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Receiving faxes with efax

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From: floris lambrechts <floris-(at)-linufocus-(dot)-org> [ date: 2002-07-23 ]
Are you sure you have to restart your computer to receive faxes?
One of the nice things about Linux is that you don't have to reboot as often as e.g. in Windows - it should be possible to configure the fax stuff without rebooting!
From: Nora [ date: 2002-07-29 ]
You hav 'mgetty' already. Why the additional program 'efax' for receiving
faxes? What is wrong with 'mgetty's inbuild faxreceiver?
From: Rudolf GOETZ <rudy_goetz(at)gmx.at> [ date: 2002-08-08 ]
I tried to recieve a fax with efax, but the tansmission(s) was not sucessful.

Firts i modified the /etc/inittab, restartet the system, an send a fax to the number.
Under the directory /var/spool/fax/incoming_fax I received some Files like 08009182427.001 -- the File-Viewer shows many horizontal lines, but nothing readable.....

(I use RED HAT LINUX 7.2, an a US-Robotics 56K Faxmodem on
/dev/ttyS0).

Can you tell me what i did wrong?
Many thanks!
From: Mike <boss01(at)antonius.net> [ date: 2002-08-29 ]
Hi,
efax also should have the option to mail the recieved fax to an e-mail account. For this option one should use the faxmail command. I have not succeeded to get this up and running. Any suggestion?
From: jpat [ date: 2002-10-02 ]
Seeking guidance and direction on addressing performance problems when sending and receiving fax (using Rightfax) via Exchange email (using Outlook) on a remote client.

We have persistent connection (approx 8 people using 256Kb frame connection)to the remote location, but are encountering slow performance regularly when opening/forwarding/printing/deleting a 20 page fax from Outlook.

We are experimenting using different TIFF formats and PDF.

Any way of speeding this up? Any way of compressing?

Appreciate any help that you can offer.

jpat
From: Addi <addi(at)abel.co.uk> [ date: 2002-11-20 ]
Something goes wrong:

cat test.txt
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog 0123456789

aa019@majestix [~] > efax -d /dev/modem -t 07092001522 test.txt
efax: Wed Nov 20 01:30:28 2002 efax v 0.9 Copyright 1999 Ed Casas
efax: 30:28 compiled Aug 7 2002 02:38:18
efax: 30:28 opened /dev/modem
efax: 30:45 using V2.210-K56_2M_DLP-C H201 AC/K56 in class 2
efax: 30:47 dialing 07092001522
efax: 31:09 remote ID -> "
efax: 31:09 connected
efax: 31:09 Error: abnormal termination (code 20)
efax: 31:09 Error: Transmit Phase B Hangup Codes:
efax: 31:09 Error: Unspecified Transmit Phase B error
efax: 31:09 failed -> test.txt
efax: 31:13 done, returning 2 (unrecoverable error)

any ideas?

Thanks
Addi
From: Gijsbert Claas <g.claas(at)net.hcc.nl> [ date: 2003-03-17 ]
I tried to recieve a fax with efax, but the transmission(s) was not sucessful.

First i modified everything as you mentioned in your article.
Under the directory /var/spool/fax/incoming_fax I received the faxes -- the File-Viewer shows many horizontal lines, but nothing readable.....

(I use RED HAT LINUX 8.0, and a 33600 bps Fax Modem Texas Instruments V.34+ FAX OK OK in class 2.0 on /dev/ttyS0). The sending fax does not get a signal that the fax was received and gives an error. I'm convinced that the fax has arrived.

Can you tell me what i did wrong?
Many thanks!

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