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I just recently added a RH9 partition to my Win98 Dell, so now I have a dual boot system. I am tryinig to learn how to fax. I have a fax modem installed on the machine, and it works under Win98. But I'm having some trouble with faxing from Linux.
I want to fax a one-line document called faxtest.ps. Near as I can tell, efax and efix came as part of my RH9 distro.
So in a terminal window, I type fax send xxx-xxxx faxtest.ps
I get this error message:
/usr/bin/efax: Thu Nov 13 20:57:40 2003 efax v 0.9 Copyright 1999 Ed Casas
efax: 57:40 compiled Jan 24 2003 18:39:23
efax: 57:40 TIFF version 4.2 file (little-endian)
efax: 57:40 TIFF directory at 8 with 20 tags, last image.
efax: 57:40 page 1 : faxtest.ps.001 + 338 : 1728x2156 @ 204x196 dpi TIFF/FAX
efax: 57:40 argv=/usr/bin/efax
efax: 57:40 argv=-v
efax: 57:40 argv=ewin
efax: 57:40 argv=-v
efax: 57:40 argv=chewmainrxtf
efax: 57:40 argv=-d/dev/modem
efax: 57:40 argv=-x
efax: 57:40 argv=/var/lock/LCK..modem
efax: 57:40 argv=-iZ
efax: 57:40 argv=-i&FE&D2S7=120
efax: 57:40 argv=-i&C0
efax: 57:40 argv=-iM1L0
efax: 57:40 argv=-l
efax: 57:40 argv=+0 000 000 0000
efax: 57:40 argv=-kZ
efax: 57:40 argv=-h
efax: 57:40 argv=2003/11/13 20:57 +0 000 000 0000 from a Red Hat Linux system p. %d/%d
efax: 57:40 argv=-t
efax: 57:40 argv=T763-5553
efax: 57:40 argv=faxtest.ps.001
efax: 57:40 Error: can't open pre-lock file /var/lock/TMP..03587: Permission denied
efax: 57:40 failed -> faxtest.ps.001
efax: 57:40 done, returning 2 (unrecoverable error)
Some additional info, indicating there may be some other problems with my modem setup. I don't know what it means, but I typed statserial and got this:
statserial: can't open device `/dev/ttyS1': Permission denied
And then I tried running KPPP (whatever that is), and when I clicked on query modem, I got "Unable to open modem" in the message box, and
"Opener: received OpenDevice
error opening modem device !
Opener: received RemoveLock"
in the terminal window.