I want to share my experience of connecting Mobile with Linux system. The very purpose of this is to take backup of mobile address book. I have tried gnocky (with back end as gnokii) many times without any success. Recently I searched synaptic with Nokia keyword and found that there is a tool called Wammu which works with most of the Nokia models. It works for me too like a charm. gammu is the backend of this tool.
My model is Nokia 6610 with MA620 USB Infrared dongle. This model of mobile communicates with Linux through Infrared dongle. Dongle is detected as /dev/ttyUSB0. Here is a script which maps my mobile at /dev/ircomm0.
#Minimal stuff required to get the MA620 USB IrDA dongle #recognised by the kernel. Version 1 — works with unpatched kernel, #but only at 9600bps.
/bin/echo 9600 > /proc/sys/net/irda/max_baud_rate
/usr/sbin/irattach /dev/ttyUSB0 -d ma600 -s
Wammu was able to detect my Mobile proerly. Here is my configuration screen.
I was able to backup my address book. Sending SMS from Wammu application was also successful. Here is my screenshot of Wammu which says more about the features.
Thanks to gammu and Wammu teams!