Previously I posted a favourable comment on the Samsung YP-Z5 mp3 player
with a little niggle - the usb interface would only behave well at USB
1.1rates. Anyway, I noticed a chat on the web which seemed to
problem with later kernel usb drivers that seems to affect via chipsets.
The chat went on to mention that a belkin usb card with an NEC chipset
(important) allows mp3 players operate fine. Curious I went and bought such
in PC World. In actual fact they had a "Link It" usb 2.0 five port pci card
which was manufactured by Belkin (NEC chip on board) for 29.95. Anyway, the
upshot is all is well. The previous intermittent self unmounting, sleeping,
and failure to charge issues have gone. So, if you have a VIA chipset and a
later kernel (I'm running 18.104.22.168) then it *may* be worth experimenting
with a card like this.
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