Siemens, Moto4Lin and Linux

This post is now two weeks late, so I am posting it for historical purposes
As to the story of connecting my phone to my computer is getting along, it is no further, I found the XMPM software that Siemens provided for Linux computers, and I have had come lights flashing on the cable, so there is hope!


Alright, I nearly got it working.From my installation of moto4lin, I nearly got some progress!

In the preference dialog box I set the ACM Device as /dev/ttyUSB0 and then clicked on “Update List” and the phone shows up, sort of!

Its got an AT Vendor ID of 067b, and AT Product ID of 2303, but there is no manufacturer, or product shown in the list.

If I select “Set as AT Device” then “Ok”, and then in the main window click on “Connect/Disconnect”

The display window displays

[info] AT phone found
[info] Switching device /dev/ttyUSB0 to P2K mode…
[error] Unable to connect

So it can see then phone, but then it tries to change to P2K mode which is where is all falls down!

As for gammu. I reinstalled it, changed the config file to point to /dv/ttyUSB0 and changed the model and connection to “at”

At the command line “gammu –identify” doesn’t do anything!

It looks like its busy doing something, but nothing comes up on the screen

Quick Post

With reference to my last post about posting an update on how connecting my Siemens mobile phone to my Linux computer is going.

I have not forgotten about it, I started typing it up Sunday morning, but then had to go off to work so I was unable to complete it. This has been the first time this week that I have been able to get onto my computer, and even then I’m off to work in 5 minutes!

I booted my PC into XP and connected my phone, and it is working, so the phone is not at fault.

I’m going to try again with Linux, I have not given up any hope at all!

In fact it was with XP that I downloaded the Lnux version of Mobile Phone Manager from Siemens, so I’m going to transfer the files to a partition that is mounted under Linux and try that.

Got to go.

Mounting Siemens Phone on Linux

Sorry for the lack of updates for a while, I’ve been busy and haven’t really had any time on my computer.

This morning my new data cable for my mobile phone, a Siemens AX72, arrived in the post, I brought this one from eBay.co.uk. This will be the third cable I have to get my phone to connect to my computer.
The other two cables didn’t work, the first was from a google search and was a serial cable. The second cable came from amazon and was USB, but this one didn’t work either!

I plugged the cable into my USB hub and the green light lit up, which was more than the last cable did, I checked dmesg and I’ve got some communication going on

[code]usb 1-1.1: new full speed USB device using address 3
drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for Generic
drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver usbserial
drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial Driver core v2.0
drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for PL-2303
pl2303 1-1.1:1.0: PL-2303 converter detected
usb 1-1.1: PL-2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0 (or usb/tts/0 for devfs)
drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver pl2303
drivers/usb/serial/pl2303.c: Prolific PL2303 USB to serial adaptor driver v0.10[/code]

Yes, now I just have to mount the phone!

The Siemens website has changed, and I can’t find there Mobile phone manager for Linux that I’m sure I have downloaded.

After googling around all morning I’ve found several good looking pieces of software.

The first site I came across was TuxMobil, it had a link to SieFS, I managed to install Fuse with no problems, but when it came to installing SieFS I had problems:

[code]# make
make all-recursive
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/anthony/downloads/siefs-0.5′
Making all in siefs
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/anthony/downloads/siefs-0.5/siefs’
gcc -I/usr/local/include -DFUSEINST=””/usr/local”” -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -DFUSE_USE_VERSION=22 -L/lib -o siefs siefs.o obex.o transport.o comm.o crcmodel.o charset.o /usr/local/lib/libfuse.a -lpthread
/usr/local/lib/libfuse.a(fuse.o)(.text+0x1392): In function `curr_time’:
/home/anthony/downloads/fuse-2.6.3/lib/fuse.c:738: undefined reference to `clock_gettime’
/usr/local/lib/libfuse.a(fuse.o)(.text+0x13e0):/home/anthony/downloads/fuse-2.6.3/lib/fuse.c:741: undefined reference to `clock_gettime’
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [siefs] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/anthony/downloads/siefs-0.5/siefs’
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/anthony/downloads/siefs-0.5′
make: *** [all] Error 2[/code]

Damn! Back to Google!

Wammu looks promising!

I installed Gammu as a shared library as required by python-gammu, no problem!

[code]# python setup.py build
running build
running build_ext
Package gammu not found, adding /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig to pkg-config search path
ERROR: Package gammu is too old!
You need version 1.9.20, but 1.9.19 is installed

You need installed gammu as shared library and enable pkg-config to find it.

This is done by invoking make installshared in gammu sources.[/code]

Right, okay, the latest version of gammu that I could find was 1.9.19, so I downloaded version 0.18 of python-gammu

[code]# python setup.py build
running build
running build_ext
Package gammu not found, adding /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig to pkg-config search path
error: invalid Python installation: unable to open /usr/lib/python2.3/config/Makefile (No such file or directory)[/code]

Okay, now my python installation is the problem! The only problem is that I can’t remember how I installed python, was is from source, RPM, or Rpmdrake (RPM package management software for Mandrake).
Edit: It was from Rpmdrake!

Ive got Gammu installed, Wammu is just the GUI, so I’ll just reinstall Gammu then use it from the command line!

If anyone can help me with this, or if you have any other recommendations for other pieces of software, comments are open!

I’ll post again tomorrow about what has happened, and if Moto4Lin will work, as I installed that last year for my sisters phone.

An Update

Well, its July 7, one year after the London bombing. I unfortunately missed the two minutes silence at noon.

In other news mum and my sister went off on their holidays on Saturday (1st July) leaving just me and dad on our own.
That weekend and Monday and Tuesday were hot, with the temperature reaching 30C (about 86F).
I have my computer lying on its side with the (other) side off just to get some cool air circulating. On Monday I had a fan pointing at it, and when I moved the fan away it froze. Since, I haven’t had any problems with it freezing.

Wednesday it was drizzling, and during the night it absolutely pissed down. During Thursday it was raining in the morning, and by the evening it was beginning to dry out.
The ford in Henbury was flooded, and nearly went up to the entrance of Crow Lane.
The bottom deck of the bus got flooded out.

On Sunday evening I drove on my own for the first time!
I went down to Clevedon via the A370 to Congresbury, then the B3133 to Clevedon.
I came back by the motorway.

I think that is all

Linux Rulez…

Cool, its boxing day, and I have managed to make a Christmas present work on Linux with no frustration, and I have setup two other things that I have been putting off for a while.

First to the Christmas present, its a USB 2 8 in 1 card reader/writer with a slot for SD cards, just what I wanted!
Reading the pdf manual on the CD tells me that on Mac OS 10.3 and higher just needs plugging in. One deep breath and its plugged in, check dmesg and it has been recognised.
Plug in the SD card, its put in upside-down (weird!) and a new icon appears on my desktop.
It has been automatically mounted under /mnt/removable
All my files are there. Whoohoo 🙂

The second success is finally getting DVD playback.
I was Stumbling around the web when I came across xinehq.de I’ve already got the player installed, it just didn’t want to play DVDs!
A quick google for libdvdcss, a download of the rpm and its installed
I have now watched the first five minutes of both “The Italian Job” (original) and “Johnny English”

The third and final success is the installation of the Belkin bluetooth adapter that I brought when I brought my PDA, 3 years ago!
I plugged it in, the little blue light stared to flash, and I downloaded BlueZ and managed to scan and make a short, but successful connaction with my PDA.
I also managed to find the computer with the PDA

Phew!
All that and I still managed to cook dinner!