[CLUG-tech] hylafax and an email box for each modem

John Ward johnw at icg.edu.za
Fri Feb 17 10:37:52 SAST 2006

Hi Andy,

The modems are simple "mecer" brand usb56K modems...

To get them to work, I had to install "slmodem". This got them to be
seen as ttySLx devices..

In the inittab (after running faxaddmodem) I put these lines in to make
them work:
m0:35:respawn:/usr/sbin/faxgetty ttySL0
m1:35:respawn:/usr/sbin/faxgetty ttySL1
m2:35:respawn:/usr/sbin/faxgetty ttySL2
m3:35:respawn:/usr/sbin/faxgetty ttySL3
This now works nicely.

The slmodem issue was not quite plain sailing... some kernels have it in
by default ( like some of the Suse ES versions). 


-----Original Message-----
From: clug-tech-bounces at clug.org.za
[mailto:clug-tech-bounces at clug.org.za] On Behalf Of Andy Rabagliati
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 6:36 PM
To: clug-tech at clug.org.za
Subject: Re: [CLUG-tech] hylafax and an email box for each modem

On Thu, 16 Feb 2006, John Ward wrote:

> I have setup a Gentoo machine running 4 USB modems with hylafax and
> everything is going well.

Can you tell us what it took to get the USB modems going ?

What brand ?

Cheers,  Andy!

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