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    Modem problems with efax-gtk

    I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04. All WAS WORKING in 10.04. I suspect I need to enter different commands in the init string, but not sure what to change. Maybe ttyS1 to ? something for internal connections? Current init string is Z &FE&D2S7=120 &C0 M1L0

    Modem is USR V.90 / V.92 Model 5610C Performance Pro Modem, using all standard command sets - INTERNAL, NOT WINMODEM!!!

    sudo lspci gets the below modem info:
    06:02.0 Serial controller: 3Com Corp, Modem Division 56K FaxModem Model 5610 (rev 01)

    Using ttys0 gets the following messages:
    Socket running on port 9900
    efax-0.9a: 20:23:57 opened /dev/ttyS0
    efax-0.9a: 20:24:03 sync: dropping DTR efax-0.9a: 20:24:08 sync: sending escapes efax-0.9a: 20:24:13 Error: sync: modem not responding
    efax-0.9a: 20:24:13 failed page /home/roger/Downloads/VSP Benefits 2010.pdf.001 efax-0.9a: 20:24:13 finished - no response from modem

    For ttys1
    Socket running on port 9900
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:23 opened /dev/ttyS1
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:23 failed page /home/roger/Downloads/VSP Benefits 2010.pdf.001
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:23 Error: tcgetattr on fd=8 failed: Input/output error
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:23 Error: fax device write: Input/output error
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:25 Error: tcgetattr on fd=8 failed: Input/output error
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:27 Error: fax device write: Input/output error
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:29 sync: dropping DTR
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:29 Error: tcgetattr on fd=8 failed: Input/output error
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:30 Error: tcgetattr on fd=8 failed: Input/output error
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:30 Error: tcgetattr on fd=8 failed: Input/output error
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:32 Error: fax device write: Input/output error
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:34 sync: sending escapes
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:34 Error: tcgetattr on fd=8 failed: Input/output error
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:34 Error: fax device write: Input/output error
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:34 Error: fax device write: Input/output error
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:34 Error: tcgetattr on fd=8 failed: Input/output error
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:34 Error: fax device write: Input/output error
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:34 Error: fax device write: Input/output error
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:36 Error: fax device write: Input/output error
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:38 Error: fax device write: Input/output error
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:40 Error: sync: modem not responding
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:40 Error: tcgetattr on fd=8 failed: Input/output error
    efax-0.9a: 21:12:40 finished - unrecoverable error

    Can anyone help!?!

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    Re: Modem problems with efax-gtk

    I also had a fault getting this working but I suspect its different from the above.

    I am using a full external hardware modem. It seemed as if the program could not find the com port aka ttyS0.

    The fix:

    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/group
    Look for the line that says:

    Code:
    dialout:x:20:
    So lets say your log in name is john. Add to the line as follows.

    Code:
    dialout:x:20:john
    Save the file and exit. I can't remember if any rebooting was required or not.

    Should keep the fax spammers at bay for a little longer.
    Last edited by antmenj; September 13th, 2012 at 06:15 AM. Reason: code renders as smilies

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    Re: Modem problems with efax-gtk

    Switched to ttyS4, and now when I try to send, I get :
    Socket running on port 9900
    efax-0.9a: 12:49:40 opened /dev/ttyS4
    No sounds, no nothing. It will sit there forever that way.

    Also - the "light" always remains red, so I think DTR is never raised
    and
    roger@roger-desktop:~$ dmesg | grep tty gets
    [ 0.000000] console [tty0] enabled
    [ 1.448980] 0000:04:01.0: ttyS4 at I/O 0xd000 (irq = 17) is a 16550A

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    Re: Modem problems with efax-gtk

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