Ring tone on L5?

I’ve had a search and turned up very little about the ringtone on the L5. Old posts say that it would appear as something alterable in Byzantium via gui I think, but I don’t see anything.

Is it possible to change the ringtone? Whenever I’m in
a room of L5s I need to differentiate which is mine after all!


See: Customizing the L5's ringtone - #14 by gondolyr

(Phosh Mobile Settings app, under Feedback.)

35 Own ringtone

   I like the ringtone of these old american phones with a rotary dial plate
   and found one here as MP3 https://freesound.org/people/mycompasstv/sounds/456433/
   and in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p530Stpz11U

   I fetched the MP3 converted it to .oga, cut 8 seconds from the start and
   from there 50 secs with:

   ffmpeg -i bell-500-phone.mp3 -c:a libvorbis -q:a 4 temp.oga
   ffmpeg -ss 00:00:8.000 -i temp.oga -t 50 -c copy bell-500-phone.oga

   The installation as own rington is explained here:

   I did only:

   cp -pr /usr/share/sounds/librem5 ~/.local/share/sounds/mysound
   cp bell-500-phone.oga ~/.local/share/sounds/mysound/stereo/phone-incoming-call.oga
   ls -l ~/.local/share/sounds
   total 8
   drwx------ 2 purism purism 4096 Feb 14  2022 __custom
   drwxr-xr-x 3 purism purism 4096 Sep 11  2021 mysound

   gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.sound theme-name

   gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.sound theme-name mysound
   gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.sound theme-name

   As said, bell-500-phone.oga has a duration of 50 secs and maybe its
   better to cut from this only *one* ring and *one* pause after with
   something like:

   from Loki in https://forums.puri.sm/t/old-historical-at-t-ring-tone/18749/17

   sox bell-500-phone.ogg bell-500-single-ring.ogg silence 1 0.1 0.5% 1 0.1 0.5%

   and put this one into place as

   The vibration can be switched off by modifying the file a local
   copy of the defaul.json file:

   mkdir -p ~/.config/feedbackd/themes
   cp -p /usr/share/feedbackd/themes/default.json ~/.config/feedbackd/themes

   modify in the local file default.json the 10000 to 0
   in this section (line 134):

      "event-name" : "phone-incoming-call",
      "type"       : "VibraPeriodic",
      "duration"   : 10000

   SIGHUP the feedbackd:

   ps ax | grep feed
   1458 ?        Sl     0:48 /usr/libexec/feedbackd
   sudo kill -HUP 1458

   see also: https://source.puri.sm/Librem5/feedbackd#feedback-theme

Thank you for those two posts. Now I’ve got it I’ll be sorting out some .ogg files and having a go at getting a selection to choose from.

Thanks for replying.


If memory serves, the file must be named .oga (not .ogg).

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Yes, see my post above.

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I like the ringtone of the old man from U.N.C.L.E. TV show. (The Chief’s desk phone, not the others or the pen.)

Now if they DID make a dumb phone the shape of a pen, I could answer with “Open Channel D.”

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Can you please post a link to hear this ring tone? Thanks

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I don’t know of any such link. I’d have to find the show being streamed and hold up a microphone to it when it happens or extract a clip and extract just the sound. (Although you can probably find “Open Channel D” easily.)

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“Mine” is

yours is

Select yourself :slight_smile:

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Maybe it’s included here: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Soundtrack (1964)
(Actually, I guess this is more like theme/incidental music.)

Open Channel D: https://coneycat.livejournal.com/1169452.html

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I’m thinking of adapting this.

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Maybe the audio was reused in the 2015 remake, which must surely be easier to lay your hands on in 2024.

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