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Anyone with linux system see sd card which exposed via mtp?

asked 2015-03-04 15:27:27 +0200

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updated 2015-03-05 04:52:54 +0200

In some topic i found information that sd card accessible via mtp. Is It true for current release? In my case i can't and very sad about it. Are there any plans to implement that?

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Some do some don't, I've discussed about the matter with a few Linux users and some have the internal and external memory mounted automagically - some don't. For me, it works and I can see both. It has something to do how each distro handles the mtp mounting and which libraries are required. So basically for now its trial and error.

raketti ( 2015-03-04 15:52:33 +0200 )edit

I don't see sdcard-content on any OS but I have it formatted as btrfs though.

chemist ( 2015-03-04 16:22:32 +0200 )edit

On real host with Windows it is worked as expected, both storage accessible. On linux side don't, if even pass usb to virtualbox with Windows guest, i have same behavior.

hyper_sonic ( 2015-03-04 16:25:31 +0200 )edit

On my Linux Laptop with KDE it works fine. I have access to internal memory and SD card. The SD card is 16 GB and formatted with FAT32 (originally, I didn't change the file format). My distro is Debian Jessie, version of libmtp is 1.1.8, Version of kio-mtp is 0.75+git+20140304-1.

wanderer ( 2015-03-05 10:15:35 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-03-05 12:17:00 +0200

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I use simple-mtpfs to mount MTP devices, because it gives me proper paths to the files (like /home/user/mnt) instead of


which I get with whatever Thunar uses to mount Jolla. Anyway, with both metods I always see both internal phone memory AND the SD card:

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Of course, I use Linux (and only Linux) installed on my real hardware. It just didn't come to my mind to install Windows as a host and Linux as guest - it's usually the other way around, for a lot of reasons...

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answered 2015-03-12 08:42:39 +0200

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updated 2015-03-12 09:48:07 +0200

I found where was my problem with detect sometimes only sdcard, sometime whole storages. Last time i written systmed unit for bind sdcard mount point to ~/android_storage, it was worked, but affect to mtp export functionality. After remove that unit, my Ubuntu host detect storage as expected. Last time i installed from openrepos "Mount sdcard for android" by Shturman, and problem come again. Both storages internal and sdcard not exported at all. After remove this tool i can use both sdcard and internal memory.

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answered 2015-03-05 09:59:17 +0200

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updated 2015-03-05 10:39:23 +0200

On REAL HOST with Linux is working perfectly.

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Nice screenshot. :)

But regrettably mtp isn't working perfectly on all linux distributions. Both Fedora and Mageia seem to have problems mounting both the file systems. Possibly other distros too.

vattuvarg ( 2015-03-05 19:00:42 +0200 )edit

I'm on Fedora 21 and never have I had any trouble accessing the SD card via MTP and Nautilus.

JonasG ( 2015-03-12 15:29:39 +0200 )edit

Mageia 5 RC mounts both filesystems, internal and SD card, reliably with MTP without any tweaks needed.

vattuvarg ( 2015-05-12 20:15:10 +0200 )edit
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