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[opensuse] Problems with MTP
  • From: Vojtěch Zeisek <vojtech.zeisek@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2012 22:25:27 +0200
  • Message-id: <1382074.l3YNkQ8POP@svarog>
I have problems when connecting Android tablets using MTP.
I connected to my notebook (openSUSE 12.1, KDE 4.7) several Android phones
(Motorola, Samsung, HTC, original ROMs or CyanogenMod, Android 2.X). When
connecting those phones, the phone ask in which mode it should be connected to
the computer. I choose as an USB mass storage device and it works fine. No
problem here.
But when I connect Samsung tablet (Android 2.2), it asks nothing and tries
connect using Samsung Kies. As I saw Samusng Kies on Windows, it is... IMHO
very bad software. :-) And "of course" no Linux support. As far as I know, it
uses MTP (media transfer protocol). I see it in Dolphin, I can access the
storages, but I see only top-level folders and I see them as empty. I can not
copy anything there or to computer. Dolphin does not complain at all, it is
just loading folder contents and times out... So it does not work. There seems
to by no possibility to connect is as "ordinary" USB flesh disk.
Similar situation is when I connect ASUS Transformer (Android 4.0). In its
settings I can choose connecting as MTP or camera (PTP). Connecting as camera
seems to work. When choosing MTP, I see no new device in Dolphin, nothing.
Dmesg says:
[ 9405.104385] usb 2-1: Product: ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T
[ 9405.104389] usb 2-1: Manufacturer: asus
[ 9405.104392] usb 2-1: SerialNumber: C6OKCT054995
[ 9436.664059] usb 2-1: USB disconnect, device number 6
[ 9436.896074] usb 2-1: new high speed USB device number 7 using ehci_hcd
[ 9437.024148] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor 05, idProductL84
[ 9437.024154] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2,
[ 9437.024159] usb 2-1: Product: ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T
[ 9437.024162] usb 2-1: Manufacturer: asus
[ 9437.024165] usb 2-1: SerialNumber: ############
According to Wikipedia, Dolphin should support MTP, but for me it does not
work. :-( Does MTP (with Android devices) work for You in openSUSE (with KDE)?
Do I need any special driver, ...? What do I do wrong? :-)
Thank You in advance,

Vojtěch Zeisek

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