iPod support in Linux
bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Tue Apr 15 01:14:09 UTC 2008
Jamie Dobbs wrote:
> I'm thinking about moving back to Ubuntu from Windows but the one thing I
> must have is support for my iPod nano 3G - is there an itunes like piece of
> software that support the newer iPod for Linux without having to change
> anything on the iPod iteself?
I have an iPod nano that I could use with Windows in a VMWare session
running iTunes as long as I disabled the high-speed USB daemon. Slow,
but I could use it without major problems.
I recently received an iPod Touch and no matter what the VMWare session
couldn't handle it, so I ended up opting to use a scrap system to just
install Windows on and use VNC to connect to it and do the updating and
configuring of the iPod; the computer works headless, just sitting on
the floor with a keyboard and mouse laying on top and a USB cable
I knew that some apps like rhythmbox was supposed to support the iPod on
Ubuntu when you plug it into the USB port, but I remember reading that
iTunes would still be needed for updates and resetting/reformatting it
without hoops. So I compromised first with VMWare then an inexpensive
junk box that is only used for iTunes that otherwise was going to the
Don't know if this input helps you or not...
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