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Problem with Virtual Box on Xubuntu running under Android

First of all, I'm aware of this question and this one, and I don't believe this is a duplicate. I've encountered that problem (and solved it using those answers) on two different laptops. This problem,...
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Stream video from ubuntu server to Android device

I have a ubuntu 12.04 headless server. I got alot of video on the server. Most of it is in x264 in .mkv. I have a samsung nexus phone, and a nexus 7 tablet. Whats my options when it comes to ...
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Hotspot can not be created using network manager

I tried to set up a hotspot on my computer, running Ubuntu 16.04, which I want to connect to from my Android smartphone. The computer is connected to a LAN with interent access and I want to access ...
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How to set the JDK for Android Studio?

I can't compile a default new project for Android 2.1 because(?) the JDK used by Android Studio is JDK 1.7 but it should be JDK 1.6. To change it I go to File -> Project Structure and try to find the ...
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Function like “connectify” on Ubuntu

I know there was a lot of questions about this, but my problem is kind of different. I have a tablet with Android. On Windows I used to host wifi from my PC. I used an application called connectify. ...
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Need to share mobile data with laptop?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Vostro 2520 and I'm having network issues, so untill I sort these issues out I'll need to share mobile/WiFi data from my mobile to my laptop through USB CABLE ...
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Problem connecting Android

I recently purchased an LG G5 cell phone, going through T-mobile. I am not able to connect to my ubuntu, I am using 16.04 LTS. In looking on internet I have tried several various "solutions" and none ...
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adb freezes computer on initializing

I am on 16.04 32-bit LTS and every time I try and initialize adb in Android Studio, my computer freezes and I have to hard reset. The terminal just hangs on "daemon not running. starting it now on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Android 6.01 - MTP failing

At first I was getting an error when I was trying to access my phone's SD Storage. Then as I was trying to fix it I manage to break it even further. So, now when I plug my phone it doesn't show up. ...
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login error in Ubuntu 16.04 with X authority problem

I've Installed Android Studio and wpscan metasploit and LAMP Stack server on my system. The next day when I've tried to login to my system I got that black loop page and backed to my login page. I'...
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error in installing android studio using ubuntu make

Ubuntu 15.10 When I tried to install android studio using ubuntu make it shows this error $ umake android Choose installation path: /home/prasanth/tools/android/android-studio ERROR: We were ...
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Mtp android mount [duplicate]

Using my Android Lg G2 I have been trying to mount via mtp and have not found an easy way. Does anyone have a simple solution to this problem? Edit: looking for a GUI application
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why does android dissapear when i open nautilus as root [on hold]

i was wondering if there is any way to use photorec on a phone or tablet running android also i opened the terminal and typed sudo nautilus and the device is not available under root ...." why ? "....
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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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Errors were encountered while processing: android-studio

Whenever I install a new software or I use update command on the terminal i always get this error message and update is also interrupted. what do i do? I encounter the following error message- ...
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Converting Android contacts2.db to .vcf gives an (almost) empty file - what to do?

I followed this wonderful guide How to convert Android's contacts2.db to .vcf? and everything works fine, except for that the output .vcf file has only one line: "END:VCARD" my contacts2.db ...
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Some Ubuntu 13.04 applications cannot access files on MTP-mounted systems. Why?

Ubuntu 13.04 comes with MTP support to access files on newer Android devices. My Nexus 10 works OK: after plugging in, I can access the N10 files with Nautilus, and I can copy from and to the device. ...
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Is this image only for ARM?

This app told me to download this Ubuntu image so that I can run Ubuntu on top of Android on my phone. But I suspect this image may be for ARM? My phone has an x86 processor. Can I use that app ...
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Asus TF700t Ubuntu/Android Dual Boot

I want to dual boot my transformer infinity. I like android, but as an IT student it cannot do everything I need homework wise, besides pocket Minecraft sucks. So I want to have my cake and eat it ...
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How can I stop 'Unable to mount Android Device' messages from popping up?

Using 15.04 When I connect my phone to my PC, I get a message popup saying that Ubuntu was unable to mount the device - however I'm able to access the storage on my phone to add/remove files etc. ...
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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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Sync notes between Android phone and Ubuntu?

I want a note taking app on my Ubuntu running laptop and an app on my Android phone which can sync with each other, through online means or manually syncing. So far the only thing I've seen is the ...
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How to rsync to android

How can I connect to my android device to rsync music (or other stuff)?
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fastboot not detect my android device - ubuntu

I have Lenovo Yoga Tablet PC 1051L. I try this : $ lsusb result : Bus 002 Device 006: ID 17ef:77a5 Lenovo then: $ adb devices result: List of devices attached Baytrail678EC0A0 device ...
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KDE Plasma and KDE Connect

I have kubuntu 16.04 with KDE plasma, kernel 4.6.2. I connected android smartphone to KDE via KDE connect feature. Its work fine exclude notification from android to desktop. Notice, that ...
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How to send a file from my computer to my phone using KDE Connect?

I made sure that the Share and receive plugin of KDE Connect is enabled and the software installed both on my Android phone and my Ubuntu 16.04 laptop. However, I can't find how to send a file from ...
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Why android studio is not working from dock and my applications?

Yesterday, I installed Android Studio and everything worked fine. Now when I click on icon (in dock) nothing happens (same with Android Studio in my applications) as if these icons are not clickable. ...
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I messed up the ~/.bashrc file and now terminal doesn't open ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I just installed Android Studio on my ubuntu 16.04 machine and as I didn't want to go to its own home directory and now every single time I try to open the terminal, it tries to start android studio (...
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Frontend to view Android's videos in Ubuntu

I have videos taken by my Android phone Samsung galaxy S4. I see the device and the memory card in my system. I could search those files by find [/media/] -iregex *.mp4 but I would like to sync those ...
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To sync notes of S Memo to Ubuntu?

I have the Android phone where I have notes. I would like to control them periodically in my Ubuntu laptop because too much work to handle them with the phone itself. It would be great if the phone ...
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Any tool available for managing android phone on ubuntu?

I find it's not convenient to manage and back up android phone via its self, such app uninstall, merge contacts, bulk delete messages etc... there are plenty of apps on Windows. is there any candidate ...
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How do I transfer files to and from Nexus 7/Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm trying to connect a Nexus 7 tablet (Android 6.0.1) from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I started by following the instructions from this answer. When I execute the last command android-connect, it tells me: ...
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mtp usage: how to mount and transfer files to and from a Samsung: Galaxy model Android phone

how do I use mtpfs to read/write to a USB connected Android phone, connected as a mass storage device: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ mkdir phone thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo mtpfs -o allow_other ...
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Unable to run mksdcard SDK tool ubuntu 16, 2016

Followed How to install Android Studio on Ubuntu? to install android studio. But get error (hardware : aspire e15 E5-573G): Downloading android-sdk_r22.6.2-linux.tgz from https://dl.google.com/...
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PC crashed. Can I install Ubuntu onto my PC via my Android smartphone?

As the title states, my computer went all blah on me and I'm trying to fix it. I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed prior but now both are not wanting to start. Is it possible to download Ubuntu onto ...
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how to install android studio completely?

Hello every one I want to install android studio and first I run the .sh file by this command ./studio.sh and after that I try to install it but at first I have this problem but the thing is that I ...
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edit grub menu with windows 10 [migrated]

I apparently installed some kind of multi-boot device to be able to use Android on my laptop. I would like to change the boot order to make Windows the default option. But I need to do it via windows ...
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mounting galaxy s4 ubuntu 14.04

The problem is as simple as the title, I can't mount my rooted galaxy s4 phone(newest update 4.4.2) on my laptop(running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). The error message is a consistent: Unable to open MTP ...
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Can not Unmount mtp

Events in chronological order: 2 days before I connected my friend's phone (Motorola G2) via data cable but somehow it does not mount properly and so I have to unmount it It unmounted properly but a ...
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How to configure ADB access for Android devices?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I have installed Android SDK, set it's path in my user .bashrc and it works. The problem is that my phone requires adb to be ran by root for permissions, but running adb ...
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Sync list of custom words in spell checker

Is there a way to sync the list of custom words I added to the spell checking dictionary of firefox? I would like to sync this list to a different pc. It would be even better if I could sync this to ...
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Boot into Ubuntu from Android Tablet with Live USB Drive

I have an Android ASUS Slider tablet. I have successfully installed UBUNTU to an 8GB thumb drive. I would like to boot into the thumb drive the same way I do with a windows system except I would like ...
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Java doesn't work on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to install Android SDK, but it doesn't work. I'm following this gist: https://gist.github.com/wenzhixin/43cf3ce909c24948c6e7 When I run the ./android command, I just get: java.lang....
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Ubuntu wifi hotspot not working properly

I have created wifi hotspot on my Ubuntu 14.04 following these instructions. It was working fine. But recently I applied the updates on Ubuntu and since then the hotspot is not working properly. My ...
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installing and using android studio with virt on ubuntu 16.04

It will be better if there's a step by step installation for android studio and qemu vm. Cause i'm going through hell trying to fix a lot of ish here. Tried umake android 'android-ndk' That's using ...
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14.04 Cannot create/delete/manipulate files on my Android device via USB

I've always had issues with compatibility between my Android phone and Ubuntu, but now it's gotten to the point that I can't do anything with it over USB. It's always been that when I plug in my ...
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PPA for Android Studio?

Android Studio was released a few days ago and it's still in early access preview, but I would like to know if there is any PPA I could add to my Ubuntu Raring to automatically keep it updated with ...
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Remove Ubuntu from Meizu Pro 5

I bought a Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu edition. I love the phone, but Ubuntu touch isn't what I thought it would be. The App Store is lacking many popular apps. I contacted Meizu and they said the phone could ...
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Gennymotion unable to load virtualbox engines

When I start gennymotion this is the error message shown: Unable to load VirtualBox engine. Make sure that it is properly installed before starting Genymotion. For more information, please ...
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Adding Android SDK platform-tools to PATH downloaded from umake

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, and I downloaded Android Studio with the umake tool provided by Ubuntu. This downloaded Android Studio at /root/tools/android/android-studio, and platform-...