[nSLUG] MTP for linux and android phone

robbie macg robbie.macg at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 12:15:05 AST 2016


I'm not trying to give you a hard time, but the device itself is unlocked
when you are attempting to mount the file system, right? If you've not
thumbed your pin into the device to unlock the screen, you'll be unable to
mount/navigate the file system. I only ask because I've seen others stymied
by this, and because recent versions of Ubuntu-derived distros should
handle Andriod devices without issue, right out of the box.

Robbie

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> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> Subject: [nSLUG] MTP for linux and android phone
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> Hello,
>
> I am looking for help/advice to mount my cell phone on my linux machine as
> a USB device and use MTP to transfer files to/from my cell using my
> computer. I've scoured the forums and tried many different things, but have
> had no success.
>
> I am running Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa (aka "Ubunu 14.04.5 LTS, Trusty Tahr")
> and my phone is a Motorola Moto G that runs on android.
>
> I get a couple of errors when I try to mount my cell:
> This one:
> Could not display "mtp://[usb:001,018]/".
> Error: No such interface 'org.gtk.vfs.Mount' on object at path
> /org/gtk/vfs/mount/1
> Please select another viewer and try again.
>
> Or this one:
> Unable to mount motorola MotoG3
> Couldn't find matching udev device
>
> Can anyone suggest the best next step?
>
> Thanks so much!
>
> - Sparky
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> Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:49:05 -0400
> From: Joel Maxuel <j.maxuel at gmail.com>
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> I will have to look when I get home, but I think I use jmtpfs to help
> mount.  Your distro also may be missing the udev rule for your Moto G.
>
> You don't need the whole file, just copypasta the Moto and bottom sections:
> https://github.com/M0Rf30/android-udev-rules/blob/master/51-android.rules
>
> I will be home late tonight, but this will give a starting look.  Hope this
> helps.
>
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Joel Maxuel
>
> "One should strive to achieve, not sit in bitter regret."
>  - Ronan Harris / Mark Jackson
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> On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 10:07 AM, <galaxies_of_light at unseen.is> wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am looking for help/advice to mount my cell phone on my linux machine
> as
> > a USB device and use MTP to transfer files to/from my cell using my
> > computer. I've scoured the forums and tried many different things, but
> have
> > had no success.
> >
> > I am running Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa (aka "Ubunu 14.04.5 LTS, Trusty Tahr")
> > and my phone is a Motorola Moto G that runs on android.
> >
> > I get a couple of errors when I try to mount my cell:
> >     This one:
> > Could not display "mtp://[usb:001,018]/".
> > Error: No such interface 'org.gtk.vfs.Mount' on object at path
> > /org/gtk/vfs/mount/1
> > Please select another viewer and try again.
> >
> >     Or this one:
> > Unable to mount motorola MotoG3
> > Couldn't find matching udev device
> >
> > Can anyone suggest the best next step?
> >
> > Thanks so much!
> >
> > - Sparky
> >
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> Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:51:07 -0400
> From: Jack Warkentin <jwark at bellaliant.net>
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> Subject: Re: [nSLUG] MTP for linux and android phone
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> Hi Sparky
>
> I had the same problem, but solved it in an entirely different way,
> using ftp.
>
> There is an android app available from the Google Play Store called ES
> File Explorer. It includes an ftp server that only accepts connections
> over the local wireless's LAN.
>
> Then there is a Firefox addon called FireFTP available for free download
> at http://fireftp.net/. It sets up file-manager type subwindows for both
> the FireFTP host and the ftp server that you connect to. Transfers are
> made simply by selecting files to be transferred, specifying where the
> files are supposed to go on the other site and clicking a transfer
> arrow. Once the connection information is set up, all you have to do the
> next time is modify the smartphone's IP address in FireFTP, if that IP
> address happens to be different the next time.
>
> Of course, FireFTP can be used to access *any* ftp server on the
> Internet, but it works great for your purposes.
>
> Hope this helps
>
> Jack
>
> galaxies_of_light at unseen.is wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am looking for help/advice to mount my cell phone on my linux machine
> > as a USB device and use MTP to transfer files to/from my cell using my
> > computer. I've scoured the forums and tried many different things, but
> > have had no success.
> >
> > I am running Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa (aka "Ubunu 14.04.5 LTS, Trusty Tahr")
> > and my phone is a Motorola Moto G that runs on android.
> >
> > I get a couple of errors when I try to mount my cell:
> >      This one:
> > Could not display "mtp://[usb:001,018]/".
> > Error: No such interface 'org.gtk.vfs.Mount' on object at path
> > /org/gtk/vfs/mount/1
> > Please select another viewer and try again.
> >
> >      Or this one:
> > Unable to mount motorola MotoG3
> > Couldn't find matching udev device
> >
> > Can anyone suggest the best next step?
> >
> > Thanks so much!
> >
> > - Sparky
> >
> >
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