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FreeBSD Hylafax Quick Install

We need to install following ports:

  • print/ghostscript9-nox11
  • shells/bash
  • comms/hylafax

cd /usr/ports/print/ghostscript9-nox11
make install clean

cd /usr/ports/shells/bash 
make install clean

cd /usr/ports/comms/hylafax 
make install clean


  • run hylafax setup:
  • run modem setup for each modem

( serial port : COM1=cuau0, COM2=cuau1 )

  • connecting whit Modem port

/etc/ttys adding line: cuau0 "/usr/local/sbin/faxgetty /dev/cuau0" dialup on


to make sure the hylafax start with system edit /etc/rc.conf and add:



  • config directory : /var/spool/hylafax/etc
  • configuration file for cuau0 modem : config.cuau0


FreeBSD 8.0 [amd64, i386] The uart(4) driver is now the default driver for serial port devices in favor of the sio(4) driver. Note that the device nodes have been renamed from /dev/cuadN and /dev/ttydN to /dev/cuauN and /dev/ttyuN.

This page was last edited on 4 January 2016, at 09:27.

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