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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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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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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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'Insufficient permissions' error on `adb push` command on 12.04

When I tried to push my apk file into a tablet, I got this error, please help me out. adb server is out of date. killing... * daemon started successfully * error: insufficient permissions for ...
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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 ...
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infinite loop in terminal

I have tried to connect my Asus transformer 300T tablet (android 4.1 ) to Ubuntu 12.04 by following the steps in this tutorial. However something went wrong in this step (I am not sure which exactly ...
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Android device connects to my computer, but doesn't play audio over Bluetooth

I turn on Bluetooth on both my devices and open up Music on my Android. I select a song to play, press the menu button, and tap "Via Bluetooth": I tap on my computer in the "Bluetooth Device ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Share folders between PC and Android

I want to know how to share any folders between android and ubuntu. I've got it with WindowsXP. On my Android phone I've installed the app ES File Explorer. I've created a folder in the PC and it is ...
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“Error: No peer certificate” in Ubuntu One Android app

Downloading and (automatic) uploading in the Ubuntu One Android app stopped working all of a sudden. The upload of other files also doesn't seem to work. It keeps saying: "Error: No peer certificate". ...
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Move Store on U1 Android Music App

On the Samsung Galaxy S2, there is an internal SD storage mounted as /SDCARD, and the external SD is mounted to /SDCARD/usbStore. Is it possible to run the Ubuntu One Music app on ...
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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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MP3 files cut off in the Ubuntu One Android app

I noticed today on my phone (Droid X running Android 2.2.1) that when streaming the Ubuntu One app would skip to the next song before the previous one had finished. Looking into it, one of the mp3s ...
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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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How do I transfer large files from my phone to my computer? [duplicate]

I recently downloaded a 6.7 GB file onto my Samsung Galaxy S3. I want transfer it to my computer but I get this error: libmtp error: Could not get file from device. This is the only time it has ever ...
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Moto X wont connect to Ubuntu 13.10

I have a Nexus 5 which when I connect it via USB works perfectly as far as transferring files goes. But as soon as I plug in the Moto X it acts like it doesn't exist. Reminiscent of an Ex-girlfriend ...
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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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lsusb lists Galaxy Samsung Tab s2 & adb devices lists nothing

really, I do all my efforts to run an android project through eclipse on a tablet "Samsung galaxy Tab s2/ GT-P3100" under Ubuntu 12.04. i add the vendor id of samsung in ~/.android/adb_usb.ini ...
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Need instructions for installing ubuntu touch

This guide from wiki seems old and confusing. For my situation: device: Nexus 7 (grouper) origin OS: Android 4.3 recovery: TWRP (3rd party recovery) And I tried as following steps: Download ...
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android emulator does not show up?

I have an Acer Travelmate 5735Z, Ubuntu 12.04 and trying to get android SDK running. When I run ./tools/emulator -avd MYAVD -verbose in the SDK directory, the emulator displays no error messages (or ...
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Why doesn't the second “Wired connection” show up when USB-tethering with my Android phone?

I know how to tether via USB using Android to my Ubuntu 10.04 and this How to Tether Android Smartphone to Ubuntu Linux how-to is what I have been doing for the last couple of months (running fine). ...
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Would I be able to sync a recent Samsung Android phone with Kubuntu?

I'm trying to be a good consumer here and do plenty of research before I purchase, unfortunately it seems like either I'm not looking in the right places or the information isn't there. I'm ...
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Remove Android OS from Toshiba Tablet AT105 and boot as Ubuntu

Is it possible to completely remove Android OS from Toshiba Tablet AT105 and boot it as Ubuntu?
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Can't run Eclipse after installing ADT Plugin

So, I've installed the ADT Plugin, run a HelloWorld, restart my computer and after that the Eclipse can't run. A message appear: "An error has ocurred. See the log file: /home/todi (...)" Here is ...
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Automatic Android video backup on Ubuntu One

How do I get my Android videos to backup automatically? Pictures work great, but I have to do the videos manually.
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Can't get Graphics to work on HP Pavilion G6

I have this crappy HP Pavilion G6 laptop (no other choice, provided by office) which is having troubles dealing with graphics (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). Details of the machine: Its having a ATI Radeon ...
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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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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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Ubuntu One for Android without Google Account?

Is there an opportunity to download and install the Ubuntu One client for Android without having a Google Account?
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Can I change the default folder that photos are uploaded to when using the Ubuntu One Files app for Android?

I like that I can sync my Pictures from my Android phone to my computer with Ubuntu One, but I don't like that the folder appears in the root of my home directory. Is there a way I can get the synced ...
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Files disappear in Ubuntu One for Android

I use the Ubuntu One Apps for my Samsung Galaxy Ace. Since the last update I have the following problem: When I download a file from a folder and it failed ( because I lose connection or something ...
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How can Clementine music player put my music playlists on my Android phone?

I'm using Clementine music player and love it. I'm running the latest version of Ubuntu, have a Motorola Atrix, and am running PlayerPro on my phone, but will switch to another player easily. I can ...
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Is it possible to do a USB File Transfer on a Motorola Droid X2?

I just got a Droid X2 and I want to mount my MicroSD located in my Droid X2 on my laptop running Ubuntu 11.04, and I am wondering if there are some drivers, or a program I need to install, because I ...
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Having Problems detecting my Android Phone

I have an A3 phone from Thailand, when I connect it to my PC running Windows it prompts me to install the driver to make it work properly. However, when I use my Ubuntu 10.10 there is an error ...
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Change name of mobile android device

I have 2x HTC EVO Android devices. Both devices show up as Pictures-PC36100. I have to open the folder and then open a picture inside to figure out which phone the folder belongs to. Is there ...
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unable to login to ubuntu one files with samsung galaxy tab

When I try to log on to the ubuntu one files app on my samsung galaxy tab I get the response org.apache.http.client.httpresponseexception: UNAUTHORIZED I'm trying to log on using my wifi, the app ...
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Unable to log-in using Ubuntu One Files with the Android application

I installed the Ubuntu One Files Android app to my phone(Samsung I5800). I have tried to register a number of times however, each time after signing in using my phone's browser I see a "We couldn't ...
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Smart Phone Sync Issue

I am trying to sync podcasts from Banshee to my Android phone (HTC Desire). It seems that about 75% of the time when I plug the phone in ubuntu mounts the disk read only, though the mount command says ...