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IPod Mini and linux? [REOPENED]

 
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AJB2K3
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:27 pm    Post subject: IPod Mini and linux? [REOPENED] Reply with quote

has anyone got the ipod to work with linux very easly?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:29 am    Post subject: RE: IPod Mini and linux? Reply with quote

My daughters iPod Mini was detected straight away with Suse 9.2 and gtkPod under the Utilities => Sync menu and I believe that Suse 9.3 is even better with the iPod. Can't tell you much more - she caught me with it and took it off me, something about not trusting me with losing all of her music again Embarassed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:44 pm    Post subject: RE: IPod Mini and linux? Reply with quote

cool it does but ive got a bug.
Ive got to turn the pc off to unmount it. (blooming mandriva.)
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:09 am    Post subject: RE: IPod Mini and linux? Reply with quote

Can't you umount as root? i.e. su -c "umount /mnt/ipod (or whatever it's called)"
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 9:47 am    Post subject: RE: IPod Mini and linux? Reply with quote

no i keep getting unmount doesnt exist
WTF thats 3 command mandriva doesn't have modprobe being another.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:05 am    Post subject: Re: RE: IPod Mini and linux? Reply with quote

AJB2K3 wrote:
no i keep getting unmount doesnt exist

well that command doesn't exist it should be umount

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ps both these commands normally need root privileges
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:07 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: IPod Mini and linux? Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:

ps both these commands normally need root privileges


you also need to have /sbin and/or /usr/sbin in your PATH to find them using the "which" command or to invoke them without fully pathing them. Most distros exclude these directories from normal user's PATHs by default.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:29 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: IPod Mini and linux? Reply with quote

doh thats dislexyia appearing againg. i found umount where it should be but im missing gtkpods shutdown scripts.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 3:31 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: IPod Mini and linux? Reply with quote

AJB2K3 wrote:
WTF thats 3 command mandriva doesn't have modprobe being another.


Really?

[rhakios@atropos ~]$ whereis modprobe
modprobe: /sbin/modprobe.old /sbin/modprobe /etc/modprobe.preload /etc/modprobe.conf /etc/modprobe.devfs /usr/share/man/man8/modprobe.8.bz2

As mentioned above, it needs to be in your path for which to find, otherwise whereis can do so.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 8:50 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: IPod Mini and linux? Reply with quote

thaks for the clues. it does exist but it means ive got to do /sbin/modprobe, how do i alter that to just modprobe?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 9:00 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: IPod Mini and linux? Reply with quote

do the following:
export PATH=$PATH:/sbin

you can then just run modprobe without doing /sbin first
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 9:39 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: IPod Mini and linux? Reply with quote

Of course, there is another way to do it without adding /sbin to your path. If you do:

su - -c modprobe

the extra dash gives you root's path. It isn't the same on all systems, on my SUSE box I do not have /sbin in my path, but I get routes default path when I su a command. I expect it might be in /etc/bash.bashrc somewhere. One thing that SUSE does do, if you issue unmount by mistake, it tells you there is no such command and to try umount Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 7:40 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: IPod Mini and linux? Reply with quote

this has been re opened because of more problems.
Im getting this message -
'/mnt/ipod/iPod_Control/iTunes/iTunesDB' does not exist. Import aborted.
Im still getting the Dnot disconnect mesage but the ipods not even mounted?
I need megger help but i cant find contact details to speak to the auther !! Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:47 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: IPod Mini and linux? Reply with quote

to AJB2K3....

I just got a shiny new mini ipod and apt'd gtkPod only to get the same message as you.

I looked up a manual howto for slackware (i use ubuntu) and it gave me a clue about the cause.

If your iPod is not automatically mounted then this might help..

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/answers.php?action=viewarticle&artid=327

Otherwise if it is and then you get that message when trying to read the iPod in gtkPod then have a look in the folder where things get mounted... on your looks like /mnt, on mine it is /media

My system mounted the iPod as its name (CHEWN THIEF), not as iPod..

debblack@ubuntublack:~$ ls -l /media/
total 40

drwx------ 6 debblack debblack 4096 1970-01-01 01:00 CHEWN THIEF
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2005-07-05 16:28 floppy0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2005-08-02 12:31 sda
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2005-08-18 22:06 usbdisk
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2005-07-27 21:40 usbdisk-1

SO now in gtkPod you can go to Edit->Edit preferences
then under the first tab i changed the ipod mount point to
/media/CHEWN THIEF
(and it accepted the white spaces)...

Then it worked .. although there is a warning about extended information, but the files appear and i write back to it aswell.

Hope this helps... (although it would have been nice to find some documentation that said this, instead of just listing all the benefits of the program).

Jez Smile
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