[CentOS] Frustrated. Java on Centos 6 doesn't give an error message when downloading from a Samsung Galaxy S3

Sat Jun 1 18:56:42 UTC 2013
Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com>

I didn't keep the email from Ljubomir, so for those of you threading the
list on mutt, this will mess up the headers--please accept my apologies.

I don't know why I never looked for mtpfs to compile on CentOS--after the
link Ljubomir gave, I just downloaded it and compilation was trivial.   I
think I was always looking for simple-mtpfs, but honestly, I don't
remember.  Maybe I just never thought of it.

At any rate, even with older CentOS libmtp packages, installing mtpfs to
/usr/local allows me to mount my S-III.  I tried both with and without the
udev rules suggested in the link, and it doesn't seem to make a difference.
The thing that is essential for me is to run mtp-detect after plugging in
the phone.  Otherwise, mtpfs will mount the phone, but nothing will show in
the directories.  If I first run mtp-detect, (though I may have to run it
a couple of times before it takes--no apparent link to USB port, and I did
make sure phone was unlocked when plugged in) and then mount it with mtpfs,
it's fine and works as it does in most other systems.  (My way of using is
command line, I mount it, usually on /mnt, then with root privilege add or
remove files). 

This was with the phone set to mtp, NOT set to camera. 

So, many thanks to all who have kept this thread alive as I've been taking
the easy way out and just using a more modern system.

Scott Robbins
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