How do I download files from LGIP-340NV phone?

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How do I download files from LGIP-340NV phone?

Postby computerilliterate on Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:05 pm

First of all, I chose my screen name for a reason.

I want to learn how to download a photo from a phone (the LGIP-340NV). I plug my phone into my laptop and nothing happens (I have Linux Mint 11). I have looked everywhere on my computer I know how in order to find out what to do, but nothing.

I have been to several message boards; as *always* happens, no help whatsoever.

How do I down load a photo?
Last edited by xenopeek on Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Added details to topic.
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Re: Can't download photos

Postby xenopeek on Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:30 pm

Depends on your phone. There is no single answer to it. Some phones are developed by sane people, and just mount as a USB storage device (like an external hard disk). An icon should appear on your desktop, or you should be asked what you want to do, after you plug in the phone. Some phones are developed by insane people, and will only exchange files if you use the manufacturer's own application. Which is usually Windows only.

Generally, doing an Internet search for "linux brand model where you replace brand and model with your phone's brand and model will turn up something.

Feel free to share your brand and model here. Also, please do share which version of Linux Mint you are using as that may be relevant. If you don't know, please open a terminal and type the following command:
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inxi -S

Copy the output here (see the terminal's Edit menu for copying text).
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Re: Can't download photos

Postby computerilliterate on Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:34 pm

Thanks, xenopeek.

What does it mean to 'open a terminal' on my computer?
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Re: Can't download photos

Postby xenopeek on Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:52 pm

Open your menu, find the application called terminal. But you don't need to do that of course, if you know which version and edition of Linux Mint you installed.
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Re: Can't download photos

Postby FireSoul on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:05 pm

[quote="computerilliterate"]First of all, I chose my screen name for a reason.

I want to learn how to download a photo from a phone. I plug my phone into my laptop and nothing happens. I have looked everywhere on my computer I know how in order to find out what to do, but nothing.

Hello.
Can you see your phone on computer,if see it's ok.
Set your phone allowed to connect to your computer,phone settings.
After this computer ask what you do as opened media where photos.

This is way how my android allow it.

I hope this can help.
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Re: Can't download photos

Postby computerilliterate on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:22 pm

@xenopeek: Thanks, but when I say 'computer illiterate', I mean *illiterate*. I don't know which linuxmint it is because someone put it in for me.

When I open 'terminal', this is what I get:

( Reply hazy, ask again later. )
------------------------------
o
o
___
{~._.~}
( Y )
()~*~()
(_)-(_)
james@james-ThinkPad-R61 ~ $

What do I do now?


@FireSoul: thanks, but your reply is indecipherable.
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Re: Can't download photos

Postby flyboy1565 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:26 pm

What kind of phone do you have?

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Re: Can't download photos

Postby computerilliterate on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:39 pm

@flyboy1565: verizon lg, but I don't know the model number. Not a smartphone.
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Re: Can't download photos

Postby computerilliterate on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:44 pm

My system is LinuxMint 11. Katya(?)
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Re: Can't download photos

Postby xenopeek on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:45 pm

I've removed dobbelyou's post. That was a dangerous command to share with a newbie, and not helpful here.

computerilliterate wrote:When I open 'terminal', this is what I get:

( Reply hazy, ask again later. )
------------------------------
o
o
___
{~._.~}
( Y )
()~*~()
(_)-(_)
james@james-ThinkPad-R61 ~ $

What do I do now?

Type the command:
Code: Select all
inxi -S

press enter at the end, and share its output here.

We do need to know more about the phone though, so try finding out. Sometimes more details are under the battery lid.
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Re: Can't download photos

Postby computerilliterate on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:52 pm

Thanks re: the bad post. Another reason I am reticent to use message boards or click on anything I don't understand: to someone like me, a computer is nothing more than a way for someone a million miles away to rip me off or mess with me.

Ok, I click on 'terminal'; I get the little window with that stuff; but there's no where for me to type 'inxi -s' into. Where am I supposed to type something in?
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Re: Can't download photos

Postby computerilliterate on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:54 pm

the phone is verizon lg. Under the battery lid it has: GIP-340NV.

Is that what you're looking for?
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Re: Can't download photos

Postby computerilliterate on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:57 pm

Sorry. That model number is LGIP-340NV
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Re: Can't download photos

Postby dobbelyou on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:59 pm

computerilliterate wrote:Thanks re: the bad post. Another reason I am reticent to use message boards or click on anything I don't understand: to someone like me, a computer is nothing more than a way for someone a million miles away to rip me off or mess with me.

Ok, I click on 'terminal'; I get the little window with that stuff; but there's no where for me to type 'inxi -s' into. Where am I supposed to type something in?


alt+f2 , type in: terminal , open over there the konsole (terminal )
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Re: Can't download photos

Postby xenopeek on Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:03 pm

computerilliterate wrote:Ok, I click on 'terminal'; I get the little window with that stuff; but there's no where for me to type 'inxi -s' into. Where am I supposed to type something in?

Just start typing :wink: It is a text interface.
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Re: Can't download photos

Postby computerilliterate on Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:08 pm

Ok. I typed it in. This is what I get:

Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0C mobo: 46.0C gpu: 61C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2880
james@james-ThinkPad-R61 ~ $


Lovely. Now what?
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Re: Can't download photos

Postby xenopeek on Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:16 pm

Capital S please. inxi -S not inxi -s
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Re: Can't download photos

Postby computerilliterate on Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:22 pm

System: Host james-ThinkPad-R61 Kernel 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Distro Linux Mint 11 Katya
james@james-ThinkPad-R61 ~ $
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Re: How do I download files from LGIP-340NV phone?

Postby xenopeek on Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:36 pm

I've added details to your topic. Neither LG nor the Internet is helpful with this I'm afraid, all they want to do is sell me batteries for your LGIP-340NV phone :| Perhaps this phone is part of a series, or has a specific operating system, and we could try to find more information with that. But alas, this model seems to not be listed anywhere and I can't find any specs for it. I'm not sure how to help with this...
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Re: How do I download files from LGIP-340NV phone?

Postby ninomrki on Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:45 pm

Do you have a memory card on that phone or is that picture stored in phone memory?
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