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Old 04-07-2012, 08:22 PM   #1
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What is a good fax client for Fedora 16?

Hi. I am trying to set up a workstation under Fedora. One last point bugs me. All faxes come through my station thru a PCI Modem and needed printed out automatically. Windows does a superb job at that and the program gets loaded as a service at startup.
Now after much searching, I haven't found a suitable program under Linux. For one thing, everything I have looked into needs some command line instruction. Ideally I'd like to have a graphical program where I can see the progress if I need to and decide on the printing or even reprinting if needs be. Sending is not a priority, but receiving is. Can someone recommend something of that nature? Thanks for your help.
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I am not aware of anything that fits your requirements. About the only FAX software I familiar with is hylafax and efax. hylafax is client-server with many GUI clients. efax is command line but also has a GUI front end. Both require use of the command line for setup configuration.
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Thanks for the reply, michaelk. Hylafax works in the background, without a gui, to my knowledge. efax-gtk, with its graphical interface, was poorly designed in my estimation. For one thing, it has a problem with its var/lock file that can't be opened. So nothing works. And judging from different forums I visited, I'm not the only one that ran into that and no one seems to have a clear answer. I suspect it has to do with the kind of fax and what tty port it is attached to. And there again is its limitation. Other fax programs, under Windows, detect the fax and install it properly. driver, etc. Not so under Linux...


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