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jfraymondpa 12-21-2010 09:01 AM

Cannot get IPOD Touch 4gen to work under Fedora or Ubuntu
 
I have tried all the methods that are out there but nothing works.
Under Fedora 12, it is seen by VBox
Quote:

$ VBoxManage list usbhost
UUID: 9b54e722-42ab-4fd8-8ad1-609bf840c8b7
VendorId: 0x05ac (05AC)
ProductId: 0x129e (129E)
Revision: 0.1 (0001)
Manufacturer: Apple Inc.
Product: iPod
SerialNumber: d47d4dee8c39b2fe7c558bbf9b71e2d1dd780641
Address: sysfs:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.2/usb1/1-7//device:/dev/bus/usb/001/005
Current State: Busy
Running ITunes under Vbox sees the IPOD but I can't do anything, it will not copy music over, matter of fact I can't build any libraries in ITunes.

I've installed "iFuse" on both my Fedora and Ubuntu systems, no go with that direction.
Under Ubuntu it is seen but I can't do anything with it.

Has anyone some new ideas?

:banghead:
Thanks,
John

Tinkster 12-21-2010 11:11 AM

Have you tried using RhythmBox or gtkpod rather than iTunes in VBox?
I didn't have much luck w/ iTunes in a virtualised environment, in
fact it locked my VM up repeatedly.



Cheers,
Tink

jfraymondpa 12-21-2010 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tinkster (Post 4199055)
Have you tried using RhythmBox or gtkpod rather than iTunes in VBox?
I didn't have much luck w/ iTunes in a virtualised environment, in
fact it locked my VM up repeatedly.



Cheers,
Tink

Yes Tink,

I seems that I can't get the IPOD to mount in Fedora. I plug in a USB Harddrive and it mounts automatically, but when I plug in the IPOD nothing in Fedora. In Ubuntu, it mounts, RhythnBox will scan it and it beeps, but I can't do anything with it.

Very frustrated,
John

SharpyWarpy 12-21-2010 10:00 PM

I have heard the itouch can be difficult. But I will share my experience with an ipod 3rd generation Nano 4gb.
I have the following relevant packages installed to make it work properly:
gtkpod
libgpod
podsleuth
ipod-sharp
That's with Fedora 14. I used the same packages with Fedora 12 also. Hope this helps.

jfraymondpa 12-22-2010 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SharpyWarpy (Post 4199580)
I have heard the itouch can be difficult. But I will share my experience with an ipod 3rd generation Nano 4gb.
I have the following relevant packages installed to make it work properly:
gtkpod
libgpod
podsleuth
ipod-sharp
That's with Fedora 14. I used the same packages with Fedora 12 also. Hope this helps.

I had qtkpod and bibgpod installed, installed podsleuth and ipod-sharp, now when I plug in the itouch it does beep, but still not being found by gtkpod.

It's got to be a mounting issue, but not sure where to look. Well back to surfing the net for another solution.

thanks,
John

SharpyWarpy 12-22-2010 01:30 PM

I have been in touch with a nephew linux/itouch user and he is going to get back to me when he can. I had worked with him a little back when he was configuring his but I don't remember all the steps we went through for that. Congrats on getting as far as you have, it's a great start.

SharpyWarpy 12-22-2010 02:03 PM

I found the following at http://everydaylht.com/howtos/deskto...touch-on-linux
Make sure you have libgpod version 0.7.90 or greater. Then do
yum install libimobiledevice libplist usbpmuxd
You already have gtkpod, you'll have to use that 'cause Rythmbox won't work because you'll have to use ~/ipod to mount the itouch unless you're root. Rythmbox apparently won't recognize any itouch repo except /media/ipod -- which can only be created by root. Let us know how it goes. The page I cited above is good reading.

jfraymondpa 12-22-2010 03:38 PM

Thanks SharpyWarpy that got me to where I can see what my problem is. I was able now to use gtkpod and get to the iTouch. I can now see my problem, I've got a 4th Generation iTouch with 32GB and the gtkpod version I have doesn't support it.

So now I'll have to find out when it will be supported.

The instructions on that page are good. I had every thing installed but needed some pointers to use them.

Thank,
John

SharpyWarpy 12-22-2010 04:20 PM

Okay Fedora 14 accomodates up to a 3rd generation iTouch 32gb, model C008. It could be you could use that. You'd have to upgrade. Fedora 12 will soon be end-of-life anyway, no updates. I'll check the Fedora 14 updates and see if gtkpod has support for 4th generation.

jfraymondpa 12-30-2010 08:18 AM

gtdpod 1.0 under Fedora 14 does support the iPood Touch, but read-only mode for now. I don't know when writing will be supported.

So I've marked this thread as solved, as I now have an answer and a fresh new Fedora 14 install.

John

SharpyWarpy 12-30-2010 08:40 AM

okay where is it being mounted? Try changing user to root then start gtkpod and see if you can write to it.

jfraymondpa 01-02-2011 08:08 AM

Tried your suggestions and nothing gets me out to the Touch
Will next try VBox and iTunes until gtkpod comes up to speed.

SharpyWarpy 01-02-2011 09:40 AM

Just a quick note here. There's an update for libgpod. No details in the package Changelog, though. Worth a try, maybe.

FedoraLinuxKid 12-19-2012 12:25 AM

Does your ipod have a passcode. My fedora detected my ipod touch AFTER I disabled the passcode... I was playing around trying to get it to work execute ifuse and says you cannot sync data with ipod passcode protection enabled. (Obviously i executed ifuse in the terminal...) So try disabling your passcode.


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