Error: timed out after command: +FTM=146

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jrybon
2012-03-01
2013-05-13
  • jrybon
    jrybon
    2012-03-01

    I am running Ubuntu 11.10 on a Dell Optiplex 755 and trying to send a fax on a USR Sportster 33.6 Faxmodem.  It worked on my old Gateway, but since migrating I have not had success.  The most suspicious item in the log file is "Error: timed out after command: +FTM=146".  Can anyone assist?  ~John

    ***** Beginning fax log: 2222 MST 23 Feb 2012 *****

    efax-0.9a: 22:22:12 opened /dev/ttyS0
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:14 using U.S. Robotics 33600 Fax V5.8.3 in class 1
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:15 dialing T,*70,1-888-877-1655
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:32 connected
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:33 received CSI - answering ID
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:33 The remote ID is             MetroFax
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:34 received DIS - answering capabilities
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:34 remote has no documents to send and can receive
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:44 Error: timed out after command: +FTM=146
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:44 Error: received short frame (0 bytes)
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:50 Error: no command or response from remote
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:34 local   196lpi 14.4kbps 8.5"/215mm  any   1D    -     -  0ms
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:34 remote  196lpi 14.4kbps 8.5"/215mm  any   2D ECM-64   -  0ms
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:34 session 196lpi 14.4kbps 8.5"/215mm  any   1D    -     -  0ms
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:34 sent TSI - caller ID
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:34 sent DCS - session format
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:39 sent TCF - channel check of 2700 bytes
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:40 received CFR - channel OK
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:44 received CFR - channel OK
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:47 received CFR - channel OK
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:50 received CFR - channel OK
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:50 sent DCN - disconnect
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:51 failed page /home/username/efax-gtk-server/efax-gtk-server-2leCjZ.001
    efax-0.9a: 22:22:51 finished - invalid modem response
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:04 opened /dev/ttyS0
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:06 using U.S. Robotics 33600 Fax V5.8.3 in class 1
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:07 dialing T,*70,1-503-200-1300
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:25 connected
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:26 received CSI - answering ID
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:26 The remote ID is             MetroFax
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:27 received DIS - answering capabilities
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:27 remote has no documents to send and can receive
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:37 Error: timed out after command: +FTM=146
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:37 Error: received short frame (0 bytes)
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:43 Error: no command or response from remote
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:27 local   196lpi 14.4kbps 8.5"/215mm  any   1D    -     -  0ms
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:27 remote  196lpi 14.4kbps 8.5"/215mm  any   2D ECM-64   -  0ms
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:27 session 196lpi 14.4kbps 8.5"/215mm  any   1D    -     -  0ms
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:27 sent TSI - caller ID
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:27 sent DCS - session format
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:32 sent TCF - channel check of 2700 bytes
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:34 received CFR - channel OK
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:37 received CFR - channel OK
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:40 received CFR - channel OK
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:43 received CFR - channel OK
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:43 sent DCN - disconnect
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:44 failed page /home/username/efax-gtk-server/efax-gtk-server-2leCjZ.001
    efax-0.9a: 22:23:45 finished - invalid modem response

    ***** Ending fax log: 2228 MST 23 Feb 2012 *****

     
  • Chris Vine
    Chris Vine
    2012-03-01

    If you are using the same fax modem as before, I suspect that in your old installation you had a custom capabilities setting for it (File->Settings->Modem->Capabilities), which you haven't reproduced.  The help text gives you a couple of suggestions to try.  (AT+FTM= is used for speed selection, and is used for training with the remote to V.17, 14400bps.)  Possibly though there is something amiss at the remote end and it is not correctly entering into speed/protocol negotiations.

     
  • jrybon
    jrybon
    2012-03-03

    I dont remember setting anything like that before.  My notes and the previous threads in thif orum only discuss 'ttyS0'
    and 'Class 1".  However, I am willing to try anyhting.   So, to be clear:  you are recommending I command the modem t run at 144 kbps?  AT+FTM=144 ?

    Thanks, John

     
  • Chris Vine
    Chris Vine
    2012-03-03

    No, I was suggesting that you use the Capabilities setting.

    However, if you didn't set that before then it probably isn't going to do any good.

    I think you may be asking something beyond my powers of clairvoyance, but the most likely cause is the remote fax machine.

     
  • jrybon
    jrybon
    2012-03-05

    Your powers of claravoiance may be weakening, but I have no doubt your coding skills are as sharp as ever.  Its just a matter of providing the relevant clues.  If I neglected to say so before, Thanks for helping out.

    The recieving fax machine seems to be working as most typical machines do.  So I tried to read the help text you mentioned earlier.  Simply putting the string of 1,0,5,0,0,0,0 into the Capabilities field didnt help. I suspect that is a default anyway, with 5 meaning v.17 and 144000bps.  I could not find any mention of the FM= comand.  Admittedly I didnt understand everything that was most tersely descibed there.

    However I DID notice a comment about fine and coarse resolution.  So I went back and switched the settings away from fine.  And the fax worked!

    So how do we reconsile this?  Does it make any sense to you?

     
  • Chris Vine
    Chris Vine
    2012-03-06

    Interesting.  Anyway, it looks as if it is to do with the receiving machine's capabilities.