[kwlug-help] How can I remove the "Media files" banners in Nautilus?

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Sun May 20 20:36:30 EDT 2012


Thanx, Pedro!  But...

> On 12-05-19 03:09 PM, Bob Jonkman wrote:
>> Whenever I plug my Android into my laptop [...] when I open
>> Nautilus there are two banners across the top of the file list
>> [...] I want them gone.

On 20 May 2012 at 04:37 PM, Pedro I. Sanchez wrote:
> [...] 1. On the phone, ensure that the USB port is using MTP instead
> of PTP (Settings > Storage > USB computer connection (click the menu
> item) MTP.

No such item on my phone (LG-P999 running CyanogenMod v7.2.0-RC1, kernel 
2.6.32.55-cyanogenmod)

 > Now upon connecting my phone Nautilus opens a regular file Window on
 >  it and I can copy and paste files both ways as needed.

I can already copy and paste files on the phone from the laptop...  It's 
not the file access on the device that's bugging me, but the laptop 
screen real estate consumed by a couple of banners I have no use for. 
Ubuntu 12.04  running Unity on the laptop, by the way...

--Bob.

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On 05/20/2012 04:37 PM, Pedro I. Sanchez wrote:
> On 12-05-19 03:09 PM, Bob Jonkman wrote:
>> Whenever I plug my Android into my laptop I get two dialogue boxes
>>  "This drive contains pictures/music, do you want to open
>> Shotwell/Rhythmbox?". Then when I open Nautilus there are two
>> banners across the top of the file list that read "Open Shotwell
>> Photo Manager; the media contains digital photos" and "Open
>> Rhythmbox Music Player; these files are on a digital music
>> player".
>>
>> I can get rid of the initial dialogue boxes. But how do I get rid
>> of the two banners across Nautilus? There are no "Close" buttons,
>> and I have found nothing in the menus. Those banners just take up
>> far too much vertical screen space, so
>>
>> --Bob.
>>
> Hi Bob,
>
> If you get messages about Shotwell and Rhytmbox when you connect your
> phone to your laptop most likely the phone is using the PTP protocol.
> I believe is probably not what you want since file transfers in this
> mode have a number of limitations.
>
> Anyway, I have a Galaxy Nexus running Android ICS. To get it
> connected to my PC at home, running Ubuntu 12.04, I had to do two
> things:
>
> 1. On the phone, ensure that the USB port is using MTP instead of PTP
> (Settings > Storage > USB computer connection (click the menu item)
>> MTP.
>
> 2. On my PC:
>
> sudo apt-get install mtpfs
>
> 3. (Optional) On my PC:
>
> sudo apt-get install gmtp mtp-tools
>
> Now upon connecting my phone Nautilus opens a regular file Window on
>  it and I can copy and paste files both ways as needed.
>
> I hope this helps.
>



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