Re: Android smartphones not compatible with Linux?
1. Please don't bump old threads; this one started in July last year.
Originally Posted by breezypt
2. This is a well-known issue, caused because Linux's MTP support is several shades of sucky. Although apparently it's possible to install a new version of libMTP or an alternative library, I was never able to get it to work. Your two best options are: Install an FTP server on the phone/tablet and access it through wifi; or install Ubuntu 13.04 which has a slightly less-sucky version of libMTP and can actually mount newer Android devices. I did the former as it was quicker and less invasive to the person using the computer.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.