Is it possible to mount my microSD ?

Arthur Chance freebsd at
Wed Jan 13 09:14:28 UTC 2016

On 13/01/2016 01:29, Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Jan 2016 21:26:02 +0530, Manish Jain wrote:
>> <<
>> Is such a driver available for FreeBSD (or at least for Linux)?
>>   >>
>> No, AFAIK. But I do wish ...
> There are probably alternatives, such as using MTP, and as I said:
> There are several settings that you need to check in the device itself.
> The key procedures are:
> a) enable regular USB direct access storage - will then work as expected
> b) enable MTP USB storage - use corresponding tools
> I can't imagine that smartphone vendors make it artificially hard to
> access USB storage to a point where they require proprietary programs
> and drivers... but you never know; I don't trust those shaving mirrors
> any further than I can throw them. ;-)

Reality can always beat imagination. :-)

My wife's latest smartphone only supports MTP, not direct USB disk 
access. The excuse is along the lines of "direct disk access lets you 
alter bits you probably shouldn't, so we only support MTP for your 
protection". Or in plain English, "we've dumbed it down for idiots, so 
the intelligent must act like idiots as well".

Moore's Law of Mad Science: Every eighteen months, the minimum IQ
necessary to destroy the world drops by one point.

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