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    Samsung Galaxy access

    In order to access my Galaxy S8 I needed to install 2 packages, gvfs-mtp simple-mtpfs, and then reboot. Simple enough. Now I can drag and drop some music on to the phone. I just think that these 2 packages should be part of a standard Fedora install in 2017. One should be able to access the device without having to install anything at all.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy access

    Glenn...bugzilla? Whatchathink?
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    Re: Samsung Galaxy access

    I think they already are included in certain spins. fairly sure mate-compiz just recognises my android moto g which uses the same transfer protocol. I'll check anyhow with live media but I don't remember ever having to install anything to access the phone.

    EDIT - yep, plugged in phone, changed the phone from charge only to media transfer mode and it played nicely without installing anything

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy access

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    Glenn...bugzilla? Whatchathink?
    Yessir. If I remember when I'm off duty here at work
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    Re: Samsung Galaxy access

    Quote Originally Posted by antikythera
    I think they already are included in certain spins. fairly sure mate-compiz just recognises my android moto g which uses the same transfer protocol. I'll check anyhow with live media but I don't remember ever having to install anything to access the phone.

    EDIT - yep, plugged in phone, changed the phone from charge only to media transfer mode and it played nicely without installing anything
    Well, I have F26 Workstation, LXDE and KDE. LXDE is what I was using when the phone wasn't recognized. I'll have to try it under the other two.

    I also have several other distros installed. Mint, LUbuntu, antiX, Debian, Voyager and more. Might be interesting to see where it works out of the box vs. where it doesn't work out of the box.
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    Re: Samsung Galaxy access

    lxde is nice but the fedora default package selection is too minimal. Mint Cinnamon and MATE work okay without installing extras, I don't know about KDE because as per GNOME I don't use it if I can avoid it.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy access

    Yes, I think it is more of an LXDE issue than a general Fedora issue. All of the other distributions tested worked out of the box with the exception of CentOS 7. Like F26 LXDE all that was needed there was a couple packages and a reboot.
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    Re: Samsung Galaxy access

    You can use the comps.xml file, also known as the groups file, to find which environment includes a particular package.
    For example, choose your favourite mirror and go to the file
    /pub/fedora/linux/releases/26/Everything/x86_64/os/repodata/<some-long-number>-comps-Everything.x86_64.xml
    and use your browser find function to search for the package name.
    The file has a structure like this:
    Code:
    comps
      group (only groups or packages can be used in kickstarts)
        id  (string)
        name  (string)
        description  (string)
        default  (bool)
        uservisible  (bool)
        langonly  (lang)
        packagelist
          packagereq : type = mandatory | conditional requires = | default | optional
      environment (not used in kickstarts, for anaconda only?)
        id
        name
        description
        displayorder  (int)
        grouplist  (groups making up the environment)
          groupid
        optionlist (groups that are optional for the environment plus uservisible groups)
          groupid
      category
        id
        name
        description
        displayorder  (int)
        grouplist
          groupid
      langpacks
        match

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