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I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed as a desktop OS and a Symbian-based smartphone (Nokia N79). How can I use my desktop system with a headset to make and receive usual mobile phone calls using a connected (via cable or Bluetooth) smartphone?


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I'm not too sure that's possible – RolandiXor Dec 5 '10 at 20:45
You could always try using google voice if you are US based. – Marlon Dec 6 '10 at 5:55
@Marlon, that's slightly not the same thing as I'm asking for. – eigenein Dec 6 '10 at 16:13
Notice I didnt make it an answer, just a comment. It's not at all what you asked...but since there were no answers and Roland even suggested there might not be one...I figured you could use an alternative. – Marlon Dec 6 '10 at 17:44
up vote 7 down vote accepted

You can try this:

From the website description:

HFP for Linux is a Bluetooth Hands-Free Profile server.

It allows your Linux system to act as a speakerphone for your mobile phone. It aims to be a compliant Bluetooth HFP 1.5 Hands Free implementation, supporting all required commands and notifications, as well as streaming audio.

HFP for Linux was designed specifically for automotive computing applications, but it can be used just as well in a desktop environment.

You should try it to discover if it's compatible with your device.

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This is exactly what I've asked for! For now It seems to be not stable with my device, but it's better than nothing. :) – eigenein Dec 7 '10 at 0:14

Can install Hands Free Console by using ppa:sebastian-ruehl/nohands repository.

There is the list of packages needed to install, at Sourcrforge.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sebastian-ruehl/nohands

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install libhfp hfpd hfconsole libaudiofile0 libspeexdsp1 libdbus-1-3 libasound2 subversion g++ autoconf libtool libspeexdsp-dev libasound2-dev libbluetooth-dev libaudiofile-dev libdbus-1-dev
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error: W: Failed to fetch… 404 Not Found... how to tackle this? – shivshnkr Oct 1 '13 at 11:40
Beacause You are in Quantral, You need to add the repository as sudo add-apt-repository "deb 'http://' natty main".(remove ' ' around http..)That PPA has version only upto Natty. – user224082 Oct 1 '13 at 15:42
it worked, thanks... but nohands is not able to detect my android phone : Samsung Galaxy Chat (B5330) – shivshnkr Oct 1 '13 at 19:25
See this question. It says that certain Android phones cant connect thisway. Try with installing libimobiledevice packages in here – user224082 Oct 1 '13 at 21:38
sorry to say, but it didn't do. – shivshnkr Oct 2 '13 at 4:34

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