Using gtkpod

Asked by DChampnoise on 2008-01-08

I am trying to get my IPOD Shuffle to work under 7.04. I installed gtkpod and can't get my ipod to sync with it. I originally sync'd my ipod on xp home. This is the error I get: "Could not open "iTunesDB.ext" for reading extended info. Extended info will not be used." I had to manually change the mount point because of the customization of it. I am unable to view any of the contents of my ipod.

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2008-01-10
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2008-01-10
Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #1

hello.. you can do these things

1- Disable rthymbox from mounting the ipod when connecting the ipod to your PC

2- add a line to your fstab

/dev/sda3 /media/ipod hfsplus rw,force,user,noauto 0 0

3.Attach your ipod

4- mount /media/ipod (mounting with force is the magic)

5- launch gtkpod

and if problem still persists,

change /media/ipod in the preferences to /media/DChampnoise IPOD* and try...

*=Your new ipod directory.

Bhavani Shankar.

DChampnoise (avaterusa) said : #2

Here is my fstab, according to the directions above.
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/hda1
UUID=0e991ccc-0200-4874-9a19-60664e54ebe0 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/hdb5
UUID=2A4CEC1D4CEBE195 /media/hdb5 ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1
# /dev/hda2
UUID=8b3fa92f-3259-45e6-a9c3-3e0325d7cca5 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hda3 /mnt/Storage auto defaults 0 1
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/sde /media/DAVID hfsplus rw,force,user,noauto 0 0

When I plug in my ipod, here is the error I get: mount: mount point /media/DAVID does not exist.
Plus I don't see how to stop rthymbox from loading my ipod first.

John Dong (jdong) said : #3

This bug is fixed in 7.10's ipod, where the location is detected automatically by the same HAL backend that displays media devices on your desktop. I'd recommend upgrading to version 7.10 to reap the benefits of this change

DChampnoise (avaterusa) said : #4

I currently have another question trying to be answered dealing with up grading. Can not upgrade due to faulty repository.

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #5

please provide us with more info about the error you are getting when you try to upgrade... So it will enable us to give better support...
Bhavani Shankar.

DChampnoise (avaterusa) said : #6

I am trying to upgrade to Gutsy from Feisty. This is the error i get
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy-security/main/binary-i386/Packages.bz2 Sub-process bzip2 returned an error code (2)
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/gutsy-security/main/binary-i386/Packages.bz2 Sub-process bzip2 returned an error code (2).
I can navigate to the page but it is garbled and can't read it. I think the repository is bad.

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #7

Try removing or disable extra repos you added to your source list. Than try upgrade again

Using packages from repositories not controlled by Ubuntu is not recommended as it can be a security risk and may break or complicate your upgrade.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes

Bhavani Shankar.

DChampnoise (avaterusa) said : #8

Here is my source.list could you tell me what is wrong with it?
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security multiverse

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #9

absolutely no problem with the list.... Seems to be a network problem of yours and I bet its nothing to do with apt..
Try again later with a different mirror perhaps and try it out...
Just a doubt to clarify:
Are you sure your Wifi is working properly? And are you on a proxy? Can you access any web pages? Also, make sure your Router is accepting your Wifi connection and not blocking it from the Network...

Bhavani Shankar.

DChampnoise (avaterusa) said : #10

Ok, I am not using a WiFi connection with this computer. I am not on a proxy. I can access web pages from this computer.

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #11

Then try with a different mirror after some time and see if it works....

DChampnoise (avaterusa) said : #12

What are the other mirror's address??

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #13

Go to
http://www.ubuntu-nl.org/source-o-matic/
and set a different mirror option by changing the country you live in option and click on send and rewrite your sources.list with the newly generated file...

Note: You can upgrade from an ISO alternate install image downloaded, though. This is just for your information.

Bhavani Shankar.

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