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I'm just getting starting using org-mode with Emacs - I thought I'd use it as an alternative to Evernote. Having it on my mobile is pretty important (I'm using the Android version). I'm getting the error:

Error: 2: No such file

I get this even though the login check worked. I'm using a stock Emacs that came with the server distro (NetBSD).

Any ideas about why MobileOrg is not seeing this file even though it is there?

  • The problem for you is only on the phone-side, right? Where do you store the files? DropBox? – Dror Sep 15 '13 at 6:06
  • As an alternative to Mobileorg, you can also synchronize with Toodledo and use any app on the phone that uses it. It takes some configuration to get it to your liking. I am presently using it for my business calendaring purposes and am happy with it. github.com/christopherjwhite/org-toodledo – lawlist Sep 15 '13 at 15:59
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    The index.org file is on a server that I have, that I'm trying to access through ssh - there is a test connection, which it passes, but for some reason, it won't see the index.org file. I am looking to use dropbox as an alternative to handle this, but am checking out whether dropbox is allowed on the server (it's a community server). – Adam Sep 16 '13 at 7:22
  • @Adam, did you ever find a solution to this? I'm having the same problem (Mobileorg on Cyanogenmod, over SSH to Ubuntu Server). SSH works fine, test connection works fine, but Mobileorg fails with Error 2. – Duncan Bayne Dec 4 '14 at 4:09
  • I've also emailed the Mobileorg author and asked for assistance with this issue. If he replies to me rather than here, I'll forward it on ... fingers crossed. – Duncan Bayne Dec 4 '14 at 4:11
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I had this very same problem, and I understood how to set up the ssh correctly using the instruction from the following site:

http://svn.red-bean.com/repos/main/3bits/mobile_org_3bits.txt

In sum, you should NOT create index.org manually. You should use M-x org-mobile-push to do so. But to use org-mobile-push you have to configure the variables: org-mobile-directory and org-mobile-inbox-for-pull.

For example, on my setup I did as follows:

(setq org-mobile-directory (concat org-directory "/mobile/"))
(setq org-mobile-inbox-for-pull (concat org-directory "/index.org"))
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