Using Transform Ultra M930 with LinuxSupport


Last Updated: 2012-11-30 06:52:49
  1. ramjr

    ramjr New Member

    I've recently received a new Transform Ultra (SPH M930). I'm also a Linux user and expected to be able to mount the phone SD card as a mass storage device.

    This does not work, for three different boxes with various versions of Linux 64 bit systems: Kubuntu 10.10, a recent Linux Mint, and Ubuntu Studio 12.04.1 LTS. It does not connect with a Macbook Pro running Lion, either.

    It does connect with a laptop running Windows 7, so I know the basic hardware and the cable are OK. I was able to browse and transfer files without any problems.

    Any suggestions to get this working would be appreciated. I've been able to do what I need using wireless networking and an FTP server on the phone, but this only works at home.

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  2. bads3ctor

    bads3ctor Well-Known Member

    Go here: Initializing a Build Environment | Android Open Source
    Scroll down to: Configuring USB access.
    Copy all that text to: /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules (as the root user)

    Plug in Ultra and it should see the internal and SD flash drives. Works for me on Ubuntu 12.04 x64.
  3. ramjr

    ramjr New Member

    Thanks for the reference. Unfortunately, it didn't help in my case. ;(

    FYI, when I plug the phone to my laptop (Ubuntu studio, 12.4), I see this in /var/log/syslog:

    Nov 29 22:11:22 xx kernel: [ 3309.430090] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 7 using ehci_hcd
    Nov 29 22:11:22 xx kernel: [ 3309.550256] scsi9 : usb-storage 1-1:1.0
    Nov 29 22:11:22 xx mtp-probe: checking bus 1, device 7: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0b.1/usb1/1-1"
    Nov 29 22:11:22 xx mtp-probe: bus: 1, device: 7 was not an MTP device
    Nov 29 22:11:23 xx kernel: [ 3310.555442] scsi 9:0:0:0: Direct-Access Qualcomm IncorporatedMas s st PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
    Nov 29 22:11:23 xx kernel: [ 3310.557738] sd 9:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
    Nov 29 22:11:23 xx kernel: [ 3310.562998] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
    Nov 29 22:11:23 xx usb_modeswitch: switching device 04e8:f000 on 001/007
    ====

    Other than dates and times, there is no change from before adding the udev rules for android from the referenced site.
  4. bads3ctor

    bads3ctor Well-Known Member

    It sees the drive:
    Nov 29 22:11:23 xx kernel: [ 3310.562998] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk

    Try manually mounting sdc:

    sudo -i (give it your password)
    mkdir /mnt/sdc
    mount /dev/sdc /mnt/sdc
    if that ^^^ command succeeds
    ls /mnt/sdc

    Play around with mounting different partitions...like sdc1 sdc2...etc.

    Edit: Also, you said you have a box running Kubuntu 10.10....try adding that text to /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules. Kubuntu should then see the flash drives in the gui.

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