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Old 01-08-2009, 12:47 AM   #1
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How to automagically run gtkpod instead of rhythmbox when inserting ipod shuffle?

Hi all,

I am running GNOME desktop on Fedora10 and can easily use both rhythmbox and gtkpod to interact with the ipod.

My real problem is - where does GNOME/Nautilus/Fedora(?) keep the information telling the system to run rhythmbox when I insert the ipod into the usb port.

I have tried right clicking on the ipod icon on the desktop and the only two choices I have are "Open with Rhythmbox Media Player" and "Open with VLC media player".

Obviously somewhere gtkpod has not been registered as a viable alternative for whatever mime type the ipod is. I think I'm on the right track here, but I have run out of ideas and cannot find where the appropriate system connections are made.

Can anybody point me in the right direction please? Thanks in advance.
Old 01-08-2009, 01:36 AM   #2
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Right click the ipod icon, select Properties and choose the Open With tab.

Hope this helps.
Old 01-08-2009, 06:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply disillusionist. I've already tried this and I don't get an "open with" tab. There is obviously a problem with gconf parameters or similar, but I can't work out where all the software vs hardware connections are made. ie. where is the config file which makes rhythmbox the default for opening ipods, and where can I add gtkpod as an alternative?


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