My intention for this project is as a central repository of information concerning the group effort to make the Apple iPod work under Linux. There are alot of individuals out there trying to get their ipod to work with linux, and other people who are just starting to work. Hopefully, the people who have done work on this can contribute to this site in order to help those who are new.

The site's summary page can be found at Sourceforge.net. There is code in the CVS tree to open and close the database, and I will try and publish documentation on the specs of the iTunesDB file, as well as other things. There is also a mailing list, so if you want to contribute, comment, or anything else, that is the best way.


  • Getting IEEE1394 to work

I did this on my laptop, so I had to install PCMCIA. According to the IEEE1394 group website, they do not support installing PCMCIA as separate modules. Instead install the code as part of the kernel.

Download the latest IEEE1394 source code and place it into your /usr/src/linux/drivers/ieee1394 directory. Compile them as modules (or into the kernel...it doesn't matter). The version with the kernel is out of date.

Once you modprobe the modules, you will need the sbp2 module to see the iPod. sbp2 makes an IEEE1394 visible as a SCSI device


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