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    Talking HOWTO: Install BitPim

    For those who don't know what Bitpim is, check here!

    All right let's get started installing Bitpim for now.

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    We will need to convert a RPM package to DEB package, so do this.
    sudo apt-get install alien

    Now download BitPim from the original website, yes the RPM version.
    And convert the RPM to DEB, by entering the following:
    sudo alien -d bitpim*.rpm

    It will take a few seconds, to convert and it will notify when it finishes.

    Now let's install it:
    sudo dpkg -i bitpim*.deb

    Once installed run it by entering bitpim on the console.

    ERRORS:

    libstdc++.so.5 -> if you receive this kind of error, do the following:
    sudo apt-get install libstdc++5

    libtiff.so.3 -> if you receive this kind of error, do the following:
    cd /usr/lib
    sudo ln -s libtiff.so.4 libtiff.so.3

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    Devices that works so far:
    Code:
    • None as of yet
    Last edited by d351GuJu; November 7th, 2006 at 05:15 PM. Reason: Added list of devices that works...
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    Re: HOWTO: Install BitPim

    http://www.bitpim.org/help/

    click the folder "troubleshooting"
    then select "linux issues"
    for the same info, which if the app n its docs change, it will support any changes.

    and they also support USB recognition.
    same link, http://www.bitpim.org/help/

    click the "reference" folder
    then the folder "usb"
    then select "linux usb setup"


    UPDATE:
    the newest version, all i did was use the auto-detect phone and it found mine. i didnt need the usb support at all.
    i have the rl-4920, which isnt exactly the most common phone.
    anyways, some of the buttons like "phone info" dont say anything.
    i went to the menu "EDIT"-->detect
    and it found my phone, which, last i knew, was one of the lesser supported phones.
    Last edited by r3v3rs3pa; April 9th, 2006 at 10:32 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install BitPim

    Installed ok, can't seem to get connected w/Bluetooth. Anyone have any luck connecting BitPim w/Bluetooth? Appreciate any shared info.

    Didjit

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    Re: HOWTO: Install BitPim

    I am testing out bitpim on my gf's razr, and it finds it, but when I try to grab data I get this:

    Code:
    BitPim version: 0.9.00-official
    An unexpected exception has occurred.
    Please see the help for details on what to do.
    
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "src/gui.py", line 275, in run
      File "src/gui.py", line 152, in __call__
      File "src/gui.py", line 1760, in getdata
      File "src/gui.py", line 1754, in getfundamentals
      File "src/phones/com_moto.py", line 226, in getfundamentals
      File "src/phones/com_motov710.py", line 118, in _get_ringtone_index
      File "src/phones/com_moto.py", line 161, in decode_utf16
    LookupError: unknown encoding: utf_16le

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    Re: HOWTO: Install BitPim

    I'm trying to run this in Dappr and the program would not start it unless I launched it with the kdesu command. So there must be a permissions issue. Any ideas on how to track this down?

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    Re: HOWTO: Install BitPim

    Quote Originally Posted by hbj
    I'm trying to run this in Dappr and the program would not start it unless I launched it with the kdesu command. So there must be a permissions issue. Any ideas on how to track this down?
    Hmm...I just installed the latest version (0.9.03) and it launched just fine from the command line. Could you run it from the command line by just typing "bitpim" and post here what the output is?
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    Angry Re: HOWTO: Install BitPim

    Sorry to break into your thread but I am having the same difficulty running BitPim in Kubuntu-Dapper and am asking for your assistance.

    I converted the RPM to .DEB (bitpim_0.9.04-1_i386.deb).

    I then installed using dpkg -i bitpim_0.9.04-1_i386.deb .
    When I run "bitpim" from my home directory I receive the following error:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/opt/cx_Freeze-3.0.2/initscripts/ConsoleSetLibPath.py", line 30, in ?
    File "src/bp.py", line 90, in ?
    File "src/gui.py", line 30, in ?
    File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/wx-2.6-gtk2-unicode/wx/__init__.py", line 42, in ?
    File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/wx-2.6-gtk2-unicode/wx/_core.py", line 4, in ?
    File "ExtensionLoader.py", line 12, in ?
    ImportError: libtiff.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

    Upon seeing the reference to libtiff.so.3, I created the suggested link in my home directory and when I run bitpim I recieve the same error as above. Any help is much appreciated.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install BitPim

    OK! I will crawl back under my rock where I belong. When one creates the LINK where told to create it (/usr/lib) then BitPim "fires up" as expected. Sorry for wasting your time!

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    Re: HOWTO: Install BitPim

    I also get a similar problem as Paerez, but my error is a bit longer:
    Code:
    BitPim version: 0.9.05-official
    An unexpected exception has occurred.
    Please see the help for details on what to do.
    
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "src/gui.py", line 276, in run
      File "src/gui.py", line 153, in __call__
      File "src/gui.py", line 1931, in getphoneinfo
      File "src/gui.py", line 1809, in setupcomm
      File "src/commport.py", line 68, in __init__
      File "src/commport.py", line 97, in _openport
      File "src/commport.py", line 129, in _openusb
      File "src/native/usb/usb.py", line 165, in openbulk
    USBException: could not claim interface 1: Operation not permitted
    
    Variables by last 8 frames, innermost last
    
    Frame run in src/gui.py at line 269
                  e =  <native.usb.usb.USBException instance at 0xb31aaa0c>
                res =  None
               self =  <WorkerThread(BitPim helper, started daemon)>
               item =  (<gui.Request instance at 0xb43bdaac>, <gui.Callback instance at 0xb43bd64c>)
               call =  <gui.Request instance at 0xb43bdaac>
                 ex =  <native.usb.usb.USBException instance at 0xb31aaa0c>
           resultcb =  <gui.Callback instance at 0xb43bd64c>
              first =  0
    
    Frame __call__ in src/gui.py at line 153
               self =  <gui.Request instance at 0xb43bdaac>
               args =  ()
                  d =  Keys []
                       {}
             kwargs =  Keys []
                       {}
    
    Frame getphoneinfo in src/gui.py at line 1931
               self =  <WorkerThread(BitPim helper, started daemon)>
    
    Frame setupcomm in src/gui.py at line 1809
               name =  'usb::001::002::1'
               self =  <WorkerThread(BitPim helper, started daemon)>
           autofunc =  None
             comcfg =  Keys ['baud', 'hardwareflow', 'retryontimeout', 'softwareflow', 'timeout']
                       {'baud': 115200, 'hardwareflow': False, 'softwareflow': False, 'retryontimeout':
              klass =  <class commport.CommConnection at 0xb5b0ed7c>
    
    Frame __init__ in src/commport.py at line 68
               baud =  115200
       autolistargs =  (<module 'phones.com_motoe815' from '/usr/lib/BitPim-0.9.05/bitpim/phones/com_mo
               self =  <commport.CommConnection instance at 0xb31aa04c>
       hardwareflow =  False
       autolistfunc =  None
            timeout =  3
          logtarget =  <WorkerThread(BitPim helper, started daemon)>
    configparameters =  Keys ['baud', 'hardwareflow', 'retryontimeout', 'softwareflow', 'timeout']
                       {'baud': 115200, 'hardwareflow': False, 'softwareflow': False, 'retryontimeout':
       softwareflow =  False
               port =  'usb::001::002::1'
    
    Frame _openport in src/commport.py at line 110
               baud =  115200
              dummy =  0
        description =  None
               self =  <commport.CommConnection instance at 0xb31aa04c>
       hardwareflow =  False
            timeout =  3
       softwareflow =  False
               port =  'usb::001::002::1'
    
    Frame _openusb in src/commport.py at line 129
              iface =  <native.usb.usb.USBInterface instance at 0xb31aab0c>
          wantedbus =  '001'
               name =  'usb::001::002::1'
                bus =  <native.usb.usb.USBBus instance at 0xb31aa92c>
               self =  <commport.CommConnection instance at 0xb31aa04c>
          wanteddev =  '002'
            timeout =  3
             device =  <native.usb.usb.USBDevice instance at 0xb31aa94c>
        wantediface =  1
                  _ =  'usb'
    
    Frame openbulk in src/native/usb/usb.py at line 165
                res =  -1
               self =  <native.usb.usb.USBInterface instance at 0xb31aab0c>
               epin =  <native.usb.usb.USBEndpoint instance at 0xb31aab2c>
                  v =  1
              epout =  <native.usb.usb.USBEndpoint instance at 0xb31aab4c>
                 ep =  <native.usb.usb.USBEndpoint instance at 0xb31aab2c>
    I am trying to get this to work with my brand new Motorola pebl!

    could it be a usb permissions issue?

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    Re: HOWTO: Install BitPim

    If you are experiencing permission issues, then you may want to read this.

    I apologize I can not be of any help, but I am not very good at debugging. But please post here if you succeed in getting that permission issue resolved. Thanks!
    Specs: DFI LanParty NF4 SLI-DR, AMD Athlon X2 4400+, OCZ Platinum 2GB DDR 400, Nvidia Geforce 7800GT PCI-E 256MB, Creative Sound Blaster Audigy ZS G.E., Logitech Z5500 5.1 Surround, Running Acer 22in. WS LCD at 1680x1050. 8)

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