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Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2008 5:44 PM (in response to nodivisions)I wish I could help, but I have a similar problem.
My remote is set to keep the connection alive but that didn't work.
The first time I used the remote it worked fine, upon closing the app it disconnected and couldn't reconnect.
Now it can't connect at all- I enter the code into itunes, it tries to verify, gives me an error noise, and nothing happens.
Firewall is off, iTunes is set to look for devices and accept traffic, I'm on the same network, etc etc.Powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2008 12:22 PM (in response to nodivisions)I've updated to the 2.01 iPhone firmware but that made no difference.
This is seeming less like a configuration issue and more like an Apple bug. But where is the bug? In OS X, iTunes, the iPhone, or the Remote app?
My wife has an iPhone too so I'll have to test the Remote app on hers instead, to see if that makes a difference.Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2008 8:31 AM (in response to nodivisions)I've now tested this on a second iPhone, and the situation is the same: the Remote app fails to connect to iTunes after a while. So the problem is not specific to my particular iPhone.
That rules out one possibility, but still doesn't tell us exactly where the problem lies: in the iPhone OS? In the Remote app? In OS X? In iTunes?Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2008 4:03 PM (in response to nodivisions)Surely I can't be the only one with this problem? But searching the net doesn't reveal much on this issue... although the fact that there's a different (hardware) product called "Apple Remote" makes it hard to search for stuff related to the software Remote.
Is upgrading from Tiger to Leopard likely to help?Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2008 10:44 AM (in response to nodivisions)I just upgraded from Mac OS X Tiger (10.4) to Leopard (10.5); that did not fix the problem.Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2008 5:04 PM (in response to nodivisions)...aaaaand I've now upgraded from 10.5.1 to 10.5.4; that also didn't fix the problem.
I've discovered that disabling & re-enabling the computer's network connection does fix the problem. So as a workaround, I've created 2 new "Locations" in my Mac's network preferences, one called "Online" and the other "Offline", in the latter of which I've just disabled all the network adapters. I then created the following script (which I named togglenet.sh):
So I can execute that by SSHing from my iPhone to my Mac. Or I might install Apache on my Mac so I can make a CGI script out of it, so I'd just need to hit the page using Safari to run it.
So, at least there is a workaround; but I REALLY hope Apple just fixes this friggin' bug.Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2008 12:19 PM (in response to nodivisions)I've put together a decent setup using this workaround, so that you can reset your Mac's network connection from your iPhone with just 2 taps, thus fixing this problem. Full instructions are here:
http://encodable.com/tech/blog/2008/08/16/Workaroundfor_the_Could_not_find_Library_Problem_with_the_iPhone_RemoteAppMac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2008 1:45 PM (in response to nodivisions)nodivisions,
For reference there is a version of Apache already installed on your Mac. I don't know off the top of my head which Apache modules are installed or enabled. Turning on Web Sharing will enable it.
Hope this helps,
Nathan C.iMac G5 17" (work), Mac OS X (10.5.3), iMac 20" Aluminum and Home built Win XP machine
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2008 2:12 PM (in response to Nathan C)Yes, I did discover that. I use that already-installed version of Apache in the instructions that I posted at the link above.
Apache installed by default: yet another reason why working on a Mac is so much more convenient than working on a Windows system...Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2008 10:32 AM (in response to nodivisions)Any idea how this could work using Vista?HP Pentium 4, Windows Vista, 32
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2008 4:48 PM (in response to nodivisions)Answer:
I'm running Vista with itunes 7.7+, ipod touch 2.1.
I had this problem. The solution was to give bonjour internet access in windows fire wall. bonjour is an apple app.
I have tried everything to get ipod NOT to reconnect (replicate the issue) but it connects EVERY time now. Even if I shut ipod completely off. No problems.
I hope this helps some of you out!
Cheers from Canada!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2008 6:22 PM (in response to aaseagbdfhre)That's not the solution in my case (and I suspect not in the general case), since I've completely disabled my firewall, i.e. it's wide open already, and yet the problem still exists.Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2008 6:20 PM (in response to Kool Manchu)To use my workaround on Vista instead of OS X, you'd first need to install Apache. That's not especially hard but not exactly trivial either. But the real issue would be whether Vista provides command-line utilities that let you enable/disable the network, or switch network profiles/locations, as the scselect command on OS X does. If such a utility exists in Vista, then yes, this workaround could be implemented on Vista. But there's no guarantee that it would fix the problem on Vista, as it (temporarily) does on OS X, since we're still not sure exactly where the problem lies.Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2008 10:58 PM (in response to nodivisions)It looks like switching my Mac from a wired to a wifi connection may have fixed this problem. It's only been about one day, but so far I don't think this problem has happened a single time when the Mac is using wifi.Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.4)