Support Using Transform Ultra M930 with Linux

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ramjr, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. ramjr

    ramjr New Member
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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