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Managing your Ipod using Ubuntu 9.04 and Amarok.

With previous versions of Ubuntu I had no problem managing my Ipod using Amarok 1.4. Amarok is great for retrieving the cover art for your Ipod and transferring your mp3 to your Ipod. 

When I upgraded to 9.04 I noticed that Amarok had moved up to 2.0.x, this unfortunately was a retrograde step in funcionality. After 2 days of trying to make Amarok 2.0 and 2.1 work I eventually went back to Amarok 1.4
The problem with 2.X is that you cannot intuitively manage your Ipod as device, download covers or transfer music.
Fortunately helpforlinux had an article showing how to backdate to Amarok 1.4 and I now have Amarok 1.4 back and working
Add the PPA to your sources by creating a new file for the Amarok PPA:
gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/amarok.list

Then in that new file add the following two lines:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bogdanb/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bogdanb/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

Add the key for the PPA:
sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com \
0x1d7e9dd033e89ba781e32a24b9f1c432ae74ae63

Now update your sources, remove Amarok2 and install Amarok1.4:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get remove amarok
sudo apt-get install amarok14