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Old 10-31-2012, 01:40 AM   #1
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Can't browse kindle fire 2's files in kubuntu


Hello, I got a new kindle fire (non hd). My laptop dual boots kubuntu 12.10 64 bit and windows 7.

When I plug in my kindle via usb, I can browse its files in windows but not in kubuntu. Dmesg shows it's detected but that's it. No sdb1 partition or anything for me to use.

How do I transfer stuff back and forth in kubuntu to my kindle fire?

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Old 10-31-2012, 04:32 AM   #2
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I am running Thunar daemon and udiskie and that ensures all flash drives are auto mounted. I have a Kindle Fire and no issue here.
 
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Depends on the model but your Kindle Fire may use the MTP protocol which means it can not be used like a mass storage device. From what little information I can find on the web it seems like miro is the application. Any libmtp based application like gphoto typically used to transfer pictures from a camera may work too.

I do not own a Fire so hopefully others with actual experience will hopefully respond.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=201008230

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Old 10-31-2012, 11:44 AM   #4
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Ya, in windows it shows up as a media device. I will try gphoto or similar later today and report back --thanks
 
  


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