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steveneddy
July 5th, 2008, 04:48 AM
I just discovered this useful application by searching for a way to send SMS messages from my laptop.

I already had a mobile phone that could send messages, and this little app will integrate with your cell phone via Bluetooth so you can send messages from PC to phone (so the phone can send the message) and when you get an SMS message on your phone, it will pop up on your PC.

I thought this was a great addition to my already busy desktop, but I have found it to be a handy tool when you don't have to remember where you put the phone just to send an IM to someone. As long as the phone is within Bluetooth range and you have the application started, you can send and receive SMS messages and do it all from your desktop.

It's in the repos.


sudo apt-get install gnome-phone-manager

Here's the web site to tell you more.

http://live.gnome.org/PhoneManager

:D

pavel989
July 5th, 2008, 05:44 AM
sounds interesting. good find

steveneddy
July 5th, 2008, 05:48 AM
sounds interesting. good find

Thanks. I've already sent a few IMs and it works very well.

Feels like a regular IM client, kind of like Pidgin.

I use a Motorola Moto Razr.

rudihawk
July 5th, 2008, 07:42 AM
Does it work with Sony Erricson phones?

hongleong
July 5th, 2008, 11:19 AM
I can't get gnome-phone-manager to work with my Sony Ericsson K610i, connected via the serial USB cable.


$ gnome-phone-manager
** Message: bdaddr
** Message: New connection device is /dev/ttyACM0 (changed)
** Message: New connection device is /dev/ttyACM0 (not changed)
** Message: Connecting...
** Message: Status 1
** Message: Making serial port connection
Couldn't open PHONET device: Operation not permitted

** (gnome-phone-manager:13629): WARNING **: gn_gsm_initialise: Command failed
** Message: Failed connection to device on /dev/ttyACM0
** Message: Exiting connect thread
^C

$ sudo gnome-phone-manager
** Message: bdaddr
** Message: New connection device is /dev/ttyACM0 (changed)
** Message: New connection device is /dev/ttyACM0 (not changed)
** Message: Connecting...
** Message: Status 1
** Message: Making serial port connection
Couldn't open PHONET device: Inappropriate ioctl for device

** (gnome-phone-manager:13639): WARNING **: gn_gsm_initialise: Command failed
** Message: Failed connection to device on /dev/ttyACM0
** Message: Exiting connect thread
^C

These are the versions that I've installed:
- gnome-phone-manager: 0.40-3
- gnokii: 0.6.22.dfsg-3

This is my ~/.gnokiirc:


[global]
port = /dev/ttyACM0
model = AT
initlength = default
connection = serial
use_locking = yes
serial_baudrate = 19200
smsc_timeout = 10
[xgnokii]
allow_breakage = 0
[gnokiid]
bindir = /usr/sbin/
[connect_script]
TELEPHONE = 12345678
[disconnect_script]
[logging]
debug = off
rlpdebug = off
xdebug = off

gnokii can identify my phone connection successfully:


$ gnokii --identify
GNOKII Version 0.6.22
IMEI : <snipped>
Manufacturer : Sony Ericsson
Model : AAD-3022041-BV
Product name : AAD-3022041-BV
Revision : R1KG001 070418 2238

I can successfully send SMS via gnokii command line:


echo "hello world" | gnokii --sendsms +<number> -r

Somehow gnome-phone-manager just doesn't work. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks. :)

steveneddy
July 5th, 2008, 04:27 PM
I will admit that I'm no expert at this application, but i can point you to the bug list.

If it's not in the bug list, you could add a bug to get this working better for you and others with the same issue/phone.

Bug List (http://bugzilla.gnome.org/buglist.cgi?query_format=advanced&short_desc_type=allwordssubstr&short_desc=&product=gnome-phone-manager&long_desc_type=substring&long_desc=&status_whiteboard_type=allwordssubstr&status_whiteboard=&keywords_type=allwords&keywords=&bug_status=UNCONFIRMED&bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&bug_status=NEEDINFO&emailassigned_to1=1&emailtype1=substring&email1=&emailassigned_to2=1&emailreporter2=1&emailqa_contact2=1&emailcc2=1&emailtype2=substring&email2=&bugidtype=include&bug_id=&chfieldfrom=&chfieldto=Now&chfieldvalue=&cmdtype=doit&order=Reuse+same+sort+as+last+time&field0-0-0=noop&type0-0-0=noop&value0-0-0=)

hongleong
July 8th, 2008, 12:19 AM
steveneddy, thanks for introducing the gnome bugzilla. I've logged the bug (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-phone-manager/+bug/246173) at Launchpad Ubuntu instead, since the hardy repo has the older version of gnome-phone-manager. :)

steveneddy
July 9th, 2008, 03:59 AM
You are welcome.

I hope you get your issues resolved.

motang
July 14th, 2008, 08:54 PM
Cool, I shall try this out with my Samsung u520 when I get home. Thanks for the heads up.

00chilli00
April 5th, 2009, 02:45 AM
Hey all, i love this program lols
It works with out a problem on my sony ericsson.
Thanks

steveneddy
April 7th, 2009, 03:40 AM
Maybe when I get time I'll plug my Blackberry into this to see if it works.

AlexanderDGreat
January 14th, 2010, 08:16 AM
It doesn't work on some phones, how do you receive message, mine doesn't show up.

steveneddy
January 15th, 2010, 04:20 AM
man this is an old thread - did you try the web site?

I don't even use this anymore....

AlexanderDGreat
January 17th, 2010, 03:57 AM
Yeah, but it seems there are so few apps for mobile phones out there, wammu, gammu, etc... But it's ok, I got mine working already, I just needed to restart. Thanks.

xile_
April 10th, 2010, 09:30 PM
the gnome-phone-manager application only allows for 160 character messages, does anyone have an idea on how to bypass this restriction?

I know what the Wammu application supports concatenated messages - but I like the simplicity in the gnome-phone-manager app :)