Android tablets thread fork

From: Chad Smith 
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Can we maybe stop forking the Android tablets thread so much.  It's
starting to looking like the GIMP family up in here.

*- Chad W. Smith*



On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 9:58 AM, Garrett Gaston wrote:

>  I don't actually know what version of Android it is. I bought it brand
> new and it has never asked me if I just wanted to power it or not. I
> contacted Samsung and they did tell me that it would not work with Linux.
> I'M sure there are ways but they at least gave it no support themselves. I
> am so frustrated with the lack of support and development for Linux, when
> and if I ever learn to program myself I think I'M going to make a point to
> only write for Linux, no playing nice with cross platform development. I am
> going to get my tab now an check out what your telling me. Even if Android
> or Samsung failed to give adequate support for Linux, you'd thing there'd
> be an app for connecting to Linux.
>
> ------------------------------
> From: wes@the-wes.com
> Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 07:40:36 -0700
> To: chugalug@chugalug.org
> Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Lynn Android tablets
>
> I know about MTP. I am just suggesting an alternative possibility.
> Possibly even worth a minute and a half of your time to check the settings.
>
> While I don't have a Galaxy Tab to test with, it isn't that new. It should
> still support USB Mass Storage. What version of android do you have
> installed on it?
>
> -wes
>
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 7:33 AM, Garrett Gaston wrote:
>
>  That last reply was to wes who didn't seem to know anything about mtp
> when he replied to me. Sorry for the confusion.
>
> ------------------------------
> From: boodaddy@gmail.com
> Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:17:20 -0400
> To: chugalug@chugalug.org
> Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Android tablets
>
> Garrett,
> Thats exactly what we have been saying.  Most of the newer Android devices
> that ship with onboard storage (and no card slot) will normally show up as
> MTP, and NOT mass storage.  There are several reasons why, but the most
> important one is to keep users from jacking up the android system files, on
> a routine USB connection.
>
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM, Garrett Gaston wrote:
>
>  I'M pretty sure it has something to do with mtp. Apparently android
> devices no longer show up as mass storage.
>
> ------------------------------
> From: wes@the-wes.com
> Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 07:00:17 -0700
>
> To: chugalug@chugalug.org
> Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Android tablets
>
> try plugging it in while you have the tablet unlocked. the tablet should
> pop a window asking if you want it to Charge Only, or act as a Mass Storage
> Device. If it does not, the problem is in the tablet.
>
> perhaps in the past this option was presented to someone, and they chose
> Charge Only, and selected "don't ask again" ?
>
> -wes
>
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 6:55 AM, Garrett Gaston wrote:
>
>  I don't really know what you mean by setting it as a media device or a
> camera. I just plugged it in and expected it to show up in Nautilus the
> same way it shows up in Windows Explorer. I have also googled the problem
> and from what I've read it doesn't show up in /dev either.
>
> ------------------------------
> From: boodaddy@gmail.com
> Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:42:39 -0400
>
> To: chugalug@chugalug.org
> Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Android tablets
>
>
> Do you have you tablet set to connect as a media device or a camera?
>
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 9:34 AM, Garrett Gaston wrote:
>
>  I have a lot of mtp packages installed including libmtp9 but still it
> will not show up.
>
> ------------------------------
> Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 20:14:51 -0400
> From: boodaddy@gmail.com
> To: chugalug@chugalug.org
> Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Android tablets
>
>
> No most androids are going to the MTP protocol. My galaxy tab 10.1 shows
> up fine on rhel and Fedora when I install libmtp packages
> On Oct 21, 2012 7:43 PM, "William Wade"  wrote:
>
> I thought any Android device when plugged in could act as a mass
> storage device (i.e. like any standard usb drive.)
>
> On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Garrett Gaston 
> wrote:
> > I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab, the big screen. I am currently just using
> the
> > wi-fi internet, I do not want to pay for additional service apart from
> what
> > I have at home. My only complaint is that I can not use it with Linux.
> When
> > I plug in the device it will not show up anywhere. I've consulted google
> > which gave me a bunch of tutorials but they have so far failed.
> >
> >> Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:35:04 -0400
> >> From: jmaldrich@yahoo.com
> >> To: chugalug@chugalug.org
> >> Subject: [Chugalug] Android tablets
> >
> >>
> >> So, after reading this thread on Jelly Bean, I'm tempted to go out and
> >> buy a new tablet that's got Jelly Bean. Anyone know a decent tablet
> >> that *will* use Mobile Data, but doesn't require a contract? The thing
> >> I like about my Dell Streak is that I'm using T-Mobile's "pay as you
> >> go" service and if something happens (like I get laid off or
> >> something) I can just not pay next month and I'm not going to get hit
> >> with a huge cancellation fee. OTOH, I still have access to data
> >> on-the-go, even if I'm not near an open Wi-Fi hotspot.
> >>
> >> I would love to find a tablet that has the latest version of Android,
> >> has mobile data service and does not require a contract, and all for a
> >> decent price ( >>