[Fwd: mgetty fax manager enquiries]

Rick Knight rick_knight at rlknight.com
Thu Oct 18 23:16:43 BST 2007


Denis Gaulin wrote:
> Le 17 oct., 2007
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> Thank you Rick, I will get under way to download these packages ans see
> what happen.
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> It is true I do not use much fax nowaday but often I need to send faxes
> to hospital administration and purchasing dept. people for my work. And
> these people like to have fax as a confirmation of quotes or other
> discussions.
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> Right now I use my other Mac 10.4 computer .
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> To close I may get back to yoou for help....
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> Denis Gauiin
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> Le mardi 16 octobre 2007 à 09:19 -0700, Rick Knight a écrit :
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>> Denis Gaulin wrote:
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>>> Oct 15, 2007  21.27hra
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>>> 	I send this request once more hoping someone could give me a hint
>>>
>>> Thank you
>>>
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>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>
>>> Subject:
>>> mgetty fax manager enquiries
>>> From:
>>> Denis Gaulin <2050gaulin at videotron.ca>
>>> Date:
>>> Wed, 10 Oct 2007 21:52:40 -0400
>>> To:
>>> kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
>>>
>>> To:
>>> kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
>>>
>>>
>>> Oct. 10, 2007
>>>
>>>
>>> Hi, my name is Denis Gaulin, St-Bruno, Qc.  I read most of the queries
>>> and answers on this list and copy those I think important to learn.
>>> This is very good... The more I go the more I enjoy Ubuntu. Evolution is
>>> great for Email !
>>> Here is my problem.
>>> 	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 ).
>>>
>>> >From the Ubuntu site I have downloaded the Mgetty  ( 1.1.33-3ubuntu2)
>>> package.
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> 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.....
>>>
>>> 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
>>> configuration?
>>>
>>> I am lost... anyone could tell me the way to get this program to run ?
>>>
>>> Thanking you in advance
>>>
>>> Denis Gaulin
>>>
>>> 2050gaulin at videotron.ca
>>>
>>>
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>>>       
>> I used to rely pretty heavily on being able to fax from my desktop but 
>> not so much anymore, so I haven't install any of the fax tools I used to 
>> us. But what always worked for me on previous versions of Kubuntu, 
>> Slackware and RedHat was mgetty+sendfax, hylafax, tkhylafax and 
>> faxprint. Those 4 tools together will give you a very complete 
>> desktop/network fax solution. Of course, the only caveat is having a 
>> modem that will function with linux.
>>
>> Install those 4 packages, configure mgetty+sendfax, and if you still 
>> need help getting it to work, come back here.
>>
>> Rick
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As an update to my previous message. 2 packages form the repos, 
hylafax-client and hylafax-server. Install those with Adept or apt-get. 
Run /usr/sbin/faxsetup to configure your modem. Download and build 
faxfrontend (here 
<transtronics.com/reference/Debian-print2hylafax.htm>). In the 
instructions for faxfrontend, one step is to add the cupsd user to 
sudoer. This step is critical, faxfrontend won't work without it.

Good Luck
Rick



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