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Old 09-13-2007, 01:40 AM   #1
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Help installing "Webfax"!


I have Mepis 6.5 and I downloaded Webfax form KDE-APP.ORG and want to set it up.
I have used efax and CUPS, but thats it for me.

Webfax is a email to fax program. I have found one other email to fax program
and after reading how to set them up found that I don't know or understand what
they are talking about. For sure Webfax had the less to do to set it up.

If someone knows and understands what I'm to do to get Webfax working from the
below README file below please tell me, there are things talked about here that
I've never heard of.

Starting with #Installation below: Put the "webfax" script into a location
accessible in your PATH. But, after looking up "Path" I think it's telling me to put
the "webfax" script into my /home/user/webfax, right? Please, help with the rest!

The README FILE:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
# Webfax
# version: Linux-Magazine UK
# date : 16. September 2004
# GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE (GPL)
# bela bargel (brainguardian-kde[at]yahoo.de)

# In short:
Using kprinter and this virtual printer will convert a printjob on the fly to a multipage TIFF (G3) file using ghostscript.

This TIFF-file will be automatically attached to a kmail-message including the receivers fax-number.

The "real" faxnumber is generally part of the email-address sent to your Internet2Fax-gateway.
This is done by a small kdialog.

#Installation:
Put the "webfax" script into a location accessible in your PATH.

Put the 2 other files (.desktop and .xml) into $KDEDIR/share/apps/kdeprint/filters/.

Then create a pseudo-printer that use the command "Send to fax (web service)"
(check the "Use command" box and select it from the command list).

When printing to such a printer, you can go to the printer properties
dialog (Driver Settings tab) to tune some settings, like the fax number.
the fax server, the resolution and the mail confirmation (not used yet).

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
List of all the files in the package:
gpl.txt text file
readme.txt text file
webfax shell script
webfax.desktop desktop config file
webfax.xml xml document
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Go here to see three screenshots showing using and configing Webfax:
http://www.kde-apps.org/content/prev...ng&name=Webfax
 
Old 09-14-2007, 12:52 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by steelheat View Post
Starting with #Installation below: Put the "webfax" script into a location
accessible in your PATH. But, after looking up "Path" I think it's telling me to put
the "webfax" script into my /home/user/webfax, right? Please, help with the rest!
It's telling you to put the script in any directory listed in your PATH. Is /home/user/webfax in your PATH because you've put it there? You can check which directories are listed in PATH with an "echo $PATH" in a terminal.
 
Old 09-14-2007, 02:47 AM   #3
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Thank you Nylex, I ran the "echo @PATH like you said and I guessed wrong, I will put
the script in "/usr/bin/webfax" which is in my PATH.

Now if I could just figure out the rest of what it's telling me to do!
 
Old 09-25-2007, 02:14 AM   #4
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Not sure about the pseudo-printer bit, but putting the other files in the directory listed should be easy enough.
 
  


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