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LostMagix
January 27th, 2009, 01:40 AM
Today I received the 2nd apple product I have ever owned, a 8GB ipod nano 3rd gen, and wouldn't you guess, it doesn't work in Linux....

After going from thread to thread and a few hours of googling, I found nothing of much help.

Cant add/remove media via..

banshee
rhythmbox
gtkpod
Hipo

But i can accuse the Ipod data via /media/IPOD, it also is visible on the dasktop, although I cant find the media directory

I was thinking about reformation for windows, but I don't know if that will work ether (haven't seen any successes with it).


lsusb

Bus 005 Device 005: ID 05ac:1263 Apple, Inc.

I have also done some research on replacing the firmware with rockbox or iPodlinux but nether seem to support newer Nanos, is there a firmware replacement that does?


Aslo, has anyone got this technique (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6613084#post6613084) to work and how reliable is it?


I am willing to give Apply the benefit of the dough here, but my patience is running thin with this thing.

blueridgedog
January 27th, 2009, 01:46 AM
I use Floola:

http://www.floola.com/modules/wiwimod/

The new iPod touch has an encrypted file system that has not been broken yet, but I thought your device worked with it.

bodhi.zazen
January 27th, 2009, 01:50 AM
What makes it more frustrating is they go out of their way to ensure compatibility with Windows but also break compatibility with Linux.

LostMagix
January 27th, 2009, 01:52 AM
Im so sorry, I JUST got it working with SongBird (http://www.getsongbird.com/)

LostMagix
January 27th, 2009, 01:53 AM
Thread = solved

Thanks anyways!

1packer
January 27th, 2009, 01:53 AM
I use mine with Amarok and it works fine. Although I haven't figured out a file format I can rip to that plays on my iPod...

LostMagix
January 27th, 2009, 01:58 AM
What makes it more frustrating is they go out of their way to ensure compatibility with Windows but also break compatibility with Linux.

Ya I know, steal all our programs, put a apple on them, then lock us out.


lyk i said, I don't normally use Apple products, but this was free....so why not?

Arylon
January 27th, 2009, 01:59 AM
Today I received the 2nd apple product I have ever owned, a 8GB ipod nano 3rd gen, and wouldn't you guess, it doesn't work in Linux....

...

I am willing to give Apply the benefit of the dough here, but my patience is running thin with this thing.

I don't know why Apple does half the things it does, but I also don't see the point of getting angry at any company for failing to deliver what they never promised in the first place.

LostMagix
January 27th, 2009, 02:01 AM
I use mine with Amarok and it works fine. Although I haven't figured out a file format I can rip to that plays on my iPod...

I rip into .ogg then use "Sound Conversion" available via Add/Remove to encode them into MP3

blueridgedog
January 27th, 2009, 04:00 AM
Im so sorry, I JUST got it working with SongBird (http://www.getsongbird.com/)

I still recommend Floola...I have been amazed at how it lets me manager multiple ipods (wife, daughter, nano for the gym etc...).

bruce89
January 27th, 2009, 04:05 AM
I rip into .ogg then use "Sound Conversion" available via Add/Remove to encode them into MP3

You'd be better off ripping it directly to the dreaded format, lossy to lossy compression is not a good idea.

LostMagix
January 27th, 2009, 04:13 AM
I still recommend Floola...I have been amazed at how it lets me manager multiple ipods (wife, daughter, nano for the gym etc...).

I still plan on trying it, Im liking Songbird however, there are quite a few useful add-ons for it.