When I connect my old goofy Android phone (a Sony F5122 aka “Xperia X”) to my computer using a USB cable, it gets mounted automatically. Nautilus can browse the device’s filesystem.
When I try to copy photos off the device using Shotwell, I get an error message: “The camera is locked down by another application. Shotwell can only access the camera when it is unlocked. Please close any other application using the camera and try again.”
So I click the “unmount” button on Nautilus, but Shotwell is still unable to read pictures from the device. Why? It doesn’t seem that anything else is holding a lock on the device.
I found a discussion elsewhere on this topic, and the solutions suggested there was the same as above, and it did not work. Is this a known problem? Is this a problem with Shotwell, Gnome, Android, my goofy phone, or something else altogether?