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Old 02-15-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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Pantech P2000 cell phone data transfer - possible? Here's "dmesg|tail" result


Hi, people. I have acquired an AT&T phone made by Pantech, a model P2000.Otherwise I think known as a "Breeze ii". Anyway, I bought a data cable just for kicks and giggles. Here is the output of "demesg|tail":
[ 2718.213517] usb 2-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci_hcd
[ 2718.302486] usb 2-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=106c, idProduct=4201
[ 2718.302493] usb 2-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 2718.302498] usb 2-1.3: Product: PANTECH USB DRIVER
[ 2718.302502] usb 2-1.3: Manufacturer: PANTECH
[ 2718.327761] usbcore: registered new interface driver qcaux
[ 2718.327778] USB Serial support registered for qcaux
[ 2718.327792] qcaux 2-1.3:1.2: qcaux converter detected
[ 2718.328263] usb 2-1.3: qcaux converter now attached to ttyUSB0
[ 2718.328650] cdc_acm 2-1.3:1.0: ttyACM0: USB ACM device
[ 2718.329949] usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_acm
[ 2718.329952] cdc_acm: USB Abstract Control Model driver for USB modems and ISDN adapters
Now all this looks kinda promising. I have a four GB microSD card in it now, it's a hassle taking a photo and having to remove the SD card to retrieve the photo, also a hassle to add music. So has anyone any luck getting these phones to work with Linux? Running "fdisk -l" doesn't give me anything but I know that doesn't mean there's no hope. Thanks ahead of time!
 
Old 02-16-2013, 11:46 AM   #2
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The phone is seen by the kernel as modem, not as a storage device. Unless there is an option somewhere in the phone's settings to switch the behavior to storage device you won't have much luck, I would think.
 
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The phone is seen by the kernel as modem, not as a storage device. Unless there is an option somewhere in the phone's settings to switch the behavior to storage device you won't have much luck, I would think.
Thank you very much for the informative reply. I was baffled by the "ttyATMO", remembered it from the near past when I used a USB dial up modem. I will have a closer look at storage in the software of the phone. One alternative, although not viable, is a program for this written for Windows XP. I can't handle booting Windows just to download some photos from my phone. I'd rather take the card out, etc. Thanks again, and I'll have a closer look at the phone settings.
 
Old 02-16-2013, 02:31 PM   #4
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I've poked around with the phone's settings and nothing makes a difference. So until we meet again I will remove and install memory card for whatever data strikes my fancy and live on with this phone until I can do better. Something Linux compatible, maybe! Thanks.
 
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I had a short look at the manual for that phone and seems to be able to send files via Bluetooth, so if you have or can get a Bluetooth receiver for your PC (most modern laptops have them inbuilt) you should be able to use that for transferring the pictures/videos.
 
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I had a short look at the manual for that phone and seems to be able to send files via Bluetooth, so if you have or can get a Bluetooth receiver for your PC (most modern laptops have them inbuilt) you should be able to use that for transferring the pictures/videos.
I will look into that, thank you very much.
 
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It would appear there are no bluetooth devices on my laptop. There is bluetooth capability on the cell phone but "System Settings" displays no laptop bluetooth device. I wonder if it's as simple as installing a USB bluetooth device to interface between the cell phone and the laptop and would that allow file transfers (music, pictures). Just so it's clear the bluetooth on the cell phone does indeed work, I used a Motorola bluetooth S9-HD stereo headset a few days ago. Thanks.
 
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Pages 28-29 of the manual shows how to configure the phone for transferring data to/from the memory card.
 
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Pages 28-29 of the manual shows how to configure the phone for transferring data to/from the memory card.
Thanks for that but I got stumped at the part that says "Follow the instructions on your computer screen". That's the problem, accessing the file system on the card that's inside the phone. Why they put memory cards in such bad places? Does that make it a dollar cheaper? Sorry for the short rant.
 
Old 02-17-2013, 10:02 AM   #10
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From what I've seen so far the only useful thing I could hope to do with this connection is connect the laptop to the internet. My poor divorce-scambled brain. Still not so poor as to resort to Windows. I'll continue moving the card in and out. Not marking this solved, though, sorry folks.
 
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I have a similar phone, model P2060. I selected the "select" option under USB connectivity under the settings menu. I believe the default setting is MODEM.

When the phone is plugged into the computer a menu pops up to select the USB mode i.e. MODEM, music player or mass storage. Upon selecting mass storage the phone's SD card is automatically mounted.

Under the connectivity settings did you select USB storage? When you plugged the phone into the computer did any sort of message pop up? If it says mass storage your good to go.

I think the manual should say phone and not computer.

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Old 02-17-2013, 10:43 AM   #12
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I have a similar phone, model P2060. I selected the "select" option under USB connectivity under the settings menu. I believe the default setting is MODEM.

When the phone is plugged into the computer a menu pops up to select the USB mode i.e. MODEM, music player or mass storage. Upon selecting mass storage the phone's SD card is automatically mounted.

Under the connectivity settings did you select USB storage? When you plugged the phone into the computer did any sort of message pop up? If it says mass storage your good to go.

I think the manual should say phone and not computer.
Unfortunately the dialog is different between our phones. Also no computer messages have popped up with this phone regardless of any settings having been made to anything related to the "Storage Device", in this case a micro SD 4gb card in good shape. I have also tried configuring Fedora 18 to automatically mount any type of external media with no change in behaviour. I still have the dumb feeling this connection is only gonna work as a laptop internet connection. That would be fun to do that. Wonder how fast it would be? 3g? But I digress.
 
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Then as previously suggested your only choice is bluetooth. USB adapters are less then $20.
 
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Then as previously suggested your only choice is bluetooth. USB adapters are less then $20.
So I'd look for a USB bluetooth adapter? What brand/models are Linux compatible? Thanks.
 
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What about this one? A couple of reviews say it's Linux compatible.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/D-Link-DBT-1...item1c30126def
 
  


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