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lg voyager and linux

Postby agengo02 on Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:39 am

so i just got my lg voyager and am trying to hook it up to my computer so i can transfer songs to it. i just hooked it up and it charges it, but doesnt see it. it came with a cd for the drivers im assuming, but it says its for windows xp/vista only. is there a way to manually pull the drivers off the cd? how should i go about mounting this device so i can add music to it? thanks for any info guys.
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Re: lg voyager and linux

Postby Husse on Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:51 am

What is lg voyager?
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Re: lg voyager and linux

Postby agengo02 on Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:31 pm

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Re: lg voyager and linux

Postby Husse on Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:49 am

Well - that link got me to a working page but a 404 when I clicked the link for specs :(
Is it seen at all?
I think it should turn up as a USB disk
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Re: lg voyager and linux

Postby agengo02 on Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:41 pm

ya its just not seen at all.
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Re: lg voyager and linux

Postby miket on Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:57 pm

Husse,

Turn on your javascripting, it pops up another window with all the details in ;))

Husse wrote:Well - that link got me to a working page but a 404 when I clicked the link for specs :(
Is it seen at all?
I think it should turn up as a USB disk


Basically I think it should just appear as a USB disk of some sort ... probably FAT format ...

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Re: lg voyager and linux

Postby agengo02 on Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:23 pm

thats what i thought too, but it doesnt appear at all. is there a way i can take the drivers off the provided cd somehow?
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Re: lg voyager and linux

Postby miket on Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:34 am

Hi,

If they are windows drivers then they will be of no use to you under Linux.
There is some software for Linux called BitPim that should open up all the functionality of the LG Voyager,the wiki is here :

http://www.lgvoyager.com/wiki/LG_Voyager_Hacks

and BitPim can be downloaded from here :

http://www.bitpim.org/

It would appear that the filesystem needs to be accessed via the BitPim application, not via normal filesystem methods.

I hope this helps !

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agengo02 wrote:thats what i thought too, but it doesnt appear at all. is there a way i can take the drivers off the provided cd somehow?
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Re: lg voyager and linux

Postby Husse on Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:45 pm

Turn on your javascripting

Thanks Mike
I use noscript and I'm used to do that but must have missed it somehow
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Re: lg voyager and linux

Postby agengo02 on Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:57 pm

ya so bitpim still doesnt find my phone. i did some searching in the program and found that the port that my phone is on is active, but not available for use? it shows my phones details and what not, so at least SOMETHING sees the thing. any suggestions?? thanks so far guys.
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Re: lg voyager and linux

Postby agengo02 on Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:11 pm

oh ya ill also add the only version of bitpim that will even show up after i install it is the one from the package manager which is version 1.0.0

i just downloaded and installed the latest version from their website and it isnt even showing up.
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Re: lg voyager and linux

Postby miket on Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:36 pm

Hello again !

agengo02 wrote:ya so bitpim still doesnt find my phone.


It doesn't see it at all ?

i did some searching in the program and found that the port that my phone is on is active, but not available for use? it shows my phones details and what not, so at least SOMETHING sees the thing. any suggestions?? thanks so far guys.


Ok, so you can see your phone even though above you say you can't ?

Have you read the manual for the phone ? Is it like my TomTom One GPS in that just hooking it to the USB port doesn't actually make it
available for use on the computer, I have to select a menu on the GPS telling it to make itself available to the computer via the USB port
even though it is physically connected to the USB port.

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Re: lg voyager and linux

Postby miket on Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:38 pm

Have you checked through the BitPim Forum, the answer may already be on there ?

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agengo02 wrote:oh ya ill also add the only version of bitpim that will even show up after i install it is the one from the package manager which is version 1.0.0

i just downloaded and installed the latest version from their website and it isnt even showing up.
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