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Postby fateillmortality on Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:43 pm

hi, i have a motorola v550 phone and want to connect to computer to retreive pics from it, am running cassandra and have phone to usb cable and was wondering what app i need to read the phone. am a newbie so any info would be much appreciated thanks
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Postby Boo on Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:52 pm

you could try installing gthumb and/or f-spot which are both photo management tools.
they should give you the needed tools to import your photos.

I prefer f-spot.

you can use synaptic to install your programs.

I have found that some times when i plug my camera in a pop up screen appears and asks if i want to import photos? I say yes but nothing happens. I then open f-spot and just select import and choose my camera from the list.

this may happen with your camera.

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Postby fateillmortality on Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:05 pm

cheers, tried gthumb doesnt reconize that phone is pluged in, fspot not in my synaptic list, javascript:emoticon(':(')
when i plug phone into usb port should it appear on my desktop cause nothing does?javascript:emoticon(':?')

oops my bad fspot not in list but f-spot isjavascript:emoticon(':oops:')
tried it but still doesnt reconize phone plugged into usb
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Postby Boo on Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:11 pm

it is f-spot, just to make sure it was not a typing error.

try in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install f-spot

phones and other USB devices with storage can either be seen as a USB storage device, and so get mounted and seen on the desktop, or they are seen as a PTP device (i think that is what it is called).
some photo apps install libs for both types and some dont.

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Postby ronan on Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:02 am

Have you tried using bitpim?
It is available in the repositories.
http://www.bitpim.org/
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Postby fateillmortality on Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:21 am

unfourtunatly bitpim didnt recognize phone either,
hmmm might b time for a new phone its a few years old now any way.
but thanks heaps for the advice, have learnt alot in the 2wks i've had the computer
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Postby scorp123 on Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:16 pm

Did you try via bluetooth? I have to use bluetooth because my Sharp mobile phone doesn't get recognized either.

Another idea could be to have Windows and the original software for the mobile phone running inside VMware or VirtualBox (WINE won't work as WINE doesn't know anything about hardware ...). You first transfer the files + pictures from the phone to the virtual Windows, and then from the virtual Windows to your real Linux (e.g. via a network share that you could setup up between guest OS and host OS).

I did something like that for my iPAQ PDA and it works pretty well.
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Postby fateillmortality on Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:48 pm

thanks for the tip i'll give it a try when i find a bluetooth connecter
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Postby fateillmortality on Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:47 pm

:D yay blue tooth works :D
dont have to get new phone
thanks soooo much for help
i love linux and the community is so great
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