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Old 11-28-2006, 02:38 PM   #1
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Connecting a Cell Phone to Linux


I have a Sony Ericsson Z520a phone that I want to connect to my linux machine (via bluetooth) so that I can transfer media files between my machine and my phone.

I followed the Bluetooth in Slackware HOWTO guide, but I get stuck when I get to the p3nfs part.

The problem is that I'm not sure if my phone runs a Symbian OS. I have Googled for more technical information on this phone for a while, but so far I have had no luck.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to determine what system my phone runs or does anyone know if p3nfs will work for my phone?
 
Old 11-28-2006, 08:15 PM   #2
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Hi, sorry I have nothing useful for you, but I just wanted to say that I don't think the Sony Ericsson Z520a is a Symbian phone. Could be wrong though.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 01:38 PM   #3
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Hi, sorry I have nothing useful for you, but I just wanted to say that I don't think the Sony Ericsson Z520a is a Symbian phone. Could be wrong though.
i could read that some programs could connect psion and also handy but no idea if it is your handy model
 
Old 12-07-2006, 09:17 AM   #4
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I agree with johngreenwood. Z520a most probably is not having Symbian OS. If you are trying to access the extended memory by using USB cable, that should work fine.

For setting up of BlueTooth for accessing you phone, you will need to have the "Bluetooth Service" running in Runlevel 5 and have a bluetooth dongle attached to your motherboard (?). I am not sure.
 
Old 12-08-2006, 02:19 AM   #5
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For setting up of BlueTooth for accessing you phone, you will need to have the "Bluetooth Service" running in Runlevel 5 and have a bluetooth dongle attached to your motherboard (?). I am not sure.
I have a USB Bluetooth Dongle. lsusb describes the dongle as:
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Bus 003 Device 007: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
I have been able to make a connection to my phone using the Bluetooth Dongle. However, I can't seem to make PIN verification work, so that's as far as I get.

I am still pretty unfamiliar with the workings of Bluetooth on Linux, so even if I could make PIN verification work, I'm not quite sure what the next step would be...maybe mounting my phone as an external memory device?
 
  


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