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About powering USB device on Linux: Android camera app recognizes USB camera but Ubuntu doesn't

On my notebook, I have a USB camera, 32-bit Ubuntu 10.04 running on SD Card and Android Jelly Bean on flash memory. Ubuntu doesn't recognize the camera (even the USB port), cause it doesn't offer any ...
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How can I make dual boot on Motorola Droid RAZR?

I have Motorola Droid RAZR XT910 with Android 4.0.4 and I would like install Ubuntu Touch as second system. How can I make it?
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cannot connect Ubuntu with Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 over Wifi

Cannot connect or see Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 from my Ubuntu machine on Wifi. Error message when I scan Wifi from Galaxy Note: No Windows shares found on network When connecting Galaxy Note with ...
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Why is FTP file transfer from Android Phone Slow?

To transfer files from my Android phone to Ubuntu, I use an app that creates a FTP server on the phone. Copying files to Ubuntu 12.04 (same with 12.10) I get up to 260 KB/s. Copying files to Windows ...
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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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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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Is there a way to automatically pseudo-randomize a MAC address?

It is possible to track a person by the unique MAC address of their wireless card. For Android devices, there's an app called Pry-Fi that, among other things, constantly pseudo-randomizes one's MAC ...
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Ubuntu on a Sony xperia c1905? Can this be done?

Is it at all possible to install Ubuntu touch or a more relevant Ubuntu operating system on a Sony xperia c1905 with android 4.3? The intention being to fully reformat to Ubuntu. Will I have full ...
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Can I connect my Ubuntu Desktop to Google Cardboard?

This might be a strange question, but I am wondering if I could use Google Cardboard to replace my monitor. For this I'd like to connect an Ubuntu-Desktop with an Android Smartphone through Bluetooth ...
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Missing tools.jar (Android Studio)

'tools.jar' seems to be not in Android Studio classpath. Please ensure JAVA_HOME points to JDK rather than JRE. I have searched for the solution to this error, and as far as I can tell, I've done ...
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Ubuntu touch on note 10.1 (2014) WITHOUT rooting

I just purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition (SM-P600) and wanted to test Ubuntu on it (and maybe on my Galaxy S4 as well). It is still under warranty, so I do not want to root it or do ...
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how to copy a specific file from a android device on a root location

how to copy a specific file from a android device on a root location I need to copy a file from a android device to usb but to do that I need root access. Because the file is in the system file.
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Tried everything, cannot configure SAMBA on my Ubuntu systems on different interfaces

As the title suggests, I have tried everything but cannot see my Desktop 14.04 Ubuntu Gnome box from my laptop running the same distro, and vice versa. However, I CAN see my laptop samba shares from ...
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Setting custom font issues

Currently, I'm working on setting FreeSans as the standard font in my Ubuntu installation. But it stays ubuntu at three places: The category headers in the Unity dash, the text at the logout, shutdown ...
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Samsung S4 Android is not connecting using Ubuntu 14.04

I remember this working before but for some reason it has stopped. When I plug my USB cable into the phone and laptop the device appears in the file manager but when I click on it I get "Unable to ...
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Problem with Media Device(MTP) when connect to Ubuntu 14.04

I used to transfer files from pc to mobile using MTP option. but suddenly two days back i am unable to connect my mobile. I clicked on MTP option in mobile but i didn't get any device in ubuntu. i ...
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PC suite for Android mobile phone⠀

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, and I want to transfer my Android phone data to Ubuntu like I do it in Windows. Is there any PC suite for Android phone to install on Ubuntu?
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How to share Internet on ubuntu to android

I have seen searched a lot about sharing internet of computer to Android device (when the computer is connected to the internet via wi-fi not lan- Ethernet) here are some of the links that helped me, ...
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14.10 Unity VNC to Android

I'm trying to get a vnc session running so that I can show chrome on my android device. I've got two monitors connected to my machine, on one I'm programming, on the other I'm showing the website ...
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How do I run a vpn on my ubuntu computer and access with my android

I want to access the internet and do other stuff on my Android phone I want to use my computer as a source of that vpn connection. I used to use Team viewer but they don't use VPN for the mobile app. ...
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Android device detected by mtp-detect but not by adb

I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 and connecting it via USB to an LG P705 Android device. A short time ago the adb devices command listed it -- but something happened and now that command now gives only an ...
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Error getting file: -6: Not Supported [Ubuntu 14.04 & LG G3]

I'm trying to transfer a folder of files from my LG G3 to my laptop and each attempt has lead me to this error: I've just unlocked the LG G3's bootloader using BUMP! and I made a backup within TWRP ...
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connecting an Android device

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 that I have no problem connecting to my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. I have another android device (a Prestigio Multipad 7.0 plus) that Ubuntu doesn't see at all, but Windows 7.0 ...
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Android Virtual Device is not starting

I am facing a problem to run the AVD in my Xubuntu 14.04 64bit version. Before that I used Xubuntu 32bit and that time my ADT(32bit) worked. But now I am using 64bit ADT and 64bit OS. everything is ...
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How to mount a samsung galaxy s5?

My laptop runs on Ubuntu 12.04 and when trying to connect my phone to access files through the usb port, this comes up: Unable to mount SAMSUNG_Android Error initializing camera: -60: Could not lock ...
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How do I get Banshee to work with my Android 4.4.2 device?

I have a new Galaxy S5 (SC-04), with Android 4.4.2. When I plug it in as an MTP media device, it's visible in Nautilus (Gnome Flashback, Ubuntu 14.04) and I can browse and edit files and folders no ...
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How to run ubuntu on android?

I was on the Canonical website and I clicked on products, upon clicking on that I saw under Ubuntu there was a picture of ubuntu on a phone and tablet http://www.canonical.com/products as seen here. ...
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How to access an Androidphone's filesystem

I want to have access to my rooted Android-phone's filesystem using a USB-cabel-connection and either a Terminal or File Manager with GUI. I also want to be able to edit the system files using VIM or ...
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android USB debugging disappeared and not working anymore

I was working on my project using my own device ( LG Optimus G E975 , android 4.4.2) on ubuntu 12.04, and everything was going fine, eclipse could detect the device and I could easily debug on device. ...
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How to setup USB wireless card as AP hotspot (tl-wn725n)

I tried to set up hotspot for my android mobile on my ubuntu 12.04. follow the instruction of here: 'http://thenewbieblog.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/wifi-hotspot-setup-on-ubuntu/' However it does not ...
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Dovecot crashing Android Mail?

I'm trying to configure Dovecot, it seems to be used a lot and has server side mail filtering which I like. However, all my folders are subfolders of the Inbox which seems to confuse the Android Mail ...
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Phone not recognised in Android Developer Tools (ADT) on Ubuntu 14.04

When I try to run my app on my HTC Desire C, this window comes up: I have no idea why it doesn't find my phone. It does if I run ADT as root, but I don't like doing that because the ownership of ...
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Using Ubuntu For Android using Kivy

I just want to ask can I use Ubuntu 14.04 for developing an Android application using Kivy? And if so, then which packages do I need to download from Kivy's website??
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Ubuntu 14.04 wont recognised Android phone

When I connect my HTC one M8 phone with Android 4 (Kitkat), my Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognise the phone. There is nothing on Nautilus to show that it knows its there. The phone will charge but there ...
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Ubuntu only shows music files on Andrioid Device

I am having trouble browsing my documents on my Android device through my Ubuntu 12.04 Laptop. It's a Samsung Galaxy Mega and my laptop is a Lenovo Z580. I am able to connect and browse my phone but ...
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Install Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 10 (Manta) Using Ubuntu 14.04

fastboot oem unlock results in the tablet displaying the green Android robot lying and message saying the device is already unlocked. My presumption is that Android OS is no longer in the tablet. ...
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Strange USB (phone) behavior

I have 12.04LTS on a Dell Inspiron laptop, and it behaves very strangely when I plug my Samsung Galaxy SII phone into it. When I connect the phone, I get three dialog boxes, one says "Unable to mount ...
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ubuntu 14.04 not detecting SamsungY Android via usb cable

I had this same problem when previously using ubuntu 13.10, among other issues with my Windows dual boot. So I wiped the hard drive, re-installed ubuntu stand alone, and I still get the same dang ...
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First time using Ubuntu, a few questions

So my gf's dell inspiron 1545 has had a pirated copy of windows 7 ultimate since we got it (from her mom and we think her step dad put the pirated copy on it) She's sick of having an illegal copy and ...
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difficulty transferring file to android phone

When I first connect my android phone, it gives me the open to open a folder, but I closed it and how I can't find it. Disconnecting and reconnecting my phone doesn't give me the a chance to open the ...
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Recover accidently deleted eclipse ini File

I accidentaly switched my Eclipse ini file with an android Eclipse ini file. I did not create a backup of the old ini file, so that option is out of the door. I don't know where to get a working one, ...
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Simple Scan: PDF does not open on Android (Adobe reader) (dated 1970!)

I have been scanning some documents lately in order to have them with me on my android tablet or smartphone. I share them on DropBox and open them with Adobe reader. The problem is that most of the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Cannot Detect Galaxy S4

Ubuntu won't recognize my S4 and on the phone it doesn't realize it's connected either, it just shows that it's charging. I've read posts such as Ubuntu can't see my Android phone! but that ...
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Boot .efi files from GRUB2

I've bought a Sony VAIO with UEFI booting and came with Windows 8 preinstalled. I successfully installed Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 (triple-boot) and fixed the UEFI boot so GRUB2 is loading. I was ...
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How to install Eclipse which I have already downloaded with Android Development Kit?

I have downloaded the full Android Development Kit (ADK) from the official Google Developers website. It is a .zip file which contains Eclipse and other ADT tools. I want to install the Eclipse ...
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Android IDE for Ubuntu

Are there any other IDEs other then eclipse for Ubuntu which can be used for Android Development
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Eclipse Kepler won't start

Hi am trying to learn about developing andoid apps using ubuntu 12.04lts and eclipse kepler. Had it all downloaded and set up which took ages. Tried to run an example and it crashed eclipse. Now ...
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Download Ubuntu Mobile To HTC One?

So I am in love with Ubutnu, but haven't really looked into the mobile platform until just recently. I think it looks beautiful, and am excited to have the power of a fully functional computer in my ...
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Alternative way to download and install Ubuntu Touch (dual boot) on Nexus 4

Since I have connection issues (I live in China, where nothing will download properly except if provided a mirror inside China), I have downloaded the Clockworkmod Recovery image for mako, the ...
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How to proporly configure wine

I have a program I need to use and currently do not have enough disk space for dual booting or a vm, so I was wondering if someone could port this program to Linux or help me configure wine to do so. ...