The following are instructions for transferring files between a Blackberry Playbook and a Linux system via Samba/CIFS.
- Connect the tablet to a wireless home network
- Go to Settings->About->Network and note the IPv4 address
To access the Playbook file share, use Samba/CIFS to create a mount point to the locally created directory playbook.
- Create a directory (e.g. playbook)
- Use the command
mount -t cifs //192.168.1.103/media playbook -o username=myusername
t - specifies the file system type //192.168.1.103/media - is the device (note the "media" extension) playbook - is the mount point -o - specifies the option flag (in this case a Playbook network username is required)
- Enter the Playbook network username password
The device is now mounted at the directory playbook for file sharing.
When finished transferring files to the Blackberry Playbook, use the command
unmount to disconnect the device.