wes Android tablets

From: Garrett Gaston 

I don't actually know what version of Android it is. I bought it brand new =
and it has never asked me if I just wanted to power it or not. I contacted =
Samsung and they did tell me that it would not work with Linux. I'M sure th=
ere are ways but they at least gave it no support themselves. I am so frust=
rated with the lack of support and development for Linux=2C when and if I e=
ver learn to program myself I think I'M going to make a point to only write=
 for Linux=2C no playing nice with cross platform development. I am going t=
o get my tab now an check out what your telling me. Even if Android or Sams=
ung failed to give adequate support for Linux=2C you'd thing there'd be an =
app for connecting to Linux.

From: wes@the-wes.com
Date: Tue=2C 23 Oct 2012 07:40:36 -0700
To: chugalug@chugalug.org
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Lynn Android tablets

I know about MTP. I am just suggesting an alternative possibility. Possibly=
 even worth a minute and a half of your time to check the settings.
While I don't have a Galaxy Tab to test with=2C it isn't that new. It shoul=
d still support USB Mass Storage. What version of android do you have insta=
lled on it?


On Tue=2C Oct 23=2C 2012 at 7:33 AM=2C Garrett Gaston  wrote:

That last reply was to wes who didn't seem to know anything about mtp when =
he replied to me. Sorry for the confusion.

From: boodaddy@gmail.com

Date: Tue=2C 23 Oct 2012 10:17:20 -0400
To: chugalug@chugalug.org
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Android tablets

Garrett=2CThats exactly what we have been saying.  Most of the newer Androi=
d devices that ship with onboard storage (and no card slot) will normally s=
how up as MTP=2C and NOT mass storage.  There are several reasons why=2C bu=
t the most important one is to keep users from jacking up the android syste=
m files=2C on a routine USB connection. =20

On Tue=2C Oct 23=2C 2012 at 10:14 AM=2C Garrett Gaston  wrote:

I'M pretty sure it has something to do with mtp. Apparently android devices=
 no longer show up as mass storage.

From: wes@the-wes.com

Date: Tue=2C 23 Oct 2012 07:00:17 -0700
To: chugalug@chugalug.org
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Android tablets

try plugging it in while you have the tablet unlocked. the tablet should po=
p a window asking if you want it to Charge Only=2C or act as a Mass Storage=
 Device. If it does not=2C the problem is in the tablet.

perhaps in the past this option was presented to someone=2C and they chose =
Charge Only=2C and selected "don't ask again" ?


On Tue=2C Oct 23=2C 2012 at 6:55 AM=2C Garrett Gaston  wrote:

I don't really know what you mean by setting it as a media device or a came=
ra. I just plugged it in and expected it to show up in Nautilus the same wa=
y it shows up in Windows Explorer. I have also googled the problem and from=
 what I've read it doesn't show up in /dev either.

From: boodaddy@gmail.com
Date: Tue=2C 23 Oct 2012 09:42:39 -0400
To: chugalug@chugalug.org

Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Android tablets

Do you have you tablet set to connect as a media device or a camera?

On Tue=2C Oct 23=2C 2012 at 9:34 AM=2C Garrett Gaston  wrote:

I have a lot of mtp packages installed including libmtp9 but still it will =
not show up.

Date: Sun=2C 21 Oct 2012 20:14:51 -0400
From: boodaddy@gmail.com

To: chugalug@chugalug.org
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Android tablets

No most androids are going to the MTP protocol. My galaxy tab 10.1 shows up=
 fine on rhel and Fedora when I install libmtp packages=20

On Oct 21=2C 2012 7:43 PM=2C "William Wade"  wrote:

I thought any Android device when plugged in could act as a mass

storage device (i.e. like any standard usb drive.)

On Sun=2C Oct 21=2C 2012 at 2:29 PM=2C Garrett Gaston  wrote:

> I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab=2C the big screen. I am currently just using =

> wi-fi internet=2C I do not want to pay for additional service apart from =

> I have at home. My only complaint is that I can not use it with Linux. Wh=

> I plug in the device it will not show up anywhere. I've consulted google

> which gave me a bunch of tutorials but they have so far failed.


>> Date: Fri=2C 12 Oct 2012 11:35:04 -0400

>> From: jmaldrich@yahoo.com

>> To: chugalug@chugalug.org

>> Subject: [Chugalug] Android tablets



>> So=2C after reading this thread on Jelly Bean=2C I'm tempted to go out a=

>> buy a new tablet that's got Jelly Bean. Anyone know a decent tablet

>> that *will* use Mobile Data=2C but doesn't require a contract? The thing

>> I like about my Dell Streak is that I'm using T-Mobile's "pay as you

>> go" service and if something happens (like I get laid off or

>> something) I can just not pay next month and I'm not going to get hit

>> with a huge cancellation fee. OTOH=2C I still have access to data

>> on-the-go=2C even if I'm not near an open Wi-Fi hotspot.


>> I would love to find a tablet that has the latest version of Android=2C

>> has mobile data service and does not require a contract=2C and all for a

>> decent price (>