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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Fixing ipod touch / iphone support in LMDE after Update Pack 8

Since upgrading to Update Pack 8 (UP8) in Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE), I'm no longer able to mount my ipod Touch 2G 3.1.3 or iphone 3GS 6.1.4. Both devices used to appear as a mounted device when plugged in, and I could use gtkpod to sync to. Since the upgrade, when I plug in either device, I get a DBUS timeout error. The devices appear as unmounted, and when I try mount them via caja, I get a DBUS timeout error.

dmeg has the following output:

usb 6-1: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci-pci
usb 6-1: New USB device found, idVendor=05ac, idProduct=1294
usb 6-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 6-1: Product: iPhone
usb 6-1: Manufacturer: Apple Inc.
usb 6-1: SerialNumber: <<>>
ipheth 6-1:4.2: Apple iPhone USB Ethernet device attached
usbcore: registered new interface driver ipheth
IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
pool[5534]: segfault at 300000003 ip 00007fc287ff8cd6 sp 00007fc283ffbc50 error 6 in[7fc287fed000+1a000]
pool[5558]: segfault at 300000003 ip 00007f61bd848cd6 sp 00007f61b984bc50 error 6 in[7f61bd83d000+1a000]

I found a solution posted at

In a nutshell, I downloaded the following 4 files:

Install by each of the 4 by running dkpg, such as:

sudo dpkg -i libusbmuxd1_1.0.7-2_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i libimobiledevice2_1.1.1-4_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i fuse-utils_2.9.0-2+deb7u1_all.deb sudo dpkg -i ifuse_1.0.0-1+b1_amd64.deb 

Create a mount point, such as /mnt/iphone:
sudo mkdir /mnt/iphone
sudo chmod 777 /mnt/iphone/

To mount the iphone / ipod touch, connect the device and run:

ifuse /mnt/iphone/

To unmount the iphone / ipod touch, run:

umount /mnt/iphone/

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