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Re: Anyone Using Amarok In Fedora 11 With iPod?



On Sun, 2009-07-26 at 22:30 -0400, Robert L Cochran wrote:
> On 07/26/2009 09:05 PM, Craig White wrote:
> > On Sun, 2009-07-26 at 20:40 -0400, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> >    
> >> Robert L Cochran wrote:
> >>      
> >>> Is anyone using amarok 2.1.1-1 to manage an iPod on  Fedora 11? If
> >>> so, how did you get amarok to recognize the iPod? I can't get
> >>> podsleuth to see my ipod when connected -- it is mounted as a hard
> >>> drive instead, and is not seen as a media player. There is a bug for
> >>> this but I'm not sure how to work around the issue so that amarok
> >>> works:
> >>>
> >>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=495240
> >>>        
> >> That bug indicates a problem with podsleuth, which is not used by
> >> amarok for its iPod functions.  Amarok uses libgpod instead.
> >>
> >> If the iPod is not being mounted as a media device, that would seem to
> >> be a more generic DeviceKit or HAL bug.  What is it that tells you the
> >> iPod is not recognized as a media device?  I connected a 5th gen Video
> >> iPod to an F-11 test box and it is mounted properly and recognized as
> >> an iPod, based on the icon used to display the device.  (I'm running
> >> Gnome on that box, and it hasn't been updated in a few weeks, FWIW.)
> >>
> >> Also, as far as I understand, Amarok 2 has significantly changed the
> >> way media devices like iPod's are handled.  That might be an
> >> additional stumbling block you'll run into.  I don't know much more
> >> than that, as I don't use Amarok myself.
> >>      
> > ----
> > last I heard, Amarok 2 still did not have the ability to sync to devices
> > yet. That may have changed but I am not aware that it changed.
> >
> > Craig
> >    
> Craig and Todd,
> 
> Thanks for your help with this. This web page shows what appears on my 
> Fedora 11 Gnome desktop when I plug in my iPod Nano over USB. I have not 
> used the Nano in a very long time and it may not have the most recent 
> firmware on it. A friend of mine is wondering why banshee isn't "seeing" 
> her even older iPod; it behaves just like you see here when plugged in.
> 
> http://www.greenbeltcomputer.biz/fedora11_ipod_media_device.html
> 
----
Bob, which part of Amarok 2 does not have the ability to sync to devices
yet did you not understand?

Use other software until it is implemented.

Craig


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