View Full Version : Caller ID for ubuntu?

December 27th, 2006, 04:23 AM
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)


December 28th, 2006, 06:32 AM
Check out this site:


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.

July 4th, 2007, 11:15 PM
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.

July 5th, 2007, 09:05 AM
Any possibility of running the Windows app under Wine? Best check the Wine AppDb at http://winehq.org.

October 28th, 2007, 06:23 PM
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.


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

September 9th, 2012, 01:27 PM
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.


Hope it helps someone!

September 9th, 2012, 01:36 PM
you should find some cli-tools for a modem and pipe it through figlet.

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September 9th, 2012, 01:39 PM
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