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Old 10-09-2009, 07:18 AM   #1
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[SOLVED]: hylafax not sending "waiting for modem to become ready"

My problem is gfax doesn't send out fax. In its status window always give "waiting for modem to become ready"

I referred to the installation notes when I first installed and setup hylafax:

Do note that you had this message when you setup hylafax initially:

"You do not appear to be using faxgetty to notify the HylaFAX scheduler about new modems and/or their status. This means that you must use the faxmodem program to inform the new faxq process about the modems you want to have scheduled by HylaFAX. Beware that if you have modems that require non-default capabilities specified to faxmodem then you should read faxmodem(8C) manual page and do this work yourself (since this script is not intelligent enough to automatically figure out the modem capabilities and supply the appropriate arguments)."

Do read the hylafax handbook on its website, but here is the gist of it.

edit /etc/inittab
my modem is at /dev/ttyACM0
so add this line to /etc/inittab
t2:23:respawn:/usr/local/sbin/faxgetty /dev/ttyACM0

you have to reboot for this to take effect.

For me, before I need to reboot, I just run "faxgetty /dev/ttyACM0" in terminal (command line) then restart hylafax server (on debian) by
$ sudo /etc/init.d/hylafax restart
then start your fax client, my case its gfax
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