settings but I still can't find it. I'm not even sure this is really the problem.

So my question is, what do I do next?

BTW: My computer runs Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - the Lucid Lynx but I have a virtual machine with Windows 7 if that can be any help..

edit I think I can indicate to Rockbox Utility where my device is in the filesystem by using the browse button, effectively replacing the autodetect function, but I don't know where to find this information. I looked in the /media and /media/external folders but there's nothing in there. I can transfer songs fine through Rhythmbox, but I don't know where Rhythmbox found it..

I don't know if this can be any help: ->lsusb

->Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0781:7422 SanDisk Corp. Sansa E200 series v2 (mtp)

Notice it says MTP. I tried changing to MSC on the device, but I never found out how. I'm supposed to have a "USB Mode" option under "Settings", but I don't. Any idea why?

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You should be able to find it under /media after changing it from MTP to MSC.

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@digitxp Thanks for the link. I have looked under "Settings" but the "USB Mode" option is nowhere to be found! – Shawn Jan 24 '11 at 1:38
@Shawn I'm clueless. Anything even close to 'USB'? – digitxp Jan 24 '11 at 23:18
@digitxp Nope: Here's every single option in settings menu: Music Options, Radio Options, Slideshow Options, Backlight, Language, Date & Time, Brightness, Volume, Reset All (tried that), Info, Auto Shut-Off, Format (tried that one too), Record Button, Press and Hold. – Shawn Jan 25 '11 at 4:29
Apart from the Settings menu, I have these other menus: Music, FM Radio, Photo, Voice, Video. – Shawn Jan 25 '11 at 4:36
Could be that your model doesn't support MSC. Unfortunately, now is the time to toss. – digitxp Jan 25 '11 at 12:43

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