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Use a Blackberry with your Ubuntu or any other linux?

  Date: Nov 30    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 400
  

Out of curiosity do any of you use a Blackberry with your Ubuntu or any other
linux? Which model of blackberry do you use? which software for interface and
which linux do you use? Did you ever get to use it as a tethered modem?

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11 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered On: Nov 30    

Does anyone here use a Blackberry with their linux pc?

 
Answer #2    Answered On: Nov 30    

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PortableDevices/Blackberry

 
Answer #3    Answered On: Nov 30    

I installed this via synaptic however I cannot find it in the menu system.

 
Answer #4    Answered On: Nov 30    

Have you plugged in your BB? That might activate the app.

 
Answer #5    Answered On: Nov 30    

Yes, that didnt help. I am running win2k in a virtualbox and had it connect, but
I have to look at that further because although device icon in the system tray
said it was connected, the actual program itself desktop manager just had a
crashed window saying make sure you connect it first, and an ok button, which
didnt respond.

 
Answer #6    Answered On: Nov 30    

What is this?

There are several reasons why you don't find things in the menu. It may not
be called what you think. It may be in a location other than you might
expect such as in the System menu. It could be not installed completely. It
might be a commandline application. It could be non-native application that
does not follow protocols.

 
Answer #7    Answered On: Nov 30    

Well as it happens since using Ubuntu i have noticed that not all applications I
install get their icons put into the menus, but yes I have looked at all menus
ad cant find anything beyond what I know should be there.

 
Answer #8    Answered On: Nov 30    

Not everything in the repositories is run from the GUI. Many applications
are run from the terminal and as such would not get an icon or menu entry. I
have used Ubuntu since feisty and I install lots of applications from the
repositories and from outside sources and it is rare that I would not get a
menu item. In fact, so rare that I can't remember a single case.

I have had this happen temporarily when an application did not completely
install, but when I finished the installation then I got a menu entry. In
these cases, I run the application from the terminal and look at error
messages that are generated. Then I troubleshoot these. Sometimes you need
only to sudo apt-get -f install. Sometimes you need to look at broken
dependencies and find what other application might be causing the problem.

 
Answer #9    Answered On: Nov 30    

Sure, although the apps I am refering to do have a gui and I had to put a link
in manually.

 
Answer #10    Answered On: Nov 30    

PS I installed it using synaptic.

 
Answer #11    Answered On: Nov 30    

ps i have looked at this also

i folowed these apt-get commands no problem

http://www.berry4all.com/install#linux

I did the hg clone stuff at

http://bitbucket.org/tcolar/berry4all/downloads

$ hg clone http://bitbucket.org/tcolar/berry4all

but not sure what to do next



terminal output:


home@home-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install python libusb-dev ppp python-usb
[sudo] password for home:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
python is already the newest version.
ppp is already the newest version.
The following NEW packages will be installed
libusb-dev python-usb
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
Need to get 55.2kB of archives.
After this operation, 446kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get: 1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main libusb-dev 2:0.1.12-14
[38.1kB]
Get: 2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/universe python-usb 0.4.2-2
[17.1kB]
Fetched 55.2kB in 0s (76.4kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package libusb-dev.
(Reading database ... 173079 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libusb-dev (from .../libusb-dev_2%3a0.1.12-14_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package python-usb.
Unpacking python-usb (from .../python-usb_0.4.2-2_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for doc-base ...
Processing 1 added doc-base file(s)...
Registering documents with scrollkeeper...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up libusb-dev (2:0.1.12-14) ...
Setting up python-usb (0.4.2-2) ...

Processing triggers for python-support ...
home@home-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install python-wxgtk2.8
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
python-wxgtk2.8 is already the newest version.
python-wxgtk2.8 set to manually installed.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
home@home-desktop:~$ hg clone http://bitbucket.org/tcolar/berry4all
The program 'hg' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install mercurial
home@home-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install mercurial
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
mercurial-common
Suggested packages:
qct vim emacs kdiff3 tkdiff meld xxdiff python-mysqldb python-pygments
The following NEW packages will be installed
mercurial mercurial-common
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,182kB of archives.
After this operation, 4,956kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Get: 1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/universe mercurial-common 1.4.3-1
[1,131kB]
Get: 2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/universe mercurial 1.4.3-1
[50.7kB]
Fetched 1,182kB in 6s (187kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package mercurial-common.
(Reading database ... 173147 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking mercurial-common (from .../mercurial-common_1.4.3-1_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package mercurial.
Unpacking mercurial (from .../mercurial_1.4.3-1_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up mercurial-common (1.4.3-1) ...

Setting up mercurial (1.4.3-1) ...

Creating config file /etc/mercurial/hgrc.d/hgext.rc with new version

Processing triggers for python-support ...
home@home-desktop:~$ hg clone http://bitbucket.org/tcolar/berry4all
destination directory: berry4all
requesting all changes
adding changesets
adding manifests
adding file changes
added 248 changesets with 780 changes to 266 files
updating to branch bbtether
180 files updated, 0 files merged, 0 files removed, 0 files unresolved
home@home-desktop:~$

 
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