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Re: [efax-users] Efax will not following symbolic links for serial device


efax should be able to follow symbolic links.

I think you might need to mount the /dev/pts device with group
ownership of 'dialout' (after adding yourself to that group) and
give group r+w permissions.

The last entry in the following Ubuntu forum article:


says you can do this by using the following options to the
'martian_modem' command:

	martian_modem --daemon --user=root --group=dialout --mode=0660

Ed Casas  edc@xxxxxxx   http://www.cce.com

>   Currently using efax v 0.9a-001114 with efax-gtk 3.0.12.
>   My problem is with setting the serial device.
>   I currently use a winmodem on ubuntu feisty.  Im using the martian drives
>   for the winmodem.  There are a series of symbolic links which it seems
>   efax cannot traverse.  The actual modem is at ttySM0 which is a symbolic
>   link to /dev/pts/3.
>   lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 2007-05-02 20:43 modem -> /dev/ttySM0
>   lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2007-05-04 03:29 ttySM0 -> /dev/pts/3
>   crw--w----  1 root  tty  136, 3 2007-05-04 03:29 3
>   Problems:
>   1. efax seems not to be able to traverse the symbolic links.
>   2. /dev/pts/3 is mounted by mtab -- so it is dynamic.  Sometime ttySM0
>   points to /dev/pts/3 and other /dev/pts/4.  (Possibly more!)\
>   mtab file snippet: devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
>   3. I can insert pts/3 into the config file, however its use requires admin
>   priveledges so I can really only use program as root user.
>   4. Although I can use pts/3 as the serial device I am not guaranteed this
>   will exist.  As mentioned above, sometimes the fax is mounted as pts/4 or
>   pts/3.
>   Any suggestions on how to correct this problem??
>   Kevin Hilton  [1]kev_hilton@xxxxxxxxxxx
>   Kevin Hilton  kev_hilton@xxxxxxxxxxx
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