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(solved) android phone

Postby nalsdixit on Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:26 am

hi, i got a new android smart phone (htc desire HD), which seems not recognisable by lmde, as in not mountable, non syncable etc. is there some packages i need to install to make it work?,

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Re: android phone

Postby Jaime Frontero on Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:12 pm

Try installing Banshee. It should sync your music without a hitch, and mount your phone as a file system to transfer files.

You'll probably still have to use some kind of cloud thing - like Dropbox - to get your contact lists and other things of a more phone-centric type. Upload to the cloud, download to your desktop computer...
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Re: android phone

Postby Dr.m0x on Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:27 pm

Yes you can sync your music using banshee. There is also a program called open sync, not sure if it's in the repos as I'm posting from my Desire HD Android phone.

I know this isn't very helpful, except to let you know it is possible, but my Dhd works 100% the same on lmde as on any other distro. I can mount my sd card, do usb tethering, and mod my phone via adb and fastboot.

Do you have the latest kernel updates installed? Did you wait a few seconds for the mount to appear in Nautilus? Can you confirm the phone is connected at all?

Try to type "lsusb | grep "High Tech Computer Corp" in a terminal. Then you can see if the device is even on the usb bus, a good place to start.

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Re: android phone

Postby 900i on Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:39 pm

No problem here mounting my Androids to my laptop in any version of Mint.
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Re: android phone

Postby gosa on Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:39 pm

900i wrote:No problem here mounting my Androids to my laptop in any version of Mint.


I know I'm not exactly helping either but I have to say:

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I was actually surprised that it was so easy... I just plugged in my Desire, selected "disk drive" and it mounted just like any other usb-thingie. Same with using it as a modem - plugged it in and selected... Hmmm... don't remember what that option is called... and it worked.
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(solved): android phone

Postby nalsdixit on Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:29 pm

it works if i have rhythmbox launched on the computer first. if not it does not mount, which is o k with me

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