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Yes, you can easily copy movies to an iPad (or other iOS device) in Ubuntu without using iTunes or Wifi or Dropbox or any of the other terrible solutions out there. First, simply choose one of the many video player apps available from within the App Store. (Searching for video player returns many irrelevant results, I recommend searching for avi player or ...


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You can make your computer act as a Bluetooth keyboard for other devices, provided that: It has Bluetooth, and runs Bluez. (This is true of Ubuntu systems with Bluetooth.) It's running a Linux-based operating system. (That includes Ubuntu!) You have administrative abilities in your Linux-based OS (for example, you can sudo to root). There is a FOSS ...


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I would use Calibre. It is an awesome and easy to use Library management system. You can install it as follows: sudo apt-get install calibre I haven't used it with iPod/iPad but I use it with my Android phone and Kindle all the time and it is great. EDIT: I might also add that the iPad driver is still experimental, so you may encounter a few bugs. It ...


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You cannot even boot an iPad until you connect it to iTunes. Personally, I installed iTunes on a WinXP VM at work (with permission) to activate it; activation this way works fine. WARNING: Do not attempt to upgrade iOS on the iPad from iTunes running on WinXP in a VM - it will fail half way through the process and leave the iPad in a state of limbo which ...


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There was speculation on the 18th of February 2013 about HTC releasing a tablet that runs the Ubuntu OS. Information about this can be found in the following sites: Gotta Be Mobile OMGUbuntu Slashdot The Ubuntu site on the same day offered a countdown that would end on February 19th 2013. The countdown when finished showed the following video: ...


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I dig for a while and find out that original solution for iPad charge is not good enough. OpenSource community helped me to update it and currently this solution works for both i386 and amd64 architectures and supports lots of devices including iPad 3. http://korenkov.info/pages/ipad-charge


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You could use a cloud drive. Upload the files to the cloud drive from your pc and download them again on your ipad (for example dropbox). You could also send a mail to yourself with the eBook as attachment. If you would like to know more about sending files to your ipad i would suggest reading the following article, it covers multiple options on sending ...


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If you email it to yourself as attachments that you can download, so that it's on an email address on your iPad, you can open the ePubs and it'll add them to the books feature. Assuming, of course, you're on the latest iOS. I have yet to find a direct-from-linux-to-iOS solution though... the above does work though.


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When building software you often have to make a call as to whether to release today with some features missing, or to release later with those features. It working well on ipad was deemed a “nice to have” feature, not critical enough to block release, and so was left for a later date. We are aware of the deficiency however, and will be enhancing the app in ...


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Currently the only emulator for testing iOS applications is build for MacOS. There is a work in process to bring an emulation software to linux which you might want to take a look at...but judging by the development status it'll be a while till it's usable. http://www.iemu.org/index.php/Main_Page The long and complicated way of achieving your goal would be ...


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There have been projects to get operating systems other then iOS installed on the iPhone, however, it's not as simple as putting a bootable image on a USB and connecting it to an iDevice. For more information regarding this see: http://linuxoniphone.blogspot.com/ http://linuxoniphone.blogspot.com/2010/04/ive-been-working-on-this-quietly-in.html ...


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You can ask them activate it in a shop where you're buying it from (better ask them before you and them your money), or at a friend's place, work or where-ever you might find an installed iTunes. You don't need an iTunes all the time, but it's handy to have for the eventual upgrades, backups and so on. For music copying i'm not sure; i can copy to my ...


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Since the thread is old, but the question is still important, here is an updated answer: Since iOS 5, you can update your iOS over-the-air (thanks to @Andrew Ferrier for the correction). If you want to do it via iTunes, as described above, you have to use iTunes on a real Windows / Mac box. For all other purposes (e.g. music library), iTunes on a windows ...


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First download this Python file and make it executable: https://github.com/tjfontaine/airprint-generate/raw/master/airprint-generate.py : Go to the downloaded file , right-click, show Properties, Permissions, and check-mark; Allow executing file as program. 1b ) go to the downloaded file , right-click, show Properties, Permissions, and check-mark; Allow ...


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This has changed since the initial question was asked. Since Ubuntu 11.04, you can share local printers so they are available via AirPrint. AirPrint support is either built-in a printer or not. For printers that don't have this support built-in (which is most printers bought before AirPrint was introduced in 2010), AirPrint support can be achieved by ...


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One possibility would perhaps be to run iTunes on the Ubuntu PC through Wine. From what I've heard, the syncing part doesn't work, but the airplay features does. Second option is using Ubuntu One, if you only want to play audio as per : The Ubuntu One Blog Third solution would be to install a media server on the Ubuntu PC as this guide dictates. ...


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This can be easily rectified as pestilence has already mentioned. I would like to simply provide an alternative way to install that you may find easier. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ipad-charge Disconnect ipad, reboot and it should charge correctly.


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Download the utility ipad_charge from http://www.rainbow-software.org/linux/ As of this writing, the version is 1.1. It works perfectly with the iPad 1 and Ubuntu 11.10. You'll need to install libusb-1.0-0-dev: sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0 libusb-1.0-0-dev Then go to the directory where you downloaded ipad_charge tar zxvf ipad_charge_1.1.tar.gz cd ...


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Yes, you may need to unpair and pair your device.. Try this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10205459&postcount=32 Originally Posted by DodgeV83 The PPA by itself didn't work for me. I then had to run: idevicepair unpair idevicepair pair idevicepair validate Got the answer from the following Bug Reports ...


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The only way you are going to do this successfully would be to jailbreak your iPad. Then use what is called OpenSSH to transfer the files. Jailbreak (Redsn0w) OpenSSH (Cydia)(iPad) OpenSSH Client (Ubuntu Software Center) Just google the instructions for each it is pretty easy. If you don't want to jailbreak you can try running WINE to install iTunes ...


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FileApp from the iPad app store works with ftp over wifi to upload stuff from a laptop to the iPad.


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If you plug your ipad in your Ubuntu machine USB, you can access it directly from nautilus. It appears on the left panel (same place as USB drives). If using xubuntu, you can use Thunar (at least on Xubuntu 13.10, tested with iPad Air) or Gigolo - the remote system connection manager but Nautilus works too if you have it installed. You can also use ifuse to ...


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This is a known bug for IOS.7.0.2: You can see: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libimobiledevice/+bug/1215098


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The drive emulated by the Ipad does not support booting another device, sorry. Do you still have the installation media? If so, you can boot from it without altering your PC's installation until you can find out what's amiss. If not, you will need to download and prepare a LiveUSB which can be done on MacOS, Windows or Linux, whatever kind of machine you can ...


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First, using chmod -R 777, which I see mentioned on every similar question, would make every document inside the main folder executable, and I doubt you need (or want) that. What you need is to change permissions for everyone else to have read-write access to the storage drive. That can also be achieved through chmod. For example, the following file has ...


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I have U1 on ipad. However, the app is not yet optimized for ipad sized screen. It still works though. Just download it and use it.


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Will not happen, as Apple does not officially allow the installation of custom roms. If ever, it will be an unofficial community-port.


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Developing Iphone and IPad applications is supported only if it is developed on a Mac. This is especially true if you want your application to end up in the App-store. A good explanation is given on another stackoverflow site here which ties together your Objective-C question and writing for the IPad. Apple, unusually perhaps, have an excellent IDE and ...



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