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mrkilgoretrout
28th April 2006, 09:52 PM
I cannot seem to get my nano to work with gtkpod.

dmesg says ipod is on /dev/sdc:


Vendor: Apple Model: iPod Rev: 1.62
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 00
SCSI device sdc: 3999743 512-byte hdwr sectors (2048 MB)
sdc: Write Protect is off
sdc: Mode Sense: 68 00 00 08
sdc: assuming drive cache: write through
SCSI device sdc: 3999743 512-byte hdwr sectors (2048 MB)
sdc: Write Protect is off
sdc: Mode Sense: 68 00 00 08
sdc: assuming drive cache: write through
sdc: [mac] sdc1 sdc2 sdc3
sd 16:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sdc
sd 16:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
usb-storage: device scan complete

The ipod mounts on /media/Kilgore. When I start gtkpod with the ipod directory set to /media/Kilgore I get upon initial startup:


error while reading prefs: parse


Then after trying to read the itunesdb I get


could not open "iTunesDB.ext" for for reading extended info.
Extended info will not be used.


and gtkpod crashes.
I've tried mount /dev/sdc /mnt/ipod and starting gtkpod with this mountpoint, but then it says that iTunesDB doesn't exist.
Any suggestions?

Richard1098
30th April 2006, 12:56 AM
What file format does your iPod use? Windows or Apple?

Have you already set up the necessary directories on your iPod using Gtkpod or iTunes?

mrkilgoretrout
30th April 2006, 06:34 AM
It is hfsplus with no journaling. I've been using it with iTunes on my mac. when I give gtkpod the command to check the ipods files all the files show up as orphaned, so it knows it's there.
I am using kernel 2.6.16, which supports hfsplus. hfsplus is listed in /proc/filesystems. I have not tried compiling apple's filesystem tools to get mkfs.hfsplus to reformat the partition on the ipod containing my files. will be doing that tonight. Is this the correct course of action?

Richard1098
30th April 2006, 07:56 AM
Seems like your problem is hfs related. I use Gtkpod with a FAT formatted iPod without any issues. When its mounted, Linux may be assuming, in the absence of any command to the contrary, its a FAT device, which is hinted at here: http://www.linux1394.org/view_device.php?id=652 and also http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/23837 (near the bottom).

Some backgound: http://hallx049.oit.umn.edu/linux/ipod/

mrkilgoretrout
3rd May 2006, 12:49 AM
Thanks for the response, Richard. I was mounting it using mount -t hfsplus, so I think that takes care of FS type. I even set it up as FAT on a windows machine and still had the same problems.
Well I gave up on gtkpod and tried banshee and it works! After setting up mp3 support I have full functionality, don't have to manually mount the ipod, syncs and everything. Just no playlist support.
Thanks again.