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Sir J David
post Jan 11 2018, 03:30 AM
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Hi there, my first post here. smile.gif

I wonder if there is any software for using the Phone from Linux? I mean the "real phone chip" (3G, 4G etc), not Skype and other apps like that.

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Varti
post Jan 11 2018, 05:34 AM
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A tool for managing calls/SMS is planned, it will be probably based on ofono. In the meanwhile, if Planet will provide a Linux driver for the cellular modem's serial port (/dev/ttyS0 or similar), Wammu will probably work:

https://wammu.eu/

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post Jan 11 2018, 09:32 AM
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QUOTE(Varti @ Jan 11 2018, 05:34 AM) *
A tool for managing calls/SMS is planned, it will be probably based on ofono.


Is there an ARM port of ofono? Everything I've seen about it, which I admit is a limited amount, has it tied to Intel chips.

I'm just hoping that Planet gives us all the programming hooks for those things for which drivers are not provided (and for those things for which drivers are provided, too). In the video, Janko said Planet is committed to open source all the way or words to that effect; sadly, in today's climate "all the way" or words to that effect has come to mean "some, at least a little. Maybe."

I worry about the 4G support under Linux; with it, I can't forsee ever booting into Android.
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Adam Boardman
post Jan 11 2018, 03:33 PM
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There are installable packages for ofono and wammu available in the debian 9 repository. Something to play with when we get the devices...

To clarify: All I'm saying is that if you type 'apt-get install ofono' you can expect something to get installed (ie its part of debian so yes it works on ARM), from its description it claims to be a 'Mobile telephony stack (daemon)'. So no UI. From the dependencies on wammu there is no indication that it will talk to ofono, seems more like its designed to talk to external bluetooth mobile phones. But my expectation is that ofono would be the route into linux for the telephone functionality of the hardware.
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post Jan 12 2018, 02:52 AM
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QUOTE(Adam Boardman @ Jan 12 2018, 12:33 AM) *
There are installable packages for ofono and wammu available in the debian 9 repository. Something to play with when we get the devices...

Does ofono have its own GUI? I was under the impression that it is just an API.

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post Jan 12 2018, 01:46 PM
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One frontend for ofono voice calls would be telepathy-ring, another debian package. Found by "apt rdepends ofono". A GUI for the Telepathy framework would be Empathy.
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post Jan 15 2018, 05:21 PM
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Damn, I really hope we can get telephony to work under linux! I don't care if its CLI... we can make an interface for it...


Are we expecting 4G to work under linux for mobile data?


PS: am I imagining planet saying there will be a forum or something - to help the community sort out and collab on stuff like this?
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