I am getting an mp3 player like this: url=http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=73839&item=5785998111&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW]mp3 player[/url]
will it work with arch? if so, how would I use it?
It's tough to say for sure since it's not a name brand player, but similar 1 GB samsung players work on linux. If this player works like the Samsungs, it will mount as a usb hardrive. For example, I have a line in my fstab file that reads :
/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb vfat rw,user,noauto 0 0
So whenever I need to put tunes on my player, I just plug it in and mount it as I would a DVD or any other removeable media and access it at /mnt/usb. Hopefully your player will work the same way.
Check if the device requires drivers to be installed. Most don't these days, but some do. If it does NOT require any drivers, and is therefore a removable USB hard drive, it should work well with Arch
it is a removable drive, with no drivers needed, and thanks for the input.