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Old 09-02-2006, 06:35 AM   #1
Rodolfo Medina
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USB cellular phone management


Is out there anyone
who's able to manage his/her cellular phone with the PC?
I wish I could read and save phonebook and sms (or at least phonebook)
from my Nokia 6630 (USB cable),
but couldn't do that neither with Gnokii nor with Gammu, nor with any other tool.

It seems that `opensync' with syncml plugin can do that,
but it's too difficult for me to understand how to use it.

I have Debian Sarge with kernel 2.4.

Thanks for any reply,
Old 09-03-2006, 07:04 PM   #2
Registered: Oct 2001
Location: Brockport, NY
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I use BitPim for my phone. It can synchronize calendar, phonebook, SMS, and most other phone data. I really only use it to download the pictures from my phone, though. I'm not crazy about the whole PIM aspect of it, but it works well enough for transfering data.

The only problem I have is that Linux doesn't seem to agree with my phone's USB data cable. It works well enough at first, but after unplugging the phone from it, the driver crashes and seems to bring down half the USB subsystem with it. That's a kernel bug, though, not a problem with the syncing software. (Note: I know it's a kernel bug because the log entry that tells me the driver crashed says it's a bug in the kernel.)


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