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Old 06-01-2014, 09:29 PM   #1
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MTP works with Nexus 7, not with Moto X

Hi all,

A discussion on another forum led me to try using MTP to communicate with my Android devices. To my surprise and delight, all I had to do with my Nexus 7 was put it in MTP mode and it worked with Dolphin right away. Too slick!

Then I tried my Moto X which is running the exact same version of Android: 4.4.2. When I try to pull that up in Dolphin, I get this error message:

Malformed URL udi=/org/kde/solid/udev/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb4/4-2.
Any idea what might be causing that error or how to fix it? Note: on both devices I have USB debugging enabled, but I'm not sure that that's necessary. I also have this line in my /etc/udev/rules.d/android.rules:

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="22b8", MODE="0666", GROUP="plugdev"
The "22b8" is the Motorola vendor ID. That line allows me to use adb is a regular user instead of root. I added my user to the plugdev group.

Last edited by marnold; 06-01-2014 at 09:41 PM.
Old 06-03-2014, 05:45 AM   #2
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Initial support for MTP in KDE was pretty iffy. I used to get a similar error message with my Nexus 5 and 7. Support for MTP improved on every release. Both my Nexus's run perfectly on Alienbobs KDE 4.13.1. If you're using the stock KDE that comes withe Slackware 14.1, then it might be worth considering an upgrade to a newer release.
Old 06-03-2014, 07:30 PM   #3
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I am using the latest KDE from Ktown to Slackware 14.1 and I can't use my Moto G either. Didn't look at the issue any further (didn't even google about it).
Old 08-25-2014, 10:26 AM   #4
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Just as an update, I just upgraded to AlienBob's KDE 4.13.3 packages and now Dolphin/MTP works with my Moto X! It seems to be a little iffy from time to time. MTP will crash, but then I'll be able to do what I want again.


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