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

James Freer jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 23:09:53 UTC 2012

On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 11:20 PM, Pasi Lallinaho
<pasi at shimmerproject.org> wrote:
> 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?
> Cheers,
> Pasi

Thank you so much for replying. I should have looked on the forums
myself but since using xubuntu i haven't had any problems... haven't
been on the forum for about 4 years - i started using the list and
almost forgot it existed.

I certainly never entered permissions before so it would seem
something has changed in ubuntu. The link i gave in the post suggested
other things so i was lost.

i am very grateful as i've got people to send to tomorrow.

Many thanks

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