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Old 08-09-2006, 07:00 PM   #1
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How To Interface Ipod and Slackware 10.2

I don't own an Ipod, but i've been reading alot about them and am on the verge of getting one.

My biggest stopping block is how much trouble will it be to get the Ipod to interface with linux. What's Involved? What software will I need? Do I need any specific kernel features? etc.

Also Is there a better Alternative? I want something with a very user friendly interface that'll hold all my music (about 10 G and slowly climbing) for not too much money and reasonable battery life.

About all i know of that fits that bill is an Ipod, but i'd rather not be tied to my one windows box to interface with it.
Old 08-10-2006, 05:20 PM   #2
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Assuming your iPod is setup via a Windows machine... no HFS partitions.


pico /etc/udev/rules.d/udev.rules
Then add this line to udev.rules:

# iPod
BUS="scsi", SYSFS{model}="iPod*", KERNEL="sd?2", NAME="%k", SYMLINK="ipod", MODE="0666"

pico /etc/fstab
...and add this line to fstab

/dev/ipod       /mnt/ipod       vfat         rw,noauto,user     0   0

Download the gtkpod Slackware 10.2 package and install it.


Plug in your iPod and wait a minute or so


Start gtkpod

Old 08-22-2006, 03:04 PM   #3
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Not sure if you tried ^ his steps or not. But I was able to get slackware 10.2 to mount my ipod. I followed the instructions on I did have trouble getting gtkpod working. I would hang up and never load. I installed it via slapt-get. Im going to uninstall it tonite and reinstall it again to see if it works better. But I was able to mount the ipod and see the files on it.


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