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Developers / Asterisk - chan_zap support missing ???
« on: October 18, 2007, 12:09:54 am »
I have built the zaptel modules myself for use with asterisk in LMCE. However, zap commands and support appear to be missing from LMCE asterisk.

after installing zaptel modules, zttools, ztcfg all work fine and display the zap channel information as expected. However, when I access the asterisk CLI and try to execute any zap command, I get a message that states zap .... is not recognized. Asterisk also will not detect calls received or initiated on the zap channel. Zap command also do not appear in the asterisk help list of commands.

reload generates the message "No such module '"

This is usually a sign that the chan_zap module was not built with/into asterisk.
Is there a way to rebuild LMCE asterisk with support for the chan_zap module?

first a few questions.
1. your fios router is connected directly to your Core (eth0)..correct? (yes/no)

2. your core (eth1) is connected to your LAN...?? (yes/no)

3. all internet bound traffic is passing (or should be) through the core? (yes/no)

4. is the core managing DHCP? (yes/no)

5. if it is, did you disable DHCP on the fios router?

6. can you access internet from the core? (try a ping command from the terminal)

I have a few ideas for a solution based on what I understand of your situation.

Installation issues / Re: Linux MCE kills my adsl connection
« on: October 17, 2007, 11:01:52 pm »
looking at you network design sketch, I can say your network is set up completely wrong.

First, what type - brand - model is the switch that you have the DSL modem plugged into?

Unless that switch also does the type of routing necessary to manage your WAN connection, you definitely should NOT have the modem plugged into it. Switches are not routers, Routers are not Switches. They each server different needs in a network.

Another issue i see right away is that you should never connect the WAN port of your router to a switch port on the same unit. Most manufacturers use this to do a hard reset of the equipment, it also creates a loop in the equipment. Simply BAD network design.

Take the advice of others who posted the same suggestions.
connect your ISP equipment to the WAN port of your linksys router.

If you don't want LMCE doing dhcp, then you can set the linksys router to hand out ips and turn it off in the LMCE admin pages. But you really do need a router/gateway device managing the WAN interface. A switch is simply not designed to do that.

Users / Re: Network config
« on: October 15, 2007, 02:11:44 am »
my only concern then is getting a wifi signal

Here is my set up:
Wan to Core (eth0) with PPPOE. The core acts as my "gateway" to the net and provides DHCP to my internal network (LAN)

Core to LAN (my internal netwrok)
eth1 connects to a switch port1 on my linksys router/switch. NOTE that the routing function is disabled in the linksys admin interface and the WAN port is not used.

Switched port2 on the linksys then connects to a 3COM switch which acts as my main network switch.

Also attached to the 3COM is a linksys wireless router/switch on the second floor. This also has routing disabled and acts only as a switch (WAN port not used) providing wireless access for the house.

NOTES: You could easily remove the linksys switch between the 3COM and the Core (wan to core eth0 to eth1 to 3COM). I however have a specific need for the linkys unrelated to LMCE.

Alternative method::
you could also set up something like -
WAN to Linksys wan port to linksys switch port1-4 to core eth0 to internal network switch.
This would place the core on your internal net. But you should still disable DHCP on the linksys and allow the Core to manage that. You also only need one NIC in the core to operate this way.

The down side is that it is a bit more difficult to set up the internal client nodes to get the correct gateway and DNS settings they need. You would likely need to manually set this info for each client node.

I have run both set-ups and both will work. It just depends on what your comfortable with and what LMCE features you plan to use.

If you plan to use any direct Core-to-internet features (i.e. VoIP services), then you will need to use the core as the gateway to get the most reliable service.

Users / Re: Has anyone been able to get PSTN / POTS services working?
« on: October 08, 2007, 08:25:58 am »
pixelator, what card are you using? i have a digium TDM400P card ive been trying to get working with no luck at all. im new to linux and have been too busy to get back to it. i did get some trunks set up and stuff. i only ever got the 7970 to be registered in asterisk one time. it didnt actually ever work for me though. hopefully you could shed some light on it for those of us that have tried a little with no success.

I use an X100P card (single FXO) to accept a line from the PSTN. I had everything working fine under pluto after I built my own zaptel drivers/modules. But... apparently, some of the pre-requisite packages for building under Kubuntu are different than Pluto's Debian. I haven't had any luck getting it to work yet.. but I'm getting close.

I can't understand why it's not available with the default install.

thanks for the info on the sipura..

Users / Re: Has anyone been able to get analog phones working?
« on: September 30, 2007, 11:29:31 pm »
I'm not sure if this is an option for you, but I use Sipura 3000 (FXO, FXS) and I don't have any problems with zaptel mess up in LMCE or Pluto.



I had a look at that sipura 3000. Looks like that takes the pstn pots and hand off ethernet back to the internal network. Is that correct?
If so, I don't think that requires the zaptel driver and uses SIP instead. PLEASE.. correct me if i"m wrong..

I havent had a chance to play with the telephony features in LMCE, but I plan on testing zap channels using the AMP config pages. I did have zaptel working with Pluto before switching to LMCE, but that required building zaptel myself. Anyway, I need to poke at this a bit more and see what I can find out.

BTW.. How well does that sipura 3000 work with connecting your pstn service. Do you have any issues with it?

Users / Re: Has anyone been able to get analog phones working?
« on: September 26, 2007, 04:24:18 am »

I could be wrong, but AFAIK FXO is for connecting to telephone LINE and FXS interface is for connecting to analog PHONE....


sorry.. I meant analog lines (PSTN - POTS).
I have an fxo card that will accept my land line service (pstn - pots line) and manage the calls using LMCE.

before posting, I executed apt-get install zaptel, but doing this will uninstall the asterisk packages installed with LMCE.

The same problem exists with pluto where I was able to compile zaptel myself, but trying the same process with LMCE fails probably due to some difference between Debian and Kubuntu.

I was just looking for anyone who has it working with lmce.

Users / Has anyone been able to get PSTN / POTS services working?
« on: September 22, 2007, 08:23:05 am »
I am trying to set up analog phones using a FXO card.
But I think Zaptel drivers are not installed.

zttools and ztcfg commands both fail with "command not found"
this would normally imply that zaptel is not installed.

If anyone has zaptel working with analog phones, could you please share your experience in setting it up.

Installation issues / FYI: Cant' istall using apt-get (SOLUTION)
« on: September 14, 2007, 03:37:06 am »
I'm not posting for help, but more for anyone else who might come across this.
I believe I found a sort of bug, but more of a left over from the port from pluto or ubuntu versions.

after installing LMCE, the sources list for apt are replaced and contain a line pointing to the sources CD for Ubuntu Dapper 6.06.

as long as this line is active, it will prompt you to insert the dapper sources disc when using apt.

I am going to assume that this is an oversight and should be removed in a future fix. A work around is to simply comment out the line from the sources.list file, or remove the reference line completely.

Users / Re: Network config
« on: September 06, 2007, 08:40:51 pm »
if your set up is using:

Internet >  (WANside) Core (LAN side ) > router > network
then you would plug your cat5 from the internal nic on the core to a lan port on the switch/router.

The WAN port on the switch/router is only used if you are connecting it directly to you WAN provider.
for example: Internet > (WANside) router (LAN side ) > core > network

Users / Re: LinuxMCE in a separate sub-network
« on: September 06, 2007, 08:35:01 pm »
A switch with VLAN support would be the best choice if you want to run separate subnets.

Users / Re: Media Director appears to shut down during PXE boot
« on: September 02, 2007, 03:04:10 am »

I checked out the xorg.conf file for the MD and saw that the driver was set to "nvidia" .
After changing it to "nv" and booting the MD again, It proceeded to the AVWizard..

Thanks   ;D

Users / Re: Media Director appears to shut down during PXE boot
« on: September 02, 2007, 01:15:06 am »
I have an Inspiron 8200, works fine once it's set up.  See: if you have trouble with the display.
As should mine. As I stated, It works with every Linux boot disk I use as well as pluto. I see no reason why it shouldn't work with LMCE now.

Where does LMCE store Xorg.conf for pxe devices?

Users / Re: Media Director appears to shut down during PXE boot
« on: September 01, 2007, 11:04:15 pm »
Sounds like the AVwizard cant run because X has not started properly. What your video hardware?

64 MB GeForce 4 440 Go

I figured it was a video problem, but I have no idea where or what the issue might be.
The laptop runs X fine using any Linux boot disk I throw at it, and when I used it with Pluto, so it should also be able to handle it with LMCE.


Users / Re: Asterisk setup
« on: September 01, 2007, 10:51:01 pm »
Can you post your asterisk config?

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