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Old 01-19-2009, 08:33 PM   #1
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I see my phone!

I run Kubuntu 8.10, and would like to cable-connect a SAMSUNG E250 phone via a USB port. When the cable is in the phone says "USB now in use". That makes me happy. Doing "lsusb" on PC gives me:
delbert@delbert:~$ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04f3:0214 Elan Microelectronics Corp.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04e8:665c Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
which seem to show that the system sees the phone. But doing "sudo fdisk -l" yields a negative result:
delbert@delbert:~$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for delbert:

Disk /dev/sda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0006bb9d

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        2006    16113163+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2            2007        7296    42491925    5  Extended
/dev/sda5            2007        3975    15815961   83  Linux
/dev/sda6            3976        4113     1108453+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7            4114        7296    25567416   83  Linux
Do I need I specific driver for the phone? Can I force-mount it somehow?
Old 01-20-2009, 10:40 AM   #2
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If you have a memory card in the phone, at least that should show.
Set the phone to mass storage, not modem before you connect the usb.
Old 01-21-2009, 03:34 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, makuyl.

Yes, indeed I have set the phone on MASS STORAGE --- with no success.

I will try to get hold of a memory card and see the result (good idea!), I will then post the outcome here.


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