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Old 11-21-2012, 10:40 PM   #1
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iphone not mounting with gvfs


I give up. I've been trying to figure this out all day. I installed libimobiledevice and usbmuxd from slackbuilds. I started the usbmuxd daemon and my phone file system should mount in .gvfs but it doesn't. My phone is recognized with dmesg. I've used it like this on Debian, so I know there's a way to make it work. Anyone with an iphone or ipod touch that can help or knows why this isn't working? Thanks...
 
Old 11-23-2012, 02:40 AM   #2
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No one can help

Anyway I tried the alternative to gvfs automount and am manually mounting with ifuse. I can mount my phone fine and view the file system but I can't get gtkpod to recognize it (it should, old 3gs with 3.x iOS). It's frustrating because I feel like I am doing everything right and am running out of troubleshooting options. I've been at it all day reading gtkpod documentation and forum posts trying to figure out why it's not detecting my phone. I really like Slackware 14.0 and I don't want to have to switch distributions again just so I can sync music on my phone. Stupid Apple phones haha

EDIT: Well not long after I posted this I got gtkpod to recognize my phone. I guess gtkpod will only recognize my it if I create a fuse mount it in /media/ipod, most of the documentation I read said /mnt/ipod which is what I was previously trying, and I didn't even think the mount point mattered so much since you can specify from the command line with gtkpod -m /to/wherever. I guess I'll mark this is solved even though this wasn't my ideal solution.

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Old 11-23-2012, 09:35 AM   #3
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Would you mind posting how you got it to work with ifuse? That is one of those things that I've always had difficulty with the iPhone on Slackware. It mounts by default on Fedora. I haven't explore the issue more in dept on how Fedora does it.

I've always had success with gtkam at least in regards to moving pictures out of the phone.
 
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Would you mind posting how you got it to work with ifuse? That is one of those things that I've always had difficulty with the iPhone on Slackware. It mounts by default on Fedora. I haven't explore the issue more in dept on how Fedora does it.

I've always had success with gtkam at least in regards to moving pictures out of the phone.
Sure I can tell you how I got it to work, but I'm not sure what hardware and iOS DBs will and won't work.

With Fedora you were using probably using gvfs to automount your phone on your desktop. Haven't figured out how to do that in Slack yet, I'm wondering if I need a GNOME environment or if it doesn't work with Thunar for some reason.

Here's how I got it working in Slackware. Get usbmuxd, libimobiledevice, ifuse, in that order. All are on slackbuilds.org.

Next make a mount point for ifuse in /media, NOT /mnt, and set permissions appropriately so your user can mount there. Then you can mount with ifuse. ifuse /media/ipod, unmount with fusermount -u /media/ipod.

If you want music/ipod synchronization, you only have three options (gtkpod, rhythmbox and amarok) AFAIK. Since the latter two are Gnome and KDE, I use gtkpod. Later versions of gtkpod, after 1.0.0 might have kinky anjunta dependencies.

That's it really. gtkpod should find your device after you mount it in /media.

Take care.

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Awesome! Will try that soon.

I take it that Fedora is probably using some gnome package to do the automount.
 
  


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