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Old 11-17-2014, 10:55 AM   #1
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"The process for the mtp protocol died unexpectedly"


I am currently in a situation where I was able to plug my cellphone into my computer and it will automatically mount. However recently I have been unable to mount my cellphone using Slackware 14.1

If I have a look in the logs the system can indeed see my cellphone and it displays all phone information in the log file.

Syslog reports the following:
Nov 17 17:55:33 slack org.kde.powerdevil.backlighthelper: QDBusConnection: system D-Bus connection created before QCoreApplication. Application may misbehave.
I am not sure if the two are related. Could someone from the community please provide me with some feedback as to how I can get this issue resolved. If you require more information please don't hesitate to let me know.

Thanking you

Last edited by Gad; 11-17-2014 at 10:56 AM. Reason: Type O
Old 11-18-2014, 09:43 AM   #2
Mark Pettit
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I don't know what phone you have, but I have had no luck with the "stock" mtpfs. I have a Samsung S3, running cyanogenmod 11 - I have to use go-mtpfs to get it to work. Another alternative is to use a sshd server on the phone, and then mount it via sshfs-fuse and copy the files that way.
Old 11-18-2014, 09:58 AM   #3
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Hi Mark

Thank you for your feedback. I will most likely look into the SSH or FTP options. I did not think of the alternatives you suggested. Thanks again!

Old 11-19-2014, 09:21 AM   #4
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Not a Slacker, but I've found that simple-mtpfs works for me in Fedora but not Ubuntu. In Ubuntu I'm using jmtpfs (too lazy to compile jmtpfs for Fedora to test it).
Old 11-19-2014, 09:31 AM   #5
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I never got MTP working and wasn't a fan of it anyway. I don't like they they remove usb storage option myself.
I ended up setting up my own server and use foldersynclite on my mobile devices. In the long run its easier because I don't have to plug anything in, it just syncs everything once a day.


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