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    heboland wrote:
    > I've seen so far is that eFax is not a free program, but they have a
    > free trial package available.


    i remember using WinFax in Win3.1, it wasn't free either..

    as you have found there are plenty fax thingies which are free--but
    maybe "overkill" for your needs....i don't know how it might be
    overkill except in hard drive space (which is very cheap these days)
    or setup time and complexity..

    so, think how much it might be worth to you, if eFax saves you four
    hours (or days) of fiddling and scratching your head while . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by heboland
    Thank you deano_ferrari, I will look into this.

    Building from tarball or source rpm shouldn't be a problem for me. What
    I've seen so far is that eFax is not a free program, but they have a
    free trial package available.

    Your links look interesting. I'll post back after I check them out.
    Heboland
    Hi
    efax from the contrib repository is free (GPL). If you want me to
    package up the latest efax-gtk I can do that for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heboland
    Thank you deano_ferrari, I will look into this.

    Building from tarball or source rpm shouldn't be a problem for me. What
    I've seen so far is that eFax is not a free program, but they have a
    free trial package available.

    Your links look interesting. I'll post back after I check them out.
    Heboland
    http://software.opensuse.org/search?...p=1&q=efax-gtk

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    Building from tarball or source rpm shouldn't be a problem for me. What I've seen so far is that eFax is not a free program, but they have a free trial package available.
    @heboland: eFax is NOT related to efax utility (as already mentioned by Malcolm).

    Hi
    efax from the contrib repository is free (GPL). If you want me to
    package up the latest efax-gtk I can do that for you?
    Thanks Malcolm, you're are a star!

    I'm sure this will be appreciated by others who want to send/receive faxes. The efax and efax-gtk front-end provide the simplest way to get this functionality in Linux.

    Now heboland should easily be able to send faxes with efax-gtk GUI (or within an app via fax printer). The only caveat is making sure he has his modem is correctly setup.

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    Thanks deano_ferrari, malcolmlewis, DenverD,
    Deano, malcolmlewis, yes there is a free gpl version of eFax. I installed the latest version, but so far I've just read the man page.

    Also I downloaded the eFax-Gtk tarball and the opensuse 10.x rpm. Neither of the -Gtk downloads is at the latest rev level of the repository eFax I installed.

    Thank you malcolmlewis, for the offer to build a package for me, but I would like to try this first on my own. If I am successful, can I contribute my results to you?

    I may be back again to ask for your help with this. Heboland

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    Deano, malcolmlewis, yes there is a free gpl version of eFax. I installed the latest version, but so far I've just read the man page.

    Also I downloaded the eFax-Gtk tarball and the opensuse 10.x rpm. Neither of the -Gtk downloads is at the latest rev level of the repository eFax I installed.
    Read carefully: What do you mean by eFax? Can you provide a description or link to the software?

    I'm taking specifically about the free open source efax utility. I strongly suggest you install the openSUSE 11.2 RPMs (secifically for your openSUSE OS version). Malcom has kindly built an efax-gtk RPM for openSUSE 11.2 (after my request). Add the repo, he has pointed to here

    Software.openSUSE.org

    and efax from here

    Index of /repositories/openSUSE:/Factory:/Contrib/openSUSE_11.2

    Otherwise, I can't help you any further.

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    Once efax and efax-gtk are installed (preferably via software manager), then a virtual printer can be set up via CUPS (taking advantage of the efax-gtk socket server) and configure efax-gtk as explained in the following references

    man efax-gtk - GUI front end for efax program / Commandes destinées aux utilisateurs

    Setting up fax using eFax-gtk setup using hsfmodem (Conexant) and open office. - LinuxQuestions.org

    I've had this working way back with suse 10 and 10.2, so I know it works well.

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    heboland wrote:
    > I would like to try this first on my own. If I am successful, can I
    > contribute my results to you?


    i like your attitude...stick around...and, when finally successful
    consider contributing a new thread named something like "How to easily
    add fax" to our community how-to at
    http://forums.opensuse.org/informati...iewed-how-faq/

    and/or http://en.opensuse.org/SDB

    oops, had you seen this:
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Setting_u...r_with_Hylafax

    hmmmm...i wonder, does efax/eFax (or Hylafax) also receive, and do you
    need that also?

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    hmmmm...i wonder, does efax/eFax (or Hylafax) also receive, and do you
    need that also?
    Yes, they are both capable of sending and receiving faxes. However, efax is easier to configure, and simpler to use.

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    Thanks for the responses guys!
    Efax looks to be just the right size for me. I've installed some older versions, but I want to upgrade to the latest version before I go to efax-gtk for help.

    Moderators please give me an opinion on this technical question:

    Is ndesk-dbus-glib-devel the same as dbus-glib-devel in the opensuse 11.2 environment?

    The build wants this - dbus-glib-devel. My package manager got me this - ndesk-dbus-glib-devel.

    If they are equivalent in the opensuse 11.2 environment, I can edit the spec file accordingly.

    If there is a difference, can you tell me where to get dbus-glib-devel?

    Remember that I'm a dial-up user, so if I contribute an rpm and/or srpm I'll have to send it somewhere. I can't host it myself. Heboland

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