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I have connected iPhone with Fedora Desktop using VirtualBox. I can find out in "Places" menu but I am trying to find out its device path. I have to add this path in a configuration file like "/dev/?????" etc.

Any idea?

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migrated from Dec 27 '11 at 10:48

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When the device appears in Places, it's usually mounted. You can see a list of all mounted devices using the mount command.

For instance:

% mount
/dev/sdc1 on /media/my-phone type ext4 (rw,relatime)

Notice it says /dev/sdc1 on /media/my-phone? On the right, you'll see the the name that appears in the Places menu, while on the left, the block device in /dev is listed.

If it doesn't appear in that list, try selecting it from the Places menu to force it to be mounted.

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You can do udevadm monitor , and then connect the phone and you should see on the screen the results, which include a path. But it isn't sure a /dev/ path, since for that you have to have some rule on your udev system.

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Thanks Hanan. I am getting output some like following /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0b.0/usb1/1-1 – John Sm Dec 27 '11 at 12:23

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