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Solved Can't Open Pixel 7 in Kubuntu (Malformed URL + unable to open MTP device)

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ghosty999

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Hello there,
Previously on Manjaro I could easily plug in my Pixel 7 Pro (running GrapheneOS) and mount.
Now I've moved to Kubuntu, I get the following errors:

Malformed URL mtp:udi=/org/kde/solid/udev/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb2/2-3/.

and/or

unable to open MTP device 002,003

I've tried with USB debugging enabled and disabled. I've tried setting the phone to "MTP File Transfer". I've tried installing gMPT app (can't see connected device).

Any ideas? I see lots of discussion about this issue on other forums, but no concrete answers.

Thanks!
 


This happens on my phone sometimes. It seems that Linux wants to auto-mount my android phone.
Then it complains that it can't. But it puts a little android phone icon on my desktop.
If I click on this icon, it doesn't work.

However, if I got into my file explorer and find my phone, I can then copy files back and forth.
( I still have to turn on File Transfer on in USB options )
 
This happens on my phone sometimes. It seems that Linux wants to auto-mount my android phone.
Then it complains that it can't. But it puts a little android phone icon on my desktop.
If I click on this icon, it doesn't work.

However, if I got into my file explorer and find my phone, I can then copy files back and forth.
( I still have to turn on File Transfer on in USB options )
Lucky.. I can't even do that!

Example1.png
Screen2.png
 
what is the output of ...

lsusb
 
what is the output of ...

lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 8087:0a2b Intel Corp. Bluetooth wireless interface
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:6717 Microdia Integrated_Webcam_HD
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0a5c:5832 Broadcom Corp. 5880
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 18d1:4ee1 Google Inc. Nexus/Pixel Device (MTP)
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


However I've found I can now access the phone via the Dolphin File Browser! .... Weird
 
I have the same problem. Dolphin File Browser is inadequate to my task.

# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 08e4:017a Pioneer Corp. Pioneer external drive
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 8087:0a2b Intel Corp. Bluetooth wireless interface
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:7605 Microdia Das Keyboard
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1532:005c Razer USA, Ltd DeathAdder Elite
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. Hub
Bus 001 Device 014: ID 18d1:4ee2 Google Inc. Nexus/Pixel Device (MTP + debug)
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

I want to mount it for command line use. Any ideas? When I try this
# mount /dev/bus/usb/001/014 /pixel
mount: /pixel: /dev/bus/usb/001/014 is not a block device.

I'm disappointed. ;-)
 


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