Mounting Galaxy S in Linux (Ubuntu)Support


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    stephen67 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I followed the advise I read here for the G1, but it did not work.

    I mount the card, switch to idle, connect the usb and then I see a usb icon referencing Samsung Kies.

    Nothing is showing under media on my Ubuntu PC.

    It seems that only a connection to this windows software is allowed.

    Can someone help?

    Stephen
     

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    I found that it mounts fine if I set the phone to USB Debug Mode. Without that turned on, Ubuntu can't see it. Same as using the standard Mass Storage drive in Windows, actually.
     
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    stephen67 Member This Topic's Starter

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    How do you set to USB debug mode????
     
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    Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB Debugging.
    So you have that enabled, as well as setting it to ask you the connection type by going to Settings -> About Phone -> USB Settings

    Then plug your cable in, drag down the notification bar and choose to enable drag/drop file sharing, or whatever it's called, and press Mount.
     
  5. ArmadaTattoo

    ArmadaTattoo Well-Known Member

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    Apologies for highjacking but once connected, can Ubuntu use the phones Apn or Wifi to get online?

    This would be my ideal set up as I cannot get my Wifi card to work on Ubuntu. (I havent tried very hard mind, time restraints)
     
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    stephen67 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I followed this. Thank you.

    But I am still short of having this work.

    My Ubuntu box never mounted the USB device. I tried it on my Windows XP laptop, and Windows went through the new hardware install routine.

    The Galaxy offered me four options for the USB connection:

    Samsung Kies
    Media Player
    Mass Storage
    PC Internet

    I chose Mass Storage and later tried PC Internet.

    In Windows Explorer I get two drive letters, but when I click on either one of them, a window opens and I am prompted to insert a disk in the drive.

    In the Galaxy I tried unmounting and mounting, but no effect.

    Suggestions?

    Please and thank you.
     
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    stephen67 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I found a solution!

    Thanks to jgorkos on the Ubuntu Forums:

    Re: Samsung Galaxy i9000 not recognized
    I struggled with this too. There is one step left on the phone after you plug it in that you need to take.

    Here's how I got it to work, using Lucid Lynx Kubuntu. Surely a Gnome desktop will be similar.

    1) On the phone, go to Settings->Applications->USB Settings and select the "Mass Storage" Options.
    2) Go back to Settings->Applications->Development and select "Stay Awake"

    3) Plug in your USB cable to the phone and computer.
    The phone will say "USB Connected in the status bar at the top, and a USB symbol will appear.
    4) Drag down the notification bar from the top and hit the "USB Connected: Select to copy files to/from your computer"
    5) You get a new window with "USB Connected: You have connected your phone to your Computer via USB. Select "Mount" if you want to copy files between your computer and your phone's SD card." Select MOUNT.

    6) Your notification applet on your computer will squawk about TWO new drives being attached. There will be a little one, and a big one. Mount the bigger of the two.

    There will be a selection of existing directories/folders (if you think folders, stay off my lawn):
    Android
    Bluetooth
    DCIM
    kindle
    mobi_drm
    sd
    slacker
    twc-cache

    If you want to add music, create a new directory (folder, youngster) called "Music" and copy your music into it.
    Don't forget to use the device notification applet/command line/etc to unmount the drive when you're done copying.
    7) Finally, drag down the notification bar on the phone again and hit "Turn off USB Storage" to tell the phone to stop making the SD card available to the host PC. After you confirm that, your card will be scanned for new media, and it will be available for your consumption via the Music Player.

    Enjoy your new Galaxy S/Vibrant/Whatever your carrier calls it. I know I am.
     
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    johnnewhouse Well-Known Member

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    thanks for this
     
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    Thanks for the superb info, I was getting a bit frustrated at not being able to mount the sd. Is it just me, or does the android's USB debug mode just not sound intuitive at all. Mount or Mass storage mode are all terms we know. Thanks again for the clear instructions Totally loving my Galaxy!
     
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    Are we going to require this dance each time we want to connect our phone to our desktop or laptop linux? If so, that is a real crock of shot.

    Once I've done this dance, I can only access the mu-SD storage. I cannot see the internal phone storage ... that in spite of having added two devices to my ubuntu system. I'm wanting to harvest pix and other things from the "phone storage" to the "muSD storage" or from either phone store onto my desktop. How do I get to access the internal store from ubuntu linux?

    Linux to linux -- shouldn't this be incredibly (sic) easy?

    ~~~ 0;-Dan
     
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    I agree. Samsung should make it easy for Ubuntu users to connect their PCs to their phones. This is already very easy with an iPhone, support is built right in.

    Perhaps Samsung could start by porting their Kies application to Linux. Yes, that would be a good start.
     
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    Absolutely - as another poster has said shouldn't Linux talk to Linux?

    Very handy post this I can now pick up my podcasts from gPodder.

    It is unfortunate that I still have to plug in to my wife's Windows machine to get updates for the phone though - come on Samsung get with the program!
     

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