[Trilug-ontopic] Linux Caller ID software

Ivan Panarusky panaruskyi at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 17:31:06 EST 2009

Ok, I made some progress. I installed ncid, but it doesn't work. It says it
can't find /dev/modem, and not surprisingly, it doesn't exist. I did a quick
google search and came up wtih the ubuntu wiki, whitch led me to
http://linux.dell.com/files/ubuntu/hardy/modem-drivers/hsf/ I installed the
deb, but I don't have anything in /dev/modem. Am I missing out on something
or is it not working?

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 3:40 PM, Scott G. Hall <ScottGHall at bellsouth.net>wrote:

> Ivan Panarusky wrote:
> > My computer came with a free modem, and we recently got caller ID. I am
> looking for a program that will display the caller id info when a call comes
> in, but my google foo only comes up with abandonware. Does anyone know of
> any such software
> I know that one is available, because my Xandros system pops up a little
> bubble in the corner of the KDE taskbar with the caller ID, and a button
> to click on to answer the phone with the PC speakers and microphone.
> However, my Ubuntu, SuSE and Fedora systems do not.  My immediate guess
> is that this is a built-in utility or driver in the KDE suite, and not a
> regular on Gnome desktops.  You might check on a Mint Linux desktop (a
> Ubuntu derivative that uses KDE and has a bunch of stuff installed and
> enabled including greyware of unknown propriety) and see if it also has
> such a feature.  If so, you might be in luck looking in the KDE
> development tree.
> My SourceForge lists suggest that Xandros may have just implemented an
> NCID server and client for their desktops.  Check out the NCID project:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/ncid/
>  "The project page for NCID (formally TiVoCID) has moved to
> <http://ncid.sourceforge.net> http://sourceforge.net/projects/ncid/
>  "NCID is a network based Caller-ID package that includes a Caller-ID
>   server and client.
>  "The server runs on Linux, TiVo (DirecTiVo, or Series 1 - requires
>   external modem or internal modem mod), FreeBSD, and Macintosh OS X.
>   Most people run the server on Linux.
>  "The client runs on the same platforms as the server, and also
>   Windows. Also included are Linux client interface scripts that will
>   speak the caller's name, email the CID information to a cell phone
>   or text pager, or send a CID message to a Windows system."
>  {http://tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=114969}
>    The NCID Server on a MythTV Backend:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Network_Caller_ID_(NCID)<http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Network_Caller_ID_%28NCID%29>
> I see there is also a Gnome project at FreshMeat:
> http://freshmeat.net/redir/gcallerid/19951/url_homepage/gcallerid
> --
> Scott G. Hall
> Raleigh, NC, USA
> ScottGHall at BellSouth.Net
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