Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Fix iPod Detection in Ubuntu 9.10 (updated)

This tutorial is the newest and by far the "cleanest" way of getting ubuntu to recognize your iPod. All credit goes to boombox1387 from the Ubuntu Forums.

Step 1: Open up the "Run Application" window by typing Alt + F2 on your keyboard.

Step 2: Type in 'gconf-editor', without the quotes, and hit enter.

Step 3: On the left panel, navigate through the menu to apps > nautilus > preferences.

Step 4: On the right pane locate the name "media_automount" and un-check the box.

Step 5: Close out the gconf-editor window and plug in your iPod.

Step 6: Open what ever other application you are using to manage your iPod, and mount your iPod by going to the desktop and clicking on Places > "Name of your iPod".

All credit goes to boombox1387, a simply outstanding hack to get the job done. Thanks!

9 comments:

shadyabhi said...

this doesnt work on Songbird 1.4.3

My iPod is not getting detected on it

Luis said...

Sorry it's been so long. Ever since Songbird 1.4 came out their device detection was completely broken. Since then I have stopped using Songbird and moved on to Banshee since they are on top of their game as far as ipod detection and syncing goes.

Luis said...

Sorry it's been so long. Ever since Songbird 1.4 came out their device detection was completely broken. Since then I have stopped using Songbird and moved on to Banshee since they are on top of their game as far as ipod detection and syncing goes.

Fin said...

Cool, solved my problem with banshee.

Chester said...

This worked for me (Linux Mint 8, Banshee)!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for this! It worked for me on Linux Mint 8 and Banshee!

tomhare said...

Your a legend thanks

Gustavo said...

It's very good !! Thanks a lot !
I'm using Songbird 1.4.3 and Ubuntu 10.04.

Pkelly said...

Awesome work!