[olug] Remote Droid

Craig Wolf CJWolf at mpsomaha.org
Wed Mar 3 17:27:16 UTC 2010

ssh works well from the Motorola Droid.  I have used it a few times BUT typing on that little keyboard is slow.  It works though so I am not complaining.  I will just tether my phone to my laptop if I need to do a lot of ssh work.
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>>> Nate <drag at bluddclot.com> 3/3/2010 >>>
I know that from my Sony phone it's possible to remotely control the
computer via bluetooth in Linux. The stuff I use is special for Sony
Erricson phones and is supported by default for Gnome, but there are
java applets for Java-enabled phones that can be used in conjunction
with system daemons for remote control.

Now Android systems can't use any of that since they have their own
Android-specific thing going on, but I expect that similar functionality
for them exist. Just google around.

But if you want to access your computer from over the internet and launch
commands and such... then why not just use SSH? That would probably be
the easiest way to do it, if not terribly slick. I don't know how Kolab
works, but if you write a wrapper script to reduce the amount of typing
you have to do and have it send email notifications to you about job
statuses and such then I figure that would be the easy way out.

On Wed, Mar 03, 2010 at 10:08:31AM -0600, Jay Hannah wrote:
> On Mar 2, 2010, at 9:47 AM, David L Klinkebiel wrote:
> > Now that your wife has a DROID, I was wondering what application would work to either control my office computer from my phone so I can run routines on klab or access klab directly from phone.
> No idea, sorry. My wife has only let me play with her phone for a total of 4 minutes so far.  :)
> OLUG talks about the droid quite a bit I think. You could join their mailing list and ask, or search their mailing list archive.
>    http://www.olug.org/
> Err... correction. Looks like they're NOT chatting about Droid. Or Google search of the archive is fail? Weird... I thought Droid was Linux so OLUG would be all over it...?
>    http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Flists.olug.org%2Fpipermail%2Folug%2F+droid
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