(I've searched the web for people that have had my exact problem, and couldn't find any, so if this is a repeat question I won't be offended by having this pulled, but I would appreciate being redirected towards the answer; seeing as I can't find it.)
I've just switched from Lubuntu to Gnewsense [Gnewsense runs on a debian base last I checked]. On Lubuntu I used to be able to plug my phone in via USB and then access the files straight from the gui take what I've downloaded on the phone and paste it to a random location on my computer, but after switching to the new OS: I've find that when I first plug in my phone the folder containing my phone's files appears in the desktop, when I open the folder: alk of the files that should be listed in my phone flash within the window for a very brief moment, the window closes and my phone disappears from the desktop. I can still access my phone while it remains plugged in from the file directory, but it acts as though it's empty and when I refresh: it loads for an indefinite period of time. I can repeat this consistently by unplugging the usb and plugging it back in.
Please note: I'm still warming up to the terminal (I know cd, pwd, dd, ect... but I'm not a total connoisseur yet, so simple explanations in addition to code would be appreciated), also note: that by switching to Gnewsense I've bricked the wireless card, so any solutions that involve a download won't be of assistance in this case. I don't mean to be ungrateful, I won't mind a little programming practice if it comes to that, although I feel it may just be a permissions error that's just my intuition and I wouldn't know how to fix it either way.
Thanks in advanced!!