OpenVox IX100 with asteriskNow

This instruction is for users who want to use OpenVox (IX100) mini cards (B100M/B200M/B400M/A400M) working with PC Engines TM Alix 2C2. There are few steps you have to go through:

  1. Preparing the hardware:.
    A. Make sure that you have an at least 8GB CF cards.
    B. Make sure the power supply is set correctly. Please check that, if the ports of cards work under NT of mini BRI cards or FXS of A400M, you must provide such devices.

  2. Copying voyage-linux into your system
    please go to voyage-linux official website (wiki.voyage.hk/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=installation).

  3. Compiling mISDN, zaptel, asterisk
    Once the images are copied into CF card, please insert the CF card into the CF slot and switch on the power supply. Note: please use super terminal to access the system. Please check the IP for ssh access.
    Please run the command: remountrw to get write permission.
    Actually, in the system, asterisk and zaptel have built in, but I still can not run it. If so, please recompile asterisk, zaptel and mISDN. Go to asterisk.org to get those packages. Some packages I use for this system:

Before compiling those packages, please install some support packages
apt-get install:
bison openssl libssl-dev libeditline0 libeditline-dev libedit-dev, gcc make g++ php5-cli mysql-common libmysqlclient15-dev libnewt-dev flex
you also need a linux source, please go to voyage-linux to get right version of linux source.
Make a link with kernel source:

voyage:/usr/src# ln -s linux-source-2.6.23-voyage /lib/modules/2.6.23-486-voyage/build
Then you can compile: zaptel, mISDNuser, mISDN and asterisk.

If all are done properly, the system should be able to start up successfully. Before making calls, please check the status of misdn channels and zap channels from asterisk console, make sure those channels can be shown.

  1. Download and install Asterisk-GUI:
    cd /usr/src
    svn checkout svn.digium.com/svn/asterisk-gui/trunk asterisk-gui
    cd /usr/src/asterisk-gui
    ./configure && make && make install
    make samples
    edit the configuration files…
    in /etc/asterisk/http.conf
    [general]
    enabled=yes
    enablestatic=yes

in /etc/asterisk/manager.conf
[general]
displaysystemname = yes
enabled = yes
webenabled = yes
port = 5038
;httptimeout = 60
bindaddr = 0.0.0.0

[admin]
secret = admin
read = system,call,log,verbose,command,agent,config
write = system,call,log,verbose,command,agent,config

under the directory, run the commands:
make checkconfig
asterisk -r
reload
exit

Test environments:
OS-Voyage-linux Version: 0.5 (Build Date 20080622)
OpenVox cards: B200M, A400M
OpenVox IX100 with Alix 2c2
CF card: Kingston compact flash 8 GB
AsteriskNow
Drivers: asterisk-1.4.21.1, zaptel-1.4.11 and mISDN-1_1_8
If you only install A400M, you do not need to install mISDN.
Bristuff should be ok under Voyage-linux.
go to the url to see the GUI:
IP:8088/asterisk/static/config/cfgbasic.html#
Enjoying it…

References:
linux.voyage.hk/
www.asterisk.org
www.openvox.com.cn
debian.org/
www.misdn.org
pcengines.ch/alix2c2.htm