I've got the problem that 2 USB devices that I'd like to connect to my laptop with Ubuntu 17.10 won't mount any more.
The devices are an iPhone 4s with iOS 9.3.5, and a Kobo tablet with Android 4.2.2 (not PTP nor MTP, both worked earlier). My GoPro for example, still mounts automatically after plugging in.
The story is, I updated from Ubuntu 16.04 to 17.10 and connected my iPhone to transfer some pictures, that's all I usually did. It still did work, but it didn't show all the pictures any more (this turned out to be an iPhone setting). But before I realised that, I started messing around with the libimobiledevice-department (so to say). Ended up deleting it, to attempt to reinstall, but automatically got a lot more deleted and couldn't get in the Ubuntu desktop environment anymore. Ended up reinstalling
ubuntu-desktop , all sorted, but now after a few days trying and Google-ing I can't get my iPhone working with Ubuntu anymore.
I didn't test the Kobo tablet after upgrading to Ubuntu 17.10, but it's too much of a coincidence to me that it also doesn't work anymore.
Both devices do show up correct when I do
lsusb. Laptop is an Acer Aspire V3-571.
I'm guessing that with the removal from
libimobiledevice accidentally more has been removed than I reinstalled later.. what could that be?