I was installing wine (hardest install of my life) and I didn't read the packages that would be deleted/installed/uninstalled thoroughly enough (I was stuck in dependency hell). It destroyed my elementary install. I had to reinstall most of my programs (though configuration still seemed to be there); including elementary-desktop and the login client.

There remain many changes to fix (but hey, at least I have wine not working very well now?). One of these is that when I used to plug my Android in it would show up on the Files browser. Now I cannot see it, even though I can see it when I lsusb. Does anyone know which file I've broken here?


  • I sometimes use wine with Playonlinux in elementary OS and it works okay. How did you install wine - did you use PPA or something, or just default repos?
    – jena
    Oct 12, 2020 at 14:01
  • Do you have all the gvfs packages installed? In particular "gvfs-backends". Try rebooting after installing packages to make sure they take effect. Oct 12, 2020 at 18:52


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