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Re: Modem missing in faxstat


Is faxq running? Note that if you are setup for outbound faxes only (i.e.
no faxgetty on the modem device), you have to tell faxq which device to

Best Regards,

Mark Wilson

P. Kay Associates Ltd.

On Mon, 28 Feb 2000, Matthew Baker wrote:

> Hi,
> I am new to this list but have checked through the archives and FAQ and
> have not found an answer to this question.
> I have a Toshiba Tecra with builtin modem running SuSE 6.1 and HylaFax
> 4.0pl2 (installed from SuSE RPM).  Running faxsetup works fine, as does
> faxaddmodem.  My modem is correctly detected as a 38k Class 1 modem.  I
> have followed the various pieces of advice about SuSE installations and
> as a result have overcome the login permissions problem often cites.  Now
> my problem is this:
> My modem doesn't come up!  faxstat tells me the server is running but
> fails to list any modems.  I use /dev/modem as my modem tty.  I have a
> FIFO.modem and a config file in /var/spool/fax/etc.  /var/spool/fax/status
> is empty (which I guess is why faxstat doesn't report anything) and
> nothing comes up in the /var/spool/fax/log directory.  Nor does anything
> untoward get reported by syslog.  sendfax gives no errors but nothing gets
> sent.  faxrm hangs until I manually kill the fax sendmail process, after
> which the queued job gets removed correctly.
> Anyone have any ideas?
> I haven't tried a different version of Hylafax nor have I tried building
> from the sources.  I guess that's the next step.  I have the same version
> almost working on a Dell Inspiron with a 3Com modem but that's another
> story - I'll post *that* problem in another message...
> Oh, I have run faxmodem, restarted hylafax, rebooted, etc.
> Thanks!
> - Matthew Baker
> --
> Dr. Matthew Baker           matthew.baker@gmd.de
> GMD - FIT.MMK               http://fit.gmd.de/hci/pages/matthew.baker.php

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