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mpolito1969 25th September 2008 10:11

receiving SMS with Vodafone Connect Application
I have a problem with receiving SMS on my Linux Ubuntu 8.04.1 notebook.

I can receive SMS only when they are sent to me while the application is running, if I send an SMS to my SIM while the computer is off I never receive it.

I don't have the same problem using the GlobalConnect application under Vista, in that case when I start the application I get all the SMS that were sent while the notebook was off.

This is quite boring as my ISP (Vodafone) sends SMS to tell me when I'm running out of credit.

At the moment I have to boot in Windows every now and then only to read SMS.

Any suggestion?


falko 26th September 2008 17:26

Any errors in your logs?

mpolito1969 26th September 2008 17:32


Originally Posted by falko (Post 146996)
Any errors in your logs?

Which logs do you refer to?

falko 27th September 2008 14:33

All logs in the /var/log directory.

mpolito1969 28th September 2008 00:06

This is the list of files in /var/log:


max@laptop:/var/log$ ls
acpid            debug.1.gz      lastlog            syslog.1.gz
acpid.1.gz      debug.2.gz      lpr.log            syslog.2.gz
acpid.2.gz      dist-upgrade    mail.err            syslog.3.gz
apparmor        dmesg          syslog.4.gz
apt              dmesg.0        mail.log            syslog.5.gz
auth.log        dmesg.1.gz      mail.warn          syslog.6.gz
auth.log.0      dmesg.2.gz      messages            udev
auth.log.1.gz    dmesg.3.gz      messages.0          unattended-upgrades
auth.log.2.gz    dmesg.4.gz      messages.1.gz      user.log
boot            dpkg.log        messages.2.gz      user.log.0
bootstrap.log    faillog        news                user.log.1.gz
btmp            fontconfig.log  pm-suspend.log      user.log.2.gz
cups            fsck            pycentral.log      wtmp
daemon.log      gdm            samba              wvdialconf.log
daemon.log.0    installer      scrollkeeper.log    Xorg.0.log
daemon.log.1.gz  kern.log        scrollkeeper.log.1  Xorg.0.log.old
daemon.log.2.gz  kern.log.0      scrollkeeper.log.2
debug            kern.log.1.gz  syslog
debug.0          kern.log.2.gz  syslog.0

They are quite a bit and i don't know were to start from.

I made "grep -i vodafone", "grep error" and didn't find anything interesting. "grep -i sms" returns no result.


falko 28th September 2008 14:58

You can leave out the logs with a .gz extension - these are old, compressed logs.

mpolito1969 1st October 2008 10:51

Could you please give me some hints about what to search for in those logs?

As I wrote I've already made some search without any result.


falko 2nd October 2008 16:17

Not sure - anything that looks suspicious. I don't use the Vodafone Connect Application so I don't know it...

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