||11-17-2006 02:17 PM
After mounting your iPod, open Amarok and go to settings (that is, unless Amarok asks if you would like to use the device as iPod or something -- for some Amarok versions this works), there's a tab for devices; select your device there and set it to be used as an Apple iPod. After this save&close settings window, go to the Media devices tab and click the Connect button (make sure there's the right device chosen in the drop-list, I recall there is such thing). After this don't start joying, since if you'd like this to be permanent, click the other button (on the same row as the connect button, but to the right) which opens a window for altering the pre/post-connect commands; add these:
Pre-connect: mount %d
Post-connect: umount %d
(if %d points to the device; it reads in the window) After this save&close that window, and your Pod should work with Amarok more painlessly (if it's not opened in Amarok automatically, you should at least be able to just click the Connect button to open it in Amarok and Disconnect to close and umount it; if you don't take these steps clicking Connect won't do anything unless you go through Settings every time).
I know it's a bit frustrating, but once you do the above procedure one time in the correct order, the device (but only that device; if you have two iPods, mounted at different places, you need to do this for both of them separately) is handled much more easily in the future.