Linux openSUSE 12.2 browsing Google Nexus 7 via kio_mtp and libmtp

5 Oct

Many of the Nexus 7 users running linux, may have found that browsing / copying data to and from your Nexus 7 on Linux, can be quite cumbersome. Sure, you have your standard ./adb push method, or you can use fuse with libmtp, or even gMTP. However, recently there’s been a new kio developed for Dolphin (the current default File Manager in KDE).

I found kio_mtp to be the _BEST_ method in Linux and KDE to work with my Nexus 7 easily.

To get kio_mtp for openSUSE 12.2, you have to utilize the Unstable Playground repository. You can download this by doing:

sudo wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Unstable:/Playground/openSUSE_12.2/KDE:Unstable:Playground.repo -O /etc/zypp/repos.d/KDE:Unstable:Playground.repo

Now install kio_mtp via:

sudo zypper in kio_mtp -y

Now open Dolphin and put mtp:/// in the address bar. When you do that, you’ll get:

Once done, you can browse your device as you’d expect:

I’d expect kio_mtp to be considered “stable” in an upcoming release of KDE 4.9 (maybe 4.9.3? I’m actually surprised it didn’t make the 4.9.2 cut).

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