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#1 2020-04-24 07:22:25

devuanuser
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Registered: 2019-03-14
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Android and IOS

I have trouble being able to browse my android and IOS devices through USB with Devuan.

Is automounting these devices supported in Devuan or does it have to be done manually with jmtpfs and fusermount -u   from command line ?

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#2 2020-04-24 12:20:45

xinomilo
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Registered: 2017-07-02
Posts: 117  

Re: Android and IOS

automounting android/lineageos works nicely here with MATE DE after enabling mtp on android. no clue about other DEs, some might be missing packages used for that.

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#3 2020-04-24 18:01:08

fsmithred
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Re: Android and IOS

Make sure gvfs-backends is installed. I get an icon (or two) on the xfce desktop when I connect my android device to the laptop using the usb cable. Auto-mount is turned off here (and by default). I have to click on the icon.

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#4 2020-04-25 19:28:54

dzz
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Registered: 2016-12-01
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Re: Android and IOS

I guess some have their use-case reasons to automount removables. I don't know why.

Mounting an mtp device should be as simple as:

jmtpfs /path/to/your/mountpoint/
fusermount -u /path/to/your/mountpoint/

Or you could script that with some checks and a fancy yad dialog.

(OT) thanks xinomilo for mentioning  "lineageOS" (android AOSP based without bloat/spyware), probably as clean as you will get on such devices. The only network connection here at the moment is 4g. I did quite a bit of research on android (lack of) security and run lineage (without gapps).

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#5 2020-04-26 00:08:58

devuanuser
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Re: Android and IOS

DZZ,
Please read my initial post.
I clearly state exactly the command lines you profess.
No sweat, but it is clear from my post that I dont want to continue with CLI.

Just want to put the record straight so that everyone know what my objective is.


dzz wrote:

I guess some have their use-case reasons to automount removables. I don't know why.

Mounting an mtp device should be as simple as:

jmtpfs /path/to/your/mountpoint/
fusermount -u /path/to/your/mountpoint/

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#6 2020-04-26 00:13:03

devuanuser
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Re: Android and IOS

Thank you fsmithred, I think you hit the nail on the head.

I clearly have broken packages I was unaware of.

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
gvfs-backends : Depends: gvfs (= 1.30.4-1) but it is not going to be installed
                 Depends: gvfs-daemons (= 1.30.4-1)
                 Depends: gvfs-libs (= 1.30.4-1) but 1.30.4-2 is to be installed
                 Depends: gvfs-common (= 1.30.4-1) but 1.30.4-2 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Therefore my question is basically answered as I have to fix the above first after which it should work.

fsmithred wrote:

Make sure gvfs-backends is installed. I get an icon (or two) on the xfce desktop when I connect my android device to the laptop using the usb cable. Auto-mount is turned off here (and by default). I have to click on the icon.

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