Creative Zen under GNU/Linux      2005.11.09 @ 4:29:20 PM
I was expecting this device to work as a standard mass-storage device, but unfortunately it doesn't. However, it took no time to find out there is already a project called GNOMAD that enables GNU/Linux support for this device and many others, such as:

Creative NOMAD Jukebox 1 (aka D.A.P.)
Creative NOMAD Jukebox 2
Creative NOMAD Jukebox 3
Creative NOMAD Jukebox Zen
Creative NOMAD Jukebox Zen USB 2.0
Creative NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX
Creative NOMAD Jukebox Zen Xtra
Creative Zen Touch
Creative Zen Micro
Creative Zen Sleek
Creative Zen
Dell Digital Jukebox ("Dell DJ")
Second Generation Dell DJ
Dell Pocket DJ

Simply look for it with your favorite package manager and install it.

For Debian users, you can also install it as follows:

apt-get install libnjb5 libnjb-hotplug gnomad2


For more information, the project page is available at: http://gnomad2.sourceforge.net/

A screenshot follows:


UPDATE: This device is a piece of crap. It crashed the first time I powered up and it kept on crashing all the time. Reset button is the only way out. The touch pad is also very uncomfortable, it's way too sensitive no matter how you configure it. Too annoying for the money. I have returned it.

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