I've tried several tutorials on the internet but nothing works. This is not a duplicate, it is true that there are several of them about ios5 but not one of them asks specifically about music syncing or ubuntu oneiric ocelot... I'm just so angry at Apple because of this, my iPod classic syncs just fine with Banshee but my iPad 2 won't, because they suddenly decided to change how uploading music to their app works in ios5. I looked around and saw that an unstable libimobiledevice-1.1.2. was available, but I can't manage to install it! It's a nightmare, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Unfortunately, there is just no accepted to this solution at the moment. All we can hope for is that an iOS update makes it easier for libimobiledevice to mount our iDevices or for an update to libimobiledevice.
Not the most helpful of answers, I know, but at the moment that's all there is I'm afraid.
Install Oracle's version of Virtual box
Install Oracles Extension Pack
Add your computer user to the vbox group
Then download and run a free version of Windows in Virtual Box
You will also need to install wine and winrar to be able to extract these rar files.
then download and install winrar
extract the virtualbox image and setup virtualbox to run windows
Once windows has started , install guest additions
Follow these instructions to get the music files off the device
To then get the files onto your linux box, just enable filesharing and setup to share your music folder, copy past.