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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009

    Lightbulb Magic Jack DOES work in ubuntu.. happy days!!

    Successfully setup Ubuntu Linux + VMWare + XP + MagicJack

    I was using a dedicated XP box for MagicJack and I have a 24x7 server running ubuntu so I decided to give it a try and was able to move MagicJack to my Ubuntu box successfully.

    Here are what I did, hope it will help others like me who don't want a dedicated XP running just for MagicJack.

    I started with an existing Ubuntu server install that does not have GUI.

    Install GUI and VNC:
    Downsize the system:
    - sudo vi /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common:
    DISABLED_MODULES="ath_hal fc fglrx ltm nv"

    Install the X11 bare bone:
    - sudo aptitude install x-window-system-core
    - sudo aptitude install xorg
    - sudo aptitude install fluxbox fluxconf #lightwight windows manager
    - sudo aptitude install dillo #lightweight browser
    - sudo aptitude install xfe #lightweight file manager

    Change /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
    - sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg #guided setup
    - manual edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf (use "gtf 1024 768 60" to obtain the Modeline values):

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "KDS k717s" #This is my monitor
    HorizSync 31-80
    VertRefresh 60-75
    # 1024x768 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 47.70 kHz; pclk: 64.11 MHz
    Modeline "1024x768_60.00" 64.11 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 795 -HSync +Vsync

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Monitor "KDS k717s"
    Device "Configured Video Device"
    DefaultDepth 16
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768"

    Starting X:
    - use startx
    - Virtual console F7 is the x window (display :0)

    Install X11vnc:
    - sudo aptitude install x11vnc

    Start vnc:
    - startx
    - x11vnc --forever &

    Connect to server remotely via vnc:
    - vncviewer host:0

    By now, I got a light GUI Ubuntu box that can be accessed remotely via VNC.

    Setup VMWare:
    Get the kernel header:
    - sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

    Then run the as root

    Then run the (install will prompt to run this)

    If you receive compilation error when run like this:
    include/asm/bitops_32.h:9:2: error: #error only can be included directly, and vmmon-only compile failes
    The solution is: change line 74 in vmmon-only source file to read: #include “linux/bitops.h”
    cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
    cp vmmon.tar vmmon.tar.orig
    sudo tar xvf vmmon.tar
    cd vmmon-only/include/
    sudo vi vcpuset.h
    change line 74 from: #include “asm/bitops.h” to: #include “linux/bitops.h”
    rm vmmon.tar (return to the folder where you decompressed the tar file)
    sudo tar cvf vmmon.tar vmmon-only/
    sudo rm -rf vmmon-only/

    Then re-run: sudo

    After this I have a working vmware that can be launched by "vmware".

    Guest XP OS install:
    You would need to install and activate your XP Guest OS. I already have a VMware image so this is skipped.

    Detect MagicJack USB devices:
    I was initially having problem detecting the MagicJack USB devices. I did two things that fixed it:
    1. Make sure the XP virtual machine has the USB Controller in the hardware list
    2. Check that the vmx file of the virtual machine has:
    usb.present = "TRUE"
    usb.generic.skipsetconfig = "TRUE"
    The second line is missing in my vmx file and I had to manually add it.

    After this, I rebooted the guest XP OS and re-plug in the MagicJack. XP detected both devices properly and started its installation. After that the MagicJack is up and running and I was able to make calls.


    BTW, I was posting this to the unofficialmagicjack forum but keep getting "Method Not Implemented, POST to /posting.php not supported." error when submit the post - tried 3 different browsers.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006

    Re: Magic Jack DOES work in ubuntu.. happy days!!

    A Linux version will be out 3rd quarter this year
    good news for sure

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    Re: Magic Jack DOES work in ubuntu.. happy days!!

    VNC is not making magic jack work in Ubuntu

    They maybe releasing soon- but why isnt it out already?
    its just a sip?
    the IPHONE has it working-
    Im forced to install a XP box just to hack it and steal it for my iphone.
    Thats kinda sad... there has to be something else
    I saw that EKIGA has it working- but u have to hack it first to make it work on ubuntu.


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