Hello Everybody I’ve been encountering a recent occurred Problem with my installation of Debian 12. When I plug in my Phone (Fairphone 4) to transfer some large files, it won’t get recognized, which is odd because I do this every few Weeks and since a couple of months this keeps happening. It will something like:

Malformed URL mtp:udi=/org/kde/solid/udev/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb2/2-7/.

Or

Unable to open MTP device "002,086".

I’ve installed gMTP, but that won’t recognize my devices either. I also tried to manually go to the media and mnt directory but found nothing. Likewise, I switched cables, Phones and USB Ports.

At first, I thought it was a Dolphin issue because when I switched to the Thunar File Manager everything seemed to be flawless, but now it’s even occurring on Thunar.

These are my Specs if it helps.

  • OS: Debian 12 bookworm
  • Kernel: x86_64 Linux 6.1.0-21-amd64
  • DE: KDE 5.103.0 / Plasma 5.27.5
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 @ 8x 4GHz
  • GPU: GeForce 720

Any Comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

  • IsoKiero@sopuli.xyz
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    3 days ago

    I’m pretty sure that you’ve already checked, but the obvious things sometimes fly under the radar and go unnoticed: is the phone in file transfer mode in the first place? Other one (which has bitten me) is if you’re using an usb-hub, try direct connection and/or different ports on the host computer.

    Personally I’ve spent far too long to try and hunt down something obscure while the fix was really simple as some default option changed with updates or whatever. And in general I’ve forgotten to check the simple things first way too many times and that has caused wasted hours way more than I want to count or admit.

  • 2xsaiko@discuss.tchncs.de
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    3 days ago

    MTP is horrible, when I had an android phone i had similar problems with it. I would recommend KDE Connect which also exposes your files in dolphin directly, or the adb command.

  • Rin@lemm.ee
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    3 days ago

    I found that my phone doesn’t like file sharing with the screen locked…