Using Android hardware devices on Ubuntu

I’ve been working on some Android applications lately and switched to Ubuntu for this. It took a while to figure out how to set up USB debugging on Unbuntu, but the steps below worked nicely for me.

  1. sudo vi /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules
  2. For each vendor add: SUBSYSTEM==”usb”, ATTR{idVendor}==”0bb4″, MODE=”0666″, GROUP=”plugdev”
  3. chmod a+rx /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules
  4. sudo restart udev
  5. adb devices (your phone should be listed there)

(Tested on Ubuntu 11)

Flash Player Debugger on Ubuntu

After having spent a good part of an hour on trying to install the Flash Player Debugger for FireFox on Ubuntu 11 64-bit, I found the following steps worked:

  1. sudo apt-get install nspluginwrapper
  2. copy (from debugger download) to /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/
  3. sudo nspluginwrapper -i /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/
  4. restart FireFox

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Don’t forget to set up mm.cfg.

When all is done, run:

tail -f ~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/Logs/flashlog.txt