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USB Phone

Postby gidyn » 17 Feb 2015 10:09

When I plug my phone into Linux Mint via USB, an appropriate icon appears in the file manager devices list and (optionally) the desktop for Samsung Android. When I open it, there are two more pretty icons for Phone and Memory (external SD card).

When I do this in SolydK, nothing shows up in the file manager, but a devices icon on the taskbar allows me to open the phone's file system in Dolphin. This contains a generic folder icon for the device. When opening it I see two generic store_xxxxxxx icons for the phone and SD card, and two unopenable files, about and summary.

Is it possible to make SolydK behave more like Mind for this?

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Re: USB Phone

Postby FinnFann » 17 Feb 2015 13:23

gidyn wrote:When I plug my phone into Linux Mint via USB, an appropriate icon appears in the file manager devices list and (optionally) the desktop for Samsung Android. When I open it, there are two more pretty icons for Phone and Memory (external SD card).

When I do this in SolydK, nothing shows up in the file manager, but a devices icon on the taskbar allows me to open the phone's file system in Dolphin. This contains a generic folder icon for the device. When opening it I see two generic store_xxxxxxx icons for the phone and SD card, and two unopenable files, about and summary.

Is it possible to make SolydK behave more like Mind for this?
I just tested it myself and noticed the same symptoms on my Droid Maxx. Solution was to install "kio-mtp" which grants KDE apps access to the MTP libraries. Let us know if installing this works. If it does, mark the topic as "[solved]" so other people with the issue can find it.
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Re: USB Phone

Postby belgiumsolydk » 17 Feb 2015 13:28

I always put my android phone in a "special" USB-mode. This way it is seen by Solydk as external storage which is
very easy to deal with.
go to settings => USB-help programs => choose : storage
this works with a Samsung Galaxy S2 with Android 4.1.2
Only connect the usb-cable if the phone tells you to.

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Re: USB Phone

Postby gidyn » 17 Feb 2015 13:36

kio-mtp got it working for Dolphin, but the devices taskbar widget still has the old behaviour.

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Re: USB Phone

Postby kurotsugi » 17 Feb 2015 13:52

can you show us the result of this command?

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dpkg -l|grep vfs

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Re: USB Phone

Postby gidyn » 17 Feb 2015 13:55

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ii  gvfs:amd64                            1.22.2-1                               amd64        userspace virtual filesystem - GIO module
ii  gvfs-common                           1.22.2-1                               all          userspace virtual filesystem - common data files
ii  gvfs-daemons                          1.22.2-1                               amd64        userspace virtual filesystem - servers
ii  gvfs-libs:amd64                       1.22.2-1                               amd64        userspace virtual filesystem - private libraries
ii  libgnomevfs2-0:amd64                  1:2.24.4-6+b1                          amd64        GNOME Virtual File System (runtime libraries)
ii  libgnomevfs2-common                   1:2.24.4-6                             all          GNOME Virtual File System (common files)
ii  libgnomevfs2-extra:amd64              1:2.24.4-6+b1                          amd64        GNOME Virtual File System (extra modules)
ii  samba-vfs-modules                     2:4.1.13+dfsg-2                        amd64        Samba Virtual FileSystem plugins

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Re: USB Phone

Postby kurotsugi » 17 Feb 2015 14:01

I'm not on KDE so I can't test it but mtp protocol in debian should already handled by gvfs. I saw there are two missing package in your system. please install gvfs-backend and gvfs-fuse, restart, and see whether if the problem still exist.

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Re: USB Phone

Postby gidyn » 17 Feb 2015 14:11

Now it's got worse. The devices icon is still the same, but Dolphin can't open the device (although it does see it).

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Re: USB Phone

Postby kurotsugi » 17 Feb 2015 14:16

only one mtp protocol could be used. kio-mtp need to be uninstalled.

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Re: USB Phone

Postby gidyn » 17 Feb 2015 14:28

Now i'm back to where I started. I assume I need kio-mtp and not whatever the other one is.

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Re: USB Phone

Postby FinnFann » 17 Feb 2015 15:26

gidyn wrote:Now i'm back to where I started. I assume I need kio-mtp and not whatever the other one is.
Well try both alone, rather than together, and let us know which of the two works best, if at all, for you.
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Re: USB Phone

Postby fleabus » 17 Feb 2015 17:18

I have never had any trouble connecting my Samsung S5 in Solyd. A little weirdness though. I cannot move files on the phone, I must delete from the phone, then and re-copy to the new location on the phone, whether or not I have USB debugging turned on. It's weird, but I don't worry about it, I'm just glad I can connect it with no trouble...

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Re: USB Phone

Postby FinnFann » 18 Feb 2015 15:02

kurotsugi wrote:I'm not on KDE so I can't test it but mtp protocol in debian should already handled by gvfs. I saw there are two missing package in your system. please install gvfs-backend and gvfs-fuse, restart, and see whether if the problem still exist.
With those two packages I receieved only partial support off my phone. It was treated as a camera and mounted in a read-only fashion with no copy support. Kio-Mtp gave dolphin read/write with my phone.
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Re: USB Phone

Postby gidyn » 18 Feb 2015 15:40

kio-mtp is the right answer for me and should probably be included in SolydK by default.

I'm still trying to get the device notifications correct. For some reason my changes aren't taking effect, even after a reboot.

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Re: USB Phone

Postby gidyn » 19 Feb 2015 08:34

Still stuck on this. I can change the default Device Actions in Device Notifier Settings, and the changes are persisted in the settings screen (even after reboot), but don't have any effect on the Device Notifier.

The default actions are in /usr/share/kde4/apps/solid/actions/ which non-root can't change, so where is the settings app storing the changes? ~/.kde/share/apps/solid/actions/ is empty.

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Re: USB Phone

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 19 Feb 2015 09:14

Just to chime in with something slightly irrelevant: I'm rather happy with my new phone. It's a Jolla, with the SailFish OS, a Linux Distribution made for the Jolla. Obviously, I had no trouble connecting the Jolla to SolydXK.


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Re: USB Phone

Postby kurotsugi » 21 Feb 2015 12:57

I'm not quite sure whether if it's a configurational problem or samsung messed up with their mtp implementation again. I tested several android devices on my system (1 sony, 3 lenovo, 3 samsung) but somehow samsung always got into "never worked" list.

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Re: USB Phone

Postby Zero Angel » 09 Mar 2015 01:50

Bit of a necro, but I use KDE Connect to access my phone over the network. It works great.

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Re: USB Phone

Postby belze » 09 Mar 2015 13:01

Zero Angel wrote:Bit of a necro, but I use KDE Connect to access my phone over the network. It works great.
me too. i can't remember last time i used a cable...
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