pidgin 2.10.3 pci wifi

klein klein at hughes.net
Thu Nov 1 09:13:24 EDT 2012


 Tres
 if i set up a google voice number for testing it will except text (smd)
 messages.

On Thu, 2012-11-01 at 00:41 -0400, Tres Finocchiaro wrote:
> Ethan,
> 
> First please set up a test scenario that is consistent across all scenarios.
> 
> Your eagerness to get this resolved means to me you actually care about why its not working and that is a step in the right direction.
> 
> For starters, use the same cell number for all of your tests.  I would recommend creating a Google voice number.  This way you can expose the phone number to the mailing list or other testers without fear of sharing your personal cell number. 
> 
> Second, make sure your test scenarios are all vanilla.  By that I mean a fresh install of Pidgin with no extra accounts or plugins.  A live Linux CD (I would recommend ububtu) can have pidgin installed easily so this is a good baseline vanilla install that doesn't require a dedicated hard drive.  Then you can try wireless and wired and various hardware without much fuss. (Keep reading though because you may be over thinking this)
> 
> Although Ethan is correct (this is likely not a Pidgin issue) you may have better luck isolating the cause through tests described above.
> 
> Two more things....
> 
> 
> If you are in the US, remember there is flooding on the east coast causing communication problems and bandwidth problem in the most unpredictable sorts of ways.
> 
> Lastly, SMS messaging has some drawbacks where messages never get delivered.  Make sure to do some research on this too, as it might be a symptom of the protocol rather than the client.
> 
> I for one have come up with many conspiracies when I can't figure out why something doesn't work.  Take my experience as advice and create test scenarios that are conclusive.  They will bring sanity to all parties in the end.
> 
> -Tres
> 
> On Oct 31, 2012, at 11:39 PM, klein <klein at hughes.net> wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 2012-10-31 at 21:47 -0400, Ethan Blanton wrote:
> >> klein spake unto us the following wisdom:
> >>> there seems to be a bug when texting a cell phone from a computer that
> >>> is connected to the Internet via wifi and pci, i tried connecting a
> >>> linksys wifi usb adapter to another computer of mine and well that
> >>> really don't work well.
> >> 
> >> This is just plain not true.  You're barking up the wrong tree.  I
> >> don't know why your AIM SMS messaging isn't working, but wifi is not
> >> even in the picture.
> >> 
> >> Ethan
> > 
> > 
> > the first computer was a dell dimension 3000 linksys pci wifi ubuntu
> > 8.04 32bit
> > 
> > second was a dell dimension e510 linksys pci wifi ubuntu 10.04 32bit
> > 
> > the third is a dell dimension 5100 intel pci wifi xubuntu 12.04 32bit
> > 
> > i'm not sure what card the dell 1525 laptop has in it but in
> > Virgina beach, Sheraton Hotel will send im to another computer but wont
> > text a cell phone 
> > Chambersburg, PA fairfield inn will send im to another computer but wont
> > text a cell phone  
> > 
> > ok so let say it is the wifi in the router it is a linksys running
> > DD-WRT v24-sp2 (10/10/09) mega the router is the only thing i haven't
> > changed out, but xp pro with aim software works lol 
> > 
> > i also have about 10 computers connected with cat5 and they all with the
> > same aim account will text a cell phone, after two years i have done
> > just about everything i could to fix this even in the past used the
> > ppa's the last post i forgot to attach the files i will this time,
> > 
> > do you use ubuntu ?
> > do you use a wifi pci card ? 
> > 
> > just tried my wife's dell running win7 64bit pidgin and it texted her
> > cell phone  
> > 
> > you explain it to me because at this point i'm lost lol 
> > <lspci dell.log>
> > <xp pro purple-debug.log>
> > <xubuntu 12.04 purple-debug.log>
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