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Why does Ubuntu One for Android use nonfree libraries?

Ubuntu One for Music source code on launchpad contains libGoogleAnalytics.jar which is proprietary. The license declares Gnu Affero Gpl license. Is this legal and why is it done?
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Ubuntu One Android - could not get volume

Everytime I refresh my data in the ubuntu one app for android i get a message "Error: could not get Volume. Ressource not found." What can i do? Thanks
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Best way to sync music to Galaxy Nexus (MTP)?

The Galaxy Nexus uses MTP which makes general use a bit of a pain. Luckily, Ubuntu comes with some drivers preinstalled so I can access my phones memory easily through nautilus, however Rhythmbox and ...
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Android phone: how do I play MP3s on my hard drive over WiFi?

Wasn't sure whether to ask on here on on android.stackexchange.com ... but I want to play music which is on my desktop machine through my phone. The music is coming from ext4 partition which I am ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS does not pick up my samsung galaxy s 2 for music transfer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Galaxy S not detected, how do I make it work? I'm currently using shotwell for pictures but computer wont detect samsung galaxy s2 for music transfer. Any suggested ...
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How I can run Android 4.0.4 in chroot on Ubuntu 12.04 on the Pandaboard ES?

I want to run fully functional Android 4.0.4 on my Ubuntu 12.04 installation on the Pandaboard ES with the LXC containers.
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Windows android sdk packages in Linux

Can i use the android sdk packages (both the images for emulator and the sdk patform for ICS) in a Ubuntu android sdk directory. This is in effect to the large download size of the packages which i ...
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Phone connecting as mass-storage: how can I import photos?

When I connect my Android phone to Ubuntu computed via USB, no photos can be imported. The new USB drive is opened instead containing my various junk from SD-CARD which is a phone's optional external ...
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How to connect Samsung Tab 2 10.1 to Ubuntu 12.04?

I have this Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet and when connecting it to my system through USB I get this error message: Unable to mount GT-P5113 Error initializing camera: -53: Could not claim the USB ...
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Couldn't find package ia32-libs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happened to the ia32-libs package? I want to install some Android plugins in Eclipse on my 64bit Ubuntu, but since android is 32bit compatible, I also have to ...
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Is there any way to use Ubuntu with an Android phone?

Could I plug in my Android phone into my Ubuntu PC via USB cable and have text messages and such appear in my Ubuntu notifications? Or something like that (similar to the Ubuntu for Android ...
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How can I reset auto-run settings for removable devices?

I have an android phone I'm working on, and I accidentally clicked "do nothing" when the little window asking me what to do when it plugged in popped up. Now, adb devices shows that the device isn't ...
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How I can run ubuntu in chroot on Android?

I want to run fully functional Ubuntu on my Android device in chroot. But I have some trouble with upstart. In chroot "it will actually run /sbin/telinit", so how i can run upstart or replace it with ...
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Could I use Ubuntu One to sync my calendar?

Is there a way (supported/unsupported or even in theory) that I can create a calendar on my desktop via Thunderbird's lightning extension then sync that calendar file with Ubuntu One and then sync ...
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How to make an android phone use a wi-fi hotspot created on ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to know how to enable an android phone to detect the hotspot created under ubuntu so that the phone can use thse internet through it. I have learnt that Android does not support ad-hoc.I tried ...
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Ad-hoc network (hot spot) created in Ubuntu is not detected by android phone

I created a hot spot via network > wireless > use as hotspot. Other laptops successfully detected the hot-spot,could connect and use it without any problem. But no android phone could detect it.! I ...
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Playlists on Android phone

I have a serious problem with the Ubuntu music players. I'm at the point where I'm going to switch back to Windows because I can't figure this out and nobody seems to be able to help. If anybody ...
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Why get Ubuntu One Music cloud over regular free Ubuntu One?

Using the Ubuntu One Files application I can download the mp3 files I bought in the Music Store and play them on my Android Phone. So besides the added 15GB storage, what are the advantages of the ...
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Problems with Eclipse and Android SDK

I installed Eclipse, openjdk6 and downloaded and extracted the sdk manager file. Now, When I created an Android project I got the following error: 2012-06-06 18:44:40 - contactManager] ...
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Can anyone help me through the preparation of Eclipse IDE for an Android developer in Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm new to to Linux, in this particular case, to Ubuntu. I have a small android project I have to finish until this Friday and I'm still stuck with the install and preparing of the development ...
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How to connect MTP devices via USB?

How does one connect an MTP device to Ubuntu via USB? Many popular devices, such as all Android 4.0 phone, have only MTP or PTP as a connection option, no USB mass storage anymore. Considering the ...
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Will “Ubuntu for Android” (12.04) work with the Samsung Galaxy S2?

I'm trying to buy a new Android phone and I own an Ubuntu 12.04 computer... I have the choice of a Google Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Galaxy S2 and an HTC Sensation XL. I am aware that the HTC already ...
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when i delete a picture from my android phone, it doesnt delete from the cloud [closed]

Ive deleted several pics on my phone over the last week, and when i just checked the cloud, i noticed those files are still on there. I searched through the settings both on my phone app and in the ...
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USB tethering from Android 2.3

I used a friend's Android (2.3) phone that allows USB tethering, subheading: "share phone's mobile network with PC." Android lets me set 2 tethering settings, under "USB tethering type": ...
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Unable to find to which port my android is connected

I am trying to connect my Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini to my Ubuntu 11 (64 bits version), however, the device does not appear on /dev/. I am willing to send AT commands through terminal to my phone, ...
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New AVD not creating properly in android

I have copied android-sdk-linux folder from one PC to another PC, and installed Eclipse and Set appropriate paths (both tools and Platform-tools) but I cannot create any avd. When I try to create ...
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Android SDK having trouble with ADB

So, I installed the Android SDK, Eclipse, and the ADT. Upon firing up Eclipse the first time after setting up the ADT, this error popped up: [2012-05-29 12:11:06 - adb] ...
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Where can I download Ubuntu One for Android as an APK?

The Android on my phone is modded, does not have Google Marketplace and I don't want to install it. Where can I download an APK to install Ubuntu One on Android?
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Android device is not recognized in adb

I'm having a huge problem with my android samsung galaxy tab 7". Whenever I try to connect it to my computer, instead of showing normally in my adb devices, the name of the device is : ????? and it ...
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starting android avd fails, saying it can't find emulator, but it exists

I've asked this question both on StackOverflow and the Android Dev forum, but neither got a single reply as of yet. Perhaps a direct focus on Ubuntu might get some results. I've installed the SDK on ...
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Connecting Galaxy Note: Unable to mount Android Error initializing camera: -53: Could not claim the USB device

I'm running cm9 ics on my Galaxy Note and i tried anything i could find googleing around but to no result, if i look on the phone in usb settings there is the option for mass storage but it's grey and ...
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Disable the message “ these files are on a digital audio player” in na

When I mount my Android phone with USB cable to Ubuntu 12.04 I get "these files are on a digital audio player" and open with rhythmbox in nautilus.This means that I am not able to see any file within ...
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Cannot connect to Open WiFi hotspot created by Android

I'm trying to share my 3G data connection via WiFi hotspot. I have an open Hotspot running on my phone(Xperia Neo V - MT11i - Android 2.3.4). But I cannot connect to it from my Ubuntu system. Here is ...
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Can not connect Android SGSII via USB after ICS upgrade

I got OTA update for my Samsung Galaxy S2 - Android 4 (ICS). However, the adb devices does not show the device. Neither does lsusb. I am using ubuntu inside vmware Fusion on a Mac. If I disconnect the ...
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heimdall-frontend fails with undefines symbol error

Trying to run heimdall 1.11 and here is the error i get when trying to use the program heimdall-frontend: symbol lookup error: heimdall-frontend: undefined symbol: _ZN9QListData11detach_growEPii ...
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Android device not recognized in eclipse

I tried to plug my Samsung Galaxy S to my Ubuntu box for developing applications in Android, but the problem is that lsusb doesn't recognize the device. I tried with a friend smartphone and it is ...
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Prevent usb tethered device from claiming default route?

I'm tethering an android device over USB. When tether is accomplished, the device sets the usb0 interface as the default route. I do not want this (usually, the host device has wlan0) but do not ...
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Why does a large podcast mp3 file fail to download when using the Ubuntu One Files app for Android? [closed]

I recently wanted to try out Ubuntu One for the first time. As well I installed it on my HTC Hero, and everything seemed to be syncing as it should. I'm a Podcaster by the means of that I want to sync ...
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update android phone os with ubuntu 12.04

How do i update an android phone from 2.2 froyo to 2.3 gingerbread with Ubuntu 12.04 ? Does this process require Windows ? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on a core i3 machine. Thanks in advance. ragv
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Android SDK can't be installed on Ubuntu 12.04-64

I am trying to install Android SDK on Ubuntu 12.04 but the Manager goes blank after downloading the first component of the SDK. I followed the installation steps mentioned here and tried to reinstall ...
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My Android phone isn't being detected by Ubuntu

This is what I've got from terminal, looks like it can see the phone as a USB device just fine but isn't showing up under fdisk so I can't mount it. It automounts just fine in my VMWare Windows. And ...
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Eclipse Check for Updates issue

I install Eclipse from the Software Center so it links up and will be updated with the rest of my software. Because I am developing for Android, however, I have to install the ADT Plugin within ...
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How can I open binary Android ROM image files? (.img)

I'm a Windows/Mac/Ubuntu and Android user, so I know what I'm talking about, when I say: How do I open binary image files? (.img) They just won't open, on any OS… I'm an Android dev… I'm currently ...
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How to get Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) + Eclipse 3.7.2 + ADT 18 working? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Android not building on Eclipse neither IntelliJ on 12.04 LTS As the question already says, on a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit environment, after installing ...
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Is there a single app that allows for quick searching, viewing, and editing of text files?

I have a large (thousands) collection of notes stored on my drive as text files and synced to my other computers via UbuntuOne. Currently I use grep to search for the file I want, nautilus to open ...
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Ubuntu One for Android not uploading

Since upgrading last week files do not upload to the cloud. I have tried various file managers and none of them make any difference. After selecting the file to 'add' nothing happens and in the Ubuntu ...
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“Unable to mount Android, Error initialising camera: -60: Could not lock the device” when connecting a Samsung Galaxy S2 via MTP

Whenever I connect my Samsung Galaxy S2 phone (running Android 4.0) via USB using an MTP connection one of two messages always pops up, either: Unable to mount Android: Error initialising camera: ...
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Why does Ubuntu One Files for Android app create an entry in the 'Accounts and Sync' section of the Android settings menu?

I have the Ubuntu One app for Android and its works perfectly fine but there always has been something that confused me. In my phones main Settings menu in the Accounts and Sync section Ubuntu One has ...
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Android not building on Eclipse neither IntelliJ on 12.04 LTS

You might think this is an Android related question, but, I tried building my Android app on Eclipse in 12.04, and it just dont work. It doesnt generate R.java. The same problem is happening to ...
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device shows up in lsusb + adb but not in ifconfig

I'm running Ubuntu in the VMWare Player under Windows 7: root@ubuntu:/# uname -a Linux ubuntu 3.0.0-17-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Thu Mar 8 17:34:21 UTC 2012 i686 \ i686 i386 GNU/Linux I'm trying to ...