[Gllug] Apple Ipod Help

John Maclean jayeola.list.mail at gmail.com
Wed May 11 07:13:52 UTC 2011

Have not read all of this thread but I use gtkpod with an ipod nano and fedora. 


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Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 22:06:28 
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Subject: Re: [Gllug] Apple Ipod Help

On 10 May 2011 18:30, david at gbenet.com <david at gbenet.com> wrote:
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> Hi All,
> I got a very small Ipod for my birthday (Sunday) the instructions said goto
> ipod.com/downloads - which took me to the apple site. I downloaded the installer - ran it
> and when I plugged in the ear plugs all it would say was "please use itunes to sync this
> ipod" in an American voice. The device is not seen by Ubuntu 9.10 - I've installed gtkpod I
> added some Django Reinhart which seemed to be in a play list - but were not added to the ipod.
> All I get is "Please use itunes etc.." how do I configure it to work with Linux or do I
> chuck it in the draw and forget about it?
> David

Which iPod exactly?

Newer models most likely will not be recognized by Linux because the
good geniuses at Apple get out of their way to ensure this is so.

It will be all figured out by somebody, eventually, but in the
meantime you may be out of luck.

Older iPods work out of the box with Linux, I used to use AmaroK, but
when they "upgraded" to 2.x it became so horrible that I stopped using
it (nowadays I use simple drag and drop of files as needed, and in any
case, Android mobile phones can download Podcasts by themselves. Oh
wait, I forgot to say that I decided to stop playing Apple's cat an
mouse game when there are many other much more user friendly options
of music players for Linux users).
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