ipod touch 3g under openSUSE 12.1 (x86_64)

Hi folks,

on my old openSUSE 11.2 system, I was able to sync my ipod touch using

ifuse /mnt/iPod

I remember that I had to manually compile some version of libgpod and gtkpod.
But now, after a reinstallation of openSUSE 12.1 (x86_64) it does not work any more. I checked that the versions of libgpod and gtkpod are more recent (0.8.2-6.1.2-x86_64 and 2.1.0-3.1.2-x86_64, respectively), so it should still work. However, I get the following error:

$ ifuse /mnt/iPod/
WARNING: no socket to connect to

Needless to say, I cannot syncronize with gtkpod thereafter.
lsusb tells me that the device is present though:

$ lsusb |grep -i apple
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05ac:1299 Apple, Inc. iPod Touch 3.Gen

Any ideas how to proceed?
Thanks a lot!

post the outcome of ’ mount’

I am in the same situation, wanting to use an ipod on openSUSE 12.1-x86-64.

Bus 001 Device 014: ID 05ac:129e Apple, Inc. iPod Touch 4.Gen

$ ifuse /mnt/iPod/

ifuse on /mnt/ipod type fuse.ifuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0)

I did a bunch of reading and tried a bunch of stuff, but still nothing, it does know the device is there, not sure what socket it is talking about…

suse-121-shuttle:~ # mkdir /media/ipod
suse-121-shuttle:~ # chmod 777 /media/ipod
suse-121-shuttle:~ # usbmuxd
suse-121-shuttle:~ # ifuse /media/ipod
No device found, is it connected? <—Ipod not connected (on purpose)
If it is make sure that your user has permissions to access the raw usb device.
If you’re still having issues try unplugging the device and reconnecting it.
suse-121-shuttle:~ # ifuse /media/ipod <—Ipod connected
WARNING: no socket to connect to
suse-121-shuttle:~ #

Check this how-to:

and make sure all the needed software was installed. Works for my iPod touch 3G, plus iPhone running iOS 4.x.x jailbreak