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

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

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  kev_hilton@xxxxxxxxxxx

Kevin Hilton  kev_hilton@xxxxxxxxxxx
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