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Old 10-21-2008, 07:07 PM   #1
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USB data transfer cable with samsung phone

I have recently got a USB data transfer cable for my phone (Samsung SGH-a437) to move pics, etc. between devices (it has bluetooth, but it does not have OBEX)

However, I cannot find a way to get linux to recognize and mount it properly (I would manually, but I don't know the /dev).

here is lsusb:

Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c01a Logitech, Inc.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04e8:663e Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 043d:008e Lexmark International, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000


Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04e8:663e Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

line is what we're concerned with.

The phone is recognized as a samsung device, but not what type. could anyone give some suggestions? (Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-21-generic)
Old 10-22-2008, 07:25 AM   #2
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Ok, I also got a Samsung Phone, not your type, but a similar one. One tip:
Forget USB, go with bluetooth. Buy a one of these dirt cheap Bluetooth dongles (USB) and setup a bluetooth connection between the two, much easier. I never got USB to work on Linux, no matter how hard I tried. You need a driver for that, a thing that you will never get from Samsung, since they pretty much ignore that Linux exists at all.

With Bluetooth I could even setup a dial up network with the phone and also transfer pics and stuff, don't know exactly how I did it again, but there are also tutorials in the web. Bluetooth has standards, so you don't need a driver for it. YOu can somehow list the services that your phone offers. (there is a special bluetooth command for that)

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