[ubuntu-in] Sending fax via Mobile Broadband devices ?

Ramnarayan.K ramnarayan.k at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 05:42:43 GMT 2009


Was curious to know if there where any open source / Linux / Ubuntu
software that allowed sending of faxes via a mobile broadband (usb
based) data card (in my case its a ZTE EVDO AC8700 device). This
device connects to the /dev/ttyUSBO port and it is a usbserial device.

[  105.098571] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
[  105.098575] usbserial: USB Serial Driver core
[  105.106131] USB Serial support registered for GSM modem (1-port)
[  105.106218] option 2-1:1.0: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
[  105.106361] usb 2-1: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB0


Did a search in synaptic and they show programmes for

1. Class 1 or Class 2 fax modem.
2. capi20 interface
3. The HylaFAX client software communicates with a HylaFAX server via TCP/IP

am not sure what will work.

I have installed efax-gtk and in the settings it does ask where the
device is located - however i don't know how to test this ??


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