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Nbala
January 22nd, 2010, 07:04 PM
I am using 9.10 Karmic Koala Oct 2009 release.
Gtkpod does not show my ipod touch, and I can not mount the ipod.
I realise there were problems with the ipod touch syncing/mounting but gtkpod has the touch option, and I have all the files from synaptic for using an ipod touch.
When I USB connect the ipod touch I get a photo icon and access to photos.
BUT I also have a permanant Ipod icon in file browser which will not mount.
I have ensured there IS a /dev/sdc2



When I run gtkpod its just blank, no music files show up.
If I click load ipod I get the error:


“Ipod Directory Structure not found”
Could not find iPod directory structure at '/dev/sdc2'.
If you are sure that the iPod is properly mounted at '/dev/sdc2', it may not be initialized for use. In this case, gtkpod can initialize it for you.
Do you want to create the directory structure now?
Then I choose the ipod model and the mount point and then get the msg:
Error initializing ipod: problem creating iPod directory or file: 'dev/sdc2'


ALSO there is an secondary static ipod icon in file browser but if I try to mount or use it I get:
Unable to mount location
Mount: special device /dev/sdc2 does not exist


Ive tried gtkpod from sudo, Ive also tried other apps, and all the packages supposed to enable USB connections for this very purpose etc.


HERE IS MY OUTPUT

FSTAB:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=b9d57231-8a16-40f3-af45-edece8976ea7 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=a435018d-13d8-48f0-83c9-dedb5f5ee58e none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/sdc2 /media/iPod vfat nosuid,nodev,rw,umask=077,gid=1000,uid=1000,user,d efaults,noatime,iocharset=utf8 0 0
[ yes I removed noauto on the advice of a netizen ]


MTAB:
/dev/sda1 / ext4 rw,errors=remount-ro 0 0
proc /proc proc rw 0 0
none /sys sysfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
none /sys/fs/fuse/connections fusectl rw 0 0
none /sys/kernel/debug debugfs rw 0 0
none /sys/kernel/security securityfs rw 0 0
udev /dev tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev 0 0
none /var/run tmpfs rw,nosuid,mode=0755 0 0
none /var/lock tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
none /lib/init/rw tmpfs rw,nosuid,mode=0755 0 0
binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
gvfs-fuse-daemon /home/ablanathanalba/.gvfs fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon rw,nosuid,nodev,user=ablanathanalba 0 0
/dev/sr0 /media/cdrom0 iso9660 ro,nosuid,nodev,utf8,user=ablanathanalba 0 0

When I run gtkpod from terminal with sudo I receive:
(gtkpod:31159): Gtk-WARNING **: gtk_menu_attach_to_widget(): menu already attached to GtkImageMenuItem
(gtkpod:31159): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkSpinButton: setting an adjustment with non-zero page size is deprecated


-seems like graphical errors (from a theme) and unrelated but thought I'd mention it


LUSB:

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 413c:8103 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 350 Bluetooth
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 05ac:1291 Apple, Inc. iPod Touch 1.Gen :confused:
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub



So to break it down:


ipod is not read as a music device
ipod will not mount
all proper software is there, and others have made it work with the same setup ( same Ubuntu, same ipod firmware )- so Im thinking it is possible.
If I try to mount the ipod icon in the file browser I am told it is not a "block" device. Does it need to be? and ifso, how do I set this?

Ive been loving Ubuntu but Im still pretty new so I dont know all the secrets yet.
Any ideas greatly appreciated! :)

andersja
January 25th, 2010, 01:07 PM
Nbala, did you check out any of these?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PortableDevices/iPhone
http://ipodtouchtricks.net/ipod-touch/ipod-touch-syncing-with-ubuntu-linux/
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/16874