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tomcat2007
February 10th, 2009, 05:34 PM
I recently purchased a Samsung S3 as a gift for my wife and after a day of googling was able to get it working on an XP partition, now I'm trying to get it working in Ubuntu. I have identified the drivers used by XP, they are part of WMP11; \windows\system32\drivers\spdusb.sys & \windows\system32\drivers\wudfrd.sys.

lsusb -v indicates that the Ubuntu sees it ->

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04e8:5091 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

But I don't know how to use the drivers to get Ubuntu to treat it like a USB drive. Can NDISWRAPPER be used with these drivers and if so, how would I "wrap" them?

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Laptop 1: HP Pavilion dv9000z running Ubuntu Hardy
Laptop 2: Acer Aspire 3680 running Ubuntu Intrepid

whaevr
February 10th, 2009, 05:40 PM
So are you not able to mount the device? If Ubuntu detects it, it should mount it..

Are you trying to add music to it through a media player?

run "sudo fdisk -l" if you can't mount it and paste the output here.

tomcat2007
February 10th, 2009, 06:20 PM
So are you not able to mount the device? If Ubuntu detects it, it should mount it..No, it does not mount, apparently this is a problem that has plagued a number of people who have purchased this model.


Are you trying to add music to it through a media player?No, I'm wanting to access it like a USB storage device, that is how my wife will be adding music to it; dragging and dropping MP3 files into the appropriate folder on the S3.


run "sudo fdisk -l" if you can't mount it and paste the output here.

tomcat@tomcat1:~$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for tomcat:

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0001e450

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 1020 8193118+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 1021 3060 16386300 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 4973 19457 116350762+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 3061 4972 15358140 83 Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order

The four partitions above represent an XP partition, a non-gaming Ubuntu partition, a gaming Ubuntu partition, and a data partition.

Is there anything else I can do to provide more useful information?

whaevr
February 10th, 2009, 06:28 PM
Hmm I'm assuming you had the device plugged in when you ran the command..?

tomcat2007
February 10th, 2009, 07:28 PM
Hmm I'm assuming you had the device plugged in when you ran the command..?Yep :-)

whaevr
February 10th, 2009, 08:08 PM
Alright well...it appears someone got it to work in this thread (http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24737)

Install those packages from synaptic, because there are probably newer versions out by now.

See if that works.

Or check out this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=877862)

impulse101
September 12th, 2009, 03:44 AM
I know it may seem a bit late to post this, but I was just trying to get it working myself, and could find nothing to help me on the net.

I use exaile, and i was able to find a plugin through exaile called MTP device manager.
Unfortunately, when I try and use it I get an error saying "Couldn't connect to the MTP device, wait a few seconds or reconnect the device, then try again."

Not sure if this will help anyone.. but it might be worth looking into :)

Depends:
libmtp: http://libmtp.sourceforge.net/
pymtp: http://nick125.com/projects/pymtp/