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How to connect laptop to internet via android phone

I have a laptop with Linux OS (Debian or Ubuntu) and a Samsung Galaxy S III mini phone that is connected to internet with Mobile Data. how can i share mobile internet with laptop?
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Network sharing for android

I am on ubuntu 12.04 and I want to create a wifi hotspot to be used with my android device. Now I know there are so many tutorials available every where and that I have all options in network tab to ...
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Display 'cd' accessible path to mtp device in Nemo

Nemo displays path to mtp device like that: mtp://[usb:001,007]/ I want to be able to copy path from Nemo to terminal and cd there. Maybe it's possible even with this path while escaping some ...
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How to sync clipboard between ubuntu desktop and android phone?

Is there's any way by which I can sync clipboard Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 with android phone with JellyBean 4.1.2 preferably over same wifi network or over internet if that's not possible. In windows ...
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HTC Android device mounted as USB drive is read-only unless I'm root

When I connect my HTC Incredible S to my Ubuntu 10.10 system as a USB drive, the device seems to mount OK, but is read-only unless I access it as root. For example, if I run nautilus, I can't drag and ...
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Using your laptop as loudspeaker for your mobile

I'm thinking on how to use my laptop running Ubuntu (with its loudspeakers) as "headset" for my Android mobile. For instance: I listen to some music on my mobile and I want to connect my laptop as a ...
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Ubuntu One Files for Android will not let me log in

I installed Ubuntu One Files on my Nexus One phone. When I tap Log in on the main screen, the app tries to log in then after a few seconds returns the following message: Log-in failed, please try ...
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Kdeconnect for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Is there an app in ubuntu that provides the same integration with android phones as kdeconnect? Now that KDE is a framework it mightn't have the same impact of installing libs into my Ubuntu install ...
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How to make ubuntu 13.10 a wi fi router [duplicate]

I just install ubuntu 13.10, I hope I can make my laptop, which is connected to internet by a cable, as a WiFi router. I just googled for some ideas, I find a huge access to this topic , I read ...
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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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Unable connect to android phone using bluetooth [closed]

How do I connect my laptop to my HTC Wildfire through bluetooth? The laptop is running xubuntu 11.10, and I have updated Blueman to version 1.23 through their launchpad PPA. The phone is running ...
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ia32-libs broken package (Ubuntu 12.04 x64)

I have the latest Android SDK installed on Ubuntu 12.04 x64 I am having almost an identical problem as Problems with Eclipse and Android SDK. The Eclipse ADT plugin is not working for me, and its ...
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Why does Ubuntu One sync modified files just on one device?

The files on my PC are in sync with my Android tablet via Ubuntu One. If I modify a file on my PC the changes are correctly sync'd to the tablet. However if I modify a file on my tablet, save it and ...
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Why does Ubuntu One android not sync video

I have U1 android client and have auto-upload photos on. So far so good, photos all upoaded to cloud folder...a new photo taken uploads right away. The problem is any phone capable of running android ...
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Is it possible for Ubuntu to run android and iphone apps?

both Android and (too some extent) iOS use .deb files. While the phone versions of the apps may be impossible to use, but could the tablet versions be converted? One of the reasons my friend keeps ...
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Some MP3s have to be synced multiple times before tags are read properly

I've been having trouble with tags not being read on the first try. Say I rip a CD to MP3, tag it properly (typically both ID3v2.4 and ID3v1.1 tags) with Picard and/or Puddletag, then move it to my ...
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Ubuntu on Android for Samsung Galaxy note 2?

This question is lengthy, I have to warn you. I'm generally a mac user. My setup currently consists of using mac osx and vmware (windows 7) to run one program that isn't compatible with osx or ...
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Sync folder with Android device

I would like to have a folder with all my music which is automatically synced on my Android device (Wifi only, plugged in only, like in SugarSync). Is there any hope for this feature to be implemented ...
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Where do I file bugs for the Ubuntu One music client for Android?

I've recently started using the Ubuntu One Music streaming client for Android. From the web page it says that the android app is based on Subsonic. I want to file bugs on the app, mostly feature ...
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how to enable unity global menu on Android Studio in Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed android studio in ubuntu but I expected something like this: however I have this: what do I need for enabling unity global menu on Android Studio???
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Is there an android emulator for Ubuntu 14.04?

Preferably one that works properly,like blue stacks on windows.. Thanks
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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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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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Do all Android phones tether?

Can I pick up any android phone and connect it to my ubuntu laptop via a usb cable and tether to the internet using the data allowance on my phone contract? I already know that my contract allows ...
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Is the “HTC Desire (A8181)” Android 2.2 phone supported?

I could not find an entry for HTC Desire in the supported Anrdoid phones so I'm just wondering if all 2.2 devices are supported or if the list is specific to phone and installed software versions etc? ...
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Banshee and Rhythmbox crash when trying to connect Android device

This happens with both Rythmbox and Banshee, but I'd prefer to solve the problem with Banshee, as that is the player that suits me better. When I run Banshee, and connect my Android device using PTP, ...
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Wifi hotspot to connect to Android using Broadcom 43xx

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 64b on a Dell Inspiron N5010. My wireless device (found using lspci) is Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01). I bought a new android ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 MTP support for Android 4.4

I have been using gvfs-mtp to get access to the my Nexus 4 (Android 4.3) memory through MTP. Since my Nexus 4 get android 4.4 updates, I can no longer transfer files to it. I have tried several ...
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how to install kde connect on ubuntu 12.04?

kde connect is a new app aims to connect android phone and ubuntu/kubuntu and having lots of features. the steps involved in installing this piece of software in ubuntu 12.04 is shown in this ...
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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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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 connect android phone with ubuntu 12.04 laptop for accessing laptop's internet connection over wifi

i have an android ics phone and i want to use my wired internet connection on my laptop through wifi. it can be done easily on windows 7 using softwares like virtual router or connectify. is there ...
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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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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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Boot Ubuntu on smartphone SD card?

Now here's what I want: Ubuntu on the SD card that lives in my phone. I like using Ubuntu portably and my phone as a flash drive, but I haven't been able to make these work together yet. I've ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S2 in download mode breaks lsusb

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. To update it the official way, you need Windows and Samsung Kies (an application that does the updating). The unofficial way lets you do it with a Linux-native application ...
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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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If Maverick Meerkat is 70, what is Utopic Unicorn?

I was reading a StackOverflow answer on solving some problems one might encounter when using an Android device for development. The solution is to create a file as follows: ...
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Android Studio ADB error

I keep getting this error when I start Android Studio. I am running Ubuntu, I did a fresh install and this happened upon start up. ADB not responding. If you'd like to retry, then please manually ...
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Installing full Linux on android

I want to get full Linux with GUI and desktop on my android tab (rooted). I heard about apps called " Linux deploy" and "Complete Linux installer". However I have a few doubts : 1) Is it possible to ...
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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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Eclipse Kepler crashes without any log entry [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander 64bit and Eclipse Kepler 64bit terminates after some random time without response. The windows simply disappears. There's also no entry about the crash in ...
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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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How to share my mobile broadband connection via Wifi

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop having wifi. I have an android tablet which has wifi support. I connect my laptop to the internet through Mobile broadband (reliance netconnect zte modem). 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 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 ...