On Fri, 2012-04-27 at 20:17 -0400, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> Tom Horsley wrote:
> > On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:07:41 -0430 Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> >> Ironically, one of my reasons for moving from iPhone to Android was
> >> the hope of better Linux support ...
> > Personally, I use wi-fi and rsync with my android. There is an rsyn
> > app available for android.
> Indeed. The MTP support in linux pretty much sucks. If it was the
> only option, I'm sure more of us would try to work on improving it.
> But, like Tom, I just use other methods of transfering files. I
> installed QuickSSHd on my Galaxy Nexus and use sshfs and rsync for
> most of my syncing.
Thanks Todd (and Tom). Looks like MTP is not worth the effort for now. I
guess I'll try one of the WiFi options.
> The thread I'd point at for various options is:
> but I see that Patrick commented in that thread, so I wouldn't be
> telling him anything new.
I did comment, but at the time it seemed that MTP was working for me
(the music already on my phone proves it), and now it really isn't.
> It would be nice if the default tools worked better out of the box.
> But I'm not sure that MTP is better than the various wireless options
> available, even if it worked perfectly. At least not for me.
I guess if it worked it would be better integrated with the Linux music
players, e.g. more automatic syncing etc. Maybe some future version will
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