Questions related to Ubuntu related phones; phone compatibility, connections with Ubuntu machine; etc.

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Is there a PC-to-phone application?

Is there an application (non-commercial) to make phone calls from PC to phone on Ubuntu?
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Can't Mount Phone, “according to mtab, /dev/sdb1 is already mounted on /”

My myTouch Slide wasn't mounting, so I decided to open Disk Utility. My phone shows up but when I click "Mount" it gives me this error: Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed ...
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What cell phones (feature phones, not smart phones) work well with Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm in the market for a new cell phone soon, and I'd like for it to work well with Ubuntu. I don't use my phone for much--just calls, texts, and the occasional photo. It would be nice if it could also ...
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Accessing my samsung f480T through Nautilus

Ubuntu isn't detecting my samsung f480T when I plug it in. After a bit of Googling, I found nothing. Do Samsung phones require a driver to be installed to work?
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How do I remote control a DVD player without a remote?

We have a proto-media centre, which is just a box in the corner, running Ubuntu, and connected to a projector. What is the best way to control a DVD player running on that box, without a remote ...
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How to call a number from command-line with Skype?

I've seen several links suggesting it is possible to make a call from the command-line with skype. The instructions suggest something along the lines of: skype --callto:+14445551234 However, this ...
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Use Computer headset like a hands-free for cell phone

Is it possible (and how) to use a computer headset (or speakers+mic) as a hands-free device for my mobile? I bought a bluetooth-dongle but I couldn't get it to work yet. I think I already set this up ...