Has someone tried with Lucid? I mean without installing anything fancy, it should work out of the box.
but how do you create new platlists and sinc them onto the ipod...
(i have and ipod nano 3G)
-ASUS U46: Intel Core I5(Sandy Bridge) 8 gb Ram, Integrated Graphics card. Currently running Ubuntu 13.04(64bit)
First I'd like to thank all the committed people in this community. I'm new to Linux (I don't know much about computers and software anyways...) and so far i got to solve all my problems just by searching the forums. Good work out there.
As you can probably tell from my spelling I'm no native speaker, so please excuse any mistakes i make.
I am running 9.10 Karmic Koala and followed Greya's guide for the 32 bit version. Well.. it didn't quite work out as planned.
When I try to install Rhythmbox from the software centre afterwards, I get the following error message:
As long as i don't uninstall Rhythmbox via the terminal, ubuntu keeps trying to make me install libgpod4 by using the update manager, which also produces error messages about missing dependencies and so on.
(Reading database ... 5% (this goes on until 100%)
(Reading database ... 285672 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libgpod4 (from .../libgpod4_0.7.2-1ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libgpod4_0.7.2-1ubuntu1_i386.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/libgpod.so.4', which is also in package libgpod 0:0.7.92-1
Unpacking libgpod-common (from .../libgpod-common_0.7.2-1ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libgpod-common_0.7.2-1ubuntu1_i386.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite '/usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty/20-libgpod-sysinfo-extended.fdi', which is also in package libgpod 0:0.7.92-1
Selecting previously deselected package media-player-info.
Unpacking media-player-info (from .../media-player-info_3-0ubuntu1_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package rhythmbox.
Unpacking rhythmbox (from .../rhythmbox_0.12.5-0ubuntu5.2_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for hal ...
Regenerating hal fdi cache ...
hal start/running, process 10759
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
But this won't be my biggest problem, as I could probably solve it by just removing the changes.
GTKPOD recognises my iPod nano 5g (i already had music on it, i am/was using windows back home. Unfortunately i only have my netbook available until the end of june, although i could probably find an internet-cafe with windows where i could install iTunes. Running iTunes on WINE didn't work out so far, my netbook seems to be too weak, it freezes during the installation).
I also installed gtkpod-aac, as I kept getting error messages when I imported big parts of my music in gtkpod and i was optimistic/dumb enough to do additional changes before checking if everything works out... well, I hope this didn't cause my problem.
Even though I didn't change anything on my iPod except for letting gtkpod recognise all of its data [edit: oh, i deleted an empty playlist which i accidentally created in windows to see if everything works. forgot about that], my iPod now tells me there wouldn't be any music on it. Checking the "Settings - About" my iPod now says 7.2GB (all the music on it) would be consumed by "other".
gtkpod still finds the music on my iPod and even manually browsing it reveals the music to be there - i can even open the mp3s on my iPod with a music player on my netbook.
Anyways, copying new music on the iPod via gtkpod doesn't seem to work. gtkpod says it's there, my iPod begs to differ.
What shall I do now? Judging from the other posts here, the old patches in this thread aren't necessary any more and I am sort of anxious about breaking even more.
Whether I could restore the music that's on it (I read something about connecting the iPod to iTunes after putting music on it to fix the playlists in this thread) or even get it to work with Linux... anything would be fine.
Last edited by irdo; March 28th, 2010 at 06:39 AM.
I had the same problem first time. I had to connect ipod to the iTunes once. But my mate's ipod worked from the first time...
If you connected ipod to old gtkpod - it can break your database (i think so).
Plugging it into iTunes did the trick, even without synchronising it with the particular iTunes. Anyways, iTunes seems to convert the data on the iPod from category "other" to "music" and leaves a 30KB file "autorun.inf" on the iPod, which gtkpod deletes.
I also get your
error.by the way, after fixing database in iTunes i started gtkpod and i've got "iTunesDB does not match checksum in extended information file. gtkpod will try to match the information using SHA1 checksums."
looks like it is not compatible
Anyways, i will keep my iPod away from gtkpod for at least the next 3 weeks, as I'm in the Australian outback and won't get any new music. If somebody wants to take a look at the autorun.inf file just tell me, i'll upload it for you.
Last edited by irdo; March 29th, 2010 at 05:30 AM. Reason: typo
Thanks for this thread, folks. I actually went thru, tried it all and found none of it work. On a whim, I did a google search that resulted in finding a free program called Floola, which works flawlessly with my 5G in 9.10
you may need to use synaptic to download and install two additional files (floola will complain if you don't have them installed; just note them and install them). Beyond that...it's pretty much self explanatory.
too bad that I forgot my ipod and can't try it. It sure will make my day. Iwould be able to free these remaining 10GB occupied by WinXP on my HD
-> Floola is the answer to all problems:
Download from here:
No install required - it only needs to be unpacked.
On my system a library "zlib.so" was missing, for which install instructions can be found here:
... that do not work, because they refer to an older version,
Just change the version number in the wget instruction:
and add a symbolic link to the file
/usr/lib/libz.so -> /usr/local/zlib/lib/libz.so
As of now WinXP is gone from my system ... again =)
Guess I'll even donate some money now to flooa
Last edited by Veloteuton63; April 1st, 2010 at 09:47 AM. Reason: Update with additional information