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Fax and Faxing in Linux

You will obviously need a modem, in most cases you laptop’s internal software modem will not work, so get an external one.

Become root:

Install the necessary fax software:


You do need to be root past this point.

Print a file to fax from openoffice (should be installed) to postscript > send.ps

Convert to tiff:

Send a fax:

Create a file with a very basic fax receiving daemon script, fax.sh, with just two lines below, and place it in your ~/bin/ dir. (The formatter garbles the second line, so use one of the text formatter buttons to get the real code.)

Confirmed for Fedora 6, not confirmed for Fedora 10, Fedora 9, Fedora 8, Fedora 7.

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