LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-02-2009, 12:27 PM   #1
bcjohnson
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Sunny, Fla
Distribution: ubuntu
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: 0
Ubuntu does not see my device


When i plug my Samsung a737 (GSM network) in the phone says its connected but I cant find it on my system. My Ipod is recognized fine and I have tried a few music players like Rhythmbox with no luck. I have found lots of stuff referring to CDMA phones but nothing for mine. I also know I can just remove my memory card and add music that way but I'd rather do it through a music player.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 02:20 PM   #2
kc8hr
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: Inkster, MI USA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 31

Rep: Reputation: 15
Have you tried looking for it under /media/sd* ? The system may be seeing it as a mass-storage device.

Good Luck!
Tim
 
Old 01-03-2009, 08:57 PM   #3
bcjohnson
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Sunny, Fla
Distribution: ubuntu
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I've looked all over for it any other suggestions?
 
Old 01-03-2009, 11:58 PM   #4
jay73
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.04, Debian testing
Posts: 5,019

Rep: Reputation: 130Reputation: 130
Type "mount" into you terminal to find out whether it is mounted anywhere at all.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 12:10 AM   #5
pentode
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Oregon
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 488

Rep: Reputation: 38
Do you see anything in dmesg (try dmesg|tail) after you plug it in?
 
Old 01-04-2009, 01:28 PM   #6
kc8hr
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: Inkster, MI USA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 31

Rep: Reputation: 15
As well as dmesg, try this in a terminal window:

tail -f /var/log/syslog<enter>, or
tail -f /var/log/messages<enter> then plug in the phone

One or the other should tell you how the system identifies your phone.

Let us know what the syslog and messages say.

That should help!
Tim
 
Old 01-05-2009, 05:43 PM   #7
bcjohnson
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Sunny, Fla
Distribution: ubuntu
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Hi and thanks for all the help.
Here is what I get:
johnson@johnson-desktop:~$ tail -f /var/log/syslog
Jan 5 18:23:50 johnson-desktop ntfs-3g[8885]: Cmdline options: rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,locale=en_US.UTF-8
Jan 5 18:23:50 johnson-desktop ntfs-3g[8885]: Mount options: rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,silent,allow_other,nonempty,relatime,fsname=/dev/sdb1,blkdev,blksize=4096
Jan 5 18:23:50 johnson-desktop hald: mounted /dev/sdb1 on behalf of uid 1000
Jan 5 18:24:26 johnson-desktop kernel: [ 4558.160056] usb 3-2: USB disconnect, address 5
Jan 5 18:24:30 johnson-desktop kernel: [ 4561.944020] usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 6
Jan 5 18:24:30 johnson-desktop kernel: [ 4562.111229] usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Jan 5 18:25:25 johnson-desktop kernel: [ 4617.432058] usb 3-2: USB disconnect, address 6
Jan 5 18:25:49 johnson-desktop kernel: [ 4640.960018] usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 7
Jan 5 18:25:49 johnson-desktop kernel: [ 4641.142863] usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Jan 5 18:27:23 johnson-desktop kernel: [ 4735.728056] usb 3-2: USB disconnect, address 7
Jan 5 18:28:38 johnson-desktop kernel: [ 4809.988022] usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 8
Jan 5 18:28:38 johnson-desktop kernel: [ 4810.170259] usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice

note the last 2 lines are after I plug in my phone

and heres the other log

johnson@johnson-desktop:~$ tail -f /var/log/messages
Jan 5 18:23:49 johnson-desktop kernel: [ 4521.718661] sd 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
Jan 5 18:24:26 johnson-desktop kernel: [ 4558.160056] usb 3-2: USB disconnect, address 5
Jan 5 18:24:30 johnson-desktop kernel: [ 4561.944020] usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 6
Jan 5 18:24:30 johnson-desktop kernel: [ 4562.111229] usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Jan 5 18:25:25 johnson-desktop kernel: [ 4617.432058] usb 3-2: USB disconnect, address 6
Jan 5 18:25:49 johnson-desktop kernel: [ 4640.960018] usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 7
Jan 5 18:25:49 johnson-desktop kernel: [ 4641.142863] usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Jan 5 18:27:23 johnson-desktop kernel: [ 4735.728056] usb 3-2: USB disconnect, address 7
Jan 5 18:28:38 johnson-desktop kernel: [ 4809.988022] usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 8
Jan 5 18:28:38 johnson-desktop kernel: [ 4810.170259] usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice

I can see thst it is connecting I'm just new and if it doesn't show inthe portable drive folder I'm lost.
Thanks again
 
Old 01-06-2009, 12:54 PM   #8
kc8hr
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: Inkster, MI USA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 31

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hmm...I'm puzzled as well. Your phone is recognized, but I'll be darned if I can figure out as what. Sorry, but I only have a throw-away GoPhone, and I have never tried to connect it to my machine.

I hope somebody else can interpret those logs.

Good Luck!
Tim
 
Old 01-06-2009, 12:59 PM   #9
jay73
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.04, Debian testing
Posts: 5,019

Rep: Reputation: 130Reputation: 130
Have you configured nautilus to show mounted devices on your desktop? If your mounted partitions or cds/dvds do not appear as icons on the desktop, then clearly the answer is no.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 06:31 AM   #10
bcjohnson
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Sunny, Fla
Distribution: ubuntu
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
When I plug in my portable drive, Ipod and camera they all appear as icons on the desktop so I believe it is configured. I have a Samsung Blackjack that is acting the same way.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 06:25 AM   #11
bcjohnson
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Sunny, Fla
Distribution: ubuntu
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks to everyone for all the help. It turns out the trouble was the setting on my phone so if anyone else has this trouble, on your phone go to:
settings> connectivity> usb mode> and change it from media player to mass storage.
Now it shows the device on the desktop and in Rythmbox.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 11:06 AM   #12
kc8hr
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: Inkster, MI USA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 31

Rep: Reputation: 15
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by bcjohnson View Post
Thanks to everyone for all the help. It turns out the trouble was the setting on my phone so if anyone else has this trouble, on your phone go to:
settings> connectivity> usb mode> and change it from media player to mass storage.
Now it shows the device on the desktop and in Rythmbox.
Excellent! I had a similar problem with my digital camera, nearly went nuts trying to figure it out.

Good luck, and enjoy Ubuntu Linux!
Tim
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Random device letters assigned on Ubuntu 8.04? brianpbarnes Linux - Hardware 1 12-04-2008 06:26 PM
no wifi device found on new ubuntu install pirhana Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 07-28-2008 05:56 PM
how to config Bluetooth Device on Ubuntu get2kirans Linux - Newbie 2 02-07-2008 06:46 AM
In device manager on Ubuntu.. DAVE666 Linux - Newbie 4 01-18-2008 03:50 AM
after updating ubuntu my wireless device is gone vr6stress Linux - Wireless Networking 2 09-25-2005 11:51 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:47 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration