[clug] Persuading Debian to talk to an Android tablet via USB?

Angus Gratton gus at projectgus.com
Tue Oct 12 06:33:41 MDT 2010

On Tue, 2010-10-12 at 10:09 +0000, Felix Karpfen wrote:
> I suspect that the 
> instructions for connecting the tablet to a computer (via an USB cable) 
> presume that my computer is running an MS operating system.  In fact, it 
> is running Debian (Lenny).

Hi Felix,

You're running Android[1] on the M001, right? In Android, my M001
emulates a USB Mass Storage device, and the one time I connected a cable
to it it just showed up as such on my Ubuntu desktop. I don't think I
had to do anything at all in Android.

My M001 is currently in pieces, but I can verify this for you the next
time I get it powered up again.

Do you get any dmesg output on your PC when you connect the tablet? It
might be worth trying a different cable if you can get hold of another
USB iPod/iPhone cable.

Build quality with these tablets is iffy at best, so if that doesn't
work then my money would be on a physical fault rather than a Windows
driver requirement.


- Angus

[1] I ask because I saw your post on Slatedroid.com earlier this
evening, and I was confused about which OS you were running in that
post. I'll copy this response there, as well. :).

More information about the linux mailing list