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[help] ubuntu 5.10 users!


slimzky
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hi, im dual booting on ubuntu 5.10 & XP-nLited ryt now... im having problem using Infared in ubuntu.. i have an MA-620 irda w/c is automatically detected by Ubuntu.. the question is how am i going to send files from my Mobile Phone to my Linux Box & ViceVersa? i have no idea... is there some gui that wud help me? thnx! :wacko:

ps. i have postd this same question in Ubuntu Forums but none wud help :}

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That's the thing about Linux... if you can't find drivers for something, you may end up having to write them yourself. :P

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if no-one's been able to help you at the Ubuntu forums, I doubt that you'll find much help here... :}

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That's the thing about Linux... if you can't find drivers for something, you may end up having to write them yourself. :P

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if no-one's been able to help you at the Ubuntu forums, I doubt that you'll find much help here... :}

the irda was detected so i beliv its workin.. its just that i dunno how to begin....

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Good luck. I would think now that your mobile phone software should be compatible for Linux to make this whole infrared thing work. But I dont know if there is anything like that. What kind of a mobile phone are you using?

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Good luck. I would think now that your mobile phone software should be compatible for Linux to make this whole infrared thing work. But I dont know if there is anything like that. What kind of a mobile phone are you using?

its an Sony Ericson K700.. i dunno if theres a Linux-compatilbe phone or what...

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Nice phone. Check the webiste to see if they have Linux compatible softwares or not. That should tell you. If not then check if end users have a Linux compatible software made specifically for your phone thru forum searching. Thats about all I know buddy.

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That's the thing about Linux... if you can't find drivers for something, you may end up having to write them yourself.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if no-one's been able to help you at the Ubuntu forums, I doubt that you'll find much help here...

I beg the differ!! :P

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Ok.. First things first

IRDA is available on linux, it was detected and is running... you can use any phone that has an IRDA connection with it, there are linux programs that you can install and use.

Go here for more information about IRDA and mobile phones :)

http://tuxmobil.org/phones_linux_mobile_con.html

I have BlueTooth and not IRDA so I can't really help you on that one, but this site should help you out a bit:

http://irda.sourceforge.net/

Enjoy Linux, and don't get scared of the fact that running linux is different, it just takes time to get used to :)

I've been using linux for 5+ years now at home (I use Windows at work) and I haven't had any trouble with it at all... I'm a RedHat person myself and now run Fedora Core 4 :)

But I ran the LiveCD of Ubuntu and it seems to be really excellent for users new to linux, so yeah!!

Heres another good site for information on your K700

http://www.lysator.liu.se/~torkel/computer/k700/files.html

http://www.hentges.net/misc/k700i/index.shtml

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Ok.. First things first

IRDA is available on linux, it was detected and is running... you can use any phone that has an IRDA connection with it, there are linux programs that you can install and use.

Go here for more information about IRDA and mobile phones :)

http://tuxmobil.org/phones_linux_mobile_con.html

I have BlueTooth and not IRDA so I can't really help you on that one, but this site should help you out a bit:

http://irda.sourceforge.net/

Enjoy Linux, and don't get scared of the fact that running linux is different, it just takes time to get used to :)

I've been using linux for 5+ years now at home (I use Windows at work) and I haven't had any trouble with it at all... I'm a RedHat person myself and now run Fedora Core 4 :)

But I ran the LiveCD of Ubuntu and it seems to be really excellent for users new to linux, so yeah!!

Heres another good site for information on your K700

http://www.lysator.liu.se/~torkel/computer/k700/files.html

http://www.hentges.net/misc/k700i/index.shtml

wow thanx for ur post.. i will check this out....

5+ years? maybe ur a linux guru now.. ive trien SUSE Personal but i dont like the KDE so i decided to try Ubuntu,, i like the interface very much... been using it for 2 weeks now :wacko: thnx for ur encouragement...

ps..... can u please post the last 2 links for k500i?

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You can run Gnome in Suse. You can run any desktop environment in just about every modern distro (I think). All you need to do is install the right packages.

It's all about apt-get. :D

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You can run any window manager in any linux distro...

Apt-Get is for Debian based Distros such as the known ubuntu and debian itself

Yum is for RPM Based Distros such as RedHat and the such

All linux distros support source compiling, thats the best way to do it, because you can remove stuff from programs you don't want or don't use, so yeah :)

I wouldn't say I'm a guru :lol:

I just knowledgeable.... plus those people on Ubuntu-Forums are really mean, and aren't very helpful, I should know, I got banned for asking a simple question... lmao

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I just knowledgeable.... plus those people on Ubuntu-Forums are really mean, and aren't very helpful, I should know, I got banned for asking a simple question... lmao
maybe it wasn't that simple lmfao!! :P

Hehehe, it was a question about how to compile a certain module in the kernel... so yeah... Ah well, MSFN is better :P even though its not linux related but hey!!! :lol:

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guys, if im not mistaken there is an "Other OS / Linux" category here in MsFn Forums? I wish it back so that i can post a lot of linux-related questions here... i find people of msfn more helpful...

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guys, if im not mistaken there is an "Other OS / Linux" category here in MsFn Forums? I wish it back so that i can post a lot of linux-related questions here... i find people of msfn more helpful...

Yes that would be great, i know that this is MSfn but since this is the best site for hardware/software/OS talk :rolleyes: we should definately have a non-Windows OS section.

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guys, if im not mistaken there is an "Other OS / Linux" category here in MsFn Forums? I wish it back so that i can post a lot of linux-related questions here... i find people of msfn more helpful...

No Linux Category here.... probably because it didn't get much attention ?? :unsure:

I personally would like to see one :)

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