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

Mark Huelskoetter wl7ni.ak at gmail.com
Tue May 22 23:59:17 EDT 2012

     Tweaking things to make it work is always fun.  I have done a custom
install on an atom motherboard and have an unholy alliance of IRLP, ALLSTAR
and ECHOLINK all in one box.

So, unless I missed something, you don't really need the internal sound
working on that motherboard if you are using the URI as it is a sound
processor itself.  Some people actually modify CM108 chipset USB sound
cards to make them function like the URI.  So the built in soundcard does
nothing in an Allstar box.  But hey, its a learning experience right?  A
node that is running as a hub like yours is now actually does not sound
processing as all it is doing is exchanging packets and occasionally
transcoding GSM to ulaw or some such thing.

As far as I know, the ztdummy running as the timer is normal.

Anywas, Congrats again and keep sharing that's how we all learn.  Come
visit us on the Alaska Reflector....IRLP 9070, Allstar 27597, or echolink


On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 4:33 PM, Alan Adamson <adamson_alan at hotmail.com>wrote:

> **
> 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* <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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