Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Make iPod work on Songbird 1.2.0 under ubuntu 9.10

The iPod used to work with the official addon till ubuntu 9.04 but the iPod fails to be detected on ubuntu 9.10.

I was also frustrated since the evening. But, I got a simple solution.


1) Make sure that your iPod is disconnected and Songbird is not open.
2) Open terminal and type "killall -9 nautilus" (without quotes).
3) Connect the iPod and wait for few seconds (10 or 15 seconds).
4) Press "Alt+F2" and type "nautilus" (without quotes) and press enter.
5) Open Songbird.

This should work....!


  1. Do comment if u face any problem.

  2. This did not work for me. Nautilus is recognizing the Ipod just fine, but Songbird 1.4.1 no longer allows the Ipod Device Support extension.

  3. Ya. THis method used to work until Songbird 1.2.0 as said in the title.. For, now I actually I dont have a solution for 1.4.2 version..:-(

  4. Tried till late last night all combinations for getting Ipod and Songbird going. But this gave it the answer just songbird 1.2.0 from a google result and the ipod addon for 1.2 release. Sorted. Shame it doesnt have the new songbird features but ipod is most important thing atm. Cheers!

  5. Glad that atleast you got solution to some extent...:)