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Old 12-04-2004, 08:33 PM   #1
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Slackware 10 ipod.

Hi, i was woundering has anyone got there ipod going in slackware 10 or any linux distro yet?? Was it hard?? Did you have to do anything to the ipod??


Just wont to know since ive got one.
Old 12-05-2004, 03:03 AM   #2
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The iPod does not have an i386 based chip in it. If it did, then maybe Slackware might work.

Google search "iPod Linux" and I bet you will find a site and distro that has ported the linux kernel to the iPod.
Old 12-05-2004, 05:11 AM   #3
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Ok thanks, i did find alot of sites there is even one where they have made a linux kernel for the ipod and you can install linux and put new features in but it doesnt support 4th gen ipods yet so i cant get it cheers for the idea.
Old 12-05-2004, 08:24 AM   #4
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slackmeup ... i dont think he meant to actually run a slackware port on the ipod
He just wants to know if he cna use his ipod in slackware
I'll post my howto soon
cuz i didnt get it posted as a linux answer
Old 12-05-2004, 10:03 AM   #5
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It's definately possible. It involves loading a module for you kernel and running a few perl scripts. I can't remember the name of the system to do this, but it was fairly popular when I had my iPod (about a year ago), and it worked like a charm.

Google will lead the way.
Old 12-05-2004, 10:06 AM   #6
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gnupod -perl scripts
gtkpod -frontend based off the above
Old 01-08-2005, 02:24 PM   #7
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How to?

Hi |2ainman,

Were you going to post a How To? Please

I'm using Slackware 10 and everything looks good ipod wise except I can't see my ipod in "/proc/scsi/scsi".

I have the ochi1394, ieee1394 and sbp2 modules all loaded.

My ipod shows up in "cat /proc/bus/ieee1394/devices"

Node[0-01:1023]  GUID[001106000000970f]:
  Vendor ID: `Linux OHCI-1394' [0x004063]
  Capabilities: 0x0083c0
  Bus Options:
    IRMC(1) CMC(1) ISC(1) BMC(0) PMC(0) GEN(0)
    LSPD(2) MAX_REC(2048) CYC_CLK_ACC(0)
  Host Node Status:
    Host Driver     : ohci1394
    Nodes connected : 2
    Nodes active    : 2
    SelfIDs received: 2
    Irm ID          : [0-01:1023]
    BusMgr ID       : [0-63:1023]
    In Bus Reset    : no
    Root            : yes
    Cycle Master    : yes
    IRM             : yes
    Bus Manager     : no
Node[0-00:1023]  GUID[000a2700026113c5]:
  Vendor ID: `Apple Computer, Inc.' [0x000a27]
  Capabilities: 0x0083c0
  Bus Options:
    IRMC(0) CMC(0) ISC(0) BMC(0) PMC(0) GEN(0)
    LSPD(2) MAX_REC(2048) CYC_CLK_ACC(255)
  Unit Directory 0:
    Vendor/Model ID: Apple Computer, Inc. [000a27] / iPod [000000]
    Software Specifier ID: 00609e
    Software Version: 010483
    Driver: SBP2 Driver
    Length (in quads): 8
But it doesn't seem to get assigned to a scsi device.

Attached devices:
Host: scsi1 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
  Vendor: ST320082 Model: 2A               Rev: 3.01
  Type:   Direct-Access                    ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Very annoying I must say. My ipod goes into disk write mode and out of it when I "rmmod sbp2".

So I dunno!



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