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Old 03-21-2009, 06:44 PM   #1
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Samsung yp-u3 code required for ubuntu

i'm running ubuntu and unable to connect my samsung yp-u3 mp3 player, i know in windows i required MTP drivers.

Please could any one send me the code and instructions (FOR DUMMIES) to get this working as i am musicless

Old 03-22-2009, 03:09 AM   #2
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I do not have Ubunbtu but yes, you need a libmtp package.

My guess is you can get one in a Ubuntu repository. Be careful to install one for your version of Ubuntu -- which is that version, by the way ? May be you could include that in your profile.

I have an YP-U3 and it works on Slackware 12.2 but I understand it doesn't help you much...
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Intrepid : 'sudo apt-get install libmtp8'
Hardy : 'sudo apt-get install libmtp7'
Gutsy : 'sudo apt-get install libmtp6'

Or use the "Search" in Synaptic,
the package manager.


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Old 03-22-2009, 05:14 AM   #4
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I had the U3, now I have the U4. Both of them work through simply using them as USB-storage.
I have read that usually libmtp should be necessary, but found this not to be the case for me.

I've also read that there are firmwares for the U3 which make it possible to have it act as a USB-storage-device. So probably mine came with that.

As for libmtp, I found that Fedora lacked the USB-IDs in the config of libmtp as well as in the config of HAL, which triggered the device not even to be recognized as a multimedia-device, but simply as a storage-device.

So, if you find yourself in the situation that it still doesn't work, even though you installed libmtp, check out the "signature-files" where the players are specified.
My U3 had a slightly different product-id than the one I found in the file.


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