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Is it possible to use FM radio WITHOUT internet connection or special devices ?

On my Android phone, I can plug in the headphones, which are in turn used as antenna. Since Android is Linux and Ubuntu is also Linux, it should be possible to do this on a plain old Ubuntu notebook (13.04), too. Is it ?

If yes, which application can I use for FM-Radio ?

I repeat: Live FM-Radio WITHOUT internet connection at the time of listening.

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Is it possible to use FM radio WITHOUT internet connection or special devices ?

No. Best option is to get a FM-radio tuner. There are USB versions of such tuners though most are TV tuners with an added FM radio tuner.

And gnomeradio is a piece of software for that:

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Oh I know of 1 notebook with a 3.0 x FM antenna: Toshiba Satellite A305-S6863.

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The FM-Radio works because there is FM receiver (hardware). So you need a FM receiver first in notebook. Most of notebooks doesn't come with FM receiver.

It is just not the software part.

You can get a USB FM receiver and use it. After that can have a look here - Is there any good software for Linux for FM radio listening?

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Toshiba Satellite A305-S6863 has a 3.0 x FM antenna ;) –  Rinzwind Jun 27 '13 at 10:23
    
wow.. really. Nice :) –  Web-E Jun 27 '13 at 10:25

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