Nexus 7 tablet not detected through USB?

Asked by Clinton Thompson on 2012-10-09

Running Ubuntu 11.4 on a Pentium 4 desktop. I have a new (google/asus) Nexus 7 tablet, when I go to connect the tablet as an external device through the USB, Ubuntu does not recognise a thing, it' just not there.

With all of the same settings at the Tablet and the some cable, ports etc. connected; I can reboot the PC to Windows XP and it finds the Tablet no problem.

I know this is such an everyday thing that one would think I shouldn't even have to ask the question and yet there it is. Ubuntu is not detecting this Tablet.

If it were an iPad I might understand, but this is an Android tablet with the Jelly Bean 4.1 it should just go...
So what is it that's being overlooked here?

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2012-10-09
N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

Although this is not a straight answer to your question , I suggest to upgrade (via fresh install)* your Ubuntu 11.04 to Ubuntu 12.04.

Ubuntu 11.04 = EOL in a few days

Ubuntu 12.04 = Better hardware support , newer kernel , newer packages and support until April 2017.

You can download Ubuntu 12.04 from here: http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.04/

*fresh install means : Backup all your important data (eg: Pictures ,Documents etc) and install from scratch Ubuntu 12.04 in the partition where 11.04 exists.

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