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Okay..so I got a cute HP mini laptop..running Linux. My ipod was set-up to work on Windows and Mac. Will it or does it work on Linux? Can i download itunes onto my mini? I plugged the ipod into the laptop and all i saw were folders. ???
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Re: Linux & my ipod
I found this site that may be able to help you make two compatiable for each other. Also Alan Donovan gives detailed instructions on how to use your ipod on linux.
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Re: Linux & my ipod

It looks like the first link above is actually an article about installing the linux Operating System (OS) onto an ipod. The second link looks a little more in the right direction, however instructions will vary based on the linux OS (GtkPod should work and installs directly from the repositories for Ubuntu for example).

What "distro" (name of the Linux version installed on your computer. i.e. Redhat, Mandrake, Ubuntu, etc.) are you running?

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Re: Linux & my ipod
huh, huh and more huh???

i read all of the info from both of you..thanks! and now i am totally lost (nothing new for me) Laughing and i am so scared of the directions..i'm afraid of ruining my ipod...or my new computer Smile

how do i find out what "distro" i am running?

sorry, i am quite computer illiterate as far as the workings and "insides" of a computer. i can do word, office, mainstreet (for my job) Facebook, email, IM, bank online, shop online, upload pics, learning this GD site, (at my job) but, anything more...i'm lost.

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Re: Linux & my ipod
shadycritterspenguinfriend wrote:
how do i find out what "distro" i am running?

To find out what version of Linux (distro) you are running, enter the following command at the shell prompt:
$ cat /etc/*-release

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Re: Linux & my ipod
Ok, I'm not 100% sure on this, but I'm going to help you through this as much as I can. From what I understand, you can't use iTunes with Linux....however there are programs that you can use to help you put files into your iPod. Two in particular are called Gtkpod and Amarok. Supposedly the latter might be a bit better because it allows you to use your Album Art.
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Re: Linux & my ipod

I very highly suggest Songbird. It's based on Firefox. After ou download it go to there addons page and install the ipod plugin. Now tell Songbird where your music lives by going to edit then preferences, the manage music. I manage my iPod using Songbird. It supports itunes playlists. You can add album art. You can create playlists. It's pretty darn neat little program.

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Re: Linux & my ipod

I know this tread a little old But I use Ubuntu and have tranfered files to my ipod !

Unlike using windows with Ubuntu I can delete certain MP3s off Ipod with out them showing up on ipod later

example... I deleted about 25 MP3's off my Ipod Nano with windows vista and when I went to go use Ipod they titles still showed up but the songs still were gone ! I used Ubuntu to fix that problem !

I'm still fairly new to linux even though I have messed around with it a few times in the past 10 years !
But if you are serious about doing more on your PC linux has way more options than Windows !
Ubuntu is the easiest one I have used so far it has a windows looking platform actually kinda like a mac in some ways too ! I first got Ubuntu when I read this tread https://geekdrop.com/content/help-make-your-old-pc-run-newer-one

I-tunes is currently not supported by linux (dont try installing it Linux by itself will do a better job )

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