I’m running OpenSuSE 12.2. I have a new Samsung Galaxy S2 mobile phone. I am trying to connect it to the computer (laptop) to transfer files between the two.
I have connected with the USB cable. The device notifier pops up and I click to open the device in file manager. The device is seen as camera:/Samsung … When I click on the device in file manager I get an empty window and the message “The process for the camera protocol died unexpectedly”.
Running dmseg I get “kio_kamera: segfault at 92d063e8 ip b5f1c2f4 sp bfef4f60 error 4 in libc-2.15.so[b5eeb000+19f000]”
Of course, I have no idea what that means!
Searching on the Internet I came across some posts that suggested installing mtpfs and using this. So I did and ran it and got the following:
Listing raw device(s)
Device 0 (VID=04e8 and PID=6860) is a Samsung GT-P7310/P7510/N7000/I9100/Galaxy Tab 7.7/10.1/S2/Nexus/Note.
Found 1 device(s):
Samsung: GT-P7310/P7510/N7000/I9100/Galaxy Tab 7.7/10.1/S2/Nexus/Note (04e8:6860) @ bus 2, dev 13
Attempting to connect device
PTP_ERROR_IO: failed to open session, trying again after resetting USB interface
LIBMTP libusb: Attempt to reset device
LIBMTP PANIC: failed to open session on second attempt
Unable to open raw device 0
So, any ideas what I’m doing wrong and how I can connect?
You do tell which version of openSUSE you use (which is very fine), but you forgot which “file manager” you are talking about. There are many (as there are many of almost everything in Linux) and although most desktop environments have their default one, you did not tell which desktop you use, thus we still have to guess.
I have exactly the same issue trying to connect a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (5100) (Android 4.03) on OS as described in my signature[except for the 11.4]. (I don’t really think the file manager is of much importance but I tried Dolphin, Konqueror and of course the shell (bash)).
The newer Android versions use the MTP protocol for transferring files and are no longer mounted as external storage. I read somewhere in the net, that Samsung uses a proprietary implementation of MTP and not the one that is normally provided with Android, but I have not found a solution so far, nor could I verify this as a fact. I tried mtpfs, jmtp, mtp-go to no avail. So, if you find a solution to your problem, please be so kind and post it here.
File manager is Konqueror (yes I’m old fashioned!). Desktop is KDE.
I found the answer. You need to go to Setting on the phone, then More … then USB settings and click to set as USB storage, then connect the cable to the computer. The computer now recognises the phone as a storage device.
Sorry, it turns out this was a Samsung issue (obscure method for connecting) not an OpenSuSE issue.
> I found the answer. You need to go to Setting on the phone, then More
> … then USB settings and click to set as USB storage, then connect the
> cable to the computer. The computer now recognises the phone as a
> storage device.
Grr! I have an old Samsung phone that behaves like this. It’s really
annoying and it hurts if they still haven’t fixed it.
The worst part is that it forgets the setting. So I have to reconfigure
it every time I want to connect it. Seriously stupid.