Unable to read firewire id with gtkpod, fedora 7

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 23:38:23 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-03-11 at 15:26 -0700, Sean Nelson wrote:
> Hello, I've never owned an Ipod before, but a friend of mine recently
> gave me one as a present. It's a 8gig video Nano. I downloaded gtkpod
> and installed it, and it reads the Ipod fine. I copied all of my files
> onto my hard drive with it without a problem, but when I tried to
> delete music off of it and add new files it wouldn't save the changes.
> I got an error saying that is "unable to read my firewire id." I run
> Fedora 7 (it works fine, and I've never cared enough to change). It's
> probably something very simple to fix this problem, but I can't seem
> to figure it out. Any thoughts?

I'm confused. I thought Apple ditched Firewire for iPods several years
ago and everything was now USB. My very first iPod had FW (I even bought
a FW card for my machine) but the later ones don't.


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