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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How to charge my Ubuntu phone's battery off my Ubuntu laptop's battery?

When I plug my BQ Aquaris Ubuntu phone into my laptop running 14.04.3 LTS and shut down the laptop while the phone is charging the phone keeps charging... Once I unplug the phone however, it doesn't ...
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Where are SMS and MMS stored?

I have BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition phone and I'm not able to get MMS. If someone sends me a MMS, I just get empty message with no sender or anything. I can see those messages in message-app but ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to accept wired phone call (RJ11)?

I have a Toshiba laptop with Ubuntu 11.10 installed, all works fine. If I connect a wired phone (RJ11) into the RJ11 slot in my laptop and someone calls that phone, is it possible to accept a phone ...
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Can I directly dial phone numbers from Evolution's address book?

Is there a way to directly dial phone numbers from Evolution's address book? I have an ISDN phone on my desk connected via USB. I've written a shell script that uses a phone number on the command line ...
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Can not access files in any folder on Samsung Galaxy SII

When I connect my Samsung Galaxy SII with USB cable my DCIM folder looks empty although I can see my files on phone. Do you have any idea what would be the problem? On computer: On phone:
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Connect Android device

I've a phone with Android and I use Ubuntu in my PC. The thing is that I can connect my phone through USB and Ubuntu can read it, I mean, I can see the files and stuff, but that's it. I can't ...
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Recording phone calls

Does anyone know how I can record audio from a VOIP phone call? I've tried to do it before, and all I get is my side of the conversation. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, Skype, and Sound Recorder.
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Wammu - USB Device Name?

I'm trying to get to my phone's filesystem through USB in Wammu, but I'm stuck in the configuration wizard when it asks for a USB device name. After about an hour of Internet searching, here are the ...
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Can't send file to smartphone via bluetooth in Lubuntu?

I'm a new Lubuntu user (never used any Linux OS before). File Manager --> Preferences --> Bluetooth Manager I can't seem to send a file to my smartphone. I click the bluetooth icon on the task bar, ...
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How to go about trying to access files stored on mobile phone (via USB)?

I'd like to transfer files (photos and audio mainly) from my phone, to my Ubuntu PC. Unfortunately upon plugging it in (through Micro USB) nothing is automatically mounted. If I insert a memory card ...
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BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition: Downgrade to Android

Is it possible to install Android on the BQ E4.5 UE and reinstall Ubuntu Touch later when some important apps are available? How to do that?
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Will “legacy” Linux/X11 apps run on Ubuntu Touch?

I've been doing a little testing of the Ubuntu Touch preview on my Nexus 10 tablet. It's very pretty, but I'm curious what support is planned for "legacy" Linux/X11 apps that aren't based on Qt/QML? ...
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How can I fix the “Cannot find module 'bplist-parser'” error with PhoneGap?

I've installed everything - node.js and then used npm to get PhoneGap. But then I get this error when I start PhoneGap: phonegap module.js:340 throw err; ^ Error: Cannot find ...
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Tether Ubuntu bq phone

How do you tether a bq Ubuntu phone to a laptop by usb or bluetooth? -- [is there an application?]
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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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Ubuntu touch: who decides to upgrade? And when?

There are several possibilities to use "Ubuntu touch" like "the official phones" or to install an image yourself, eg. on the Nexus 4. Who decides to update the OS? When I check for updates it ...
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How to mark a caller as SPAM and autoignore incoming calls?

I bought BQ Aquaris E4.5. I have a problem because I cannot find possibility to start ignoring incoming calls and messages from number that I don't want to speak with. How to do it?
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Getting MTP-enabled Moto G to work with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm not allowed to comment, so I can't ask why my MotoG phone won't connect with my Ubuntu 12.04 64bit desktop. I've installed Phillip Langdale's ppa & packages for gvfs MTP backend. It didn't ...
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How to access the SD card through my Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Phone?

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc phone and I cannot access its SD card through the USB cable provided. I have set the USB connection mode to MSC yet when I connect the phone to my computer I cannot ...
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BQ E4.5 adb fails

With an Ubuntu phone BQ E4.5, I have enabled the Developer mode and connected through USB. when I issue: adb devices it returns nothing and adb shell returns "error: device not found" Whether I ...
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Lost phone : is Ubuntu One login linked to SIM card?

I recently lost my phone and I'm now trying to reset all logins I could have configured before a mess starts. Some of them are protected since the login is linked to the SIM card (for instance google) ...
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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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What navigation application can I use on Ubuntu phone devices, is it good as Google Map navigation?

What navigation application can I use on Ubuntu phone devices (the BQ Aquaris E4.5 & E5), while driving? Is it as good as the android default navigation system? Thank you
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Ubuntu Phone as PC

I feel "smart-phones" are computers, but none of OS is made to support desktop applications. Will Ubuntu Phone have that feature in near future. Will we be able just to connect phone to a monitor and ...
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Mount a Win8 Phone as Share on Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I'm trying to mount a Nokia 620 phone running Win8 on my Ubuntu 12.10 box. I can see the device using lsusb, but from what I can see it's not listed under sudo blkid. I'm trying to follow the ...
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Ubuntu phone release in India [duplicate]

I'm a devoted Ubuntu user and I haven't bought a smartphone yet. Its merely because I dont like either of Android or Microsoft OS on phones. I'm waiting for the launch of Ubuntu-powered phones & ...
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How do I flash dailies without data loss?

Is there a way to get the daily upgrades withou losing personal data i.e. my contacts and photos each times? Fyi I am doing it like this: phablet-flash -l
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What are limitations of ubuntu phone comparing to ubuntu desktop? [closed]

All the reviews for ubuntu phone seems to be targeted for phone users (how is the touch, gestures, scopes, etc). I am however, interested to know about this new OS as an ubuntu users. I was wondering ...
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Is there a target package list for Ubuntu phone?

I know it's not released yet. I know it's subject to change. The question is, if I'm trying to make one of the first 100 apps for Ubuntu phone that aren't horrible, what libraries can I expect to ...
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How to sync my music and photos with Windows Phone 7 device?

Is there is anything like a Zune or Windows Phone connector for ubuntu? Please help.
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Is there a way to use gmail call phone functionality with empathy/pidgin

Is there a way that I can use this functionality with any desktop client especially something like empathy ? http://www.google.com/chat/voice/ I am referring the phone call function not just video ...
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Update making any/all emails sound notification

I am using BQ Aquaris 4.5. I updated my phone yesterday when prompted. I have a problem now. I use gmail, I only used to get notifications for emails coming into my "primary" tab. Now with the update ...
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Ubuntu SDK: Newbie with security policy problem. Policy group 'debug': not for production use

I have just started with Ubuntu SDK. My first small app is a sound recorder. I got the app to work in ^Desktop Mode^. When I switch to ^Ubuntu SDK for arm64 (gcc ubuntu-sdk 15.04-vivid)^ then the ...
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GPS location not working on BQ Ubuntu phone with Map applications

I am having issues with GPS location ability with BQ Ubuntu phone, with the map applications. When I am on a wireless network this works fine. However when in a metro area with close to full carrier ...
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How to see what is new when I get a ubuntu touch update?

I'm working with my Ubuntu Touch BQ Aquaris phone for a month now but I can't seem to find out what the new features are when I get an update. For instance, today I got an update to 14.10 (R21). Where ...
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Issues with CuteSpotify in Ubuntu Phone

I have recently bought an Ubuntu Phone (I am one of the few lucky ones with a BQ 4.5 Ubuntu editon) and I am finding some issues when using Spotify's unoficial client, Cutespotify. First of all, ...
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Documentation / guides for offline ubuntu phone scopes

I've been working on an Ubuntu phone scope that is NOT connecting to the internet, it is retrieving local results. I am having difficulty, which is mostly due to not having a guide for how to write a ...
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Can i install the ubuntu phone os in oracle virtualbox [duplicate]

I love the idea of the new Ubuntu Phone OS and was wanting to try it out. Unfortunately, I don't have any extra Galaxy or Nexus sitting around my house. So, I was wondering if I could install the ...
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What combination of bluetooth mouse and keyboard work ok with the BQ M10 tablet? [closed]

Can we create a list of devices known to work with the M10 tablet that other users can take as reference when they want to buy a kit for themselves?
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How to setup OpenVPN provided with OTA10 on Ubuntu Touch?

How to setup VPN on Ubuntu Touch? I have paid account with NordVPN. I have followed their tutorials for setting up in different OS's and assembled from there various setting as per screenshot: It ...
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Ubuntu on Android for Samsung Galaxy note 2?

This question is lengthy, I have to warn you. I'm generally a mac user. My setup currently consists of using mac osx and vmware (windows 7) to run one program that isn't compatible with osx or ...
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Which software is available to connect to and manage cell phones?

Is there any application that can connect to my Nokia 2700c phone and check my messages, applications, files, etc? Is there some application available in Ubuntu like the Nokia PC Suite, for Windows? ...
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how do I run a mir application from a command line?

I want to run webapp-container from the local terminal on an Ubuntu Touch phone, or run it from an ssh session into the phone. I am looking for something like the DISPLAY environment variable to set ...
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BQ Aquaris phone vpn configuration and/or software?

Looking to buy the BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition but before I do so I need to ask a question (I'm not a develloper , I'm new at the game.) I'd like to use a VPN on my phone to chat and phonecall with ...
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How can I block an incoming phone number on a Ubuntu phone?

I have a Meizu ubuntu phone, and I am getting repeated incoming calls from the same number. I may be being stupid, but I have been unable to find a way of blocking those calls. Is this possible? ...
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Websites turn white in Ubuntu phone browser and webapps

I often experience that websites turn completely blank when using the browser or webapps on my Ubuntu phone. Sometimes it helps to restart the app but not always. Does someone know what is causing ...
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How can I lock my Ubuntu phone using the terminal?

I have the terminal installed on my Meizu MX4 Ubuntu phone, is there a command I can use to lock the phone from the terminal? By "lock" I mean the same thing that the lock button on top of the phone ...
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Enable GPS on BQ Aquaris E4.5 ubuntu edition without accepting the Nokia HERE terms and conditions

I have a BQ Aquaris E4.5 ubuntu edition and want to use GPS location. On first boot I decided not to accept the Nokia HERE terms and conditions, now GPS locations doesn't work. Does anybody know how ...