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Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#11 Post by Topher » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:18 pm

Not sure what is different but -
Plugging my Samsung Nexus 10 I get: Open with File Manager (MTP connect)
Then I get: Loading Folder and the slider goes back and forth for a while
Then I get: The process for the mtd protocol died unexpectedly :confused:
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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#12 Post by joany » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:57 pm

Topher wrote:Not sure what is different but -
Plugging my Samsung Nexus 10 I get: Open with File Manager (MTP connect)
Then I get: Loading Folder and the slider goes back and forth for a while
Then I get: The process for the mtd protocol died unexpectedly :confused:
The thing that's different is the Nexus. There's a program gMTP, which is an MTP file manager that may work with the Nexus. That package is in the Wheezy repository. I see you run M14, so you should be good to go. Read about gMTP here: http://gmtp.sourceforge.net/
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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#13 Post by kmathern » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:03 pm

Topher wrote:Not sure what is different but -
Plugging my Samsung Nexus 10 I get: Open with File Manager (MTP connect)
Then I get: Loading Folder and the slider goes back and forth for a while
Then I get: The process for the mtd protocol died unexpectedly :confused:
Did you see Tim's post where he mentioned removing gvfs-backends?
timkb4cq wrote:... In my testing, gvfs-backends does not work properly in KDE, requiring one to install the kio-mtp package from the CR & remove gvfs-backends. ....

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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#14 Post by Topher » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:09 pm

I am running MX with KDE. If I hadn't loaded the KDE stuff it would work.
Did you see Tim's post where he mentioned removing gvfs-backends?
I have done that.
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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#15 Post by joany » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:39 pm

I'm running MX-14/KDE and gvfs-backends is still installed, along with gvfs, gvfs-common, gvfs-daemons, gvfs-fuse and gvfs-libs. I assume those packages were either installed with the original MX-14 installation or with kde-standard meta package. Even so, I have no problem whatsoever with kio-mtp running on my system, although YMMV.

You could try removing all the other gvfs packages and see if that works. If not, I'd really recommend giving gMTP a try.
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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#16 Post by Topher » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:08 pm

I tried installing gmtp and that didn't help. So I'll try uninstallnig gvfs packages (gvfs, gvfs-fuse, gvfs-common, gvfs-daemons, gvfs-libs).
Woops, unstalling gvfs would also uninstall libbonoboui2-0, libgnome2-0, libgnome-0 & python-gnome2.
Should I continue?
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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#17 Post by Topher » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:08 am

I uninstalled gvfs and gvfs packages and that didn't change things. It still is trying to read the device but the process still dies. But if I plug into a stock MX install without adding the KDE desktop, then I can see and get into the tablet.
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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#18 Post by joany » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:08 am

Topher wrote:I tried installing gmtp and that didn't help. So I'll try uninstallnig gvfs packages (gvfs, gvfs-fuse, gvfs-common, gvfs-daemons, gvfs-libs).
Woops, unstalling gvfs would also uninstall libbonoboui2-0, libgnome2-0, libgnome-0 & python-gnome2.

Should I continue?
Sorry I didn't get back to you on this one sooner. No, I wouldn't continue.
Topher wrote: I uninstalled gvfs and gvfs packages and that didn't change things. It still is trying to read the device but the process still dies. But if I plug into a stock MX install without adding the KDE desktop, then I can see and get into the tablet.
I'm glad removing all the gvfs packages didn't break anything. Does kio-mtp work on your M11 setup? Does it work on your KDE/MX-14 setup if you switch over to the xfce desktop? If not, then there's probably something you installed along with KDE that is causing a conflict. We would have to compare our systems in detail to find out what it is, which is more trouble than it's worth.
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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#19 Post by Topher » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:30 am

If I log in using xfce instead of KDE it doesn't change things, I still get the error message that the process died unexpectedly. I haven't tried it on M11 but will try this evening when I get home.
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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#20 Post by Topher » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:43 pm

Well I tried to get M11 to recognize the tablet and no go. In checking the repository there was no kio-mtp. I tried installing all mtp- related stuff that looked like it might help, but it didn't.
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