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Setting Linphone on Linux


In the company I work there is a PBX with Asterisk and due to the limited amount of hardware phones available I decided to use a softphone, in this case Linphone. Next I explain the steps to install and set up Linphone with a SIP server:

Installing on Debian

On Debian you must install the following package:

aptitude install linphone

On spin-off distros like Ubuntu or Mint you must check the package’s name.

Installing on Red Hat

In the case you are using Red Hat then you must install Linphone this way:

yum install linphone

Again, on spin-off distros like Fedora or CentOS you must check the package’s name. You also must the repository where to find Linphone (keep in mind Red Hat is server oriented)


In order to set up Linphone you must launch the application and go to Options > Preferences > Manage SIP Accounts. A windows like the following should appear:


You must add an account in the Proxy accounts section, by clicking on the Add button , then the following window will show up:

SIP Account

Here you just specified the user account or SIP identity and the proxy SIP. For the identity follow the format user@domain. In the example 5256 is the user (extension) and y is the SIP server. On the other hand, the proxy IP address is

Once the changes have been made just click Ok on this window and Done on the previous one.


Now the application should authenticate to the server, asking the user and password as shown next:

SIP Authentication

After the account is provided, in My Current Identity on  the main window that information should be shown:

My current Identity

Making a call

To make a call just put the extension number in the shown box and push the green button:



LVM on Fedora / Red Hat

Link to the video

On this video you can see the installing process using a LVM on Fedora (it’s also valid on Red Hat). As a side note, the directory that must be outside the LVM is /boot, altoogh I said it was the file system’s root directory /, which also includes /boot.

If you don’t understand some of the LVM terms, you can check out the previous article about basic LVM concepts and some commands to manage a LVM by hand.


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Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions on Fedora

If for any reason you need to install Fedora on a virtual machine using VirtualBox and you want to take advantage of the extras features provided by the Guest Additions (network and graphic drivers, for enabling full screen and mouse integration options) you can follow these steps::

  • In the virtual machine with Fedora install the needed files for compiling the Guest Additions:
yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel
yum groupinstall "Development Tools"

This will take long because it downloads a lot of packages.

  • Select Guest Additions on VirtualBox menu.

On the virtual machine a link will be created to mount the CDROM. Right click on it and choose Mount. Once mounted go to:

cd /media/VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.2_73507

There run the binary file for Linux installation:


Once it had finished the Guest Additions will be installed on Fedora!

Installing on Red Hat

The above steps are valid for Red Hat, you only need to set a repository from where packages and group of packages will be downloaded.


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