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    Re: Sending and receiving SMS with Ubuntu 9.10

    Quote Originally Posted by bushguy43 View Post
    Well I guess if you like the idea of sitting in a Coffee Shop typing command line stuff, then it's solved, but for me command line for something so basic, is a thing of the last century.

    There must be millions of people who use Netbooks and laptops with usb modems.

    I never used to think of Mobile Partner as a great piece of software until I tried to get my Netbook going on Ubuntu. In order to get my E180 USB Modem doing everything that it was capable of doing, (like SIM settings, SMS and records of SMS's) I need several pieces of software, including one for which I have to remember command line syntax.

    I eventually got my HP1001TU mini working on home wifi (after a command line installation of the wireless card), only to find that it didn't recognise other wifi systems.

    This is an area that seriously needs to be sorted out. I wonder how many people have given up in disgust and gone back to Windows because of this?

    Hi

    You are correct in your statement

    However most of this needs to be sorted out By the ISP's and manufactures and not linux

    one company via Beta Vine are working towards this aspect with VMC

    most of these problems occur when the ISP's over write the firmware and then lock the devices to suit windows, but not all window's , a lot of these devices require firmware updates to work in the windows 7, and to which only to gain a further market share by pandering to microsoft

    if the same effort was put into the linux side by these isp's and manufactures then we would heading on a level platform

    added one write up of one specific modem

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huawei_E220
    Two tin cans are better than an iphone

    http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_2067160_ma...hone.html?cr=1

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    Re: Sending and receiving SMS with Ubuntu 9.10

    hi bushguy;

    mate:

    gammu is the command-line stuff

    http://www.gammu.org/wiki/index.php?...e_to_Gammu.org

    for guys like yourself with better things to do in their day, there is wammu

    http://wammu.eu/

    wammu is the graphical front-end; so you just click the buttons and fire off texts to your heart's content ...

    here are some screen-shots

    http://wammu.eu/screenshots/

    you can even change the colours if the bright Queensland sun is just too much;

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    Re: Sending and receiving SMS with Ubuntu 9.10

    Quote Originally Posted by pdc View Post
    hi bushguy;

    mate:

    gammu is the command-line stuff

    http://www.gammu.org/wiki/index.php?...e_to_Gammu.org

    for guys like yourself with better things to do in their day, there is wammu

    http://wammu.eu/

    wammu is the graphical front-end; so you just click the buttons and fire off texts to your heart's content ...

    here are some screen-shots

    http://wammu.eu/screenshots/

    you can even change the colours if the bright Queensland sun is just too much;
    It would be great if I could even get it to recognise my E180. I even tried command line with Gammu and it doesn't find it. Wammu finds the E180 (it produces it on a list) but when I select it, it says "Device not found". That's the same whether or not it's connected to the network.

    It connects ok, but I have the same problem as Sven. I need to access the SMS's in order to recharge my credit etc.

    I realise that it's not the fault of Linux or Ubuntu. The ISP has nothing to do with it. For one thing, I use an unlocked modem. I have been using Mobile Partner on Windows, which I installed myself. That's supplied by Hua Wei. There is just nothing available right now to get my Netbook fully functional on Ubuntu using Mobile Broadband, and from what I see, nothing on Lucid either.

    My only option is to use my wife's netbook (which is still on Windows) to recharge and just forget about my 500 free sms's.

    My other computers are all on Ubuntu, and I love it. It's a pity that it's just this one issue that prevents me from going 100% Ubuntu.
    Last edited by bushguy43; April 9th, 2010 at 10:38 PM.

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    Re: Sending and receiving SMS with Ubuntu 9.10

    the nearest package has probably been VMC by vodafone;

    https://forge.betavine.net/frs/?group_id=12

    their developers have worked hard to craft packages for differing linux distros;

    I think they were pulling their hair out by mid 2009; and said they were not supporting ubuntu; it is about 1MB to download; and I am told it is happy with providers other than vodafone: the programme does not discriminate;

    they suggest installing 3 packages;
    ozerocdoff to flip option modems
    usb_modeswitch to flip most other modems; .. then ..
    their vmc package

    I installed it on our Xandros EEE and it worked well then; I (and the initial Eee) have moved on, and I ain't tried vmc recently; it does allow sending and receiving of txts

    Liam Green-Hughes has written a blog

    http://www.greenhughes.com/content/v...buntu-netbooks

    http://www.betavine.net/bvportal/res...netbooks/eeepc

    Liam comments

    Despite its name, you don't have to be a Vodafone customer to use it, in fact I've been testing it out with my 3 UK account.
    Last edited by pdc; April 9th, 2010 at 11:03 PM.

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    Re: Sending and receiving SMS with Ubuntu 9.10

    I have also tried 'wammu', the graphical version for 'gammu'. Well, in the end I was able to send an SMS but it was much slower and less reliable. Actually I send my SMS twice because I first through it did not work.

    With 'gammu' in the command line it works much better, at least I get a direct feedback whether it worked or not. And I receive the SMS much faster on my mobile phone.

    Summary:
    I prefer using 'gammu' when sending or receiving SMS

    And no, I do not mind using the command line when sitting in a coffee bar. The command line might not be as fancy as a GUI tool (or an iphone) - but who cares? And for 5 seconds I feel like an IT pro, being independent grom GUIs
    Toshiba Tecra A11 running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and Virtual Box with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (work horse)
    Asus 1015E running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit (travel machine)
    Asus EeeBox EB1033 running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit (media center)

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    Re: Sending and receiving SMS with Ubuntu 9.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Sven6210 View Post
    I found the solution how to send and receive SMS with the Huawei E160 under Ubuntu 9.10 (and 10.04 beta1) - I use gammu in order to do so.

    1. use synatics to install gammu

    2. in the terminal window run:

    gammu-config

    Make the following settings:
    Port: (/dev/ttyUSB1)
    Connection: (at115200)
    Model: ()
    Synchronize time: (yes)
    Log file: ()
    Log format: (nothing)
    Gammu localisation: ()

    Save the file

    3, in the terminal window run:

    gammu --identify

    This should show that gammu found the Huawei E160. If not there is a problem with the setting above.

    Now you can use gammu to send and receive SMS.


    Sending an SMS
    In order to send an SMS enter the following command in the terminal window:

    echo 'Here is the text of your SMS' | gammu sendsms TEXT +1234567890

    where +1234567890 is the telephone number


    Reading SMS
    In order to read all SMS on your E160 and the SIM card enter in the terminal window:

    gammu --getallsms


    For further details of how to use gammu see:
    http://www.gammu.org/wiki/index.php?...ference_manual
    =================================

    Thanks a lot. It works like breeze !

    -Gurminder

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    Re: Sending and receiving SMS with Ubuntu 9.10

    Quote Originally Posted by sgurminder View Post
    =================================

    Thanks a lot. It works like breeze !

    -Gurminder
    thanks guys! it worked for me too!

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    Re: Sending and receiving SMS with Ubuntu 9.10

    Good to see that there are some more Ubuntu users not minding to use the command line

    Actually I admit that I bought a new device, the Huawei E5830 which is a 3G modem combined with a WiFi hub. This way I can connect several laptops with the WiFi hib and they share one 3G connection. And that device even has an web-based admin tool to send and receive SMS. A great solution, especially for Linux users as you do not need to worry about compatibility at all as long as WiFi works.

    Best regards

    Sven
    Toshiba Tecra A11 running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and Virtual Box with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (work horse)
    Asus 1015E running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit (travel machine)
    Asus EeeBox EB1033 running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit (media center)

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