Rhythmbox "bricks" my music player (Cowon J3)

Bug #1042704 reported by Loris Zinsou on 2012-08-28
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
rhythmbox (Ubuntu)
udisks2 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Description: Ubuntu quantal (development branch)
Release: 12.10

  Installé : 2.97-1ubuntu4
  Candidat : 2.97-1ubuntu4
 Table de version :
 *** 2.97-1ubuntu4 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Whenever I try to transfer tracks to my MP3 player (a Cowon J3) with Rhythmbox, my player ends up bricked.
I configured this MP3 player to use the mass storage protocol (MSC, not MTP).

1) I connect the MP3 player to the computer : it mounts as usual
2) I start Rhythmbox, Rhythmbox detects the MP3 player normally
3) I try to transfer (drag and drop) a few tracks to the MP3 player : Rhythmbox shows a porgress bar in the status bar, then stops
4) Still in Rhythmbox, if I click on "Cowon J3" list item (left pane), it shows the tracks on the MP3player
5) I eject the player : Ubuntu throws me a "write error", the player is unmounted.

6) If itry to reconnect it, nothing can be written again on the disk, rhythmbox (even after a restart) doesn't write anything on it after drag and drop, nautilus shows write errors. Some files appear with odd signs in their names, the file system switches to read only if i try to move or delete files, it globally seems corrupt. The MP3 player OS refuses to play transfered tracks.

7) I cannot format the player, disks utility complains (error message "the disk stopped responding after initial wipe").

After that, i have to format (FAT32, MBR) the MP3 player in Precise (Ubuntu 12.04) to get it working again. It works perfectly fine in Ubuntu 12.04, Rhythmbox or Nautilus transfers work fine, I can move and delete files. So I'm absolutely sure there is nothing wrong with this MP3 player. But somehow, Ubuntu 12.10 corrupts its file system when i try USB tranfers.

Could anyone confirm this with another similar device ?

Loris Zinsou (nepenthes) wrote :

Here is the precise text for error message :
"No such interface `org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Drive' on object at path /org/freedesktop/UDisks2/drives/COWON_J3_0121001E55013AEE1027121725193AEE"

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Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in udisks2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for udisks2 (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in udisks2 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for rhythmbox (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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