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Old 06-18-2011, 09:44 PM   #1
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Alternative to iTunes to connect iPhone to Ubuntu 11.04

I've just come back to Linux running Ubuntu 11.04 and need to find an app to manage files on an iPhone 4. When I connect via usb I can open a file browser window and see the folders on the iPhone but not the files. Also the system suggests using the photo manager and banshee to view the files but when I open them I still can't see the files.

Can anyone recommend an app to open, view and manage files on an iPhone?
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:56 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, every new version of iOS seems to get more difficult to get working properly outside of Windows/Mac.

The answer here isn't one specific application, but rather the libraries which make it possible to talk to an iDevice in the first place, as they are no longer simple USB mass storage devices as the previous generations of iPod's were. To start, make sure you have the latest libimobiledevice and ifuse.

If you already have the latest versions, then it is going to be a matter of trying to find where the failure is occurring. Checking the logs as soon as the iPhone is connected/mounted will probably be the most help.

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Thanks works fine.

Thanks for the help. Installed libimobiledevice and now both banshee and shotwell communicate with the iPhone without a problem.


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