Ubuntu – Efax-gtk using Trendnet TFM-561U modem


I am running Ubuntu 14.0.4 using and external modem. It will not recognize the modem. Is anyone familiar with modem and the problem?

Best Answer

Test this:

  1. First, plug in the fax modem to an available USB 2.0 port.

  2. Open a terminal: press Ctrl+Alt+T.

  3. Run it:

    sudo -i
    apt-get install efax-gtk
    modprobe usbserial vendor=0x0572 product=0x1329
    dmesg | tail  -n 100

    You are looking for something similar to this:

    usb 2-1: Product: USB Modem
    usb 2-1: SerialNumber: 35680336
    cdc_acm 2-1:1.0: ttyACM0: USB ACM device
    usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_acm

    You are interested in the serial address that Ubuntu has assigned to the USB fax modem. I’ve highlighted that information above in bold type.

  4. The only thing you now have left to do is to plug in one end of a modular phone cord to the other end of the USB fax modem, and the other end of the modular phone cord into an available modular phone jack.

  5. In efax-gtk select File Settings from the menus. On the second tab, you will need to enter the serial address that Ubuntu assigned to your fax modem when you set it up.

Source: http://efax-gtk.sourceforge.net/README

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