caller id program

Does anyone know anything about this program.

I can’t figure what it wants to install it.

https://code.google.com/p/linux-caller-id/downloads/detail?name=LinuxCallerId

On 2015-06-25 04:56, mike7757 wrote:
>
> Does anyone know anything about this program.
>
> I can’t figure what it wants to install it.
>
> http://tinyurl.com/ngd7ote

I don’t understand. You are trying to insall linuxcallerid, or something
wants to install linuxcallerid?


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.

(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” (Minas Tirith))

Yes, explain what problem you are having. Did you install the two needed libraries mentioned?? Also note that if compiling it you will need the devel version of the libs

NO problems as of this moment. But I have not installed it yet. At present time I am running a secondary machine to handle my phone calls. I get pestered by solicitors almost daily. I was looking to eliminate the use of my second machine by having my Linux machine filter all of my incoming calls.

I have little knowledge when it comes to installing programs like that. If I had my choice, I would use yast to install the program, but I don’t seem to have that option available to me.

If this program is a bigger headache than it’s worth, then I would rather skip the installation.

You do have to run the telephone line through a modem for it to block calls i’d think.

Don’t see any reason it would not work these thing usually come with a readme file. Use it.

On Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:46:02 +0000, mike7757 wrote:

> gogalthorp;2716896 Wrote:
>> Yes, explain what problem you are having. Did you install the two
>> needed libraries mentioned?? Also note that if compiling it you will
>> need the devel version of the libsNO problems as of this moment. But I
>> have not installed it yet. At
> present time I am running a secondary machine to handle my phone calls.
> I get pestered by solicitors almost daily. I was looking to eliminate
> the use of my second machine by having my Linux machine filter all of my
> incoming calls.
>
> I have little knowledge when it comes to installing programs like that.
> If I had my choice, I would use yast to install the program, but I don’t
> seem to have that option available to me.
>
> If this program is a bigger headache than it’s worth, then I would
> rather skip the installation.

I find that using Google Voice is the most effective for this. I
considered doing something like what you’re doing once upon a time, but
to really implement it properly, you’d have to set up a local PBX
(something asterisk) in order to intercept the call and only let it ring
through if it’s on a whitelist.

Or you can do what I do now - just don’t answer the phone unless you’re
expecting a call. It took a lot of practice to ignore the phone when
it rang if I was working on something or doing things with my family -
and for that matter, to get friends and family who would call me to
understand that if I didn’t answer, it wasn’t personal, it was that I was
doing something else, and that I’d call them back when I was done if they
left a message.

Now the phone rings and it goes to voicemail. If the number is one I
recognize (or my phone recognizes and tells me who it is - I only have a
mobile these days) and I’m not busy, I’ll answer it. If it goes to voice
mail (provided, again, by Google Voice) and it turns out to be someone I
don’t know, is a known scammer or solicitor, I block the number in Google
Voice, and they get the three-tone message that the number is no longer
in service, and I don’t get bothered by them any more.

I have an entry in my phone book that I add them to as well, just in case

  • “Scammer Scum”. That way if it does turn up on the phone (like if they
    call my unpublished number directly rather than the GV number), I know I
    can ignore it.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
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My second machine is just an old XP machine that never goes online. The only 2 programs that I wanted to install was Phonetray and Eraser. Phonetray has all those phone tones plus a few other sounds if you want to aggravate the individual.

I have tried Phonetray under Wine but it don’t work. Plenty of far smarter people than myself have tried Phonetray and wine and they were not successful either.

Oh Well I was hoping.

Thanks…

On 2015-06-26 08:26, mike7757 wrote:
>
> hendersj;2716944 Wrote:

>> Or you can do what I do now - just don’t answer the phone unless you’re
>> expecting a call. It took a lot of practice to ignore the phone when
>> it rang if I was working on something or doing things with my family -
>> and for that matter, to get friends and family who would call me to
>> understand that if I didn’t answer, it wasn’t personal, it was that I was
>> doing something else, and that I’d call them back when I was done if they
>> left a message.
>>
>> Now the phone rings and it goes to voicemail.

Unfortunately, for me, I get those pestering calls when I’m sleeping (be
it my abnormal hours, or siesta time), none of the calls (be it wanted
or not) leave a message, and worse, I can get calls from random numbers
with alarms. The later has no solution that I can imagine, except a
voice robot asking questions for identification.

So what many people want, IMO, is the phone not ringing at all unless
the call is wanted.

>> mail (provided, again, by Google Voice) and it turns out to be someone I
>> don’t know, is a known scammer or solicitor, I block the number in Google
>> Voice, and they get the three-tone message that the number is no longer
>> in service, and I don’t get bothered by them any more.

That’s a nice one. I wish my land line had that.

>> I have an entry in my phone book that I add them to as well, just in case
>> - “Scammer Scum”.

Me too. But it rings and awakens me.

> My second machine is just an old XP machine that never goes online. The
> only 2 programs that I wanted to install was Phonetray and Eraser.
> Phonetray has all those phone tones plus a few other sounds if you want
> to aggravate the individual.

If it works, use it :slight_smile:

>
> I have tried Phonetray under Wine but it don’t work. Plenty of far
> smarter people than myself have tried Phonetray and wine and they were
> not successful either.

Well, you could install XP inside a virtual machine, in the Linux
machine. That might work. I’m unsure if virtualization can route the
serial port to the guest, but certainly it redirects USB.

> Oh Well I was hoping.

Well, your inmediate goal is now clear: you want to install
“linuxcallerid”. None provides it at openSUSE, so you would have to
build it yourself. The starting point is this one:

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

I just downloaded the sources, but I don’t see a configure or Makefile,
so I’m stuck. I see a .pro file, that appears to be intended for
QtCreator, but I have never used it.

But some others here may take it further :wink:


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.

(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” (Minas Tirith))

Someone in the openSuse world should grab that caller id idea and run back to their desk and make it work for the openSuse community. Put it in the repo’s for all to enjoy.

On Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:26:02 +0000, mike7757 wrote:

>> My second machine is just
>> an old XP machine that never goes online. The
> only 2 programs that I wanted to install was Phonetray and Eraser.
> Phonetray has all those phone tones plus a few other sounds if you want
> to aggravate the individual.

There are times that I think something like that could be handy as
well. :slight_smile:

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

On Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:38:06 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:

>>> Now the phone rings and it goes to voicemail.
>
> Unfortunately, for me, I get those pestering calls when I’m sleeping (be
> it my abnormal hours, or siesta time), none of the calls (be it wanted
> or not) leave a message, and worse, I can get calls from random numbers
> with alarms. The later has no solution that I can imagine, except a
> voice robot asking questions for identification.
>
> So what many people want, IMO, is the phone not ringing at all unless
> the call is wanted.

Well, yes, and that’s understandable. The only real solution to that is
to use a whitelist and block all other unknown numbers. Or turn the
phone off entirely (or as I do, turn the ringer off at night).

>>> mail (provided, again, by Google Voice) and it turns out to be someone
>>> I don’t know, is a known scammer or solicitor, I block the number in
>>> Google Voice, and they get the three-tone message that the number is
>>> no longer in service, and I don’t get bothered by them any more.
>
> That’s a nice one. I wish my land line had that.

It’s one of the reasons we don’t have a land line at all. In the US,
there are certain classes of numbers the phone company won’t block and
that are exempt from the national “do not call” register.

>>> I have an entry in my phone book that I add them to as well, just in
>>> case - “Scammer Scum”.
>
> Me too. But it rings and awakens me.

The beauty of using Google Voice (which I know isn’t available in Spain,
IIRC) is that it doesn’t ring if they call the GV number. The call never
gets to the phone.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

On 2015-06-26 17:51, Jim Henderson wrote:

>> So what many people want, IMO, is the phone not ringing at all unless
>> the call is wanted.
>
> Well, yes, and that’s understandable. The only real solution to that is
> to use a whitelist and block all other unknown numbers. Or turn the
> phone off entirely (or as I do, turn the ringer off at night).

Apparently, this caller-id software does that. But I don’t know how to
build it and try… I’m stuck there.

Another tool is Hylafax. Using a voice-modem, it can replay messages and
record the ID on a file, or do something. I’ve never tried, because my
fax-modem is not a voice-modem.

From memory, a voice-modem is a modem that can send, over the RS232
cable, digitized voice in perhaps both directions. That is, it would act
as an analog<->digital converter.

I have never seen one of those, personally. Just docs.

The best software for “phone robots” would be asterisk. I have played
with it. But it needs a special hardware card to handle a land line.

Funny. Now that I have fibre to the home, I have a little box that
converts light to analog copper line for the old phones in the house.
They did not go to full digital phones. Expensive.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.

(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” (Minas Tirith))