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On 2018-05-31T20:38:55+00:00 Dimitrios wrote:

Description of problem:

Open Shotwell, plug-in phone, phone never appears for photo import.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Shotwell
2. plug-in Android phone, tried both MTP or PTP modes
3. photo import never starts

Additional info: 

This used to work in Fedora 27, but stopped as soon as I upgraded to
Fedora 28.

I traced it down to udev not tagging the device properly with ID_GPHOTO2
according to the udev rule:

ATTRS{idProduct}=="6860", ENV{ID_GPHOTO2}="1",

If you run `udevadm monitor -p` you will see that once you plug in the device, 
the "add" event tags the device properly, but then comes the "bind" event which 
untags it! The workaround in my case is the following change in the udev rules 
of libgphoto2:

diff /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/40-libgphoto2.rules{.orig,}
< ACTION!="add", GOTO="libgphoto2_rules_end"
> ACTION!="add|bind", GOTO="libgphoto2_rules_end"

However this is not specific to libgphoto2! If you run the above udevadm
command, you'll see that more tags added at the "add" event are being
removed with the "bind" event. Probably all udev rules need to be

I believe I've found related bug reports, with much more software

Given that the brokenness appeared once I updated to Fedora 28, which included 
an update of systemd from 234 to 238, and given the above bug reports, I'm 
filing this under the "systemd" project. Feel free to recategorise as you deem.

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On 2018-05-31T20:43:20+00:00 Dimitrios wrote:

This one looks similar too:

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** Changed in: shotwell (Fedora)
       Status: Unknown => Confirmed

** Changed in: shotwell (Fedora)
   Importance: Unknown => High

** Bug watch added: KDE Bug Tracking System #387454

** Bug watch added: Debian Bug tracker #890641

** Bug watch added: #8221

** Bug watch added: Red Hat Bugzilla #1581520

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