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Ubuntu.sh on Android Phone

So today I noticed something weird on my phone. I used a terminal emulator to see what I could do with it, and noticed that there is a file called ubuntu.sh. I tried to run it and got all sorts of ...
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Can I sync two Android devices to the same U1 account?

I wish to sync two Android mobiles (my spouse's and mine) and possibly one Android tablet to the same U1 account so we both can enjoy from streaming music. I know it is possible to sync few ...
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Is it possible to tether internet between my android phone and a 3G HSPDA router?

I wish to share my 3G connection with a router using my current android phone without having to buy a new sim card or a dongle of some sort. Is this possible? I am able to tether my phone making it a ...
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Why does Banshee recognize my Android on Ubuntu, but not on Mythbuntu?

I have one computer with Ubuntu 11.04, and another computer with Mythbuntu 11.04. Both have Banshee 2.0 installed. Banshee on the computer running Ubuntu automatically detects my Android device when ...
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How do you transfer quickly a link from your computer to an android smart phone

I need a way to transfer links quickly in order to open them from my android terminal. Any ideas? Note it's not about files, It's just links and I'm looking for a manner to do it properly, easily ...
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MTP connection in Ubuntu 13.10 without no USB 3.0 [closed]

In this post I read that Ubuntu 13.10 does recognize my phone, but only if it has a USB 3.0 port. Is that correct? My computer has only 3 USB ports and all are 2.0. It is a Dell Vostro 3500. When I ...
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I can't get Ubuntu (12.10 Desktop) to recognize my Galaxy S3

I Plug my gs3 into my laptop, and nothing happens. I went to terminal, typed "lsusb" command, and the return print was, for one of the usb ports, "Bus 002 Device 015: ID 04e8:6860 Samsung Electronics ...
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How can I stream music files from Android Phone via wifi on ubuntu 12.10

Have a Wi-Fi network at home Have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on my laptop connected to home Wi-Fi Have an Android based cell phone connected to home WiFi Can I play (stream) my music files stored in ...
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How to create wifihotspot in ubuntu 10.04 LTS

I am using ubuntu 10.04 LTS in my lenovo laptop and have a android ICS device. I want to create a wifi-hotspot in ubuntu, which I can later use for connecting android device. I need this setup for ...
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Are files uploaded to Ubuntu One a single instance or are changes to that file also uploaded?

If I upload a file to Ubuntu One that I constantly make changes to (ie a password tracking apps' storage file) are the changes to that file automatically tracked/uploaded when I sync from my Android ...
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Problems with android app after PW change

I'm using U1 on my phone, currently a Nexus S with Android 4. Everthing worked fine untill I changed my password recently. I can still use U1 on all computers (even without having to type in the new ...
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How do I delete all my Ubuntu One contacts?

I want to sync my new cell phone contacts but I want to erase all the contacts that I have in my Ubuntu One account first. I use android 2.2 on my phone, on the application I select just to upload ...
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Has anyone got Ubuntu Touch working on Nexus 5? [duplicate]

I have been debating whether to get a nexus 5 phone since it came out. My only fear is that I won't like android. I love ubuntu, I know that I'd love ubuntu. So I have a few question related to Ubuntu ...
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Why doesn't Android recognize the WiFi hotspot created via Ubuntu?

I have created WiFi hot spot via my Ubuntu laptop. And now I turned on WiFi in my Android mobile to access the internet but I'm unable to view the hotspot that I had created via Ubuntu laptop. Did I ...
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Dual-boot Android & Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Nexus 7 dual-boot with android? Is it possible to run a Dual-boot of Ubuntu and Android on the same device or will it have to be one or the other? Im looking at possiby ...
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How to make Ubuntu recognize Samsung galaxy battery level?

When I plug in an iPhone device, it automatically charges the battery, and showing battery's power percentage. How to do so, with an Android device?
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Eclipse 3.7.2 not recognizing ADT after plugin updates

I'm using Eclipse 3.7.2 with ADT plugin installed. I updated all the plugins I had by going to the option Help->Check For Updates. After the update, on restarting eclipse, I'm no longer able to see ...
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Failed to get the adb version

while running sample android project getting this error on eclipse.. project cleaned 2-3 times but still getting error. [2012-10-23 10:39:24 - adb] Failed to get the adb version: Cannot run program ...
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What is the status of Ubuntu Mobile? Is the project expected to reinitiate in coming years?

With android and Google Play becoming so popular, it would be great to have Ubuntu on mobile devices again. Some archaic references: ...
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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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USB Tethering (over USB) with Android 2.2 not working [closed]

It's working with Maverick, but it breaks with Natty. OS detect device, network-manager tries to connect (1), but fails (2): Output of dmesg, lshw, lsusb, lspci, nm-tool, ifconfig and lsmod on ...
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Ubuntu One android Contacts app — last sync failed [closed]

On my HTC Desire I pressed "sync all" and at about the 77th contact it just said "last sync failed". Why did it fail? What could the problem be? Thanks.
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Backup Android phone (HUAWEI Ascend P1) on Ubuntu

Is it possible to backup the android mobile phone when connected to ubuntu? I have looked trough and searched here, but couldn't find any answers to this question. I have just bought a android phone ...
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How to make the android notifer desktop indicator appear on the Unity panel? [closed]

Possible Duplicate: How do I access and enable more icons to be in the system tray? I was using the android-notifier-desktop indicator on my Lucid 32bit installation comfortably, but when I ...
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How do I connect to Ubuntu from Android?

I have a network of 3 PC's in my house: two are desktop PC's that are hard-wired to the router, the other being a netbook that is wireless. I also have 3 Android tablets that are wireless. I want to ...
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Can I download Ubuntu for Android to my mobile device?

My question is already in the title. I want to buy a tablet but I want to work with OpenOffice as well. So in combination with a monitor and a dock it would be possible. But can I download Ubuntu for ...
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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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Is there a “Sync Locally?” option in the Android app of Ubuntu One?

as Ubuntu One under Ubuntu offers the "sync locally" option, I was looking for this very option inside of the Ubuntu One android app, but unfortunately I did not find it. So all my folders are synced ...
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Ubuntu One Music app for Android not displaying artwork

I haven't been able to get my album art to display in the android app and have been searching for answers all morning. The artwork is in the tags properly, I've tried both mp3 and ogg to no avail. ...
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Exception in thread “main” java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Finger

I´am trying to use this Finger.java for my Android project, But I get this error. $java Finger username@host.com Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Finger Caused by: ...
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Ubuntu One Files (Android App) not removing deleted files

I have Ubuntu One Files installed on my Android phone. Photos are set to Auto-Upload which works fine - I see the photos on my windows machines as expected. However, when I delete a photo from that ...
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Stream music from Ubuntu One to several phones?

I am about to buy an Android-phone to myself and another one for my son. The "killing application" is this offer form Ubuntu one: "Music Streaming Enjoy your music anywhere and get 20GB of storage for ...
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Where has the Ubuntu One Contacts app for Android gone?

I had problems syncing my Android 2.3.4 device with Ubuntu One Contacts cloud. So I decided to reinstall the Android app. But I can't find the app any more. Where is it? How can I sync the contacts ...
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Are files synced from mobile app supposed to download to my PC's Ubuntu One folder?

I just installed Ubuntu One files for Android and it uploaded all my pictures and I can see them in the web interface. Can I get this folder to automatically download all the files to my Ubuntu One ...
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Ubuntu One message appearing: You do not have permission?

i am trying to sign in to ubuntuone on my droid 2. i keep getting a message that says the following: You do not have permission to open this page. ...
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Eclipse won't let me select a Windows share as Workspace

Environment: Ubuntu 10.04 (64-bit), Eclipse Helios 3.6 (64-bit), Android 2.3 SDK + ADT. All works great, but I can only select a workspace that's on the local system. Eclipse won't let me select ...
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How does one build android kernel from sources on Ubuntu 13.04

I am trying to build Android from sources on Ubuntu 13.04, yet there are numerous issues: Setting up the environment issues (wrong tool chains) Compilation/Build errors
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How do I upgrade Android on my phone with Ubuntu?

I have a Galaxy Europa running Android v2.2. I want to upgrade it to Gingerbread v2.3. In Windows I would use Samsung Kies for this task. How do I do it in Ubuntu?
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Is there an emulator or wine type environment that would allow use of android apps on linux? [duplicate]

Basically, I have a kindle fire that uses a form of the android OS and was wondering if there was a way I could run similar apps on my Ubuntu system. Specifically I'd like the news reader program ...
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Where is my Android phone's mount point, so I can rsync it?

I would like to rsync my music with my Android phone (Galaxy Nexus), I'm trying to work out the mount path to use from the shell. The mount command doesn't show up on the phone. In Nautilus the ...
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Can't connect to my android's hotspot

I've tried to run Ubuntu from Live CD to check it. Ubuntu recognized my android's hotspot (I use android 2.1 with "Wifi Tethering") but wasn't able to connect to it. It's really a problem for me ...
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Free Ubuntu One Mobile?

Is there any chance for a free version of Ubuntu One Mobile that might be ad-supported?
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Cannot mount Android phone and sync with Banshee

I can't get my LG Optimus One to sync with Banshee. I read somewhere that the root needs to have an empty file called '.is_audio_player'. I did that and it still doesn't mount. I ran dmesg however ...
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Connect Android device

I've a phone with Android and I use Ubuntu in my PC. The thing is that I can connect my phone through USB and Ubuntu can read it, I mean, I can see the files and stuff, but that's it. I can't ...
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Eclipse ADT: Layout Properties Editor doesn't work correctly

I have a new, clean installation of Eclipse Kepler (4.3.1) SR1 (x64) in Linux Mint 15 Olivia x64 (based on Ubuntu 13.04 “Raring Ringtail”). ADT version is 22.3.0, and Java is Oracle's 1.7.0_45. The ...
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How come I cannot make this file executable (chmod permissions)?

I downloaded Android Development Tool for linux (ADT) and placed it in home directory. After unzipping the files, when I double click the "eclipse" executable file; the eclipse works perfectly fine. ...
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What MTP program to use for HTC One X+

Im running Xubuntu 12.10 and I'm trying to add files to my HTC One X+ but the programs I've used (gMTP, Qlix and MTPFS using http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2055563) haven't worked ...
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On-the-fly conversion of FLAC to MP3 when syncing with Android?

I have a large collection of FLAC music files which I would like to sync to my Android phone. However, the FLAC files are very large...and before I bother to create a seperate MP3 music library it ...
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Sync Android with Rhythmbox

I have a Samsung Mini 2 and my wife has an original Samsung 2. I am working with Rhythmbox on 12.10. I was initially able to sync my Mini with RB when I first set up. Then I deleted all the music ...
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“folder contents could not be displayed.” error when trying to plug in a Galaxy Nexus

Tried to connect Galaxy Nexus to Ubuntu 12.10 64bit, I choose open folder from a pop up dialog box and it says the following error: The folder contents could not be displayed. Sorry, could ...