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Monday, April 9th, 2007

So I ran into a little trouble with a new PBX I’m building.
I put together a nice system, P4 Prescott, 1gb DDR2, 160GB Sata, and a DG965RY motherboard from Intel.
I had thought I did my homework before ordering but apparently I had another motherboard in mind and ordered this one instead,,,, but I move on…..

This was the first motherboard I have had any issues loading linux with. I ran into issues with the chipset, ethernet and sata drives. The main issue is that when trying to load the OS, in this case I tried Centos 4 and Ubuntu 6.10, it would not recognize the Sata drive or the Ethernet drive. I searched the net up and down looking for answers and the only answers that I came up with was this motherboard and the 965 chipset do not play well with linux. After all my attempts I ended up getting another motherboard from Foxconn.

What happened when I plugged in the Foxconn board? Well, everything worked perfectly. I did not have to load any external drivers, or anything. It found all my hardware and went through the install without issues. Now I have asterisks up and running on a nice box for my customer. Now I just need to get the carrier setup so I can go through and configured all the trunks, extensions etc…

Just thought I would share a bit. Stay clear of the intel boards, esp the ones with this chipset.
Or if you had this issue and have a fix please email me and I will post it up.

Paul

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

So I’m looking around for a web embedded solution so users can go to my site, click a web GUI, and actually use that GUI to call me right from the site. Through my searching I have found (or was directed to) a script call “Click-to-call”.

It is a PHP script you can download here:
http://downloads.voipjots.com/scripts/click-to-call.zip

Following some very simple directions at:
VoipJots

I got it up and running in a few minutes, first test worked fine, second no go. So right now I’m troubleshooting why it no longer works. I will update when I find out why.

So basically you get a little box to input your number in, then that in turn rings my phone through the TrixBox server, and then in return rings your number back.

Looks like this:

Anyway, just thought I would share this little script, I’m sure it is user error on my part.
Thanks to the people at trixbox.org for the suggestion!

Paul
NEPCW

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

Ok, I have had a couple people ask me how to run the update for FreePBX 2.1.3 so you can get the online modules and new updates. Errors: You need this fix if you are getting errors trying to access the online repository or when updating any modules

Below are the steps:

Open your favorite command line tool such as Putty or SecureSSH (http://flopfile.com/ssh.zip)

1. Log into your Trixbox as root user

2. type the following command to put you in the src directory:
cd /usr/src

3. Now type the following command (on one line):
svn co https://svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/amportal/freepbx/tags/2.1.3 freepbx-2.1.3

4: That will DL the update, now change to the directory with the install:
cd freepbx-2.1.3

5. Then run the following command,this will update the FreePBX:
./install_amp

6. Restart Asterisk or the whole server.

You should now have the upated FreePBX, now you can get the updates and the out of date error should be gone! Linux Microsof