Yesterday I tried to install the latest version of synce in order to get Jem’s Dad’s Windows Mobile 6 phone to share files with Linux (Ubuntu “Ubuntu (Linux distribution)”) Gutsy Gibbon in this case). After managing to get the software installed, I have been very impressed with it, however actually installing it was a bit of a challenge, though the solution is quite simple and I share it with you now.
- Uninstall everything synce related before starting.
- Follow the Synce with Ubuntu instructions.
- pls should work at this time.
- Follow the SynceVfs instructions. Use ./configure –prefix=/usr make; sudo make install
- Heres the important bit: cp /usr/etc/gnome-vfs-2.0/modules/synce-module.conf /etc/gnome-vfs-2.0/modules/
- killall gnome-vfs-daemon
I think that you can do step 5 alternatively by adding –sysconfdir=/etc to your ./configure command in step 4, however I have not tested this.
Once this is done you should be able to just plug your phone (or other Windows Mobile device) in to the USB, and type synce:/// into Nautilus’ address bar. Simple!