[xubuntu-users] efax-gtk -- anyone use it?

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Mon Aug 27 22:20:10 UTC 2012

On 08/28/2012 12:30 AM, James Freer wrote:
> [xubuntu 12.04]
> I have used efax-gtk for almost five years on ubuntu LTS versions.
> After this recent install of 12.04 on a new machine i'm wondering if
> i've got a problem with the serial port. efax-gtk is straight from the
> repos - ver 3.2.8 latest version is 3.2.9... as my compiling isn't too
> hot  i'm staying with 3.2.8. I'm using the same serial modem i've used
> in the past and have a notes file of the efax settings so i'm sure
> those haven't changed.
> Steps so far: i need to check that the serial port is recognised.
> mgetty installed from repos.
> james at james-System-Product-Name:~/Desktop$ dmesg | grep tty
> [    0.000000] console [tty0] enabled
> [    0.285326] serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
> [    0.700570] 00:0d: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
> james at james-System-Product-Name:~/Desktop$ setserial -g /dev/ttyS[01]
> /dev/ttyS0: Permission denied
> /dev/ttyS1: Permission denied
> ttyS0 is entered for the modem in efax-gtk. [i made a file of notes so
> i don't think i've made a mistake on settings.
> This link suggests that should configure /etc/inittab which doesn't
> seem to be available in xubuntu - there is an equivalent in xubuntu i
> imagine - what should i be looking for
> http://www.vanemery.com/Linux/Serial/serial-console.html
> Previous times i don't recall doing this so i'd be grateful if someone
> could point me in the right direction. efax certainly worked 'out of
> the box' on 8.04 and 10.04 so i'm wondering if in 12.04 there have
> been some changes.
> [I know i'm old fashioned using fax but i find it invaluable].
> thanks
> james
Hey James,

can you try if what's suggested in
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=5046994&postcount=3 works?


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