Xphone 2.0 reviewDownload
Xphone is made for users who intend to hook their modem up to external speakers or their sound card and use it as a speaker . By d
Xphone is made for users who intend to hook their modem up to external speakers or their sound card and use it as a speaker .
By default you get a half duplex speaker phone. Try full duplex at your own risk.
If it locks up type 'killall chat' at a prompt to try to get back.
Also if it locks up try running minicom and quitting it without resetting the modem to initialize the serial port.
The preferences menu has some good facilities to play with.
Select either half duplex or full duplex:
Half duplex doesn't seem to have any problems. Full duplex appears to only work on a few modems and it may lock yours up. More importantly full duplex may pop your speakers.
If yours locks up execute "killall chat" at a command line to get back.
Select a modem device:
The serial device your modem is connected to: (/dev/modem)
Select a chat command:
Xphone uses chat syntax to communicate with the modem. Set this to whatever your chat command is (/usr/sbin/chat). Some versions of chat have a -S flag which may improve serial port performance so you can also try "/usr/sbin/chat -S".
Libc6 users can build it by typing make in this directory. The standalone executable is dropped in xphone/
Hacks and problems:
Full duplex doesn't work on my modem. Serial port interface sometimes doesn't happen. GUI toolkit can't close sockets to the X server.
What's New in This Release:
Fix hang on startup because the default volume setting was out of range.
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