Bug 18454 - Drag and drop between dolphin windows on Mageia and (USB mounted) Android file-systems fails
Summary: Drag and drop between dolphin windows on Mageia and (USB mounted) Android fil...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 21095
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: KDE maintainers
QA Contact:
: 18453 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 17523
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Reported: 2016-05-13 12:43 CEST by Juergen Harms
Modified: 2021-01-06 23:39 CET (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Source RPM: dolphin-16.03.80-1.mga6.src.rpm
Status comment:


Description Juergen Harms 2016-05-13 12:43:49 CEST
Description of problem:

The - probably most easy way to do - file transfers between Mageia and an Android device does not work any more: in Mageia 5 you could connect and mount (MTP) an Android file system and than transfer files from Mageia to Android by simple drag-and-drop between Dolphin windows opened on the 2 file-systems. With Mageia-6 (fully updated snapshot 1 cauldron) drag-and-drop fails with the message (Android device = Samsung A5, Android Version 5.0.2):

Access denied.
Could not write to .

Note that it is still possible to do a "copy" in the window on Mageia and then a "paste" in the window on Android - an efficient work-around

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. USB connect the Android device (and set it for MTP transfer if necessary)
2. Open the device (Phone directory)  with Dolphin
3. Open a second Dolphin window on a Mageia directory
4. Try to transfer a file from Mageia to Android by drag-and-drop
Marja Van Waes 2016-05-13 22:32:47 CEST

Assignee: bugsquad => mageia
CC: (none) => marja11
Blocks: (none) => 17523

Comment 1 Marja Van Waes 2016-05-13 22:35:14 CEST
*** Bug 18453 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Nicolas Lécureuil 2016-07-11 18:17:55 CEST
Is it still valid with Plasma 5.7 and KDE Applications 16.04.3 ?
Comment 3 Juergen Harms 2016-07-12 09:27:38 CEST
Did install of Applications 16.0.4 and Plasma 5.7

The problem still does exist, but has changed aspect:

- dragging from a dolphin window on the Android device to a dolphin window on the 
  Mageia PC is OK

- dragging from Mageia PC to Android still does not work, but is now rejected 
  with the message "Access denied. Could not write to ."

However, the workaround of doing a "Copy" in the Mageia Dolphin window and than
a "Paste one file" (ctrl-V) into the Android window still works; also, using Dolphin to delete a file in the Android window works: Dolphin has access to the target directory on the Android device, this appears to be more than a simple privilege problem

CC: (none) => juergen.harms

Samuel Verschelde 2016-08-25 16:23:41 CEST

Assignee: mageia => kde

Comment 4 Nicolas Lécureuil 2017-03-14 17:24:38 CET
is it still valid with plasma 5.8.6 ?

CC: (none) => mageia

Comment 5 Juergen Harms 2017-03-17 20:59:11 CET
I some switched to xfce some time ago - I will create a system with plasma and check, but wont come to do this before a couple of days.
Comment 6 Juergen Harms 2017-03-18 22:48:09 CET
The OS partition with Plasma has been installed (most recent updates as off this evening). But Plasma (Dolphin?) now has a persistent problem with mtp: when the USB link to the android device is plugged in and Dolphin opened on the Android file-system, immediately a popup window appears (header = "Error - KIO Client"). Occasionally, the popup does not appear and I obtain a Dolphin window, but that window than contains the error message otherwise shown in the popup): 

"The process for the mtp protocol died unexpectedly"

That makes testing drag and drop between Dolphin windows impossible until this mtp problem has been fixed. I realize, I should now open a bug on mtp not working with Dolphin - but, lacking experience and dexterity with plasma and plasma tools I am not the right user to do this.

The problem looks specific to plasma: no problem to communicate over mtp with thunar (XFCE) and to drag files between thunar windows.
Comment 7 Morgan Leijström 2020-11-30 09:56:51 CET
We have some similar bugs on connection problem between phone and Mageia, especially(?) Plasma.

I post here links between the bugs so you with similar problem can browse around. Maybe some can be duplicate, some resolved old, some get updated with more input.

Bug 7638 - Better MTP device support / add jmtpfs in mageia repositories (spec file and udev rules+scripts provided)

Bug 21095 - Accessing my android's files through MTP in Dolphin fails

CC: (none) => fri

Comment 8 David Walser 2021-01-06 23:39:48 CET
That's surprising that it works with thunar.  What is thunar using under the hood?  Anyway, I'll close this as a duplicate of a newer bug that is also for Dolphin, but has slightly more information.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 21095 ***

Resolution: (none) => DUPLICATE

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