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sddmack
23rd November 2007, 12:30 PM
My old 8gb Nano was damaged on a trip so I went and bought a new 8gb Nano (the square shaped one). I immediately went home to upload some songs using gtkpod. At first everything looked fine but after I unmounted the Ipod and turned it on and it read "no songs".

I did some research and tried Banshee, Rythmbox & Songbird. So far none of these have worked. Then I came across this (http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/14/1831236&from=rss) and felt pretty stupid for buying a $200 Ipod.

Has anyone figured out a way around this?

Also, any ideas on a Linux friendly portable MP3 player that holds +4gb.

Thanks

starstatras
23rd November 2007, 05:32 PM
Doesnt it appear as a drive in Computer??
My mp3 player even does and it is cheap and nasty having only cost 25 a few years ago when the average price for an mp3 player of similar capacity (256mb) was about 100. I would have thought being expensive as Ipods are they could at least do that?

schwim
23rd November 2007, 05:39 PM
For those that might have missed the previous threads:

iPods are for people who don't like their rights

Sansa works well with linux, and I've had no problems with either of my models. They can be mounted as drives and they create their own db's on turning them on.

Sell your i(anything) on eBay, while you still have everything from the package. Then buy a real media player.

thanks,
json

robert2513
23rd November 2007, 06:44 PM
Curious, I followed a link in the Slashdot article to the referenced blog. There is an update with a link that says it was "fixed".

Snippet:

We've won!

Thanks to some inspired work by a few heroes, we've managed to work out how to get everything working again.
http://ipodminusitunes.blogspot.com/2007/09/weve-won.html

Impressive, fastest I've ever seen something like this done. Original blog entry: Friday, Sept. 14. The updated blog entry, Monday, Sept. 17. Talk about a weekend project :D

robert2513

A.Serbinski
23rd November 2007, 08:15 PM
Out of principle, you should NOT PAY SOMEONE to make your life difficult. Return the junk to manufacturer for a refund. Say "it doesn't work" and don't elaborate.

sddmack
23rd November 2007, 11:22 PM
Thanks for the replies. I tried the link above regarding the fix for hash but the website deadends. I've also googled "ipod hash" and can only get articles. I'll probably just return the darn thing and order a Sandisk.

ButteBlues
24th November 2007, 12:03 AM
My old 8gb Nano was damaged on a trip so I went and bought a new 8gb Nano (the square shaped one). I immediately went home to upload some songs using gtkpod. At first everything looked fine but after I unmounted the Ipod and turned it on and it read "no songs".

I did some research and tried Banshee, Rythmbox & Songbird. So far none of these have worked. Then I came across this (http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/14/1831236&from=rss) and felt pretty stupid for buying a $200 Ipod.

Has anyone figured out a way around this?

Also, any ideas on a Linux friendly portable MP3 player that holds +4gb.

Thanks
Don't worry - you can still use your iPod!

What you need to do, are compile podsleuth, ipod-sharp, and banshee (stable branch) from SVN, and you'll be able to do this fine. It'll require you to at least have a clue about figuring out your build dependencies, etc.

For information about building the cited packages from SVN, see: http://banshee-project.org/BleedingIpodTest

For podsleuth, you'll need to use the following flags on configure: "--prefix=/usr --with-hal-callouts-dir=/usr/libexec"

On the whole, there is a whole lot of FUD surrounding the move with things like the hashing. A little common sense and knowledge about both the iPod line and problems it has had in the past points to something that makes a little bit more sense: the hashing wasn't an attempt to keep other vendors out -- if Apple had wanted to do that, it would have succeeded like it did with iTunes 7's DAAP implementation -- but rather another tool to safeguard against the all-too-common errors that occurred in previous iPods when they were disconnected improperly (such as loss of music, etc).

robert2513
24th November 2007, 06:26 AM
Thanks for the replies. I tried the link above regarding the fix for hash but the website deadends. I've also googled "ipod hash" and can only get articles. I'll probably just return the darn thing and order a Sandisk.
Sorry about that. In an attempt to correct myself, I found another blog with an entry containing a how to. These links work, checked them all myself. ;)

http://www.niceguyuk.ukshells.co.uk/index.php

Scroll down to the entry entitled "Making the new iPods work with Linux."

Hope this or ButteBlues's suggestion works. Good luck.