I am a total newbie concerning anything to do with Ubuntu/Linux.
I am running 12.04 on VM Player. I am trying to connect my HTC One (Android 4.3) to Ubuntu, and looking online has told me to do:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdelepl/gvfs-mtp
which will (through some magics that I have yet to understand), allow me to properly mount my phone as a usb device. But I keep getting:
Cannot access PPA (https://launchpad.net/api/1.0/~langdelepl/+archive/gvfs-mtp) to get PPA information, please check your internet connection.
I've checked my Internet connection, and even gone to the URL, where it shows:
Object: <lp.systemhomes.WebServiceApplication object at 0x9026d90>, name: u'~langdelepl'
So there is definitely something there. I even tried doing the very involved version where you add the source through the Software Center, but it still didn't work. I've accessed a couple other PPA repositories through the terminal, so it just appears to be this one.
- What the heck is causing the problem?
- Why do I need MTP?
- Is there any method other than MTP that would mount my phone (preferably without being too involved. keep in mind that I am an utter Linux newbie :p )
Any and all help is greatly appreciated!!!!
Ps. I have made sure about 5 times now that the phone is connected to the VM via the Removable Devices menu. So it likely isn't that.