Fedora Linux Support Community & Resources Center
  #1  
Old 15th August 2017, 09:44 AM
glennzo's Avatar
glennzo Online
Un-Retired Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: In your closet
Posts: 15,573
linuxfedorafirefox
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.

Carry on.
__________________
Glenn
The Bassinator
© ®
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 15th August 2017, 09:47 AM
bob's Avatar
bob Offline
Administrator (yeah, back again)
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Colton, NY; Junction of Heaven & Earth (also Routes 56 & 68).
Age: 72
Posts: 23,257
linuxfedorafirefox
Re: Samsung Galaxy access

Glenn...bugzilla? Whatchathink?
__________________
Linux & Beer - That TOTALLY Computes!
Registered Linux User #362651


Don't use any of my solutions on working computers or near small children.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15th August 2017, 10:31 AM
antikythera Offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 5,073
windows_98_nt_2000chrome
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
__________________
Download, Install and Share Fedora - Official ISO Torrents | Live ISO Respins containing post-release updates
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 15th August 2017, 08:56 PM
glennzo's Avatar
glennzo Online
Un-Retired Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: In your closet
Posts: 15,573
windows_7chrome
Re: Samsung Galaxy access

Quote:
Originally Posted by bob View Post
Glenn...bugzilla? Whatchathink?
Yessir. If I remember when I'm off duty here at work
__________________
Glenn
The Bassinator
© ®
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 15th August 2017, 09:00 PM
glennzo's Avatar
glennzo Online
Un-Retired Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: In your closet
Posts: 15,573
windows_7chrome
Re: Samsung Galaxy access

Quote:
Originally Posted by antikythera View Post
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.
__________________
Glenn
The Bassinator
© ®
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 15th August 2017, 09:45 PM
antikythera Offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 5,073
linuxchrome
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.
__________________
Download, Install and Share Fedora - Official ISO Torrents | Live ISO Respins containing post-release updates
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 16th August 2017, 09:10 AM
glennzo's Avatar
glennzo Online
Un-Retired Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: In your closet
Posts: 15,573
linuxchrome
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.
__________________
Glenn
The Bassinator
© ®
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 16th August 2017, 11:15 AM
kldixon Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 678
linuxfedorafirefox
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
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
F23: mount Samsung Galaxy S5 MikeBerger Using Fedora 5 16th December 2015 03:44 AM
Fedora 17 & Galaxy Samsung S3 jnbrunet Guides & Solutions (Not For Questions) 13 8th March 2014 01:50 PM
Help connecting Samsung Galaxy S NyxathidHorror Using Fedora 5 21st March 2013 11:05 PM
Re: Fedora 17 & Galaxy Samsung S3 Nosoupp Reviews, Rants & Things That Make You Scream 5 7th March 2013 08:11 PM
Samsung Galaxy S. sepoto Hardware & Laptops 1 2nd September 2011 04:25 PM


Current GMT-time: 09:56 (Monday, 25-09-2017)

TopSubscribe to XML RSS for all Threads in all ForumsFedoraForumDotOrg Archive
logo

All trademarks, and forum posts in this site are property of their respective owner(s).
FedoraForum.org is privately owned and is not directly sponsored by the Fedora Project or Red Hat, Inc.

Privacy Policy | Term of Use | Posting Guidelines | Archive | Contact Us | Founding Members

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2012, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

FedoraForum is Powered by RedHat