When I hook my Instinct to my PC the phone quits working. Meaning I can't take or make calls. The phone feature disables itself. Is this just what it does? I guess I am used to my TREO doing both. Also does the battery charge when hooked to the PC?
I run Linux, and before (the update?) when i plugged it in, it showed up as mass storage. Now it goes into computer mode for a few seconds, then goes back to normal mode. But, with the 'Speech to Action' trick above, I can get storage mode again, plus the phone works. Kind of strange, but useful.