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This a constantly moving target. If you find a tool that works, Apple breaks it in a 'security update' (they sometimes use the term subjectively). For some iPods, try replacing the firmware with Rockbox. For iPhones stick with Windows or a Mac, or try setting up a Windows guest OS with VirtualBox in Ubuntu. Apple will never allow this kind of ...


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Apparently Apple borked linux support with Nano 6g, and it's proven difficult to hack the music database to allow access to non-iTunes apps. https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=631006 http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1611473


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You can use media players like Amarok, gtkpod, songbird and Banshee for iPod synchronization similar to itunes. Amarok - Supports synchronizing, retrieving, playing, or uploading music to the iPod. Banshee - Allows the transferring of songs, videos, and album art to and from the iPod. gtkpod - platform independent Graphical User Interface for ...


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Apples support of Linux is non-existing. There is not a single version of iOS that supports Ubuntu. Please file a bug with Apple. Also, Apple frequently uses obfuscation techniques, which are likely to break the music database on iDevices. RE: I just want to add here that I have filed numerous bug reports with Apple, also mentioning that I refuse to have ...


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I had the same problem and fixed it with the sledgehammer method: Virtual Windows system + ITunes. I installed virtualbox 4 and set up a Windows XP. To use the USB drivers I installed the Oracle Expansion Pack. The Licence changes from OSE (Open Source Edition) to PUEL (Personal Use and Evaluation License). Plugin the Ipod to your Ubuntu System. Start ...


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While some older versions of iTunes can currently be made to work with Wine (or Crossover), they cannot be used to update or sync newer iPods The reason is that Wine lacks a handler for Windows USB device drivers, and the iPod acts as a custom USB device. This is the same reason that software that requires a special key dongle also doesn't (yet) work in ...


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Lines in code need to be typed into terminal. sudo apt-get install ifuse libimobiledevice-utils Unlock iDevice from device's lock screen, plug it in idevicepair unpair && idevicepair pair Unplug the iDevice Make sure the lock screen is still unlocked Plug it back in


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The standard Ubuntu music player, Rhythmbox, is able to do that. Just select all the songs/artists you want to copy from your iPod and drag them to the Music tab under Library (all on the left hand side). Once it's done, you can find them in the folder that's under "music library" (edit > preferences > music). Rhythmbox also syncs. I don't use that myself ...


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If you are using iOS 5.x, the library that Rhythmbox (and others) use to do this does not yet support the newer database version. If your iOS device has recently been updated, then you simply need to wait for libimobiledevice to be updated (watch the website under Music/Video Synchronization Status for updates). [edit: 3/11/13 e.m.fields - It seems that the ...


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Try HandBrake. As you see it has iPod and iPhone configurationss (presets) by default. :)


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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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You can run the apps from Android with an Android emulator, see this was asked before: Can I run Android apps on Ubuntu?. Maybe you can re-compile the source of some app to work on linux. Would you explain better the similarities you found between deb and apk? Finally, about the quality of apps, I think it is a matter of opinion. In my opinion, linux has the ...


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I've been running into the same problem. The gtkpod website specifically says that the iPod Nano 6G is not supported by libgpod yet. Unfortunately a whole bunch of ipod syncing software uses libgpod as a sort of base. and so far that isn't an easy hack for it either. most sites i found talking about talking about jailbreaking the 6G offer a long and painful ...


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I just tried the solution, syzygy proposed: I installed the Spotify client preview for Linux and synced my iPod Nano 6G with it. So far it works. Be aware that first Spotify wipes the iPod and then gives you the possibility to sync playlists. Spotify doesn't have the same comfort as Rhythmbox or Banshee yet, but I am happy that there is finally a solution ...


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Just follow this instructions: Execute this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmcenery/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade Just in case, execute this (unless you know you have both installed): sudo apt-get install ifuse gvfs libimobiledevice1 Connect your iDevice and execute: idevicepair unpair With the iDevice plugged, unlock the ...


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Just going to add that it's libgpod that currently can't handle DBVersion > 4. The most recent release goes back to July, as does the most recent commit ( http://gtkpod.git.sourceforge.net/git/gitweb.cgi?p=gtkpod/libgpod;a=summary ) I don't know what the status is but my guess is that it's currently on hold and not being worked on. They however implemented ...


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At present it seems banshee does not support iOS 5 due to 'libgpod' not supporting iPhone 4 or the iPod touch 4G. See the Sourceforge release notes for more info


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I had issues initially getting both my shuffle 2nd generation and later my 4th generation to work under 12.04 with Rhythmbox. I wish I could tell you exactly what steps worked for me but from the sequence of things I tried I really can't pinpoint pit. I can offer some things to try that worked for me though. First, go into Rhythmbox Preferences -> Plugins ...


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To sync your iPod in Ubuntu, use GTKpod. It is the definitive iTunes equivelent for Ubuntu. You can't import/export banshee playlists into iTunes on Windows. Welcome to the world of cross-compatibility. You can go through the hassle of making the playlists again, but it would take as much time to do so in GTKpod as in iTunes.


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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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I installed the latest release of Amarok (2.8) and I started it. I inserted my iPod in the computer and I mounted it. A popup window from Amarok appeared and I clicked Initialize button. It didn't output any error. To copy music in my iPod I used Banshee (sudo apt-get install banshee). After that I heard the same message in my iPod: "Please use iTunes to ...


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You can use it under Ubuntu but fixing it will probably require a system where you can use iTunes. From an Ubuntu point of view that would be Wine with iTunes installed in it as shown here What is the best way to run iTunes?. Since iTunes will (re)create your database but software from other operating system are more than likely only able to use the device. ...


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I can confirm that on 10.10 (32bit) the above fix works: apt-get install gtkpod ubuntu-restricted-extras Simply restart Rhythmbox and if the iPod doesn't auto recognize do the following: [Music] → Scan Removable Media and give it a few moments: (mine took 3 minutes to index, not sure what it was doing but took a few moments before it showed up) ...


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You can use the gtkpod Ipod manager which is available from the software center.


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I have tested gtkipod with Ipod Touch 4 Gen but 8GB. I also tried Banshee and Rhythmbox, both failed. Even with the latest Shuffle or Nano. First install the gtkpod iPod Manager in the Software Center. As you can see when starting the program it has on its list the 4 Gen of Touch: Also checked with latest Shuffle and works. The only one that works ...


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This is a very limited answer - based on my experience. Try Banshee/ gtkpod for syncing music. They do a reasonable job. Contact and calendar - dont know. But dont think there is any easy solution. And yes - it has worked for me on my iPod classic. YMMV on iPod mini 2G.


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It works, though the experience is a little different than with iTunes. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PortableDevices/iPod This site lists the applications that will allow you to copy music to and manager the music on your iPod. Specifically, iPod up to 5g are supported through libgpod. iPod nano 6g is not supported and is reportedly difficult to ...


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This seems completely ubuntu unrelated. If your iPod has no internet connection either, than it's probably no problem with ubuntu. You should seek help at someone who lives near you and can help you with troubleshooting these internet problems.


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Try libimobiledevice. Scroll to the section titled "Status" to see if your device version is supported. libimobiledevice is a cross-platform software library that talks the protocols to support iPhone®, iPod Touch®, iPad® and Apple TV® devices. Unlike other projects, it does not depend on using any existing proprietary libraries and does not require ...


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Create mus.sh and make it executable (chmod +x mus.sh): #!/bin/sh cd /home/eric/Music /home/eric/getmusic.sh "http://www.myspace.com/$*" scp -r /home/eric/Music/* root@192.168.0.183:/var/mobile/Media/Music Usage: ./mus.sh ARTIST



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