How to Fax on the Internet Using Ubuntu

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How to Fax on the Internet Using Ubuntu
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The Ubuntu operating system is an open source operating system derived from Linux. Ubuntu operates on free software that is readily available in a software repository that allows the user to quickly install any program he requires. The Ubuntu fax software can be used to send and receive faxes through the Ubuntu interface, as long as your computer has a working dial-up modem. The software integrates with the Open Office suite that is bundled with Ubuntu to make it even easier to send a document via fax from Ubuntu.

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Things you need

  • Dial-up modem

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  1. 1

    Launch the Synaptic Package Manager by selecting “System,” “Administration” and then “Synaptic Package Manger.” You may need to enter your administrative password to continue.

  2. 2

    Search for “sl-modem-daemon” and set the package to install by clicking on the check box and selecting “Install.”

  3. 3

    Search for “efax” and set the displayed packages to install by clicking on the check boxes and selecting “Install.”

  4. 4

    Click “Apply” to install the software and click “Apply” again when prompted to confirm the changes.

  5. 5

    Launch eFax by selecting “Applications,” “Office” and then “eFax.”

  6. 6

    Select “File” and then “Settings” to configure the program.

  7. 7

    Enter your name and phone number in the “Identity” tab.

  8. 8

    Select the “Modem” tab and set the “Serial Device” to modem.

  9. 9

    Select the “Page” tab and specify your page size preferences, and then click “OK.” The program is now configured to send and receive faxes.

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