External devices not recognised at all

Bug #736631 reported by Martijn vdS on 2011-03-17
This bug affects 18 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
banshee (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: banshee

When I start Banshee, I get an error about "HardwareManager", and none of my media players (Nexus One, some Philips MTP music player, etc.) that used to work are detected.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: banshee 1.9.5-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-6.34-generic 2.6.38-rc7
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-6-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Mar 17 07:12:39 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Alpha amd64 (20100921.1)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: banshee
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2010-11-13 (123 days ago)

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Martijn vdS (martijn) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug. It is a known issue and a fix has been committed
which will be included in the next upload of Banshee.

  status fixcommitted

Kind regards,
Loong Jin

Changed in banshee (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
Victor Vargas (kamus) on 2011-03-24
Changed in banshee (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in banshee (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → High
milestone: none → ubuntu-11.04-beta-1
Kate Stewart (kate.stewart) wrote :

Retargeting this to beta-2, since not release critical for beta-1, and there's a 2.0 version coming up. This will need to be changed to be a FFE request. Please subscribe release team for approval when banshee 2.0 is ready, and provide the info called for by the feature freeze exception process. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FreezeExceptionProcess

Changed in banshee (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-11.04-beta-1 → ubuntu-11.04-beta-2
Jacob Peddicord (jpeddicord) wrote :

Out of curiosity, why does this need an FFE? Banshee is at version 1.9.5 in Ubuntu right now, which is a 2.0 development release. It's not a major version upgrade, just fixing bugs seen in the development releases.

Like Jacob, I'm a bit curious about why this would be delayed to beta-2. As I understand it, the issue was packaging issue specific to Debian/Ubuntu, and it breaks device support in Natty's default media player. Newer packages have been available for several days, so as a user, I'm not sure I understand why they wouldn't be included in the beta release.

Also, Banshee is following the Gnome release schedule, so Banshee 1.9.5 (currently included in Natty) is actually Banshee 2.0 Beta 1 -- an unstable development release. The latest version, 1.9.6, is a release candidate. Banshee 2.0 was scheduled for an April 6 release prior to the UDS decision to include Banshee by default, so I'm not sure I understand why any special measures would need to be taken to have it updated to the final, stable version when that is released. But maybe I'm just not understanding the Ubuntu release process... :)

Mario Manno (manno) wrote :

In the meantime, there is a working 1.96 package in the banshee ppa:


mlaverdiere (mlaverdiere) wrote :

On Beta 1 with latest updates (which provides Banshee 1.9.6), my UMS device (Phillips GoGear Vibe) is detected in Banshee.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Right, no need for an FFE for a bug fix release.

Changed in banshee (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
pauljwells (pauljwells) wrote :

Banshee for me does not load audio CDs, I think this might be related?


On Friday 15,April,2011 10:53 PM, pauljwells wrote:
> Banshee for me does not load audio CDs, I think this might be related?
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/banshee/+bug/761034
No it's not.

Kind regards,
Loong Jin

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