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    [How-To] Install Amarok with MTP-Device Support

    The scripts are broken at the moment. Use manual instructions please.

    As of recent builds of Amarok by the devs, and the release of a recent libmtp, it is now possible to install Amarok with support for your MTP device.

    Note: This article was written mainly for Feisty users. However, it is possible to install this without Feisty. You will need to locate the corresponding updated libs which can be found in

    Method 1: Installation Script

    Download one of the tarballs at the bottom of this post. Untar them, read the README, and go.

    If you are using Edgy, use 1.2.2. If you are using Feisty, either tarball should work.

    Method 2: Install yourself

    These steps are a copy/paste of the same steps used in the install script.

    1. Upgrade the system

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    2. Make the install directory.

    cd ~
    mkdir amarok-with-mtp_dir
    cd amarok-with-mtp_dir
    3. Obtain the files.

    If on Feisty:
    wget ""
    wget ""[/color]
    If on Edgy:
    sudo apt-get source amarok
    Do either way:
    wget ""
    4. Install libmtp.

    tar -zxvf libmtp-0.1.0.tar.gz
    cd libmtp-0.1.0/
    ./configure --prefix=/usr
    sudo make
    sudo checkinstall
    sudo cp libmtp.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/
    cd ../
    5. Install Amarok

    If on Feisty:
    sudo dpkg -i amarok_1.4.4-0.3ubuntu2_i386.deb
    sudo dpkg -i amarok-xine_1.4.4-0.3ubuntu2_i386.deb
    If on Edgy:
    sudo chmod 700 amarok*
    cd amarok-1.4*
    sudo apt-get build-dep amarok
    ./configure --with-njb --with-mtp --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`
    sudo make install
    sudo apt-get install amarok-xine
    6. Choose one of the below options:

    6A. Restart the computer.

    6B. Run the following command, and restart Amarok:

    sudo /etc/init.d/udev restart
    7. You're done. Just plug your MTP device in with Amarok open and it should auto-detect.

    11.12.2006 - Added 1.2.2 bug fix.
    11.12.2006 - Added 1.2.1 bug fix.
    11.12.2006 - First beta for Edgy support, 1.2.0.
    11.12.2006 - fixed minor typo.
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    Last edited by ButteBlues; December 24th, 2006 at 01:04 AM.


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