Difficulties to connect to access an Android phone from Kubuntu 16.04

Richard S. Crawford richard at underpope.com
Tue Jan 30 22:19:22 UTC 2018

On Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 1:41 PM, Bas Roufs <basroufs at gmail.com> 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
> <http://bugs.kde.org>*
> *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?
> Yours.
> 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

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