I finally got around to setting up Hylafax on my server at home the other day so that we don’t keep wasting paper with all these darn fax mailing lists that Dad’s fax number seems to be stuck on. I couldn’t figure out why the bloody thing wasn’t answering, so I decided to RTFM. Looks like faxgetty wasn’t running. Once I spawned that, I needed to add it in /etc/inittab like this:

t2:23:respawn:/usr/local/sbin/faxgetty ttyS1

ttyS1 is the second serial port.