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    Caller ID for ubuntu?

    Hello hello - my fiance is low vision and can not read the large print caller id on the phone - when i ran windows we had a program that would display the caller id info on the screen in very large print - is there something like that for ubuntu? if so, how do i install it - (sorry, i'm a linux noob)

    thanks!
    -Mitchell

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    Re: Caller ID for ubuntu?

    Check out this site:

    http://www.ainslie.org.uk/callerid/nopcsoft.htm

    It has non-windows caller id software. The Java, and Python software may also work in addition the Unix\Linux Software that is listed.

    I hope this helps.

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    Re: Caller ID for ubuntu?

    Hi, anybody have any other recommendations for a callerid program for ubuntu? The programs listed on the site above don't really work or are obfuscated.

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    Re: Caller ID for ubuntu?

    Any possibility of running the Windows app under Wine? Best check the Wine AppDb at http://winehq.org.

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    Re: Caller ID for ubuntu?

    Well, I've been searching around for something similar.... there unfortunatly doesn't seem to be a ready-made GUI solution, but it looks like the "mgetty" package, which is a one-stop modem program, supports Caller ID as a feature. So, theoretically, you'd just need a modem, and a few scripts to pipe the info into a giant notification.

    I'll play around some more with it.

    http://mgetty.greenie.net/

    And it's also available in the standard Ubuntu repositories.

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    Re: Caller ID for ubuntu?

    Hi, sorry for writing in an old thread, but since this is still the first result in Google when looking for linux caller id I thought it may be useful to update it.

    I've too been looking for any program that shows caller id in Linux and did not find anything that worked, so I wrote one myself.

    https://code.google.com/p/linux-caller-id/

    Hope it helps someone!

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    Re: Caller ID for ubuntu?

    you should find some cli-tools for a modem and pipe it through figlet.
    Code:
      ___   __ _____    ____ _____  ___   ___  
     ( _ ) / /|___  |  | ___|___ / / _ \ / _ \ 
     / _ \| '_ \ / /___|___ \ |_ \| | | | (_) |
    | (_) | (_) / /_____|__) |__) | |_| |\__, |
     \___/ \___/_/     |____/____/ \___/   /_/

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    Re: Caller ID for ubuntu?


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