Linux Mint 19 Tara how to send sms with cell phone from desktop

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Linux Mint 19 Tara how to send sms with cell phone from desktop

Post by Jim river » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:06 pm

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System:    Host: jim-DX4375 Kernel: 4.15.0-38-generic x86_64
           bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: Gateway model: DX4375 serial: N/A
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: P11-A3 date: 06/27/2013
CPU:       Quad core AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-) 
           arch: Jaguar rev.1 cache: 2048 KB
           
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 15969
           clock speeds: max: 2000 MHz 1: 1563 MHz 2: 1276 MHz 3: 1035 MHz
           4: 870 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini [Radeon HD 8400 / R3 Series]
           bus-ID: 00:01.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD KABINI (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.15.0-38-generic, LLVM 6.0.0)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
           Card-3 Microsoft LifeCam Cinema driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 001-003
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-38-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1320.3GB (24.8% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000DM003 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: 3200BEV_External size: 320.1GB
           Optical-1: /dev/sr0 model: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GHA2N
           rev: 1.00 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
           Features: speed: 40x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 276G used: 196G (76%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 3.69GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
           fs: swap dev: /dev/sda8
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 39.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 193 Uptime: 9:13 Memory: 3098.7/7406.0MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56 
jim@jim-DX4375:~$ 

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im@jim-DX4375:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1058:1010 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Elements Portable (WDBAAR)
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0711:5100 Magic Control Technology Corp. Magic Control Technology Corp. (USB2VGA dongle)
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 045e:075d Microsoft Corp. LifeCam Cinema
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0a5c:21e8 Broadcom Corp. BCM20702A0 Bluetooth 4.0
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0461:4e2a Primax Electronics, Ltd 
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0461:0010 Primax Electronics, Ltd HP PR1101U / Primax PMX-KPR1101U Keyboard
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
jim@jim-DX4375:~$ 
I have a Jethro cell phone and have been searching and tying to find a way to send sms messages from my desktop and I am sure it can be done but most of the info I find is very dated and doesn't pertain to the latest distros. If I include Linux Mint 19 in the search term I get everything but what I am looking for as it is so new, sigh.
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Re: Linux Mint 19 Tara how to send sms with cell phone from desktop

Post by AndyMH » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:18 pm

I use pushbullet in chromium and also have kde conn ect installed.
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Re: Linux Mint 19 Tara how to send sms with cell phone from desktop

Post by rbmorse » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:03 pm

I use google voice through the web interface. Works.
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Re: Linux Mint 19 Tara how to send sms with cell phone from desktop

Post by redlined » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:40 pm

rbmorse wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:03 pm
I use google voice through the web interface. Works.
+1 this is what I do.

Otherwise Signal! (or similar "trustworthy" cross-platform messaging app)

edit to add: I had forgotten to mention Signal is 64-bit only and I have to go to SWMO laptop for comms via signal desktop to cell phone when it's out and about. another option I'd looked at before Wire, for personal use and am installing it now on this old 32bit laptop as it appears good and secure (although it is not sms/mms... it is a messaging app that needs to be installed by any who want to communicate with others using it.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Linux Mint 19 Tara how to send sms with cell phone from desktop

Post by Jim river » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:49 pm

AndyMH wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:18 pm
I use pushbullet in chromium and also have kde conn ect installed.
I have installed KDE Plasma and when I go to KDE connect I get this screen that won't allow me to do anything and I have no idea how I am supposed to select a device as it does not offer any way to do that. As for pushbullet in chromium, I do not want to use a third party service but just LM 19.
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Re: Linux Mint 19 Tara how to send sms with cell phone from desktop

Post by redlined » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:31 pm

hi Jim river!

That kde connect looks like a great solution, I've not ventured into KDE but have to ask from your screenshot- have you installed the app on the andriod phone you want to connect with? That link to their forums may also be of help to look around for solutions.
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