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Ubuntu and Sansa clip MP3 player nothing happens

I've tried everything to install the mp3 player, without any luck. I cannot get Ubuntu to see it. Or the Rhythmbox to see it either. I have no idea what else to try. I've switched it from MTC mode to MSC mode, without anything happening...I need a suggestion. I've got Ubuntu not windows - help me out here!

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Out of the box, the Sansa Clip only comes with windows-compatible software. Most of the Clips have firmware that is out of date and not supported by Ubuntu. If you have access to a windows-based computer, connect the Sansa and update the firmware to the latest version. Then connect it to your Ubuntu computer and it should recognize it as a USB device. You should then be able to drag the music files to the MUSIC directory on the Sansa. Also, you'll want to make sure that you have all the latest updates for Ubuntu. Either use the synaptic package manager or open terminal and run the command " sudo apt-get update " followed by your adminstrative password. Also, it will have to be in MSC mode.

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