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Old 02-27-2011, 07:32 PM   #1
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ipod touch 4G on slackware 13.1


I have recently purchased an ipod touch 4g and i am trying to sync it with my laptop running on slackware 13.1.

So i looked around these links http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1567271 and http://everydaylht.com/howtos/deskto...ouch-on-linux/

and downloaded


libimobiledevice-1.0.4.tar.bz2
ifuse-1.1.1.tar.bz2
libplist-1.3.tar.bz2
usbmuxd-1.0.6.tar.bz2

I have created slackware packages using src2pkg and installed them on my system.
But when i do ifuse /media/ipod it gives an error


Quote:
usbmuxd_get_device_list: error opening socket!
No device found, is it connected?
If it is make sure that your user has permissions to access the raw usb device.
If you're still having issues try unplugging the device and reconnecting it.
i am using root account while doing this.

when i do a lsusb | grep Apple it shows

Quote:
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 05ac:129e Apple, Inc.
So can anybody point out what i am doing wrong


thanks

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Old 02-27-2011, 08:16 PM   #2
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I have also tried the solution at http://libiphone.lighthouseapp.com/p...g-not-detected
but since i am using usbmuxd-1.0.6.tar.bz2 i guess this is not the problem
 
Old 02-27-2011, 09:50 PM   #3
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:21 AM   #4
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Did you jailbreak your iPod? If not, I don't believe it will sync under Linux.
 
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:20 AM   #5
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I have a 3G ipod touch, and could never get it to work under linux. I jailbroke it and everything.
 
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:58 AM   #6
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No i have not jailbroken my ipod. As i have mentioned in my post, i have gone through some posts where people are using their ipods on linux without jailbreaking them. Take a look over here http://www.libimobiledevice.org/.

I just can't figure out what i am doing wrong here.

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Old 02-28-2011, 12:36 PM   #7
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I have used sbopkg to build the packages (to make sure you use the latest version, manual version bump is needed), and my iphone 4 is working ok with slackware. Without jailbreaking, only the /var/mobile/Media directory is accessible.

Please try sbopkg to build the packages.
 
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:40 PM   #8
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FYI, the packages installed in my system is as follows:

libimobiledevice-1.0.4-i486-1_SBo
libplist-1.3-i486-1
usbmuxd-1.0.6-i486-1_SBo
ifuse-1.0.0-i486-1_SBo
 
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:35 PM   #9
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Thanks

though i see that i am using the same packages i have used src2pkg. I have never tried sbopkg so i will just give it a try and then post later
 
Old 02-28-2011, 02:40 PM   #10
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For usbmuxd, did you do the following, as recommended by SlackBuilds.org:

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Create a usbmux user with:
useradd -u 233 -g plugdev -d /dev/null -s /bin/false usbmux
 
Old 02-28-2011, 07:27 PM   #11
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Thanks for your replies. So this time i installed sbopkg and used it to create and install all the packages. But it is still not working. Yes i have added the usbmux user for usbmuxd.

Well after all this installation i create ipod at /media with chmod 777. Then i do
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ifuse /media/ipod
After which the No device found error comes.
Just want to make sure that i am doing the right steps afterwards.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 07:38 PM   #12
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Well just after writing the previous post i again tried doing an ifuse /media/ipod and i don't know how but this time it worked. I can do an ls and see the contents of my ipod. I guess i have to wait for like 10-15 mins before it works.
I will just test it again and see how it goes now.
 
Old 03-01-2011, 12:37 AM   #13
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10-15 mins is not possible, it should work instantly.
 
Old 03-01-2011, 04:42 AM   #14
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Well i think i have figured out what the problem was and yes kite it works instantly.

Last night when i was trying to use ifuse i first typed in
Quote:
usbmuxd
and then it started working.
I have checked it today and this seemed to be the problem.

So evrytime i have to connect my ipod i do
Quote:
usbmuxd
ifuse /media/ipod
and it works. The usbmuxd command is to be written only once per session, i think it start the usbmux service.(you can correct me on this)

Which programs are you guys using for syncing : Amarok or gtkpod. Which one is better ?

thank you.
 
Old 03-01-2011, 04:58 AM   #15
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well syncing for iphone 4g is not reliable (at least for last time I tried). I have given up. I simply copy and paste files into iphone and use third party tools to play them. If you have any successful finding, please let me know.
 
  


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