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    iPod Mini Woes


    Well I just had to reinstall Gentoo last night because I messed a few things up -- which I have a bad habit of doing
    Anyway, for some reason unknown to me I decided that DevFS would be a good idea.
    So I used DevFS, and my iPod mini is no longer recognized.
    I can have it plugged in at boot or plug it in afterwords, but no dice.
    I've tried switching to udev (what I used on my prior installation where my mini worked) but that doesn't work either..
    It doesn't show up in dmesg except for the kernel recognizing that something got plugged in.
    The screen on the iPod doesn't go to "Charging" or even "Don't Disconnect", it just goes to the main menu...
    Any ideas?
    -lakerdonald

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    Did you remember to install coldplugging and hotplugging?

    are thease usb or firewire?
    do other devices that use the same inteface work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by loft306
    Did you remember to install coldplugging and hotplugging? Wink
    What do I look like, reatarded?

    As for your other question, it is USB, and no other removable devices work either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    Quote Originally Posted by loft306
    Did you remember to install coldplugging and hotplugging? Wink
    What do I look like, reatarded?

    As for your other question, it is USB, and no other removable devices work either.
    check that you have the correct chipset support in the kernel....even the best of them have forgotten that now and then! : P
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    In the past, I've just compiled in SCSI generic support, and USB {O,E,U}HCI support...
    I think this might stem from the half-udev, half-devfs mongrel my system has become, and whenever I fix one thing I break another
    I think I'll just go reinstall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    In the past, I've just compiled in SCSI generic support, and USB {O,E,U}HCI support...
    I think this might stem from the half-udev, half-devfs mongrel my system has become, and whenever I fix one thing I break another
    I think I'll just go reinstall.
    that resembles my best working lappie i own....a bit of this a bit of that
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    This all started when I emerged baselayout, and it installed this old P.O.S. so when I rebooted it couldn't find /sbin/rc, depscan.h, etc.
    So I mounted the live CD, and did something that even noob lakerdonald wouldn't have done:
    I rsync'd the livecd with my / (granted this *was* at about 1 AM and I was running on like 3 hours of sleep), so I can't exactly yell at Gentoo for breaking

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    So, FIX IT!
    I havent reinstalled ever......(x-cept that bad weekend when gentoo dev's busted the entire tool-chain, and on an install)
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    Got it working...I forgot to compile in "Event Interface" support in my kernel. That and USBfs was screwing things up.
    yay. /me goes and gtkpods

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