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    iPhone syncing on Linux


    Hi folks,

    IPhone 3GS
    iTune 9
    KVM - Virtualization software
    Host - Debian 5.0
    VM - Debian 5.0/Utunto 9.04


    Since iTune 9 can't work properly on wine. I'm prepared to make IPhone communicating with Linux according to following document;

    iPhone syncing on Linux
    Abort, Retry, Hack? Blog Archive iPhone syncing on Linux

    It requires following packages;

    libusb
    usbmuxd
    libiphone
    iFuse
    gvfs-backend-afc


    I'll install above packages on VM. However I can't find them on repo. Please advise where can I download their binary package? Otherwise I have to download their compressed tarballs.

    Is there any way to convert tar.bz2 to rpm/deb so that I can install the later with dpkg?

    Another question is if they are running on VM(client, NOT host), can IPhone be detected via USB connection

    TIA

    B.R.
    satimis

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    libusb 1.0 is available with Ubuntu Karmic.

    There is an Ubuntu PPA for with Jaunty and Karmic packages for usbmux, libiphone, and ifuse.

    gvfs with afc support you might have to build from upstream.

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    Oh hey this site suggests you can just add the PPA repos.
    How to connect iPhone/iPod Touch (Using USB) in Karmic/Jaunty/Intrepid/Hardy|Ubuntu Geek

    EDIT: And USB support under Virtualbox: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox/USB

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    Oh hey this site suggests you can just add the PPA repos.
    How to connect iPhone/iPod Touch (Using USB) in Karmic/Jaunty/Intrepid/Hardy|Ubuntu Geek

    EDIT: And USB support under Virtualbox: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox/USB
    Hi reed9,

    Thanks for your advice and URL.

    I have installed iFuse on a VM of a Virtual Machine running Ubuntu9.04 according to the article on the URL. The installation went through without difficult.

    vm20:~$ which ifuse
    Code:
    /usr/bin/ifuse
    Plugin the IPhone 3GS via an USB cord. It can be detected by the host which is running Debian5.0. Photo and video can be download from the IPhone to the host without problem.

    On the VM
    vm20:~$ /usr/bin/ifuse
    Code:
    ERROR: No mount point specified
    I have no idea how to mount the IPhone on the VM. Any advice? TIA


    B.R.
    satimis

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    Promble seemingly solved

    Hi folks,

    I install iFuse on an Ubunutu 8.04 desktop according to following articles;

    Ubuntu Linux Tutorials,Howtos,Tips & News | Intrepid,Jaunty,Karmic
    How to connect iPhone/iPod Touch (Using USB) in Karmic/Jaunty/Intrepid/Hardy|Ubuntu Geek

    Plugin the IPhone 3GS via USB cord.

    satimis@vz0:~$ sudo usbmuxd
    satimis@vz0:~$ sudo ifuse /media/iphone/

    Now it mounts the IPhone 3GS.


    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/
    Code:
    com.apple.itdbprep.postprocess.lock  Downloads       Podcasts
    com.apple.itunes.lock_sync           iTunes_Control  Purchases
    DCIM                                 Photos          Recordings
    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/DCIM/
    Code:
    100APPLE
    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/DCIM/100APPLE/
    Code:
    IMG_0002.JPG  IMG_0003.JPG  IMG_0005.MOV  IMG_0006.JPG
    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/Downloads/
    No output


    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/iTunes_Control/
    Code:
    iTunes  Music  Ringtones
    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/iTunes_Control/iTunes/
    Code:
    IC-Info.sidv         iTunesLock         ShowLicense
    iTunesControl        iTunesPrefs        ShowMarketing
    iTunes Library.itlp  iTunesPrefs.plist  ShowRegistration
    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/iTunes_Control/iTunes/iTunes\ Library.itlp/
    Code:
    DBTemp        Extras.itdb   Locations.itdb
    Dynamic.itdb  Library.itdb  Locations.itdb.cbk
    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/iTunes_Control/iTunes/iTunes\ Library.itlp/DBTemp/
    Backup  ddd.itdbm
    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/iTunes_Control/iTunes/iTunes\ Library.itlp/DBTemp/Backup/
    Code:
    iTunes_Control
    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/iTunes_Control/iTunes/iTunes\ Library.itlp/DBTemp/Backup/iTunes_Control/
    Code:
    iTunes
    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/iTunes_Control/iTunes/iTunes\ Library.itlp/DBTemp/Backup/iTunes_Control/iTunes/
    Code:
    iTunes Library.itlp
    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/iTunes_Control/Music/
    Code:
    F00  F04  F08  F12  F16  F20  F24  F28  F32  F36  F40  F44  F48
    F01  F05  F09  F13  F17  F21  F25  F29  F33  F37  F41  F45  F49
    F02  F06  F10  F14  F18  F22  F26  F30  F34  F38  F42  F46
    F03  F07  F11  F15  F19  F23  F27  F31  F35  F39  F43  F47
    All of them are directories/folders

    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/iTunes_Control/Music/F00/
    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/iTunes_Control/Music/F01/
    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/iTunes_Control/Music/F02/
    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/iTunes_Control/Music/F03/
    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/iTunes_Control/Music/F48/
    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/iTunes_Control/Music/F49/
    I suppose all of them are empty directories


    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/Photos/
    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/Podcasts/
    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/Purchases/
    All of them without output


    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/Recordings/
    Code:
    Recordings.db

    satimis@vz0:~$ ls /media/iphone/iTunes_Control/Ringtones/
    No output


    No GUI. I think I can upload music/photo files on the IPhone.

    What shall I do next? To copy music files to the IPhone on Console? .mp3 file? Or other file format?

    Please advise. TIA

    B.R.
    satimis

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    Free calls ?

    Anyone know of any apps that dont charge you money for calls, that would be great great. there was some for windows but i dont know about linux

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk565 View Post
    Anyone know of any apps that dont charge you money for calls, that would be great great. there was some for windows but i dont know about linux
    I have lot of .mp3 files on my database. Additionally I have many .flv video files download on YouTube, etc. I have no problem to convert the latter to .mp3 format.

    My question is whether copy those .mp3 file on IPhone? If YES on which directories/folds.

    B.R.
    satimis

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