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Old 12-27-2008, 10:41 AM   #1
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Can you use an ipod with the Eee PC computer??


We bought this nifty Eee PC for a foreign exchange student from Africa as we thought it would meet his needs. Then for Christmas my boys got ipods and he really wanted one too. Is there any way to make the ipod get songs off of itunes from his eee pc?? If not, and we have to sell this thing on ebay, is there any mp3 player that would work with his eee pc???
 
Old 12-27-2008, 12:10 PM   #2
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Well...why not? All you need is an open USB port on the netbook.
 
Old 12-27-2008, 12:25 PM   #3
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Modern iPods have some problems with linux (though they are generally solvable - my iTouch 32GB works fine with Amarok and kubuntu 8.10, although it had to be "jailbroken" first, there was quite a lot of hurdle-jumping to make it all work, and I had better not, ever, let it re-connect to iTunes. Meanwhile I can easily drag & drop mp3s from my collection to my iTouch over wireless ssh).

You may have some problems with the stock version of xandros on the eee, but check out these links first:
http://wiki.eeeuser.com
http://forum.eeeuser.com

Simpler music players (that just appear as a USB HDD) are less likely to cause you problems.

Good luck & Welcome to LQ!
 
Old 12-27-2008, 04:24 PM   #4
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I have a 4GB Sandisk Fuze, and I have no problems transferring MP3s off my Ubuntu laptop or my Asus EeePC 4G loaded with either Eeebuntu 1.0 or Fluxflux-eee. In fact, I have connected my 250GB Western Digital external hard drive to one USB port, and the Fuze to the other, using the EeePC as a pass-through to control the transfer of music from drive to MP3 device.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 04:55 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by tredegar View Post
my iTouch 32GB works fine with Amarok and kubuntu 8.10
How did you do that? As much as i know iTouch and iPhone are almost the same, but i cannot connect my iPhone to amarok.
Can you help me with this?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 03:40 AM   #6
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How did you do that?
What I needed to do was probably different from what you need to do (Apple have "upgraded" their software since).
I suggest you use your favourite search-engine to search for jailbreak iphone and then follow the links.
You'll probably have to use win to jailbreak your phone, thereafter you can use it with linux.
More information: http://sleepers.net/2008/09/06/why-jailbreak-iphone/
 
Old 01-06-2009, 02:08 AM   #7
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I did, and i know its a MTP device, but it doesnt even show up in MTP supported media players.

And FYI, im on 1.1.4 firmware.
 
Old 01-06-2009, 06:15 AM   #8
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Yes, we are using the ipod with the Eee PC computer.

hello all,

I am new, my name is Christianashirly. Actually my brother using ipod with Eee PC computer since 6 months.
 
Old 01-06-2009, 10:40 AM   #9
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r1d3r,

http://lifehacker.com/388785/sync-yo...essly-in-linux

 
Old 01-06-2009, 01:51 PM   #10
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Thanks, i'll try that.

I hope that will work.
 
Old 01-06-2009, 04:42 PM   #11
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I hope that will work.
Perhaps you'll let us know how you get on......
 
Old 01-07-2009, 06:10 PM   #12
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Hi again,

Finally it worked!
It took a little long because i dont have ubuntu, so i had to use another pc.
I wish i could do the same with my Zen X-FI, it has wifi but its useless!

However, thanks a lot.
 
  


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