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Rodney9
December 11th, 2012, 04:18 AM
How come Ubuntu 12.10 sees and auto mounts my Sony Xperia S mobile phone but Xubuntu 12.10 does not see it at all ?

I wish to use Xubuntu as my laptop is to slow .

Rodney

typhoon_tip
December 11th, 2012, 11:11 AM
I think it has more to do with Nautilus File Manager than Ubuntu itself. Ubuntu uses Nautilus, whereas Xubuntu uses Thunar if I'm not wrong. Find some guidelines to install Nautilus in Xubuntu instead of Thunar, should not slow things down much.

mrgs
December 11th, 2012, 11:19 AM
Changed the thread title to a more informative one.

Rodney9
March 9th, 2013, 12:08 AM
Anyone found an answer for how to mount Sony Xperia S in Xubuntu ?

lsusb outputs - Bus 004 Device 003: ID 0fce:0169 Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB

mtp-detect
libmtp version: 1.1.4

Listing raw device(s)
Device 0 (VID=0fce and PID=0169) is a SONY Xperia S.
Found 1 device(s):
SONY: Xperia S (0fce:0169) @ bus 4, dev 3
Attempting to connect device(s)
LIBMTP PANIC: Could not open session! (Return code 8195)
Try to reset the device.
Unable to open raw device 0
OK.

Rodney9
March 9th, 2013, 12:59 AM
I tried https://launchpad.net/~langdalepl/+archive/gvfs-mtp ppa's but they don't work either.

At least I found a work around by using WiFi Explorer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dooblou.WiFiFileExplorer&hl=en) also trying Airdroid.

Rodney

Rodney9
March 9th, 2013, 01:13 AM
AirDroid (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sand.airdroid) works very well, much easier to use and more secure.

Rodney

S X S
March 12th, 2013, 09:37 PM
I tried https://launchpad.net/~langdalepl/+archive/gvfs-mtp ppa's but they don't work either.

At least I found a work around by using WiFi Explorer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dooblou.WiFiFileExplorer&hl=en) also trying Airdroid.

Rodney

hi,

installed this ppa:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp

installed all gvfs packages exept for the debug and development packages

rebooted

i connected my xperia s lt26i

opened a terminal and typed:

$ gvfs-mount -li

wich showed me the device and some info:

Volume(0): LT26i
Type: GProxyVolume (GProxyVolumeMonitorMTP)
ids:
unix-device: '/dev/bus/usb/001/015'
activation_root=mtp:///
themed icons: [multimedia-player]
symbolic themed icons: [folder-remote-symbolic] [folder-remote] [folder]
can_mount=1
can_eject=0
should_automount=1

copied the activation_root value:

mtp://[usb:001,015]/

and opened thunar

opened the menu "go" en then the menu option "open location"

pasted the copied activation_root value:

mtp://[usb:001,015]/

and thunar opened my xperia s and showed the directory "internal memory" with all the content of the device

[U] so it works for me

but you have to check the correct root_activation value every time you connect the phone and have to do this manually every time you want to access the phone because it can change

Rodney9
March 12th, 2013, 09:45 PM
Well done and Thank You, I just tried that and yes indeed it works.

Rodney

S X S
March 12th, 2013, 11:27 PM
nice.

you can also try this:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1744878

it is an app that makes your internal storage appear as a mass storage device but it requires a rooted device

wich i have but you maybe not

i also tested it and it works well it is like putting a usb-memorystick in your usb port and the storage immediatly shows up

:-)

seshomaru samma
April 6th, 2013, 03:40 AM
S X S's solution worked for me as well. Maybe a script could be written to automated it