I love Samsung devices, I have a Samsung Series 9 Laptop, Galaxy Nexus Phone (SCH-i515), and a Galaxy Tab 8.9 (GT-P7310) Tablet. For the most part, they're all great products. Samsung made one major mistake though; the vendor and product IDs (as well as other attributes) of both Android devices are the SAME!

I have a UDEV rule written which runs a script to mount (mtpfs) the Galaxy Nexus when plugged in, after which, it will automatically sync photos and use notify-send to create a nice little Gnome notification when the sync is done.

I want something similar to happen when the tablet is plugged in, but with a different mount point, not syncing photos (I don't use the camera on the tab), etc.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure where to turn at this point. mtpfs sees them as the same device as well. Any thoughts on where to turn next?

  • Sorry, I completely missed the "serial" field... I guess that answers the question :/
    – AC2MO
    Feb 16, 2012 at 16:26

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As much as i know, with UDEV you can create a role with a lot of details to be matched or not, and i am pretty sure that there is some difference between the devices, so create a new role to exploit these differences and sever the tablet device you have.

You can see the device detail with:

udevadm info -a -p $(udevadm info -q path -n /dev/input/mouse1), where the /dev/input/mouse1 is just an example.

In order to find what /dev node you tablet occupies you should use udevadm monitor and then plug-in you tablet.

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