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Narutolinspire
May 28th, 2007, 10:57 PM
I have a 30gig apple ipod video brand new and well i don't quite know how i can use it on linux and i have until next week to get songs on it.

Andrewie
May 28th, 2007, 11:01 PM
http://amarok.kde.org/

Amarok

just open your package manager and install Amarok

or 'alt + F2' then paste this command in the window 'sudo apt-get install amarok'

Narutolinspire
May 28th, 2007, 11:32 PM
yeah but i have had it installed.

I had my ipod mounted and it showed up on my desktop.

I went to media device and it said "could not find device. Re-mount it and try again."

reclusivemonkey
May 29th, 2007, 12:10 AM
Have you created the directories on the iPod already?

Narutolinspire
May 29th, 2007, 12:22 AM
i honestly don't know :-D

can i do it with a linux computer?

reclusivemonkey
May 29th, 2007, 12:27 AM
I'm not *completely* sure you can. If you plug in your iPod and it shows up on your desktop, you may be able to do it through GTKPod. Its on the file menu.

If you can, I would advise you to plug it into a Windows PC/Mac and use iTunes to initialise the iPod. From there, it will work fine in Linux.

Narutolinspire
May 29th, 2007, 12:31 AM
well i don't have current access to a mac or pc atm.

I been trying to get gtkpod all day and i cant seem to be able to download....

When i download it, it goes to ark and i dont know what to do from there

reclusivemonkey
May 29th, 2007, 12:33 AM
sudo apt-get install gtkpod

Should do it.

Narutolinspire
May 29th, 2007, 12:35 AM
do i type that in a terminal?

reclusivemonkey
May 29th, 2007, 12:36 AM
Yep, that's right.

Narutolinspire
May 29th, 2007, 12:38 AM
i sounded stupid there. i did like 100 times.

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

thats what i keep getting

reclusivemonkey
May 29th, 2007, 12:39 AM
You might find this link useful as well;

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=430350&highlight=ipod+gtkpod

reclusivemonkey
May 29th, 2007, 12:41 AM
i sounded stupid there. i did like 100 times.

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

thats what i keep getting

You must have Synaptic open. Close that and try again.

Narutolinspire
May 29th, 2007, 12:43 AM
indeed i did but i also got this before that.\

Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package gtkpod

Narutolinspire
May 29th, 2007, 12:46 AM
btw when u download something on the internet it goes to ark.. What do u do for there?

reclusivemonkey
May 29th, 2007, 12:46 AM
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Feisty#How_to_add_extra_repositories

Narutolinspire
May 29th, 2007, 12:51 AM
very very confusing. I dont get what the link was for?

hanzomon4
May 29th, 2007, 01:06 AM
You need to enable the universe and multi-verse repositories, I guess that's what the link was for.

The easy gui way to do this is to open synaptic>click on settings in the menubar>click on repositories>and tick "community maintained open source software(universe)" and "Software restricted by copyright or legal issues (multiverse)" Then install gtkpod as explained in the other post.

Narutolinspire
May 29th, 2007, 01:15 AM
when i click on repositories it looks like this. (pic below)

http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/8484/wowyj4.png (http://imageshack.us)

Narutolinspire
May 29th, 2007, 01:35 AM
thanks you guys were almost no help at all :)

hanzomon4
May 29th, 2007, 05:02 AM
Are you using Debian sid?