Has someone been able to connect Google Nexus 7 to Linux. I'm using Linux Ubuntu 12.04?

I've already installed mtp-tools and mtpfs but still cannot get it right. Can someone help?

  • Without any special tools, I see the content of /sdcard
    – ott--
    Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 19:27
  • nopes i'm not seeing it
    – Noor
    Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 19:28
  • it clearly says that device loaded as storage but does n't connect
    – Noor
    Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 19:30
  • can you connect any kind of USB flash drives to your Linux computer? Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 5:37
  • yes I can, like pendrives ....
    – Noor
    Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 8:29

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Try this :

sudo apt-get install mtpfs
mkdir ~/NexusDrive
mtpfs ~/NexusDrive
nautilus ~/NexusDrive
  • hortstu says:the above terminal input worked for me with a kindle fire 10.2.6. I just changed NexusDrive to KindleFire
    – Narayanan
    Commented Jan 25, 2013 at 9:15
  • Using LinuxMint (Nadia). I followed the instructions above. The 'NexusDrive' appears on the desktop. I can't open it and view contents. Error message, 'Could not display "/home/paul/NexusDrive". The file is of an unknown type' If I try to unmount the Nexus 7, 'Unable to unmount NexusDrive. unmount: /home/paul/NexusDrive is not in the fstab (and you are not root)
    – user29889
    Commented Mar 9, 2013 at 17:30

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