My computer is a Sys76 Lemur running Maverick, and my phone is a Nexus S running stock Gingerbread. I want to set up to use ADB (android debug bridge). I installed the Android SDK per instructions on the SDK website, but ADB doesn't work. Can someone help me with directions that are specific to Ubuntu?
Install adb & fastboot via PPA
You can install from the WebUpd8 PPA which support both 32-bit and 64-bit. Granted you can install directly from google. But I prefer to use PPAs to keep everything up to date.
Install Android SDK via PPA
If you want to install the SDK which will allow you to update everything you can install via the upubuntu ppa.
So first thing is to add the ppa.
Only issue at this point is that android-sdk needs to be run as root. Well the link in the menu didn't do much. So I updated the link in the menu, you can also run:
From there you will need to install "Android SDK Platform-Tools" I also recommend updating "Android SDK Tools". You can deselect anything else you don't need.
Now you will need to set your environmental variables.
Now to add the variables.
Add these lines (at the top)
I'm only guessing but perhaps you need to make sure Ubuntu is looking in the right place. As it says on the website, make sure you have added the directory that adb is located to your $PATH by adding