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Nokia PC suite on Linux

Here is ma ma first interaction (officially) with Nokia devices specially with E73.

Following needs to be done while sticking to the Linux distro for humans, yeah you caught me right “Ubuntu”

Task: File synchronization among the phone and linux distro

As we are operating in the open source environment having Nokia phones following issue will be faced as listed hereunder;-

1-      File synchronization with desktop

Nokia is not offering their mobile manager software PC Suite for the Linux operating system we are left with following options;-

1-      Install  PC suite using Crossover (Proprietary version of Wine)

2-      Use card reader to snatch mobile data from external SD card

3-      Alternative native Linux packages for PC suite

Considering the third option regarding alternative PC suite packages on Linux following packages have been identified;-

Series60 Remote Installation

Redhat distro

rpm -i series60*.rpm

yum install PyQt4 pybluez python-matplotlib python-obexftp rpmlib

yum install rpm-libs

Debian distros

sudo dpkg -i series60*.deb

sudo apt-get install python-bluez python-qt4 python-qt4-sql sqlite3 libqt4-sql-sqlite


Instll package on Mobile phone

Python for S60, Series60-Remote


Device = E61i

Nokinux installation

Download the tar package

wget http://launchpad.net/nokinux/trunk/

Untar the file

tar nokinux-

Now install the package

sudo ./nokinux-setup install
Nokinux Pre Alpha Setup
Welcome, this script will install Nokinux in your system.

==> Installing dependencies
Choose your distribution:

1. Debian, Ubuntu and derivatives
2. ArchLinux
3. Mandriva ( Experimental )
4. Fedora ( Experimental )
5. Suse ( Experimental )
6. Others

Enter number: 1
* Run APT-GET… Done
./nokinux-setup: line 104: /home/qasim/.nokinux/distro: No such file or directory
Warning: Dependencies install failed. Please install manually these packages:
openobex-apps obexftp obexfs gzip tree

==> Installing languages
* Installing language [it]… Fail

==> Copying necessary files
* Making folders… Done
* Copying files… Done
* Copying launcher… Done

==> Correction Zenity bug (LP: #272083)
* Patching zenity… Fail

<<< Installation failed >>>
Log files saved: /var/log/nokinux-install.log

Install the following packages manually

sudo apt-get install openobex-apps obexftp obexfs gzip tree linux-headers-2.6.31-14 libtsmux0 linux-headers-2.6.31-14-generic

Errors: patch: **** Can’t find file /usr/share/zenity/zenity.glade : No such file or directory

Download the zenity.glade file and place it accordingly

Re run the install command as listed here above;-

==> Correction Zenity bug (LP: #272083)
* Patching zenity… patching file /usr/share/zenity/zenity.glade
Reversed (or previously applied) patch detected!  Assuming -R.
Hunk #3 succeeded at 287 (offset -1 lines).
Hunk #4 succeeded at 327 (offset -1 lines).
Hunk #5 succeeded at 450 (offset 25 lines).
Hunk #6 succeeded at 575 (offset 25 lines).
Hunk #7 succeeded at 678 (offset 25 lines).
Hunk #8 succeeded at 801 (offset 25 lines).
Hunk #9 succeeded at 926 (offset 24 lines).
Hunk #10 succeeded at 1062 (offset 24 lines).
Hunk #11 succeeded at 1174 (offset 23 lines).

Installation complete!


Synchronize 🙂

  1. April 14, 2010 at 7:00 am


    I’m the developer of Series60-Remote.
    File synchronization is not yet ready, but it will be in the next major release (0.5) – a simple file browser is implemented and downloading files is currently also possible.

    The link for “Python for S60” directs to maemo, which is PyS60 2.0.0. This version is not supported, because many people report problems with this version (primarily on S60 3rd Edition). Please use 1.4.5 from sourceforge instead.

    what features would you need for the application? what devices should be supported (file sync should work with all devices, everything else – contact&file management – only with mobile phones based on the S60 operating system)?


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