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Is there any way to send files to RIM Playbook via USB? I see device in lsusb (listed as ID 0fca:8020 Research In Motion, Ltd), but device is not mounted in Nautilus.

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Blackberry Playbook it seems does not work out of box with USB transfers on Ubuntu but you can still connect via USB Network Share

  • Firstly, you need to connect Playbook to your Ubuntu laptop/PC via USB.

  • Now, in your Playbook, goto Settings - Storage & Sharing and set USB Connections to Connect to Windows and File Sharing to ON

  • Now, goto Settings - About and choose Network from the dropdown menu and write down the IPv4 address.

  • Goto your Ubuntu 12.04 desktop now and select Connect to Server option from File menu in the top panel.

  • Enter the IP (you noted down) and change the "Type" item to Windows Share from Public Share. And hit Connect.

  • That's it. Blackberry Playbook is now connected to your Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a network shared folder and now you can have all the file transfer you want between Blackberry Playbook and Ubuntu/Linux without a hitch.

Hope this helps and I'm on my phone so I can't post pics but you can visit the link below for illustrations:

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