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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:32 am    Post subject: [Solved]File Transfer for Android devices - Gemini PDA Reply with quote

I recently took possession of my new Gemini PDA, and being a complete noob at Android, have no idea how to connect it to my Gentoo system, preferably as a filesystem, alternatively using some sort of file transfer client.
The Gemini PDA uses Android 7.1.
I tried to install sys-fs/mtpfs but as soon as I try 'cd' into the directory or 'ls' the directory, I get a
Code:
<snip>
getattr /Playlists
Attempt to unlock mutex that was not locked
Aborted (core dumped)

If it actually worked, I would probably setup a udev rule to auto mount.

Any suggestions as to what to install?

When I plug it in, and select 'File Transfer' on the Gemini, I see the following messages in the system log, showing it is there.

Code:
Mar 28 10:38:51 Lyalls-PC kernel: [859521.634465] usb 1-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 14 using xhci_hcd
Mar 28 10:38:51 Lyalls-PC kernel: klogd 1.5.1, ---------- state change ----------
Mar 28 10:38:51 Lyalls-PC kernel: Loaded 73022 symbols from 25 modules.
Mar 28 10:38:51 Lyalls-PC kernel: [859521.724566] usb 1-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=0e8d, idProduct=2008
Mar 28 10:38:51 Lyalls-PC kernel: [859521.724567] usb 1-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=4, SerialNumber=5
Mar 28 10:38:51 Lyalls-PC kernel: [859521.724568] usb 1-1.3: Product: Gemini 4G
Mar 28 10:38:51 Lyalls-PC kernel: [859521.724568] usb 1-1.3: Manufacturer: MediaTek
Mar 28 10:38:51 Lyalls-PC kernel: [859521.724569] usb 1-1.3: SerialNumber: 0123456789ABCDEF
Mar 28 10:39:55 Lyalls-PC kernel: [859585.959771] usb 1-1.3: USB disconnect, device number 14
Mar 28 10:39:55 Lyalls-PC kernel: [859586.400448] usb 1-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 15 using xhci_hcd
Mar 28 10:39:56 Lyalls-PC kernel: [859586.490336] usb 1-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=0e8d, idProduct=2008
Mar 28 10:39:56 Lyalls-PC kernel: [859586.490340] usb 1-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=4, SerialNumber=5
Mar 28 10:39:56 Lyalls-PC kernel: [859586.490343] usb 1-1.3: Product: Gemini 4G
Mar 28 10:39:56 Lyalls-PC kernel: [859586.490345] usb 1-1.3: Manufacturer: MediaTek
Mar 28 10:39:56 Lyalls-PC kernel: [859586.490347] usb 1-1.3: SerialNumber: 0123456789ABCDEF

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never used sys-fs/mtpfs, but if you use a desktop environment you can activate mtp use flag.
In kde there is kde-apps/kio-extras and in gnome (or DE gtk centric) there is gnome-base/gvfs that provide to auto-mount mtp devices.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Problem is, I don't use a desktop environment, as such.
I use Fluxbox.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can try to install another ntp program https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/MTP
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, solved it.
I don't use KDE desktop but I do have Dolphin installed.
Enabled mtp USE flag in my /etc/portage/make.conf (globally), did a re-build.
Bingo, device shows up and appears to operate correctly.
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