Asterisk will not start

My asterisk server stopped running and will not restart after a reboot. I remember a command to check logs when it does not start correctly, but can’t remember where I saw them.

Isn’t there such as command?



When this happens to me I try to run it from the console and see what error messages I get. Use asterisk -vvvcg and then look at the output. You should see something that isn’t right. If you can’t figure it out post the output here and I’m sure someone will be able to help.


Very nice. Thank you.

I ran the command, it looks like the pertinent lines follow:

[] => (Zapata Telephony w/PRI)
== Parsing ‘/etc/asterisk/zapata.conf’: Found
== Parsing ‘/etc/asterisk/zapata-auto.conf’: Found
Ouch … error while writing audio data: : Broken pipe

I’m not certain if the offending line belongs to something the zap driver was trying to do or the start of loading a different module.

Thanks again,


Had a bad include in my zapata.conf file.

Thanks for the command.


Anytime, glad I could help! I’ve learned a buttload by reading this site so I’m trying to give back when I can. :smile:


Hi, i have the same problem, but of different sort. i installed h323 support for asterisk by installing openh323 and pwlib packages. i dont know there versions. Now when i start the asterisk server, this error msg shows up:
[b][]Jun 21 11:47:49 WARNING[2138]: loader.c:325 __load_resource: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Jun 21 11:47:49 WARNING[2138]: loader.c:554 load_modules: Loading module failed![/b][/size]

i think there is some path error. and also i cant find the h323.conf file or configuration file for h323 if it has some other name.

plz help me in this matter.

thanx in advance