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Old 04-08-2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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Nokia PC Suite Alternative


I'm getting a Nokia E61i tomorrow, and would like to know if anyone knows about a alternative to Nokia PC Suite? I've searched around a bit, but can't even get my Samsung to connect. If you can all just post some ideas and application names I'll follow up on it.

Thanks!
 
Old 04-08-2008, 07:24 PM   #2
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Is the E61 a phone and the PC suite is such a program you install on the PC to send SMS and set ringtones etc?

Gnokii

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Old 04-09-2008, 04:52 AM   #3
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Is the E61 a phone and the PC suite is such a program you install on the PC to send SMS and set ringtones etc?
Yes, but it also allows you to sync your calander and so on. gnokii just keeps on freezing.
 
Old 04-12-2008, 04:35 AM   #4
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Any other apps anyone?
 
Old 04-12-2008, 06:08 AM   #5
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I did get it to connect to my E61 (xgnokii that is) but all it does is to give me the battery level and if I try anything else it crashes.Wouldn't make much sense to try to figure it out here since my data cable is half-fried and dissconnects all the time.

Options in gnokiirc are:

port = /dev/ttyACM0
port = 1
model = AT
initlength = default
connection = dku2libusb

with the rest on default settings.

The kernel does see an usb-modem and rndis_host whatever thats supposed to be and then throws this error message:

usb 1-2: usbfs: interface 10 claimed by cdc_acm while 'xgnokii' sets config #1

while trying to get into the cell.
 
Old 04-12-2008, 06:25 AM   #6
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Tried Wammu already? (site at wammu.eu/)

I don't bother putting anything precious on my cellphone, because they just are unreliable cadgets and it just takes too much time and effort to keep them in sync with anything else, not to mention everything else, but from the various options (including Gnokii, which didn't function at all for my cellphone model) Wammu did almost everything I needed; actually reading some posts on the net it should have been doing everything I needed (read and write phonebook entries, calendar entries, messages, ... basically anything I'd ever think of doing), but the calendar part didn't work. It could be a firmware upgrade for the phone could have made it, or maybe just using something else than USB connection (I didn't have a Bluetooth dongle, so I couldn't try with that), but I didn't find it so important in the end.

Anyway, have a try.
 
Old 04-12-2008, 06:34 AM   #7
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Tried Wammu already? (site at wammu.eu/)

I don't bother putting anything precious on my cellphone, because they just are unreliable cadgets and it just takes too much time and effort to keep them in sync with anything else, not to mention everything else, but from the various options (including Gnokii, which didn't function at all for my cellphone model) Wammu did almost everything I needed; actually reading some posts on the net it should have been doing everything I needed (read and write phonebook entries, calendar entries, messages, ... basically anything I'd ever think of doing), but the calendar part didn't work. It could be a firmware upgrade for the phone could have made it, or maybe just using something else than USB connection (I didn't have a Bluetooth dongle, so I couldn't try with that), but I didn't find it so important in the end.

Anyway, have a try.
I am actually busy trying Wammu as I type this, but it seaches for my phone (via bluetooth) and then just stops. When I say next it tells me I can't continue because its still busy searching.
 
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Wammu connects with cable but doesn't do anything either.You could try opensync - looked into it but definitely don't feel like configuring it since I wont use it.People did report success though.

Did try with winXP in virtualbox and the nokia suit once but that didn't work either.
 
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Wammu connects with cable but doesn't do anything either.You could try opensync - looked into it but definitely don't feel like configuring it since I wont use it.People did report success though.

Did try with winXP in virtualbox and the nokia suit once but that didn't work either.
Trying Kitchensync although I'm using gnome. Found it on this website.

I can get it to try and connect to my phone and actually read the contacts, but thats about it. I don't know what it does with the contacts after reading it though. I just doesn't connects properly to my phone. When I use the username and password as mentioned on the above mentioned site, I get a can't connect to a memeber message, and without the username and password it connects and reads the contacts but nothing else.

The Obex sync box just says: Error: Request not successful: 67.
 
Old 04-27-2008, 01:18 PM   #10
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Got it to work by following this, but now I'm using ScheduleWorld.
 
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You are a persitant bugger

I'll try it and thanks for the links.
 
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You are a persitant bugger

I'll try it and thanks for the links.
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