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1: install synce-odccm and synce-kde (both in repos)
 
1: install synce-odccm and synce-kde (both in repos)
  
  §  pacman -S synce-odccm and synce-kde
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  $ pacman -S synce-odccm synce-kde
  
 
2: Install sync-engine from AUR
 
2: Install sync-engine from AUR
 
If you have [[yaourt]] installed, this is done easily by  
 
If you have [[yaourt]] installed, this is done easily by  
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1: Start odccm. It  requires root privileges, so:
 
1: Start odccm. It  requires root privileges, so:
  § sudo odccm
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  $ sudo odccm
 
or, as root, just
 
or, as root, just
  § odccm
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  # odccm
  
 
2: Start sync-engine. You can use "sync-engine -d" to have it running in the background as a daemon.
 
2: Start sync-engine. You can use "sync-engine -d" to have it running in the background as a daemon.

Revision as of 14:41, 10 May 2009

Introduction

This page is a howto for connecting your Windows Mobile device with Archlinux. Afterwards you can sync and install cabs just like you can do with activesync in windows. It uses the kde app synce-kde, but gnome and *box users can relax, the only qt-deps are qscintilla-2.3.2-2 and pyqt-4.4.4-2. And they are small.

Installation

1: install synce-odccm and synce-kde (both in repos)

$ pacman -S synce-odccm synce-kde

2: Install sync-engine from AUR If you have yaourt installed, this is done easily by

$ yaourt -S sync-engine


Connecting to your phone

1: Start odccm. It requires root privileges, so:

$ sudo odccm

or, as root, just

# odccm

2: Start sync-engine. You can use "sync-engine -d" to have it running in the background as a daemon.

3: Start synce-kpm

4: Connect your WM phone.

Now you can sync your phone, install cabs and so on. Have fun.Before syncing you will have to crete a partnership with your phone. Just as with active sync in Windows.


Troubleshooting

If your phone does not show in synce-kpm, make sure the activesync-setting in your phone is set to "activesync", and not "mass storage device"" or similar. (Settings->Connections->USB connection settings)

Other problems

There is only one problem I have experienced with this. Sometimes it will stop working, and you will get an error report on your phone saying device.exe had a problem and was teminated. To fix this, simply go to USB-connection setting, choose "mass storage device" and select Ok, and then select "active sync" and again ok.

If the above did not work, you might have to quit/kill sync-engine and odccm, and restart them. Start odccm first. This seems to be necessary when sync-engine is stuck at " Authorization pending - waiting for password on device" You will get output if you start sync-engine without the -d option.

I think this problem arises after the phone has suspended, but I'm not quite sure what really causes it.