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Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#21 Post by timkb4cq » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:24 pm

What version of libmtp9, libmtp-common, and libmtp-runtime do you have installed?
Kio-mtp will run with the stock wheezy version of them (1.13-35), but more devices are supported with the 1.16-51 version in the MEPIS 12 CR or the 1.16-20 in wheezy-backports.
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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#22 Post by Topher » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:48 pm

What version of libmtp9, libmtp-common, and libmtp-runtime do you have installed?
I have 1.1.6-51 in MX. I am not sure what version I have in Mepis11 as I don't use that anymore.
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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#23 Post by joany » Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:43 am

Let me ask a dumb question: Do you have the Device Notifier widget installed on your KDE panel or system tray? (The only way I can access the Kindle is by clicking on the device action option when the Notifier pops up.)

If you have Device Notifier installed, what action corresponds to NTP devices? Mine looks like this:
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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#24 Post by Stevo » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:04 pm

We never tried backporting the newer libmtp packages for M11. That's what handles the newer hardware recognition. I'm pretty sure they will need to have the "multiarch" part of the build and install deactivated.

Usually there will be some forum thread someplace if your search by the exact device model and "linux". I'll look around. If it's a really brand-new device, it may not be added to libmtp yet.

According to what I can find. the Nexus 10 was released Oct 2012 with Android 4.2, but is upgradable to 4.4.4. What version do you have running?

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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#25 Post by Stevo » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:10 pm

Also, another method is to install Airdroid onto the tablet, then you connect both the tablet and a computer to a network, usually wi-fi, run Airdroid, connect, and you can access the files inside the tablet via a webrowser on the computer. This will allow you to delete or move files over to the tablet without a cable.

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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#26 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:20 pm

That's the method I use all the time, since the mtp route does not seem to function.
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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#27 Post by joany » Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:52 pm

Stevo wrote:We never tried backporting the newer libmtp packages for M11. That's what handles the newer hardware recognition. I'm pretty sure they will need to have the "multiarch" part of the build and install deactivated.

Usually there will be some forum thread someplace if your search by the exact device model and "linux". I'll look around. If it's a really brand-new device, it may not be added to libmtp yet.

According to what I can find. the Nexus 10 was released Oct 2012 with Android 4.2, but is upgradable to 4.4.4. What version do you have running?
Yes, but this doesn't explain why Topher's MX-14/xfce setup works but his MX-14/KDE setup doesn't.
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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#28 Post by Topher » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:48 pm

Let me ask a dumb question: Do you have the Device Notifier widget installed on your KDE panel or system tray? (The only way I can access the Kindle is by clicking on the device action option when the Notifier pops up.)
When I right click on portable media player, I can open Device Notifier Settings, but am not sure what to do then. In Device Actions for Portable Media Player it has Open with File Manager (MTP connect). Under Removable Devices, nothing is checked.
According to what I can find. the Nexus 10 was released Oct 2012 with Android 4.2, but is upgradable to 4.4.4. What version do you have running?
The Android version is 4.4.4
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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#29 Post by Topher » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:56 pm

If you have Device Notifier installed, what action corresponds to NTP devices? Mine looks like this:
Mine doesn't look like yours. I don't know how to paste a screen capture image.
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Re: Kindle Fire USB Interface Software for Linux?

#30 Post by joany » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:20 pm

Topher wrote:
If you have Device Notifier installed, what action corresponds to NTP devices? Mine looks like this:
Mine doesn't look like yours. I don't know how to paste a screen capture image.
I'm kind of grasping at straws here, but try the following:

1. Verify there is a file named /usr/bin/kioclient in your system.

2. Verify there is a file named usr/share/kde4/apps/solid/devices/solid-device-PortableMediaPlayer.desktop in your system.

If the above check out, then:

1. Right-click on Device Notifier and navigate to Device Notifier Settings > Device Actions and look for "Open with File Manager (MTP connect)".

2. Double-click "Open with File Mangager (MTP connect)" and write down all the existing settings.

3. Change the settings to the ones I showed in the screen shot I posted previously.

4. Save the settings.

5. Reboot and try to access your Nexus.

If that doesn't work, then you should restore the previous settings you wrote down in Step 2, above.
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