problem after iPhone libimobiledevice installation

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carmima
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problem after iPhone libimobiledevice installation

#1 Post by carmima »

hello
I tried to install libimobile device to get access to my iPhone
so I followed the instructions from iPhone wiki
installed
aptitude install libimobiledevice-utils gvfs-backends gvfs-bin gvfs-fuse
created the fuse group and added myself to this group
downloaded and built https://libimobiledevice.org/ and some of its dependencies libusbmuxd

now I cannot login anymore: I get en empty debian 11 bullseye background image with no menu whatsoever
what can I do to get my system back and running?
thanks for advise.


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Re: problem after iPhone libimobiledevice installation

#3 Post by Head_on_a_Stick »

carmima wrote:now I cannot login anymore: I get en empty debian 11 bullseye background image with no menu whatsoever
Can you switch to a console screen (<ctrl>+<alt>+F3)? Applying 2 or 3 or 4 or systemd.unit=multi-user.target as a kernel command line parameter (instructions) should make the machine boot to a TTY so you can use `make uninstall` to undo the damage (presuming there is an uninstall target in the makefile ofc).
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carmima
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Re: problem after iPhone libimobiledevice installation

#4 Post by carmima »

I dont know why installation caused damage but I had to re-install the nvidia-driver package to rebuild the kernel module
the apple iPhone does not connect more than before.
lsusb:
Bus 001 Device 010: ID 05ac:1297 Apple, Inc. iPhone 4

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Re: problem after iPhone libimobiledevice installation

#5 Post by dilberts_left_nut »

Both Apple and Google go out of their way to make it difficult to access their devices directly, pushing users towards their cloud offerings.
My experience is that if you can get it to work, it won't be long before it doesn't.
I prefer an app supporting sftp and/or my own nextcloud server for moving files on and off devices.
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