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Old 09-30-2008, 04:32 PM   #1
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Question Wine - Sony Ericsson on Fedora 8


I have installed Wine (wine-0.9.58), and want to install the latest PC Suite Sony Ericsson on my FC8, cause Sony Ericsson doesn't support this application for Linux platform...

where I must doing 1st ???

Regard
Thanks...
 
Old 10-01-2008, 02:18 AM   #2
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The first place to start is, locate your installer files (.msi or .exe) for the program you want to install. Next, if you have a Desktop Environment loaded like KDE or Gnome (assuming you have X enabled), then just right click on that install file, and select open with... Wine.

However, may I recommend Crossover Office (now renamed Crossover Linux)? It makes the whole process so much more seamless. http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxlinux/
 
Old 10-01-2008, 03:26 AM   #3
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the problem is the USB

I am guessing that you will have serious failure through the process. I have tried to install in a couple of virtual environments (although not in wine or crossover) and failed. the problem is that Sony requires a lock on the USB connection that doesn't work at the kernel level. In other words, if I understand the process correctly (and I definitely might not), Sony is playing their usual complete control games. If you check the install instructions it will say things like : only possible in original equipment install of the (usual) windows OSes. If you have upgraded to Vista, for example, it won't function. Yes this is really nasty of them but they do it for all of their products and since 99% of their slaves (oh sorry, I meant customers) use windoze they don't care.

signed,
a happy sony drone slave
 
Old 10-01-2008, 03:31 AM   #4
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Use Wammu

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Originally Posted by katrok View Post
I have installed Wine (wine-0.9.58), and want to install the latest PC Suite Sony Ericsson on my FC8, cause Sony Ericsson doesn't support this application for Linux platform...

where I must doing 1st ???

Regard
Thanks...
I have another suggestion for you, and I'm assuming that your main need over here is to have a software to sync your phone with your PC and backup contacts etc, rather than specifically use Sony Ericsson's suite.

Get this software called Wammu. I'm not sure whether it's there in Fedora's repositories, but you can get it from http://wammu.eu/download/ - there are pre-compiled packages for Fedora. Generally, quite a lot of phones DO work with the Wammu software. Setting up the software is easy - consult its documentation of choose the automated setup option.
 
Old 10-01-2008, 03:02 PM   #5
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A more fully functional program is called MyPhoneExplorer. It is a windows program, but has a linux install script you might want to try. You can download it here:

http://www.fjsoft.at/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4794
 
Old 10-03-2008, 09:40 AM   #6
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MEPIS & Wammu

I have 2 main desktops: one runs SimplyMEPIS 6.0, the other MEPIS 7.073uce.

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 uses the Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Dapper Drake repositories; but http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=wammu shows Wammu pkgs. going back to only Feisty. Unless I want to install from source, that one is out.

MEPIS 7.073uce, is an "Unauthorized Community Edition" that adds Xorg 7.03 to MEPIS 7.0, which is primarily Debian Etch based. The Wammu version in its repositories is 0.17-1. Lenny has Wammu 0.28-2, & the solution to my problems may be to install that, possibly in a VM.

My problems w/ Wammu 0.17-1:
No Help, no tutorial, no formal manual (that I can find).
It never asks for a PIN (passcode) & does not seem to send the one in /etc/bluetooth/hcid.conf. Thus, even though Wammu finds the phone (SE W600i), the phone refuses the connection because it never gets a PIN from the desktop.
 
Old 10-05-2008, 07:28 PM   #7
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Red face Wine - Sony Ericsson on Fedora 8

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I am guessing that you will have serious failure through the process. I have tried to install in a couple of virtual environments (although not in wine or crossover) and failed. the problem is that Sony requires a lock on the USB connection that doesn't work at the kernel level. In other words, if I understand the process correctly (and I definitely might not), Sony is playing their usual complete control games. If you check the install instructions it will say things like : only possible in original equipment install of the (usual) windows OSes. If you have upgraded to Vista, for example, it won't function. Yes this is really nasty of them but they do it for all of their products and since 99% of their slaves (oh sorry, I meant customers) use windoze they don't care.

signed,
a happy sony drone slave
yup I think it the problem... "USB connection that doesn't work at the kernel level"

The problem is.... I can't 100% moved to Linux, I still played WIN32 ????
 
Old 10-05-2008, 07:36 PM   #8
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Talking Wine - Sony Ericsson on Fedora 8

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I have another suggestion for you, and I'm assuming that your main need over here is to have a software to sync your phone with your PC and backup contacts etc, rather than specifically use Sony Ericsson's suite.
Yes I am

I wanna to sync my phone such as backup contact, backup phone setting... and U'r right...

@me /tested wammu
 
Old 10-05-2008, 07:37 PM   #9
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A more fully functional program is called MyPhoneExplorer. It is a windows program, but has a linux install script you might want to try. You can download it here:

http://www.fjsoft.at/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4794
yeah....
another good programme from German... thanks bro...
 
Old 10-06-2008, 07:29 AM   #10
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Smile

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Originally Posted by archtoad6 View Post

My problems w/ Wammu 0.17-1:
No Help, no tutorial, no formal manual (that I can find).
It never asks for a PIN (passcode) & does not seem to send the one in /etc/bluetooth/hcid.conf. Thus, even though Wammu finds the phone (SE W600i), the phone refuses the connection because it never gets a PIN from the desktop.
I haven't tried the Bluetooth sync option on Wammu, I connect my phone via USB. It works that way. Maybe Wammu does have a bug with passcode handling. The thing I like about it is the portability it gives with data - because I could transfer contacts between different phone manufacturer models too using Wammu.
 
Old 10-06-2008, 07:53 AM   #11
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What phone do you have?
 
Old 10-06-2008, 12:00 PM   #12
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yeah....
another good programme from German... thanks bro...
I think you'll find that you can change the language options so that it becomes English.

By the way, I don't speak a word of German, and I could change the language settings, it's not hard.

ps. I'm not your "bro".
 
Old 10-07-2008, 08:39 AM   #13
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Wine - Sony Ericsson on Fedora 8

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What phone do you have?
Sony Ericsson P1
 
Old 10-07-2008, 08:44 AM   #14
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Thumbs up

@s0l1dsnak3123

MyPhoneExplorer in WINxx success but in FC8 I'm testing on...
 
Old 10-07-2008, 03:23 PM   #15
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@s0l1dsnak3123

MyPhoneExplorer in WINxx success but in FC8 I'm testing on...
Ok, it is a little tricky to get working, but it is a really good program that does everything you would ever want or need to do with your phone
 
  


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