Running Fedora Core 6, P2.4, 1g ram, Via Chipset with Asterisk 1.2.16 - yes the makefile has been altered to force i586. Two Digium cards - TE205P & TDM413P Rev I. System is spontaneously rebooting - sometimes runs for hours without incident, other times rebooting within 10 to 15 minutes of last boot.
After the reboot, the two Digium cards swap places - not every time, but quite often - it’s like a 50%-50% coin toss. Based on physical slot location, the TE205P should be coming up first every time. ESCP auto-update is disabled.
However - when the system reboots, they keep swapping around - so that the TDM413P is span 1, channels 1-4 and TE205P is span 2,3 channels 5-52.
If I reconfigure zaptel.conf and zapata.conf for that arrangement then the system starts working fine, but guess what? Next time the system boots - now the TE205P is span 1,2 channels 1-48 and the TDM card is 49-52. Very aggravating, frustrating, and hard to understand. It’s as if I had a gremlin in the machine messing with me.
Zaptel dumps when they swap because the span, channels, and signalling don’t line up right. Without Zaptel, Asterisk fails to load. If I reconfigure zaptel.conf and zapata.conf to match the currently recognized card order then modprobe wctdm - zaptel comes up. I can then start up Asterisk. All works until the next time Fedora craps out and reboots.
And people say Windows is flaky???