HOWTO’s

Using your Blackberry in Linux + VMWare

Blackberry devices are the defacto for most corporations. Easy to use for email and sync with exchange. 99% of the time you never need to put it on your desktop. Where I found I needed to do such was with some certificates and to create the MAPI profile. My only choice for being the Linux guy at work was to use VMWare. Problem is that the USB connection blackberry initiates does not follow the 2.0 standard correctly, causing me to bang my head on the desk a few times. Here is the fix action:

Open terminal
vi Windows$.vmx
Add lines

usb.generic.skipsetconfig = “true”
uhci.syncWriteback = “TRUE”