im having the same problem as Speedy where my ipod touch is detected and appear on my desktop. When i open rhythmbox, it also detects my ipod. but i get the error mentioned by Speedy when i try to drag mp3 into my ipod. I tried joe's suggestion but they deal with ipod detection which isnt where im having the problem. I was wondering if the error that shows up when i try to drag mp3 from my laptop to my ipod has a solution someone is aware of. Thanks in advance.