Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Ubuntu file transfer

Recently I’ve got myself a Samsung Galaxy tab 2, a useful and well made device, easy to carry around.
Using Ubuntu on my pc I suddenly met an odd connection problem I never had with my android smartphone, the device cannot be accessed directly as storage, but only using mtp protocols. This means I’m having problems moving most files on the tablet.
Looks like in the latest 13.04 version Ubuntu has a new upgraded version of GVFS with MTP support embedded.
Even if you’re not using the 13.x version of ubuntu you can install a special PPA providing the upgraded GVFS, just follow these steps:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp
sudo apt-get update

Then install gvfs

sudo apt-get install gvfs

or lunch update manager if you already have it installed on your system.

If you should face any problem you can purge the new PPA doing:

sudo ppa-purge ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp

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