i got my nokia 7200 to play ball with my compaq evo (running ubuntu dapper) via infrared, after a flick with Gnokii, and then gammu (can’t remember url). Gammu finally worked, and i backed up my phonebook to a text file, something i’ve always wished to do (Nokia PC suite on windows used to use some format i didn’t verify, but looked like binary to me, and that defeated the purpose of backing up for me. If it ain’t accessible, it aint a backup!)
if i have more time in the future i’ll investigate the whole mobile phone on linux thingy.
here are the things i did
- i installed irda-utils (i’m not sure if that is necessary but i did.)
- installed gnokii (which i couldn’t get to work with my phone
- compiled and installed gammu, because it isn’t in dapper
- read the documentation in /usr/local/doc/gammu or /usr/share/doc/gammu
- copied the sample config file to my home directory, and renamed it to .gammurc
- uncommented the line that has a comment above it saying “other nokia phones with infrared”
- edited the line that said port=… to point to my infrared device node (/dev/ttyS1)
- ran ‘gammu –identify ‘
in the terminal, and it worked.
- read the documentation to see the available commands.
- I suppose gnocky is a gui for this tool, but i haven’t checked. couldn’t compile it due to missing packages on my system.