recently installed hardy, and was trying to update my ipod via rhythmbox. i can open rhythmbox, but then when i plug in the ipod, rhythmbox closes automatically. when the ipod is plugged in first, and then i start rhythmbox, it opens for a split second, then closes imediately. i can see the ipod on my desktop, so i know the computer can see it.

any ideas? i had read that registering it can fix do i register the ipod?

is all of this worth the trouble, or should i just run itunes on windows?