Android connection problem

Greetings All,

I’ve run into a problem using SUSE to connect to my Android smartphone.

Up until a few weeks ago, I could plug in the Android to a USB port, Turn on MTP
on the phone and the Device Notifier would allow me to mount the phone and transfer files.

A couple of weeks ago, the SD card in the phone went bad and was replaced. Since
that replacement, SUSE will no longer allow me to connect to the phone using the GUI.
When I turn on MTP on the phone, the USB will immediately disconnect, and go into a loop
reconnecting and disconnecting.

With some trial and error, I have determined that the problem is SPECIFIC to my
userid on SUSE. If I create a new ID (with a different name), the phone connection
is fine. However, if I just recreate a new HOME directory with the same userid,
the issue returns.

I suspect that the problem is that the replaced SD card was encrypted (‘adopted’).
Somewhere in the system there is probably a link with my ID & the former card’s encryption key, but I cannot
seem to figure out where. Does anyone know if this is the case, and if so,
where this info is hiding?

I really DON’T want to create an entirely new identity,
and don’t relish the thought of re-installing the OS just to fix this.

I’m currently running Suse v15.0 on a Lenovo W530 laptop.


Richard Rosa