Asterisk (FOP) flash panel connects but does nothing 1.6

The flash panel .29 works perfectly for years with asterisk 1.4. After upgrading to 1.6 it just sits there uselessly.

The lights stay constant, no errors are given, the problem is that the cli shows nothing when the buttons are manipulated.

I tried upgrading the fop to .30, which is supposed to work with asterisk 1.6, but no go.

Whats wrong?