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David152
November 3rd, 2010, 03:37 AM
I feel apologetic asking this because I think I am displaying my ignorance but here goes. I am considering using a netbook with Ubuntu on it to synch an ipad. I read that libimobiledevice can do this. I have found what seem to be the relevant packages, some half dozen of so, and installed them The machine says "successfully installed". But the installation doesn't seem to have produced any program that I can fire up. Does libimobiledevice simply provide a set of subroutines that some other application can use, or what? What am I missing?

blueridgedog
November 8th, 2010, 03:18 AM
Does libimobiledevice simply provide a set of subroutines that some other application can use

Correct. You can access the iPad/iPod with other applications (mounting it as a external drive), accessing music with rhythmbox and similar tasks.