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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try renaming your udev rule to "00" instead of "10" to guarantee its the first rule used
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip, but that didn't change anything :?

Any more ideas?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that's weird, because my udevtest output looks essentially the same (in this example from my cardreader):

Code:
$ udevtest /sys/block/sda usb
main: looking at device '/block/sda' from subsystem 'usb'
main: opened class_dev->name='sda'
udev_rules_get_name: add symlink 'usb/cardreader_cf'
udev_rules_get_name: rule applied, 'sda' becomes 'sda'
create_node: creating device node '/dev/sda', major = '8', minor = '0', mode = '0660', uid = '0', gid = '6'
create_node: creating symlink '/dev/usb/cardreader_cf' to '../sda'


And of course the symlink is there like it should be - udevtest says it will create the link after all. The first thing I'd check if the device was missing after udev confirmed it's existance, is wether or not udev is actually mounted & running properly. You're not using devfs / an old kernel / an old version of udev by any chance?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I updated my kernal 2.6.15-gentoo-r1 and everything worked like a charm. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, this is strange. Just tried it again - it worked :D. Didn't change anything on the setup except for shutting down and booting again. But shouldn't have udevstart restarted udev anyway? Well, it works now, I'm happy. Thanks for your tips, guys, and sorry for the confusion.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is problem when using ivman and Gnome that it shows both ipod partitions like "Apple iPod Music Player" and "Apple iPod Music Player (2)".
I fixed that by creating the following /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/10-ipod-policy.fdi file:
Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!-- -*- SGML -*- -->

<deviceinfo version="0.2">
  <device>
    <match key="block.is_volume" bool="true">
      <match key="block.storage_device" string="/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_model_iPod">
   <match key="volume.partition.number" int="0x1">
     <merge key="block.storage_device" type="string">/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/foo</merge>
     <merge key="volume.policy.should_mount" type="bool">false</merge>
        </match>
   <match key="volume.fstype" string="hfs">
     <match key="volume.partition.number" int="0x2">
       <merge key="block.storage_device" type="string">/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/foo</merge>
       <merge key="volume.policy.should_mount" type="bool">false</merge>
     </match>
        </match>
      </match>
    </match>
  </device>
</deviceinfo>


I haven't tested it with hfs-formatted iPod (actually I'm not sure if the problem even exists with them), so let me know if it don't work.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LordArthas wrote:
Hello!

This works like a charm on my iPod Nano (VFAT). Thank you for the excellent tutorial.

I only have a minor problem. When I eject /mnt/ipod I get the following message:

Code:

eject: unable to eject, last error: Invalid argument


However, the device seems to be properly ejected as the iPod display stops showing the "do not disconnect" message.

Michele.


i seem to have the same problem. found any solution?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure you have eject 2.1.0 installed. This just went stable on x86 a week or so ago. Also, if you are trying to use it as a user other than root, you may need to

Code:
chmod +s /usr/bin/eject


Doing both of these made it so that when I right-click my iPod in Gnome and 'Unmount Volume' it does it cleanly and error free as my normal user. Hope this helps...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dougthug wrote:
Make sure you have eject 2.1.0 installed. This just went stable on x86 a week or so ago. Also, if you are trying to use it as a user other than root, you may need to

Code:
chmod +s /usr/bin/eject


Doing both of these made it so that when I right-click my iPod in Gnome and 'Unmount Volume' it does it cleanly and error free as my normal user. Hope this helps...


yes, this worked very well. thanks a lot.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pussi wrote:
There is problem when using ivman and Gnome that it shows both ipod partitions like "Apple iPod Music Player" and "Apple iPod Music Player (2)".
I fixed that by creating the following /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/10-ipod-policy.fdi file:
Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!-- -*- SGML -*- -->

<deviceinfo version="0.2">
  <device>
    <match key="block.is_volume" bool="true">
      <match key="block.storage_device" string="/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_model_iPod">
   <match key="volume.partition.number" int="0x1">
     <merge key="block.storage_device" type="string">/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/foo</merge>
     <merge key="volume.policy.should_mount" type="bool">false</merge>
        </match>
   <match key="volume.fstype" string="hfs">
     <match key="volume.partition.number" int="0x2">
       <merge key="block.storage_device" type="string">/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/foo</merge>
       <merge key="volume.policy.should_mount" type="bool">false</merge>
     </match>
        </match>
      </match>
    </match>
  </device>
</deviceinfo>


I haven't tested it with hfs-formatted iPod (actually I'm not sure if the problem even exists with them), so let me know if it don't work.


Great, just what I've been looking for! I had the exact same problem with kde. 8)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:23 pm    Post subject: Re: iPod and Gentoo Reply with quote

rmh3093 wrote:
[*]To disconnect your iPod properly run the following command:
    Eject your iPod as root
    Code:
    eject /media/ipod

    To run eject as a non-root user run this once
    Code:
    chmod +s /usr/bin/eject


The chmod +s should not be required with sys-apps/eject-2.1.4-r1 and a 2.6.16 based kernel :)
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 2:45 am    Post subject: Re: iPod and Gentoo Reply with quote

UberLord wrote:
rmh3093 wrote:
[*]To disconnect your iPod properly run the following command:
    Eject your iPod as root
    Code:
    eject /media/ipod

    To run eject as a non-root user run this once
    Code:
    chmod +s /usr/bin/eject


The chmod +s should not be required with sys-apps/eject-2.1.4-r1 and a 2.6.16 based kernel :)


I still needed to do the chmod +s, but I'm on ~x86, so that may make the difference.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Works with my gf's iPod nano.

But when I browse the pod, I get:
Code:
milksjeik@MelxacoTux /mnt/ipod $ ls -l
totaal 16
drwxr-xr-x  2 milksjeik users 4096 mei  5 18:46 Calendars
drwxr-xr-x  2 milksjeik users 4096 mei  5 18:46 Contacts
drwxr-xr-x  5 milksjeik users 4096 mei  5 18:46 iPod_Control
drwxr-xr-x  2 milksjeik users 4096 mei  5 18:46 Notes
Where do I put the music? I see the same folders on wintendo btw, but with iTunes it's possible to dump music on it. How do I do it with gentoo?

Edit: It's possible with something like Amarok. Does somebody now how I can browse it directly?
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to do it with some application. There's at least gtkpod, amarok and banshee that support ipods
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the rule that I used to get it to work:
Code:
BUS=="scsi", SYSFS{model}=="iPod", KERNEL="sd?", SYMLINK="ipod"


My iPod Mini shows up as /dev/sda

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried that rule, and had to remove the bus. I'm using a Dell E1505 with SATA hard drive so the hard drive comes up as sda and all the usb drives are coming up as ubb.

ANy idea what is causing this?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to be a necromancer, but I need some help.

I've followed this so far. My /etc/udev/rules.d/00-ipod.rules is
Code:
BUS=="scsi", SYSFS{model}=="iPod*", KERNEL=="sd?2", NAME=="%k", SYMLINK=="ipod"


However, udevinfo -p /sys/block/sda -a /dev/sda returns
Code:
Udevinfo starts with the device specified by the devpath and then
walks up the chain of parent devices. It prints for every device
found, all possible attributes in the udev rules key format.
A rule to match, can be composed by the attributes of the device
and the attributes from one single parent device.


and udevtest /sys/block/sda/sda1 usb returns
Code:
unable to open device 'usb'
.

Can anyone help?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:23 pm    Post subject: iPod nano Reply with quote

Yeah i've tried the following lines in /etc/udev/rules.d/60-ipod.rules.

BUS=="usb", SYSFS{manufacturer}=="Apple", SYSFS{product}=="iPod", KERNEL=="sd?2", GROUP="plugdev", SYMLINK+="ipod"

then i tried

BUS=="usb", SYSFS{manufacturer}=="Apple", SYSFS{product}=="iPod", KERNEL=="ub?2", GROUP="plugdev", SYMLINK+="ipod"

then i tired

BUS=="SCSI", SYSFS{manufacturer}=="Apple", SYSFS{product}=="iPod", KERNEL=="sd?2", GROUP="plugdev", SYMLINK+="ipod"

I did udevstart after changing the rule in that file each time but /dev/ipod is not created, i have a 1GB nano and it's Windows formatted.





udevinfo -p /sys/block/sda -a /dev/sda returns

udevinfo starts with the device the node belongs to and then walks up the
device chain, to print for every device found, all possibly useful attributes
in the udev key format.
Only attributes within one device section may be used together in one rule,
to match the device for which the node will be created.





udevtest /sys/block/sda
main: unable to open '/sys/block/sda'

any ideas? i can mount it by mount -t vfat /dev/sda2 /mnt/ipod
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got mine to work too with the help of roger55!

/etc/udev/rules.d/60-ipod.rules
Code:
BUS=="scsi", SYSFS{vendor}=="Apple*", SYSFS{model}=="iPod*", KERNEL=="sd?2", SYMLINK+="ipod"


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got mine working, but /dev/ipod doesn't exist. Not that I'm bothered. /dev/ipod is just a convinient pointer - /dev/sda1 works just the same. That's how I sorted it out, just enter the info in fstab, tell udev to automount, and away it goes.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:01 pm    Post subject: Re: iPod and Gentoo Reply with quote

[quote="rmh3093"][*]To get your iPod device node to show up as "/dev/ipod", create the file "[i]/etc/udev/rules.d/00-ipod.rules[/i]" and paste the following code into it.

[list]PC Formated iPod (vfat)
[code]BUS="scsi", SYSFS{model}="iPod*", KERNEL="sd?2", NAME="%k", SYMLINK="ipod"[/code]
Mac Formated iPod (hfs)
[code]BUS="scsi", SYSFS{model}="iPod*", KERNEL="sd?3", NAME="%k", SYMLINK="ipod"[/code][/list]


[*]To set the permissions so that non-root users can mount/unmount and read/write to the iPod paste the following code into the file "[i]/etc/security/console.perms[/i]".

[code]<ipod>=/dev/ipod
<console> 0600 <ipod> 0600 root[/code]


[*]To easily mount your iPod add the following code to "[i]/etc/fstab[/i]".

[code]/dev/ipod /media/ipod vfat users,exec,noauto,managed 0 0[/code]


[*]To disconnect your iPod properly run the following command:
[list]Eject your iPod as root
[code]eject /media/ipod[/code]
To run eject as a non-root user run this once
[code]chmod +s /usr/bin/eject[/code][/list][/quote]

My name is Thomas Geraets, and I love iPod!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thread, very helpful. Quick question.....

Once I run eject, is there anyway to "re-mount" it without disconnecting it and reconnecting it? Not a huge deal, just wondered.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi! Found a shiny new ipod video 30GB under the Christmas tree and already "integrated" it in my car (icelink), now I am looking for nice software to organize my music, videos and photos on my Gentoo box.

So far I am able to mount it and I already tried AmaroK and gtkpod, but both don't seem to be what I am looking for. I just installed floola (www.floola.com), which does not seem to be available in portage, and this looks slightly better, it seems to be faster and more eye-friendly than gtkpod and at least claims that it is supporting video files (unlike AmaroK).

My question is: How do you manage to put your video files on the ipod? I already found a howto which includes a ffmpeg-based script to convert my video files into an ipod-friendly format, but I did not manage to find the resulting .mov file on my ipod, no matter in which directoy I copied it. Floola somehow does not want me to add a .mov (or .mpg) file and AmaroK tells me that my player is not capable of playing this file when I put it in a playlist and choose "Transfer".

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow i just tried floola and it definitely looks way nicer... too bad the dev dosent have the source code posted
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

torf wrote:
Okay, this is strange. Just tried it again - it worked :D. Didn't change anything on the setup except for shutting down and booting again. But shouldn't have udevstart restarted udev anyway? Well, it works now, I'm happy. Thanks for your tips, guys, and sorry for the confusion.


Code:
#udevcontrol reload_rules


Does the job of re-reading the config. I have seen several places on the web suggesting udevstart, which only starts udev and presumably does not do a restart or a re read.

Cheers
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