I'm trying to get my iPod fully working with ubuntu 11.10 so I don't have to keep booting into windows to manage things. I've tried a few different things so far:
1)Rhythmbox: this finds my iPod OK, has a nice podcast management system built in, and all looked very nice. UNTIL I tried to sync with the iPod or look at iPod properties then it just crashes and shuts down.
Rhythmbox could not initialise the Ipod so I used Gtkpod and used Rhythmbox to copy songs into the Ipod.
Can access these files with Nautilus and can play them with Rhythmbox.
The Ipod will not play them and says "use Itunes" if pressed.
Looks like the Ipod uses some sort of song-index which is not working.
Moving files from and to the Ipod (drage and drop) makes Rhythmbox and Gtkpod crash.