Banshee Music Player Unable To Find iPod

Banshee is the prefer music player for my Ubuntu installations because of it’s functional and effective interface, tested and confirmed to work with my IPod first generation on a older laptop I was surprised to find that Banshee was unaware of my IPod when connected to my desktop. After researching the Banshee installation on my laptop I noticed one package was missing on my desktop installation. Podsleuth was the missing package and it’s job is to “discover detailed information about Apple iPod’s”.

All I needed was to install podsleuth using the Synaptic Package Manager. Why was the package missing in the first place I have no idea, but I hope this helps if your Banshee install fails to recognize or see your iPod.