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Whenever I plug my iPod Touch (2nd gen) into my MacBook running Ubuntu 10.10 I get the following error:

DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)

It will show up in the file browser but whenever I try to mount it I get that error.

EDIT: I thought that this might be because I had it plugged into a dock, but I tried plugging it in directly to the MacBook with the USB Cable and it still does not work, same error message.

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I get this same error. Are you running iOS 4.2.1 on your iPod touch? If so, that's the issue. Apple changed something inbetween 4.1 and 4.2.1. – James Dec 28 '10 at 22:13
Yeah, I am running 4.2.1, so does that make this unsolvable? – Mark Szymanski Dec 28 '10 at 22:57
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmcenery/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

i did it yesterday, and worked flawlessly for me (4.2.1 iOS)

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HELL YES! The above post fixed my issue! iPod touch 4.2.1 :-) THANK YOU – user9810 Jan 28 '11 at 22:17
you're welcome :) by the way, could you mark my answer as the right one? thanks! – wifi Jan 29 '11 at 12:35
+1, that worked! On an iPhone 4, version 4.2.1. Took a long time to process those three commands though (around 10 minutes). – Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Mar 24 '11 at 20:09
It worked for me too; you should really consider marking this answer as accepted! – Adrian Petrescu Apr 2 '11 at 1:55
Thanks buddy, worked for me. – kobrien Apr 10 '11 at 0:35

I'm having the exact same problem mounting my iPAd running iOS 4.2.1. I run Ubuntu desktop 10.10. If anyone has a solution that would be nice.

My next solution is to run windows 7 in Virtual Box, then install iTunes. I REALLY wish that there were an itunes build for Ubuntu. I tried running Wine and then installing iTunes. Never could get it to work.


I just followed the instructions in this link:

I now am able to mount my iPad!

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This isn't an answer. Post as a separate question, otherwise it won't be possible to answer your question. – Mark Szymanski Dec 30 '10 at 23:36
Keith's solution (Dec 30 '10) worked for me as well. Thanks, Keith! – Herta Jan 17 '11 at 0:04
up vote -1 down vote accepted

Well, it seems that since I am running 4.2.1, it just isn't possible.

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Follow this post, it does the trick:

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