Re: Charging iPod / Listening to music
On Oct 30, 2007, at 4:43 PM, steve wrote:
its not possible to listen and charge an ipod on any platform with the
Not true. If I plug my iPod mini into my MacOS X machine, then eject
it in Finder, it will continue to charge but I'll have control again.
This also works under Linux with AmaroK and recent version of GTKpod,
assuming you have sufficient permissions to unmount the device.
However, if you just mount and unmount it without running AmaroK or
GTKpod, it will display the 'DO NOT DISCONNECT' screen until you,
well, disconnect it. ;) I haven't looked at the source code of those
two apps, but I suspect there's some flag that must be set on the
iPod before the OS unmounts it so it knows it's been cleanly
disconnected. Probably Apple is trying to protect the internal
database it uses from corruption.
BTW, this behavior may be slightly different depending on the
filesystem your iPod is using. Mine is vfat because I originally set
it up on a Windows system. iPods originally set up on a Mac will be
HFSv2, and I don't have any experience with that.