Difficulties to connect to access an Android phone from Kubuntu 16.04

Alan (grokit) grokit at ajinfosearch.com
Fri Feb 2 21:53:04 UTC 2018

They have to on the same network in order to talk to each other.

On Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9:22:05 AM EST Bas Roufs wrote:

Hello Everybody.

Thanks for all your input so far.

2018-01-31 7:51 GMT+01:00 Girard Henri <girardhenri at free.fr[1]>:

I use kdeconnect indicator for sms it works great, but I must admit it's a bit tricky to install, specially for me I use 18.04 : 
The other way is with android sdk, far the best if you intend to upgrade android on smartphone. I got a nexus 4, I updated to nougat 7. xx and an hp touch pad I updated too nougat 7 too. 
with both at least you can get it with command line.

Le 30/01/2018 à 23:53, Bas Roufs a écrit :

Have installed KDE Connect on both devices, however, they do not  see each other, even if they function in the same network.



2018-01-30 23:19 GMT+01:00 Richard S. Crawford <richard at underpope.com[3]>:

On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 1:41 PM, Bas Roufs <basroufs at gmail.com[4]> wrote:

Hello Everbody.

At earlier versions of Kubuntu, I could quite easily access the SD card and internal memory in my Android phones. I connected a USB cable in between the phone and laptop and the phone showed up as a "mass storage" device, after which I could easily transfer files between either devices. 

However, ever since let's say Kubuntu 14.04 it's getting more and more complicated. Kubuntu 16.04 is even worse in this context. One error message that often comes back sounds something like "mtp protocol died unexpectedly.  Today, I got this error message:

/Internal Error/ 
/Please send a full bug report at http://bugs.kde.org[5]/ 
/No such object path '/modules/kdeconnect/devices/ed509789b5640fb9/sftp'/ 

Also this one shows up from time to time....

The only way out I have found so far is taking out the SD card of the phone, putting it in a bigger SD card case or into some USB device, after which I can access the card. However, this is a bit troublesome.

Any clue how to solve these problems?


Bas G. Roufs.  

​Hi Bas, 

You've probably already seen people recommending KDEConnect for this purpose. I use it, and have had no problems accessing files on my Android device. 

kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com[6]

Bas G. Roufs 

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[1] mailto:girardhenri at free.fr
[2] https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+archive/ubuntu/indicator-kdeconnect
[3] mailto:richard at underpope.com
[4] mailto:basroufs at gmail.com
[5] http://bugs.kde.org
[6] mailto:kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
[7] https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/kubuntu-users
[8] mailto:BasRoufs at gmail.com
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