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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:29 am    Post subject: HOWTO - Using Your iPod Shuffle with Linux Reply with quote

Head here: http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_iPod_Shuffle
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the guide. I have it working and I'm happy.

I imagined that I would have to use EHCI (USB 2.0) but OHCI does the trick. And for some reason EHCI throws errors.
For me, it shows up as /dev/sdb1

Also, I haven't really charged it or payed much attention to charging because I just got it, but mine just flashes the green light. I didn't see it turn amber or anything like the directions say. (Maybe I'll have to charge it on my windows box)

Thanks again, and just posting to say that it didn't take long at all with the guide to get it working.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always glad to help out. I did update the guide to reflect compiling in the 2.0 support (that was my mistake). I appreciate the feedback.

BTW, did you download gnupod on your own, or did you use the ebuild that was created?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ./configure && make && make installed the first beta version that had shuffle support a few months ago & version bumbed the ebuild to do the same. I now use the 0.98 ebuild that is on bugs.gentoo & it works just as well!

I sent the GNUpod developer a few dollars--nice program!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dark Ninja wrote:
Always glad to help out. I did update the guide to reflect compiling in the 2.0 support (that was my mistake). I appreciate the feedback.

BTW, did you download gnupod on your own, or did you use the ebuild that was created?


I downloaded gnupod on my own and compiled it on my own.

If I have some time today, I'll play around and see why 2.0 Support (EHCI) didn't work for me. At least its working now and I know what to go back to.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took a short break from my homework and I played around with EHCI and this is what I got.

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$ dmesg | grep usb
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.0:USB HID core driver
usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
usb 1-5: khubd timed out on ep0in
usb 1-5: device descriptor read/64, error -110
usb 1-5: khubd timed out on ep0in
usb 1-5: device descriptor read/64, error -110
usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
usb 1-5: khubd timed out on ep0in
usb 1-5: device descriptor read/64, error -110
usb 1-5: khubd timed out on ep0in
usb 1-5: device descriptor read/64, error -110


I'm gonna go google around for those errors - but its sad that ehci isn't working.

Are you guys getting a charge out of it? Mine just flashes the green light when its plugged in, which I don't know if its good or bad.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that sounds like you're having problems with your USB2.0 card. I know when I plug my Shuffle into my USB2.0 ports, it flashes orange (charging). However, I do receive an error similar to one you are having with a cheap USB thumb drive. It's supposedly 2.0, but it gives me all those errors unless I plug it into a 1.1 port.

If I find out anything, I'll let you know.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

edit - more problems and no serious answers yet, I don't want to fill up this thread with more problems.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dark Ninja wrote:
Yeah, that sounds like you're having problems with your USB2.0 card. I know when I plug my Shuffle into my USB2.0 ports, it flashes orange (charging). However, I do receive an error similar to one you are having with a cheap USB thumb drive. It's supposedly 2.0, but it gives me all those errors unless I plug it into a 1.1 port.

If I find out anything, I'll let you know.


Semi-OT but I was under the impression that the flashing orange light means that the shuffle is in "data" mode. The solid orange means charging.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyMM wrote:
Dark Ninja wrote:
Yeah, that sounds like you're having problems with your USB2.0 card. I know when I plug my Shuffle into my USB2.0 ports, it flashes orange (charging). However, I do receive an error similar to one you are having with a cheap USB thumb drive. It's supposedly 2.0, but it gives me all those errors unless I plug it into a 1.1 port.

If I find out anything, I'll let you know.


Semi-OT but I was under the impression that the flashing orange light means that the shuffle is in "data" mode. The solid orange means charging.


Your right but with Linux, it thinks its in "data" mode. Flashing orange in Linux is fine and it does charge through this behaviour. Its a Linux thing because the piece of hardware is not "truly" supported.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lokheed wrote:
AndyMM wrote:

Semi-OT but I was under the impression that the flashing orange light means that the shuffle is in "data" mode. The solid orange means charging.


Your right but with Linux, it thinks its in "data" mode. Flashing orange in Linux is fine and it does charge through this behaviour. Its a Linux thing because the piece of hardware is not "truly" supported.


To get the expected behavior (solid orange for charging and solid green for fully charged), umount the device then "eject" the entire disk device (not the partition device). For example if your ipod shows up as /dev/sdc1, type "eject /dev/sdc" (without the "1"). The device will immediately exhibit the behavior that you would expect in Windows/MacOS -- the charging status will be shown on the LED.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I got an ipod mini (4gb) and i have to put some audio on it, unfortunately i cant get /dev/sda1 or anything to appear in udev. What mknod options should i use, so it will work with my Ipod? I have all the kernel options and hald/dbus/ivman... just cant mount the damn player because of the missing block device.

TIA
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a new ipod shuffle. The tiny one with the clip. (http://www.apple.com/ipodshuffle/)

I was having trouble getting a udev rule sorted out for it until I realized it wasn't showing up correctly in /dev. It shows up as just /dev/sda. Should it not be something like sda1 or sda2 etc? I have some mass storage devices and they all show up as sda1 or sda2.

Is there some way to do this? Thank you.
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usb 1-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 8
usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 2 choices
scsi5 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usb-storage: device found at 8
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
  Vendor: Apple     Model: iPod              Rev: 2.70
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
SCSI device sda: 495616 2048-byte hdwr sectors (1015 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 64 00 00 08
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
SCSI device sda: 495616 2048-byte hdwr sectors (1015 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 64 00 00 08
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
 sda: unknown partition table
sd 5:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sda
sd 5:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
usb-storage: device scan complete


It works fine, I just feel like it should have a number!
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