And, once again, my Android device won't connect and I have to work through some complicated set of procedures to get it working. Sorry to be bitter, but I've now been through this too many times. It seems like with each upgrade of either Ubuntu or Android, everything stops working and once again I have to learn a whole new set of configurations I've never seen before and won't see again.
In any case, I've never got MTP to work, I've only ever got it to connect by USB mass storage, which was how it was working most recently. But now, since 13.04, it seems that option has been taken away entirely.
It is unbelievably frustrating, but I need to be able to connect by USB to transfer files, so here I go again...
When I plug in the device I get an error that says
Unable to open MTP device '[usb:002,003]':
After some web searching, I found that I might need a program called
go-mtpfs, so I tried that, and it failed:
$ go-mtpfs /media/MyAndroid 2013/07/16 16:41:43 compiled against libmtp 1.1.5 Device 0 (VID=04e8 and PID=685e) is a Samsung Galaxy Y. 2013/07/16 16:41:43 found device Samsung: Galaxy Y (04e8:685e) @ bus 2, dev 3 : LIBMTP PANIC: Unable to find interface & endpoints of device 2013/07/16 16:41:43 rdev.open failed: open: open returned nil
It really shouldn't be this complicated, but I am trying very hard not to rant...
How do I get my USB device to just connect, automatically, like it used to?