Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 07-21-2012, 07:31 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2011
Posts: 118

Rep: Reputation: 1
Unhappy No files listed after connecting Samsung Galaxy S II via USB


i wanted to copy some pictures from my laptop to a smart phone. I connected the laptop and the phone. It was automatically mounted and recognized as:

MTP Devide
USB PTP Class Camera

I see the same directory structure in whichever folder i enter. I find it weird that i am able to see the directory tree only, there is no single file in any of the directories.

Moreover - i have micro SD card in the phone. I cannot get the data on it.

Do you have any idea if i should be seeing any files although the phone is running Android OS? Should i be able to see the files on the micro SD card? Should i install any specific application in order to do that? Do you have any experience with Linux and smart phones?


Last edited by glupa4e; 07-21-2012 at 07:32 AM.
Old 07-21-2012, 08:32 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 3,976

Rep: Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850Reputation: 850

on my Android-Smartphone I have the App "AndFTP" installed and copy files to and from the phone via FTP. It is only necessary that both devices are in the same wireless network.

To your question, normally when the phone is mounted you should see the files like with any other USB-device. But note that you'll have to tell your phone that it has to act as a USB-Memory-device, not as a modem!

1 members found this post helpful.
Old 07-21-2012, 09:42 AM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: New Mexico
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,547

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
AndFTP also supports ssh or sftp file transfers. And you don't need to be on the same wireless network, you just need both devices on the internet.

Old 07-21-2012, 09:49 AM   #4
Senior Member
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Pisa, Italy
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 2,868

Rep: Reputation: 1173Reputation: 1173Reputation: 1173Reputation: 1173Reputation: 1173Reputation: 1173Reputation: 1173Reputation: 1173Reputation: 1173
FYI, yesterday on google plus, I spotted someone suggesting AirDroid: just wonderful.
Old 07-21-2012, 09:53 AM   #5
Registered: Jan 2011
Posts: 118

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 1

it turned out that it was some setting that "presented" the phone as USB mass storage device. I could not find it from the first time but had to "dig" in the menu options deeper.

Regarding AndFTP - i would probably intall it although i am not able so far to use the wireless network of my laptop under Linux. I am connected to the modem via cable.

I wish you all the best!


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
USB to RS232 convertor for Samsung Galaxy TAB djdas Linux - Hardware 2 02-17-2012 12:15 AM
how to root samsung galaxy s2 schneidz Linux - Mobile 2 12-17-2011 11:00 PM
[SOLVED] Connecting Samsung Galaxy tab in Ubuntu maxxx15 Linux - Mobile 2 11-03-2011 08:42 AM
Samsung Galaxy S moromendas01 Linux - Mobile 3 01-30-2011 08:20 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:48 AM.

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