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Old 06-14-2010, 08:12 PM   #1
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How to upload files to a Samsung Moment from Linux over Bluetooth


http://www.askmefast.com/How_do_i_up...qna154924.html

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With a samsung moment, it is a snap to upload music to it from your computer, and vice versa. What you need is the Samsung PC Studio, an easy to use software tool that ships with your samsung mobile phone. Just connect your samsung moment phone to the pc and you can start moving music files.
So, how do I do the same with a Bluetooth connection to a PC running Debian Linux? Since Samsung PC Studio is Microsoft Windows based, that is not an option for those without MS Windows.

What I'm expecting is simply some Nautilus-like (File Browser) interface to the phone's SD card to transfer Music and podcast audio files via drag-n-drop, or even just a cp (or other type of) command transfer. I have been doing this using a separate SD card reader, but it is a big fat hassle since to get to the SD card in the Samsung Moment, I have to take the battery out of the phone just to get to the SD card. And that means having to shutdown the phone, do the transfer, and then power back the phone. Like I said, a big fat hassle.

Even if it takes longer to transfer files via Bluetooth, it is better for me since I can "plug in" the phone in the evening, and start a transfer that should be done by morning.

Any help would be appreciated.

bg
 
Old 06-15-2010, 07:19 AM   #2
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USB Cable

Bgoodr,
The simplest method in my opinion is to use a Usb cable, and mounting the flash card in your phone as a drive? This is how I transfer files from my computer running PCLinuxOS, and my HTC Droid Eris. Another option is 'Estrongs' file manager (free in the market), has 'lan', 'ftp', and 'bluetooth' transfer support.
Good luck!
 
Old 06-15-2010, 07:43 AM   #3
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I use blueman on Ubu, but it should be in the repos for Debian pure, as well. You will need to have a bluetooth adapter on the computer, of course.
 
Old 06-16-2010, 06:05 AM   #4
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I've done it with my blackberry, are you able to tether the phone at all?
just tether them and use one of the bluetooth applet to send or receive the files.
 
Old 06-16-2010, 07:02 PM   #5
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I've done it with my blackberry, are you able to tether the phone at all?
just tether them and use one of the bluetooth applet to send or receive the files.
AFAIK, tethering is reusing the phone as a way to provide an Internet connection (proxy) to a PC/laptop. And, I have not done that either, yet, but I wish to find that out eventually. My question here was concerning just sending files (other than contact .vcf files) to/from the Samsung Moment from a Linux laptop.

I've yet to even try out the suggestions mentioned by the others earlier, but I will.

bg
 
Old 06-16-2010, 07:41 PM   #6
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I use blueman on Ubu, but it should be in the repos for Debian pure, as well. You will need to have a bluetooth adapter on the computer, of course.
Ok, I buckle. This man page is, well, less than informative :

Code:
BLUEMAN-MANAGER(1)                                                                                                    BLUEMAN-MANAGER(1)

NAME
       blueman-manager - bluetooth device manager

SYNOPSIS
       blueman-manager

OPTIONS
       There are no options.

AUTHOR
       Valmantas Paliksa

                                                                  LOCAL                                               BLUEMAN-MANAGER(1)
You know what, maybe this is one of those packages that is so dang easy to use, that I just can't figure it out!!!

So, can you give me a little hint as to how to go about it? Yes, I did look through the blueman website and there isn't any wiki or online docs or anything to that effect.

bg
 
Old 06-16-2010, 07:46 PM   #7
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Another attempt at bluetooth

I gave it a shot with the Nautilus manager to "send" a file to the phone which I had already "paired" with the laptop in a trial run before I had installed the blueman Debian package, and got this failure (see attached image).

Edit: BTW, that error was happening even before installing the blueman Debian package.
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