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  1. alfick3

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    Ok, so I "upgraded" my computer to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from Windows 7. When I connect my phone, in internet mode, the computer sees it as a CDMA connection. I understand that means the OS knows what it is. Does that also mean I have the adb and all other such drivers I need? What else do I need to do? With Windows, I just download the USB driver from the mfgr website (in my case, LG for my Optimus M+). They don't have a Linux driver. I'm wanting to set up my computer with adb and such so I can do all that I used to be able to do under Windows.
     

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    with linux there is no drivers needed, just plug it in and have adb working. however mounting and getting to your sdcard is a lot harder now due to mtp
     
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    What's mtp?
     
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    Oh, I found and installed the forum's mini-sdk. I assume that when I connect, I use the internet connection mode, 'cause it's the one that gives me the debug symbol in the status/notifications bar.
     

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