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The solution in the end (inspired by @steeldriver) was to download this app from the play store because under Android KitKat you need to change the SELinux mode to permissive. A combination of that and apt-get install selinux-policy-default fixed the permission problems and LXDE now works great on my Sony Xperia Tablet Z


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Technically, you can run an X server on Android. For a bare X11 server, see Play store: X Server for example. That could help with very special needs, like showing a plot window on fixed screen position with no window manager for example. You could run a full xsession on that display of course, but I think that is not too useful in most general cases. ...


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Physically go to the remote_host and change the file owner to remote_user. sudo chown remote_user /path/to/file Then you should have permissions to copy the file.


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I haven't looked in detail. The defconfig file was last editer 4 years ago; it's quite possible that some options have changed in the kernel source and nobody bothered to update this particular file. Try looking in the kernel logs to see if these options have disappeared. Compare with other msm*_defconfig, which have been updated more recently. The readme ...


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I agree it's not as easy as it should be. For example, KDE has an implementation of MTP, but it can only read images, not write them (at least in my version). I found it was far easier to do it over the network. There are multiple ways to do this. Usuario mentioned ES File Explorer. I used this free and open source Android FTP server and found it ...


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I hate it when I figure this out right after asking the question, I used /system/xbin/busybox mount -t nfs /path/to/share /path/to/mountpoint -o tcp,nolock It works, now my files are owned my my user "10001:10001" on the client, but its a messy solution because if I use the Cyanogenmod's busybox mount without the nolock option it gets permission denied, ...



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