[App_rpt-users] Have to manually crank the usb fob to make it work?

Stephen Rodgers sales at qrvc.com
Sun May 9 10:39:03 EDT 2010


Ken wrote:
> Steve
> 
> You can probably find some old posts by me saying that I have simply not
> been able to get a PCI USB card to talk to the URI fob. I have tried 4
> different cards with at least three different chip sets. So far I  have only
> been able to use the mother board USB.
> 
> The computer is either a Dell PE2650, or PE2850 (64 bit) both with dual XEON
> processors (and a really high-powered PCI-X type of card cage, for up to 3
> PCI cards).  The PCI card works fine with a keyboard or mouse etc.  With the
> fob it goes into the "slow blink" mode.  I am guessing this is the USB
> interface doing the three re-tries that the USB2 standard requires - and
> then sending a failed indication.
> 
> I use a hub to multiply ports - that usually works.  Once in a great while a
> re-start fails. Sometimes just one fob does not start - pulling the usb
> cable out and plugging it back in usually fixes that.
> 
> I have not tried the "rpt restart" command ... will give that a shot some
> time.
> 
> In a related note - 
> 
> With astres.sh I often have trouble - sometimes serious trouble ("kernel
> panic" and shut down) it is related to the thread that talks to the fob (usb
> channel driver).
> 
> To restart, I always do astdn.sh followed by astup.sh - that is pretty
> reliable.  Looking at the help, I see I should be using "rpt reload" from
> within the CLI, if all I am doing is messing with the config ... so I just
> learned something - thanks
> 
> 73
> 
> Ken
> 
> BTW - looking in the C-Code for the usb channel I see that there is a jitter
> buffer config (like in the IAX channel).  This is something I thought I
> might play with some time but have not yet tried it. Have you looked at it?
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: app_rpt-users-bounces at qrvc.com [mailto:app_rpt-users-
>> bounces at qrvc.com] On Behalf Of Steve Gladden
>> Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2010 9:12 PM
>> To: app_rpt-users at qrvc.com
>> Subject: [App_rpt-users] Have to manually crank the usb fob to make it
>> work?
>>
>> Just did a clean install of ACID on a Compaq DL380 server
>> This is a Box with Dual Pentium 733's and no built on USB.
>>
>> Also to make this more fun I'm using a USB PCI card
>> to get USB support.
>> The card has an NEC chipset and I can provide more details as
>> wanted.
>>
>> It reliably does not work on bootup.
>> What I mean by that the USB FOB is not producing any audio
>> on it's output..
>> It has the normal flashing light on the fob and the software behaves
>> like usual when sending audio (no errors) or anything on screen that
>> looks out of ordinary..
>>
>> Now if I manually do an:
>>
>> rpt restart
>>
>> and then
>>
>> radio key
>> and
>> radio unkey
>>
>> a few times it startes to work and then works just fine after that..
>>
>> If I restart asterisk or the entire box the problem comes back.
>>
>> Has anyone else ever experienced this or soething like it?
>>
>> I will try another USB card and moving the card around to different
>> interrups..
>>
>> Just weird...
>>
>> and that it works after slapping it around with commands...
>>
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Try this version of astres.sh and tell us if it panics or not.


#! /bin/bash
if [ -e /var/run/asterisk.ctl ]
then
	killall safe_asterisk
	service asterisk stop
	sleep 2
	service asterisk start
else
	echo "Asterisk is not running!"
fi




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