X2Go Bug report logs - #228
Mount MTP on thinclients

Package: x2gousbmount; Maintainer for x2gousbmount is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>; Source for x2gousbmount is src:x2gothinclient.

Reported by: Anders Bruun Olsen <abo@dsl.dk>

Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:48:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Report forwarded to x2go-dev@lists.berlios.de, owner@bugs.x2go.org:
Bug#228; Package x2gothinclientmanagement. (Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:48:01 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


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From: Anders Bruun Olsen <abo@dsl.dk>
To: submit@bugs.x2go.org
Subject: Mount MTP on thinclients
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:38:29 +0200
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Package: x2gothinclientmanagement
Severity: wishlist

X2go thinclients currently mount usb-storage devices nicely. It would be
nice if they could also handle MTP-devices (like newer Android-phones). The
mechanics for connecting the x2goserver session to the actual device
(sshfs) wouldn't need to be changed. It would be a case of adding mtpfs or
something similar to the thinclient chroot and making sure it auto mounts.

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Information forwarded to x2go-dev@lists.berlios.de, owner@bugs.x2go.org:
Bug#228; Package x2gothinclientmanagement. (Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:03:02 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Acknowledgement sent to Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to owner@bugs.x2go.org. (Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:03:02 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


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From: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>
To: Anders Bruun Olsen <abo@dsl.dk>, 228@bugs.x2go.org
Cc: control@bugs.x2go.org
Subject: Re: Bug#228: Mount MTP on thinclients
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:54:01 +0200
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reassign #228 x2gousbmount
thanks

Hi Anders,

On Mo 10 Jun 2013 11:38:29 CEST Anders Bruun Olsen wrote:

> Package: x2gothinclientmanagement
> Severity: wishlist
>
> X2go thinclients currently mount usb-storage devices nicely. It would be
> nice if they could also handle MTP-devices (like newer Android-phones). The
> mechanics for connecting the x2goserver session to the actual device
> (sshfs) wouldn't need to be changed. It would be a case of adding mtpfs or
> something similar to the thinclient chroot and making sure it auto mounts.

This basically has to be solved in the x2gousbmount package of the  
src:x2gothinclient X2Go component.

As I do not have such a device here for testing, I need help for that.

A test rig would look like this:

  o Install a minimal Debian/Ubuntu system
  o install the x2gothinclient package from our nightly builds (+dependencies)
    (or build from source: x2gothinclient.git)
  o edit the files you find in [1] and add mtpfs to the test system till it
    works

Greets,
Mike

[1] http://code.x2go.org/gitweb?p=x2gothinclient.git;a=tree;f=x2gousbmount

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Bug reassigned from package 'x2gothinclientmanagement' to 'x2gousbmount'. Request was from Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de> to control@bugs.x2go.org. (Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:03:03 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Acknowledgement sent to Anders Bruun Olsen <abo@dsl.dk>:
Extra info received and filed, but not forwarded. (Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:48:02 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Message #15 received at 228-quiet@bugs.x2go.org (full text, mbox, reply):

From: Anders Bruun Olsen <abo@dsl.dk>
To: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>, x2go-dev <x2go-dev@lists.berlios.de>
Subject: Re: Bug#228: Mount MTP on thinclients
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:23:50 +0200
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Hi Mike,

I have setup a virtual machine running Ubuntu 12.04 to test out MTP and
have found out that it is quite annoying to deal with. mtpfs does not work
out-of-the-box. A Google-employee has made go-mtpfs, which supposedly works
better, but I have yet to experiment with it. With normal mtpfs it seems
that you need to setup udev rules for your specific device, meaning that it
can't be used as a catch-all solution for MTP devices. I will try to
experiment with go-mtpfs and see if it can work as a general solution
without having to do specific udev rules for all devices.

As a side-note, on my Ubuntu 13.04 desktop, MTP is handled by an updated
gvfs and is accessible in Nautilus, but does not get mounted as a part of
the filesystem in a way that is available outside Nautilus. Which is why I
haven't actually played with mtpfs before, despite having an MTP device :)



2013/6/10 Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>

> reassign #228 x2gousbmount
> thanks
>
> Hi Anders,
>
>
> On Mo 10 Jun 2013 11:38:29 CEST Anders Bruun Olsen wrote:
>
>  Package: x2gothinclientmanagement
>> Severity: wishlist
>>
>> X2go thinclients currently mount usb-storage devices nicely. It would be
>> nice if they could also handle MTP-devices (like newer Android-phones).
>> The
>> mechanics for connecting the x2goserver session to the actual device
>> (sshfs) wouldn't need to be changed. It would be a case of adding mtpfs or
>> something similar to the thinclient chroot and making sure it auto mounts.
>>
>
> This basically has to be solved in the x2gousbmount package of the
> src:x2gothinclient X2Go component.
>
> As I do not have such a device here for testing, I need help for that.
>
> A test rig would look like this:
>
>   o Install a minimal Debian/Ubuntu system
>   o install the x2gothinclient package from our nightly builds
> (+dependencies)
>     (or build from source: x2gothinclient.git)
>   o edit the files you find in [1] and add mtpfs to the test system till it
>     works
>
> Greets,
> Mike
>
> [1] http://code.x2go.org/gitweb?p=**x2gothinclient.git;a=tree;f=**
> x2gousbmount<http://code.x2go.org/gitweb?p=x2gothinclient.git;a=tree;f=x2gousbmount>
>
> --
>
> DAS-NETZWERKTEAM
> mike gabriel, herweg 7, 24357 fleckeby
> fon: +49 (1520) 1976 148
>
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>



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Anders Bruun Olsen
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(Society for Danish Language and Literature)
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Information forwarded to x2go-dev@lists.berlios.de, owner@bugs.x2go.org:
Bug#228; Package x2gousbmount. (Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:18:01 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Acknowledgement sent to Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to owner@bugs.x2go.org. (Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:18:02 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Message #20 received at 228@bugs.x2go.org (full text, mbox, reply):

From: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>
To: 228@bugs.x2go.org, Anders Bruun Olsen <abo@dsl.dk>
Subject: Re: [X2Go-Dev] Bug#228: Mount MTP on thinclients
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:16:20 +0200
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Hi Anders,

On Mi 12 Jun 2013 11:57:56 CEST Anders Bruun Olsen wrote:

> Okay, fair enough. It seems that gvfs does indeed mount the MTP device
> under /run/user/USERNAME/gvfs (wasn't listed with just the mount command,
> but is in /proc/mounts). But I don't think getting gvfs to play nicely with
> the rest of the x2gothinclient setup is worth the trouble. It might also be
> problematic as there is no way for the user to tell gvfs to mount the MTP
> device. It needs to be automatic. I think go-mtpfs might be the solution,
> but I am unable to test it today, as I am away from my work machine, where
> I have the before mentioned VM setup.

Thanks for further introspection into this. Get back to us, once you  
have the chance of testing it further!!!

Greets,
Mike


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