Problems with download of blackberry desktop software

Asked by GIUSEPPE MASSETANI on 2012-08-14

I just do not manage to download on my pc the "Blackberry Desktop Software", which I need in order to synchronize my Blackberry Curve 9360 and my PC, so that I can upload photos, videos, and music (mp3 files), stored in the smartphone.
The operating system I've got is the latest version of Linux Ubuntu (12.04).
Once I have finished the download of the 610_b038_multilanguage.exe file, I receive this message from the image viewer:
could not load image "610_b038_multilanguage.exe"......................................So, the executable file simply does not run...........Can someone help me???? What am I supposed to do with this problem????? Thank you!!!!!!!!!

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Alessandro Menti (elgaton) said : #4

It's an .exe file for Windows, so it won't work "out of the box" with Linux. You can decide a) to run it using a Windows emulator or b) try LinBerry, a Linux replacement for the BlackBerry Desktop Manager.

a) How to run the BlackBerry Desktop Manager
Just save the file instead of running it, then open a terminal and type:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine
wine /path/to/the/file
where /path/to/the/file is the path to the file you downloaded.

These commands will install Wine (a Windows "emulator") and try to run the BlackBerry Desktop Manager installation program - just follow the instructions as you would under Windows. The shortcuts for the Desktop Manager should be then present among those of the other applications. Be wary that, since this program requires using system functions in an advanced way, you may experience crashes.

b) How to use LinBerry
Go to http://linberry.webcindario.com/pages/descargar.html and download the Ubuntu 12.04 package, then install it by double-clicking it - unfortunately, the author provides packages only for 32-bit systems at this time. The program is also not complete at this time.

I have successfully downloaded the Linberry programme, and it works fine, since my Ubuntu 12.04 version is 32-bit. But the problem still is: I want to copy and transfer my images and thumbnails and mp3s and videos from Blackberry to Ubuntu, and I have not yet understood if and how it can be done, using this Linberry software. I look forward to your reply, in order to solve my problem. Thank you very much indeed!!!

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Oggetto: Re: [Question #205830]: PROBLEMS WITH DOWNLOAD OF BLACKBERRY DESKTOP SOFTWARE
Inviato: 14 ago 2012 19:51

Your question #205830 on ubuntu-docs in Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-docs/+question/205830

Alessandro Menti proposed the following answer:
It's an .exe file for Windows, so it won't work "out of the box" with
Linux. You can decide a) to run it using a Windows emulator or b) try
LinBerry, a Linux replacement for the BlackBerry Desktop Manager.

a) How to run the BlackBerry Desktop Manager
Just save the file instead of running it, then open a terminal and type:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine
wine /path/to/the/file
where /path/to/the/file is the path to the file you downloaded.

These commands will install Wine (a Windows "emulator") and try to run
the BlackBerry Desktop Manager installation program - just follow the
instructions as you would under Windows. The shortcuts for the Desktop
Manager should be then present among those of the other applications. Be
wary that, since this program requires using system functions in an
advanced way, you may experience crashes.

b) How to use LinBerry
Go to http://linberry.webcindario.com/pages/descargar.html and download the Ubuntu 12.04 package, then install it by double-clicking it - unfortunately, the author provides packages only for 32-bit systems at this time. The program is also not complete at this time.

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Best Alessandro Menti (elgaton) said : #6

Activating "mass storage mode" manually (see http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/1487/Turn_on_mass_storage_mode_manually_422_187845_11.jsp) should make Ubuntu recognize the smartphone as an external disk; you can then use a normal file manager, like Nautilus, to transfer data.

Very well, I have managed to download all files.

Thank you very much!