Ubuntu – How to sync Android with Rhythmbox


I have a Samsung Mini 2 and my wife has an original Samsung 2. I am working with Rhythmbox on 12.10.

I was initially able to sync my Mini with Rhythmbox when I first set up. Then I deleted all the music that I had synced. But now, it will no longer sync with Rhythmbox. Rhythmbox can see it, can poll it, and tell how much space there is etc. But, the sync button is grayed out.

I originally thought that I must have deleted a special file when I deleted the first set of music. However, when testing with my wife's phone, the same problem exists. I can drag and drop from various folders on my PC on to the phone. But it just won't sync via Rhythmbox. I tried the empty file .is_audio_player but that had no effect.

Best Answer

  • For the googlers:

    I have read somewhere that Rhythmbox should have at least one music file on the phone. So, copying one file should be enough to make it work.

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