[Trilug-ontopic] Linux Caller ID software
Neil L. Little
nllittle at embarqmail.com
Fri Feb 20 14:47:54 EST 2009
lets see if I can remember this...
Back in the before time (fedora core 3 and when I could only use dial
up), I used wvdial to find what tty in /DEV my modem was on. Then I had
to create the link /dev/modem to that device. Only it couldnt be in /dev
but /udev for the link to be persistent after each boot.
Why there in /udev? something about /dev being created from /udev every
time fedora core 3 booted.
Ivan Panarusky wrote:
> 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 <mailto: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
> bubble in the corner of the KDE taskbar with the caller ID, and a
> to click on to answer the phone with the PC speakers and microphone.
> However, my Ubuntu, SuSE and Fedora systems do not. My immediate
> 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
> "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."
> The NCID Server on a MythTV Backend:
> I see there is also a Gnome project at FreshMeat:
> Scott G. Hall
> Raleigh, NC, USA
> ScottGHall at BellSouth.Net
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