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I have an iPod Shuffle that I manage through Amarok. I can mount the device and transfer just fine, and the disconnect is successful, but even after manually unmounting the device, the next time I connect it, it will not mount. The automount hangs, and if I cancel it and try to mount it manually, I get the message "mount: special device /dev/sda does not exist"; however, it does seem to be charging even so.
So, how do I get my iPod to remount without rebooting every time?
Okay, I did that (the only group I wasn't already in was plugdev) and the automount still hung. When I canceled it, then tried to mount it manually, I got the message that it was already mounted and a cat /etc/mtab showed it in there. Then I tried to look at /media in Konqueror and that crashed X completely.
It does show that it's mounted, but it's not accessible through X (it just now occurred to me to try to browse it in Terminal, and Terminal doesn't have a problem).
I don't know if this makes any difference, but I can mount and unmount as much as I want, and as long as I don't physically remove the iPod from its cradle, and it was plugged in when I booted, KDE doesn't have any problem. The problem occurs after I've removed the iPod (or it wasn't plugged in at boot) and want to plug it back in to charge/resync. At that time, if I try to access the iPod from within X, KDE goes down in flames.
Last edited by Vermilion Sparrow; 06-09-2008 at 12:05 AM.
Clarification: Obviously, it is actually re-mounting. However, Konqueror either won't open at all, or crashes when I try to open it (taking the rest of KDE with it), and Amarok crashes when I try to detect the iPod. I can see the iPod's contents just fine in a terminal emulator, or in Thunar... and in gtkpod, for that matter, but I don't like gtkpod, and would prefer not to have to use a special app just for syncing (I didn't like iTunes either, and only ever used it for syncing).