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[Gentoo] iPod support in Linux

I got an iPod nano for my birthday. It’s amazingly small — probably about 1/4″ thick, and 1.5″x3.5″ or so (2.54cm/inch, for those of you in the rest of the world). Now I’m trying to figure out how to get everything working nicely with Linux. Note that I don’t actually want to put Linux on the iPod, I just want to get things syncing properly.

I found a Linux Journal article from a few months back about using gtkpod as an iTunes act-alike. Also, it took a little searching, but gtkpod also provides scripts to sync the Calendar and Contacts with a number of Linux “groupware” apps. Looks like everything will work great!

Update: Brandon pointed me at a couple of other iPod apps: banshee and dopi. Banshee looks almost exactly like iTunes, and dopi is meant to be used in combination with nautilus for drag-n-drop.

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Written by Donnie Berkholz

November 19, 2005 at 7:25 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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