> Let me leave this post here and see how well it is received! Heboland
i see it has been over 48 hours with no response…i can guess that
is because so few folks around here use FAX anymore…
i know i’ve not sent one in five or six years (maybe more) because
most anyone i would want to send to also has email and the ability to
view text, docs, images, pdf etc etc etc…
i know that doesn’t help you but it might point you to the way you have to go…and, that is alone (unless someone else can answer
as far as you noting “docs stop at 2008” and “their docs only go up to
opensuse 10.2” i guess the documentation for steam railroad engineers
ended sometimes in the 1950, and for telegraph key operators even
Seriously, your best chance is to get hold of the last stable version of the sources and documentation and start from there. It should work, fax standards haven’t changed, only the number of users who also have computers have plunged since email and PDFs.
Figure out what sendfax is doing and trace the progress of your job. Did it put it in a queue somewhere? Does it have a log file you can examine? Same procedure as with any service. Sorry, no experience with fax for about 15 years I think so my trail is cold and I can only give you general debugging advice.
I’m going to throw my 2c worth in. I haven’t used fax utilities with Linux since suse 10. IIRC, I used efax and was able to set up a virtual printer (with efax-gtk), such that I could print to fax (much like in M$ Windows).
The efax package is still available for openSUSE 11.2
The efax-gtk GUI front-end may be useful to you, but I couldn’t locate an openSUSE RPM for it. Maybe MalcomLewis or one of the other package gurus could make a suitable package for you. Otherwise, you will have to install via tarball.
> 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 . . .
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
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