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  1. #1

    Lenovo Idea Tab S600 and Fedora

    Hi:

    I have the Lenovo Idea Tablet S6000 and I'm having trouble finding the tablet using FC19--

    Code:
    CPU MTK MT 8389/8125 quad core
    OS Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
    1 G RAM  16GB/32GB emmc
    I looked in the online manual but did not find how to make my laptop recognize the tablet.

    I am running Fedora 19 on a Sony Vaio.

    Do I need to install an application for Fedora to see my tablet?
    Have I overlooked something in the "Setting" of the tablet?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.-

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by Ztcoracat View Post
    Hi:

    I have the Lenovo Idea Tablet S6000 and I'm having trouble finding the tablet using FC19--

    Code:
    CPU MTK MT 8389/8125 quad core
    OS Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
    1 G RAM  16GB/32GB emmc
    I looked in the online manual but did not find how to make my laptop recognize the tablet.

    I am running Fedora 19 on a Sony Vaio.

    Do I need to install an application for Fedora to see my tablet?
    Have I overlooked something in the "Setting" of the tablet?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.-

    Ok I found these instructions but I don't have the "share files" icon that it says I should.


    First ensure that you are connected to your normal wifi connection (This is important as you will not be able to connect to the pc correctly as detailed below).

    Connect the S6000 to your PC, the pc should then search for the driver if not already added on the pc.

    When the driver has been added look at the very top left of the tablet screen and you should see a small USB icon.

    Drag this down from the top to open the list.

    Then click the share files option which should be at the top of the list.

    A screen should then open with a button at the bottom right to switch on USB storage.

    After this has been done you will be able to access the files on the tablet.

    Any ideas?



  3. #3
    I composed a Live Chat with a Micro Center Tech where this tablet was purchased.

    She advised me that I would have to call Lenovo to find out if they have a driver for linux.

    Unfortunately, after calling twice the call gets dropped.

    Is there a driver that I could obtain?



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    For Fedora, installing/configuring libmtp and simple-mtpfs should allow you to access the android tablet via MTP.

    --jeremy



  5. #5
    Thanks jeremy!

    Looks like libmtp is already installed-
    Code:
    [root@localhost redcat]# yum install libmtp
    Loaded plugins: langpacks
    adobe-linux-x86_64                                       |  951 B     00:00     
    rpmfusion-free-updates                                   | 3.3 kB     00:00     
    updates/19/x86_64/metalink                               |  16 kB     00:00     
    updates                                                  | 4.7 kB     00:00     
    updates/19/x86_64/primary_db                               |  10 MB   00:20     
    (1/3): rpmfusion-free-updates/19/x86_64/primary_db         | 282 kB   00:02     
    (2/3): updates/19/x86_64/pkgtags                           | 776 kB   00:04     
    (3/3): updates/19/x86_64/updateinfo                        | 996 kB   00:04     
    Package libmtp-1.1.6-0.fc19.x86_64 already installed and latest version
    Nothing to do

    I downloaded mtpfs-1.1.tar gz and an trying to install it now-


    Last edited by Ztcoracat; 01-22-2014 at 12:19 AM.

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    Does the output of dmesg show anything when the tablet is connected? With the tablet connected, what does the output of the following command show?

    Code:
    $ simple-mtpfs -l
    --jeremy



  7. #7
    That's with the tablet connected
    Code:
    [redcat@localhost ~]$ simple-mtpfs -l
    bash: simple-mtpfs: command not found
    DMESG usb output- I think it's being seen--
    Code:
    [ 2378.772575] usb 3-2: new high-speed USB device number 3 using xhci_hcd
    [ 2378.784499] usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=17ef, idProduct=75e0
    [ 2378.784504] usb 3-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=2, Product=3, SerialNumber=4
    [ 2378.784506] usb 3-2: Product: IdeaTab S6000
    [ 2378.784507] usb 3-2: Manufacturer: MediaTek
    [ 2378.784509] usb 3-2: SerialNumber: 89FAKF5SDIBYGUBM
    
    BTW I found out I didn't have gcc so I installed it.
    
    Not sure what to make of the jeremy as this is new to me.
    - - - Updated - - -

    I noticed a small icon on the upper left corner and pulled it down. In a small window on the tablet I now have these 2 messages:
    Code:
    USB Debugging connected
    Connected as USB Storage
    When touching the USB Storage icon I have:
    -USB Storage
    XP recommended. Let's you transfer files between your computer and Android-
    -Media Device (MTP)
    Let's you transfer media files on Windows or on a Mac =+=Is this what I want?

    This is a Sony Vaio-



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    If you connect as USB storage, the device should be recognized automatically. If you choose MTP, you'll need to install simple-mtpfs (or similar) and mount. Note that with newer versions of android, you'll only have MTP as an option so it may be worth learning. I'd expect most Linux distro's to have better out of the box MTP support moving forward because of this change.

    --jeremy



  9. #9
    Would I install simple-mtpfs on my tablet or on my Fedora box?

    If Fedora I have been trying to install mtpfs-1.1 with help from LQ-

    Looking at the tablet I see where 'Media Device" (MTP) is selected and recognized. Just having trouble understanding what to touch and where to go, to see my files on the Fedora box.

    I appreciate you staying with me, this is a tad confusing as this tablet is new to me.



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    A simple
    Code:
    yum install simple-mtpfs
    (and gvfs-mtp if you desire) should be all it takes on Fedora.

    --jeremy



  11. #11
    Code:
    Running transaction
      Installing : simple-mtpfs-0.1-6.fc19.x86_64                               1/1 
      Verifying  : simple-mtpfs-0.1-6.fc19.x86_64                               1/1 
    
    Installed:
      simple-mtpfs.x86_64 0:0.1-6.fc19
    Now for Ubuntu could I use the same cmd only with sudo?



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    Ubuntu uses apt-get in place of yum.

    --jeremy



  13. #13
    Well this is really odd.
    Even after installing 'simple-mtpfs' on my Fedora box I only see the tablet in the dmesg log. No GUI at all.
    I thoroughly looked in my Applications Menu and I do not have any type of application that I can see the tablet and upon plugging the tablet in it does not show up on the DE of Fedora.

    With a friends help I went through every menu on the tablet, settings, applications, etc....don't see my laptop at all.

    The only thing that I do see is where the tablet is connected as a usb device in a small window on the DE of the device.

    I know I'm not going crazy because dmesg confirms it's seen. I'm baffled at this point--

    Could it be that a SD card is the only way?


    Last edited by Ztcoracat; 01-24-2014 at 08:54 PM. Reason: SD card idea

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    Have you mounted the device? What is the output of the following command?

    Code:
     simple-mtpfs --list-devices
    --jeremy



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    Code:
    [redcat@localhost ~]$  simple-mtpfs --list-devices
    Device 0 (VID=17ef and PID=75e2) is UNKNOWN.
    Please report this VID/PID and the device model to the libmtp development team
    1: [redcat@localhost ~]$ 
    
    
    I have not mounted the device because I don't know where to mount it.



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