[App_rpt-users] OMG - I think it works!

Alan Adamson adamson_alan at hotmail.com
Tue May 22 20:33:10 EDT 2012


So I hope you all will appreciate a little yelling and screaming!!!

Here is what I did today..

I took a brand new DN2800MT Atom MB.  Added 2G of ram, and 60G SSD drive and
put that in an M350 case.   I then took the Debian *64bit* net install, the
latest - 6.0.5 and I used a tool to put it on a USB stick.  From there, I
booted from the usb stick and I installed Debian.  I had been to this point
prior so I knew how to get here.

Next I knew I needed to get new drivers for the ALSA support.  So I went to
Realtek and downloaded their linux kernel modules.. Built and installed them
- this meant I also had to put a development environment on the debian
install through apt-get.  Ok, so far so good.

I had seen this as my motivation to get this working on Debian. 

http://kriskirkland.com/?p=143

I took this install script and modified it a little.  Also because I can't
get to the dl.allstarlink.org site directly (DNS issues), I got the files I
needed through my cell connection and used them locally.

During the install, you build the entire source for everything.  This was my
first challenge, there were errors in the source that I had to fix.  As it
turns out, it was just include files that needed to be added due to the
recent kernel that I'm running.  I also had to fix the udev rules for
zaptel, they were basically wrong for the version of udev that is running,
nothing dramatic, just some "="'s that needed to be "==" due to a change in
the udev syntax.

Next I added the ixaRPT setup and rebooted.  Wow, a clean reboot.  Nothing
wrong and everything seems to be working. I was using the allstarlink node
list to determine if I was up or not and I've since found out that I've got
one little issue to work through.  On a reboot,  the system is functional,
but I don't show as registered in the list.  If I manually stop and start
asterisk, I show up correctly.

So. Bottom line, I seem to be functional and on the allstar link network
with node 28578 - now before you all start connecting to me. There are no
radios attached just yet. :). I'm waiting on my URI's and I've got an RTCM
setting here that I need to look at in the coming days.

But thanks to everyone that helped with suggestions and ideas. And thanks to
Bryan Boyle for connecting to me and letting me know that audio was working
both way, at least from my windows machine via the iaxRpt client. 

I also have the X-Lite client configured to connect to the sip.allstarlink
site, but I don't know how to make PTT work with it :). I'll figure that out
next.

Bottom line, a pristine Debian install, with a Debianish ACID like install,
on a very late model Atom MB.. Most would say 3 strikes, but man does it
feel good when it works!

Ok, one quick question. The *only * notice I get on bootup is something
about  a zap(tel) timer and using ztdummy instead.. Is that normal?

Alan
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