Well the libimobiledevice website has a video on it of the guy doing everything you can do in itunes using ubuntu and this libimobiledevice
I do recall something like this now you mention it. Maybe someone else more in to these gadgets will pick up this thread and help.
BTW iphone is Jailbroken aswell using Blackra1n 3.1.2
You might as well have written that in Swahili. Sounds like Black Magic hacking of some kind;)
No need to “hack” or jailbreak the iDevice. openSUSE 11.3 will natively work with iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad devices. Until then one can install related 11.2 packages using the 1-click installer. Read more information and watch a video of the functionality here.