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Connecting my Samsung Galaxy S2 to Windows 7 worked seamlessly. Now that I'm on Ubuntu 13.04 I'd like to access my phone's drive via the USB cable, but that's not working.

When I do plug it in I get a error message in Ubuntu:

Unable to mount SAMSUNG_Android Unable to open MTP device '[usb:002,008]'

Then when I unplug it I see a error message on the phone:

Attention Unable to find software on your PC that can recognize your device. Service pack 3, Windows Media Player, version 10 or higher, for Windows XP or Android FIle Transfer for Mac OS must be installed.

You can download and install PC Kies from http://www.samsung.com/kies in order to sync data with your device, back up data, and upgrade your device (Windows and Mac OS are supported)

What can I do here to fix this? I don't want to use any special software with the phone, just access the phone's drive.

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Check this out: askubuntu.com/questions/143350/… –  saji89 Jun 29 '13 at 9:59
    
Following the instructions on the referred page does work! However, having to do this every time when plugging my phone to my PC is not ideal. –  argvar Jun 29 '13 at 10:18
    
It would seem that this has been registered as a bug –  Farid Jun 29 '13 at 10:25
    
@argvar, Glad to know that it worked for you, Can you tell us which solution in that page worked for you? –  saji89 Jun 29 '13 at 10:30
    
This worked: Android 2.x - On phone, go to: Settings ➔ Wireless and network ➔ USB utilities. - Connect your phone to your PC using a USB cable. - Tap Connect storage to PC. - Scroll down from the phone notification bar. Click USB Mass Storage and tap "Connect storage from PC". The android robot will turn from green to orange. (Important step!) - From your PC, open the folder to view your files. - Copy files between your PC and the memory card. –  argvar Jun 29 '13 at 11:04
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