[Fwd: mgetty fax manager enquiries]
karlok at fastmail.fm
Tue Oct 16 07:34:58 UTC 2007
Denis Gaulin wrote:
> I use Ubuntu Dapper, 6.06LTS and I am not very experienced with this
> OS. My equipment is a mobo MSI- 6195 ( K7-PRO ) and a winfax modem ,
> Conexant, HCF56K Dat /*fax modem, class 2 built by GVC Corp. ( from a
> former IBM APTIVA computer). The modem is connected to the telephone
> RJ-4/6 port ( wall plug ).
Does this modem work under Linux? It looks to me like the kind that you
couldn't get a Linux driver for.
>>From the Ubuntu site I have downloaded the Mgetty ( 1.1.33-3ubuntu2)
> I just installed it using Synaptic . These compressed files have beeen
> installed .
> the following files are present in Synaptic and installed;
> mgetty, mgetty-docs, mgetty-pvftools, mgetty-voice
> However I see nothing in my desktop APPLICATIONS section, nothing
> anywhere else. to lead me to configure and initiate mgetty.
Mgetty is supposed to be started when the computer boots. I think that
the installation procedure would make this happen automatically.
> The mgetty -docs literature says that we have to compile the program by
> copying policy.h-dist to policy.h and edit it. Then edit the Makefile
> to specify installation paths .
> I see none of those file in all of the usr or etc /mgetty files. I
> have the impression that this is supposed to be done by Synaptic.....
You don't need to compile anything. Installed packages are pre-compiled
and ready to go.
> I tried to search for these files ( policy.h-dist, policy.h and
> Makefile ) but nothing pertaining to mgetty to give me a clue as to what
> to do to configure and start mgetty to run.
> All of the /usr/share/mgetty files give no clue
> all the /etc/mgetty/mgetty.config, faxrunq.config, dialin.config,
> sendfax.config files are said to be only samples of what to write.
> Where are the actual config files and how to initiate real
> I am lost... anyone could tell me the way to get this program to run ?
I did some googling and found documentation for mgetty at
http://mgetty.greenie.net/. It doesn't look simple.
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