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 Cups print to FAX (hylafax) for the Linux Desktop
AS of 6-11-2007 faxfrontend is _NOT_ a Debian package or part of the hylaffax-client package as it should be! Add your voice to the request to package bug or perhaps there should be a bug placed against hylaffax-client package?
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A clean way to print to fax while using a Debian desktop. Provides a GUI interface to print to fax using CUPS to Hylafax. When you print, a box pops up that lets you provide the fax number - or use the built in Rolodex. It can also run standalone to fax files or just a cover sheet.
Source pkg is at faxfrontend-1.1.tar.gz
 Compile notes - Debian centric
Expand the tar ball and enter the directory.
For Debian you need to know that usr/share/qt3/bin/moc is provided by the qt3-dev-tools pkg
You also need libqt3-dev
make make install
 Install details
Install hylafax-client using wajig
wajig install hylafax-client
On your local machine edit /etc/hyla/hyla.conf to add a "Host" paramter to specify the Hylafax server host. It should look like.
You can test the Host setting with Either 'faxstat' and 'sendfax' as they should work with the remote host independently of 'faxfrontend'.
 Server configuration
Users need to be a member of the fax group on the server.
Don't use the faxadduser method that makes the /etc/hosts.hfaxd as of 2007 -- Instead
cp /usr/share/doc/hylafax-server/examples/pam-hylafax /etc/pam.d/hylafax(shouldn't this should really be part of the hylafax-server install?)
To test the permissions try
telnet your-hylafax-server 4559
sudo problems Feb 28 2006 I'm getting the following with etch
E [11/Jun/2007:21:16:24 -0500] [Job 71] CUPS runs under 'uid=7(lp) gid=7(lp) groups=7(lp)'; can't run 'sudo': E [11/Jun/2007:21:16:24 -0500] PID 32230 (/usr/lib/cups/backend/hylafax) stopped with status 1!
The following fixes it (put it in /etc/sudoers)
lp ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL
As of version 1.1 there is a permissions problem -- the fix below is not secure, but it works.
#cd /var/spool/hylafax/sendq chown root.fax seqf chmod 777 seqf
 Setting up the ability to print to fax
Start the kde setting/printers program.
- Select add printer and press next
- Select other printer type and press next
- Under direct select Local Hylafax server and press next
- Under manufacture select hylafax and press next
- Press next a few time until you get to General information page and name your fax printer. Press next. Press Finish
- Restart the Print server (Print Server/Resart Server
 Other Files you may wonder about
~/.faxfrontendrc saves some settings
~/.faxrolodex Here are your rolodex entries in xml format!