/dev/zap* is not showing up (gentoo, portage, asterisk 1.0.8

hi there

I’m trying to get asterisk going on gentoo 2005.1

I’m just getting my feet wet so I thought I would just stick with the stable portage packages. Right now that’s asterisk 1.0.8

I emerge asterisk with the following make.conf file:

CFLAGS="-O2 -mcpu=i686" CHOST="i386-pc-linux-gnu" CXXFLAGS="${CFLAGS}" USE="-gtk -gnome -qt -kde -dvd alsa -cdr zaptel mmx mysql postgres vmdbpostgres devfs26 pri"
So portage installed zaptel, pri everything else I should need.

Portage put the udev rules for zaptel here /etc/udev/rules.d/10-zaptel.rules and it looks like this:

KERNEL="zapctl", NAME="zap/ctl", MODE="0660", GROUP="dialout" KERNEL="zaptimer", NAME="zap/timer", MODE="0660", GROUP="dialout" KERNEL="zapchannel", NAME="zap/channel", MODE="0660", GROUP="dialout" KERNEL="zappseudo", NAME="zap/pseudo", MODE="0660", GROUP="dialout" KERNEL="zap[0-9]*", NAME="zap/%n", MODE="0660", GROUP="dialout"

Here’s what an lspci looks like:

[quote]0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:02.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
0000:00:02.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
0000:00:02.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
0000:00:02.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
0000:00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 05)
0000:00:10.0 Communication controller: Tiger Jet Network Inc. Tiger3XX Modem/ISDN interface
0000:00:14.0 Communication controller: Tiger Jet Network Inc. Tiger3XX Modem/ISDN interface
0000:01:01.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. Trio 64 3D (rev 01)

As you can see I have two X100P clones.

If I run #/etc/init.d/zaptel start

[quote]* Starting zaptel …
Notice: Configuration file is /etc/zaptel.conf
line 143: Unable to open master device ‘/dev/zap/ctl’ [ ok ]

running ztcfg -vv give me a similar message:

[quote]Zaptel Configuration

Channel map:

Channel 01: FXS Kewlstart (Default) (Slaves: 01)
Channel 02: FXS Kewlstart (Default) (Slaves: 02)

2 channels configured.

Notice: Configuration file is /etc/zaptel.conf
line 122: Unable to open master device ‘/dev/zap/ctl’

Sure enough… if I look in dev there’s no /dev/zap

This is what my /etc/zaptel.conf looks like:

fxsks=1-2 loadzone = us defaultzone=us

It seems as though there’s some step I’m missing but after looking around for a while I have not been able to find it.

I have the zaptel and wcfxo modules being loaded and they appear to be loading with out any errors. (The only place I know to look for errors is /var/log/messages.)

I’m wondering why /dev/zap isn’t showing up?

I would be more than happy to supply any more information that I left out.

If I figure anything else out on my own I’ll be sure to post it.



I have similar problem. Only a few devices are created.
At boot time, udev process doesn’t install zap device.
After boot time, (re)start udev and your devices are detected.
I execute udevstart to complete my list of device.
I added this command in /etc/init.d/zaptel before ztcfg
and added zaptel to run-level default


maybe you guys have permission problem (?)… my /dev/zap/ has owner/group as asterisk/asterisk…