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August 13th, 2011, 05:34 AM

I am new to Linux and am having trouble trying to install Wine so I can access ITunes etc. Please excuse my very layperson terminology, but when I get to the point where I press the install button, a message pops up advising that I check my internet connection. My internet is running fine, so I'm not sure what the problem is or how to get around it. Any advice?



August 13th, 2011, 06:15 AM
Firstly, are you attempting to install wine using the terminal (sudo apt-get install wine) or with the program installer;

Secondly, are you attempting to use iTunes to sync an iPod or iPhone, because this is pretty much impossable with iTunes on Linux. I have an iPhone and have tried several ways to sync it, what I eventually ended up doing was jailbreaking my phone and using filezilla to transfer information to and from it.

Check out this article for more information and some suggestions


obviously if it is an internet issue I didn't help you too much (sorry)

Artificial Intelligence
August 13th, 2011, 08:33 AM
Moved to Wine Section.

August 13th, 2011, 05:31 PM
Syncing my iPhone is what I wanted to attempt to do, thanks! I see on the link you provided there are other programs to use. Will this affect my iTunes account though? Will the iPhone be able to sync with both?

August 13th, 2011, 05:36 PM
You may also find some useful information here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PortableDevices/iPhone

I've always had horrible luck with trying to get itunes to work under any linux distro, so I now avoid it and go with a program designed and maintained for a linux environment.

Amarok is a good choice. I'm not 100% sure, but I think you should be able to sync through both Amarok and iTunes.

August 13th, 2011, 05:38 PM
You may also want to take a look here or do a similar google search:


It's probably something worth doing so that way you can sync up with more than one OS or computer.