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The milestone 3 way
FSO milestone 3 introduces some configuration files for Zhone. It is now possible to define as many ringtone profiles as we want. Each profile is a YAML configuration file located in :
The default profile is defined in the default.yaml file :
ring-tone: "Arkanoid_PSID.sid" ring-volume: 10
To change this default ringtone :
- copy the sound file into /usr/share/sounds/
- edit the "ring-tone" field to match your sound filename.
Note for Debian users
Depending on the fso-frameworkd package version (<= 0.2.0-git20080909-2) you may have to use this patch.
The milestone 2 way
The ringtone in milestone 2 is stored here:
Fun fact : according to the gstreamer documentation, .sid files are in fact small Commodore 64 programs that are executed on an emulated 6502 CPU and a MOS 6581 sound chip.
Now to change it is a little bit of fun.
first change directory to
and open the file parser.py
- this will be /var/lib/python-support/python2.5/framework/subsystems/oeventd/parser.py if you are using FSO under Debian
Search for PlaySound. Edit the 2 lines to point to your wav or mp3 file.
There does seem to be a lag of a few vibrations before the sound starts but that might desirable. (I didn't compare against the original code). The code to specifically handle formats, (oggs for example) can be a little complicated and makes things messy. Since, it seems like this code is changing in FSO, I'm leaving it for the moment.
mv receiver.pyo /home/root
- receiver.pyo will be receiver.pyc in FSO under Debian
python >>> import py_compile >>> py_compile.compile("parser.py") >>> quit()
- You may not have the py_compile module. You can install them like this:
opkg install python-compile
/etc/init.d/fso-frameworkd restart && /etc/init.d/zhone-session stop && sleep 2 && /etc/init.d/zhone-session start
- I've only run the above restart commands in Debian so I'm not sure if they are the same in the default FSO image
- the default zhone-session file doesn't have a working restart command, hence the stop->sleep 2->start
zhone for FSO seems to be launched by Xsession.d so maybe try:
Now you can link /usr/share/sounds/ringtone to any mp3 (or other sound file if you took the second option) and that will be your ringtone