I am having problems uploading a picture from my Galaxy S3. Shotwell can't seem to open the android even thouh it appears to be an available folder for selection under "computer"

Asked by hermanl0320 on 2013-03-16

I have tried image viewer, f-spot, and gimp none of which are able to open the android folder seen on "computer" under the "places" pulldown. Using LTS Ubuntu.

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2013-03-21
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tshiker (tshiker) said : #2

I run Ubuntu 12.10 and installed gvfs-mtp for Ubuntu and it works great for me with my Samsung Galaxy S3. I just plug it it to a USB port and Ubuntu does the rest. The only problem I have is I can't preview my pictures befor I copy them from the phone.

hermanl0320 (hermanl0320) said : #3

12.10 last time i tried wouldn't run second-life viewers.

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Your question #224444 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/224444

tshiker posted a new comment:
I run Ubuntu 12.10 and installed gvfs-mtp for Ubuntu and it works great
for me with my Samsung Galaxy S3. I just plug it it to a USB port and
Ubuntu does the rest. The only problem I have is I can't preview my
pictures befor I copy them from the phone.

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Eric Gregory (eric-yorba) said : #4

Have you tried a different USB port? All Gnome programs use a library called GPhoto to communicate with cameras, and for whatever reason it doesn't like certain USB ports.

Best poetzmij (poetzmij) said : #5

If your still having the issue you could try:
http://www.webupd8.org/2012/12/how-to-mount-android-40-ubuntu-go-mtpfs.html

I can't mount my galaxy nexus with the default packages present in ubuntu at the moment, this solved the issue for me. Perhaps you have an unofficial firmware such as CyanogenMod installed?
FYI MTP will work much better in 13.04.

hermanl0320 (hermanl0320) said : #6

I sent them as mail attachments from my handheld.