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 problem.
In Banshee 2.6.2, though, there are many problems. It takes a long time, 5 to 10 minutes for the Android to appear in the Banshee interface. When it does, it does not recognize any of the existing music folders or files. If I try to sync, it outputs an error saying the sync failed for each music file, and then Banshee crashes.
How do I get Banshee to sync with my Android Device?
As requested in comments, I ran
banshee > output at the command line. This time, I had the Samsung attached before starting Banshee, which seemed to prevent the Samsung from appearing in the Nautilus interface. Eventually Banshee crashed. Here is the contents of the
[Info 13:37:21.765] Running Banshee 2.6.2: [Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (linux-gnu, x86_64) @ 2014-08-12 14:04:38 UTC] [Info 13:37:23.143] Updating web proxy from GConf [Info 13:37:23.175] All services are started 1.097818 [Info 13:37:24.325] nereid Client Started [Info 13:37:24.419] GStreamer version 126.96.36.199, gapless: True, replaygain: False [Warn 13:38:10.893] Failed to load media-player-info file for 1 [Warn 13:38:10.926] Failed to load media-player-info file for 1
I can't seem to get the Samsung to even appear in the Banshee interface right now, which is different from other times. I will keep trying, but if the above output reveals anything, please let me know.
Update 2: I was able to get the Samsung to appear in Banshee, and I attempted a sync. The output was lenghty, and so I've placed it here on Pastebin. I hope that contains some useful information.
lsusb -vd 04e8:6860 is here on Pastebin as well.
Here is the output of
tail -f /var/log/syslog > some_file after connecting the device:
Sep 8 14:42:09 dave-laptop NetworkManager: <info> nameserver '188.8.131.52' Sep 8 14:42:09 dave-laptop NetworkManager: <info> nameserver '184.108.40.206' Sep 8 14:42:09 dave-laptop NetworkManager: <info> domain name 'wi2.ne.jp' Sep 8 14:42:09 dave-laptop dbus: [system] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.nm_dispatcher' (using servicehelper) Sep 8 14:42:09 dave-laptop dbus: [system] Successfully activated service 'org.freedesktop.nm_dispatcher' Sep 8 14:42:52 dave-laptop wpa_supplicant: wlan0: CTRL-EVENT-SCAN-STARTED Sep 8 14:42:57 dave-laptop wpa_supplicant: nl80211: send_and_recv->nl_recvmsgs failed: -33 Sep 8 14:43:46 dave-laptop kernel: [11242.754380] usb 3-2: USB disconnect, device number 6 Sep 8 14:43:46 dave-laptop colord: device removed: sysfs-(null) Sep 8 14:43:46 dave-laptop colord: device removed: sysfs-SAMSUNG-SAMSUNG_Android Sep 8 14:44:15 dave-laptop kernel: [11271.999851] usb 3-2: new high-speed USB device number 7 using xhci_hcd Sep 8 14:44:15 dave-laptop kernel: [11272.017478] usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=04e8, idProduct=6860 Sep 8 14:44:15 dave-laptop kernel: [11272.017488] usb 3-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 Sep 8 14:44:15 dave-laptop kernel: [11272.017493] usb 3-2: Product: SAMSUNG_Android Sep 8 14:44:15 dave-laptop kernel: [11272.017498] usb 3-2: Manufacturer: SAMSUNG Sep 8 14:44:15 dave-laptop kernel: [11272.017502] usb 3-2: SerialNumber: 4ce88c0d Sep 8 14:44:15 dave-laptop colord: Device added: sysfs-SAMSUNG-SAMSUNG_Android Sep 8 14:44:15 dave-laptop colord: Device added: sysfs-(null)
ps aux | grep -i [m]tp:
dave 2348 0.0 0.1 218368 4176 ? Sl 11:46 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-mtp-volume-monitor dave 5110 0.1 0.1 446628 3956 ? Sl 11:52 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd-mtp --spawner :1.3 /org/gtk/gvfs/exec_spaw/2
Not a solution at all, but, if I completely disable the MTP plugin in banshee, then switch my phone to PTP mode, then I can transfer some files. However, for some reason this method causes some process to eat up memory, and if I try to tansfer too many files, the memory overflows and Banshee crashes. So, I can get about 300 to 500 songs transferred, but no more.