Originally Posted by anidel
Originally Posted by gadgetlover
I tried to follow your procedure for BT
connection, but I get a "Can Not open modem." error message. When I look at the log, it says "Cannot open \dev\rfcomm0: No such file or directory"
You quoted the error straight from the error log or you wrote it by hand?
The pathname is,in Unix, with "/" not "\"
Check the rfcomm0 pathname in the configuration file and make sure it has the correct slash ("/dev/rfcomm0") and not the wrong one ("\dev\rfcomm0") and try again
Thanks for the reply. No, just a typo on my part. I actually cut and pasted whereever possible.
It's tricky because the phone has to be configured properly (which I tried to do using a posting from an Eternity forum), have to have proper entries for my particular carrier (AT&T/Cingular, which your link had a secondary link to, but the part about the two option files/pppconfig was unclear to me and since it appeared to be an option if you had problems with ping, I just used the main file for Cingular), and the right version of Ubuntu (Hardy in my case).
I did get to the point last night where I do believe I was linked and could ping via BT
connection to ubuntu.com. But after that I wasn't clear on exactly what the next step was. I tried to open Firefox, but it said I wasn't connected to the Internet. Perhaps I was missing an intermediate step?
The other thing I wasn't sure about was whether I had to disable my wireless. On Dell's version of Ubuntu, you can right click on network manager and Disable Networking, but you can't Disable Wireless only. So unless I install a new Network Manager that gives me more flexibility, it seems I can either disable all networking (in which case I don't know if this also affects my DUN BT
connection) or have Wireless going in parallel. I did try to unplug my router as well so wireless was allowed, but no active router.
Anyway, my challenge is just to get back to the point where I'm connected to the phone again and can ping a live site. Really not sure what I did differently to get there, but I haven't been able to reproduce it even going through the whole procedure like 10x after that.
I've heard that Samsung phones can be tricky to BT
tether to. Maybe that's it, but people have had luck doing so with Windows. So I'll try my Windows desktop as a sanity check this and if successful, go back to Ubuntu again.
Thanks again. If you have any suggestions after reading above (if you had the patience to read it all!), I'd appreciate any tips/suggestions.