Making more use of my iPod on Solaris
By jmcp on Jun 19, 2006
For some time now it's been annoying me that whenever I plug my iPod into any of my Solaris hosts, I get the "DO NOT DISCONNECT" logo, with the data-transfer spinwheel icon active in the top left of the window.
$ cfgadm -la
Ap_Id Type Receptacle Occupant Condition
usb1/3 usb-storage connected configured ok
$ cfgadm -lav usb1/3
Ap_Id Receptacle Occupant Condition Information
When Type Busy Phys_Id
usb1/3 connected configured ok Mfg: Apple Product: iPod NConfigs: 1 Config: 0 <no cfg str descr>
unavailable usb-storage n /devices/pci@0,0/pci108e,5347@2,1:3
And of course vold is running. But if you then eject the removable disk that vold has mounted, you can then use the USB port to merely charge your iPod while you listen to its contents using your headphones.
How fiendishly simple.