Two FXO Astralis X101P cards in older PC?


#1

Hello

I'm using an older PC from 2000 that we have lying around at the office to learn about Asterisk using Pound Key 1.0.1 ([rpath.org/rbuilder/project/asterisk/](http://www.rpath.org/rbuilder/project/asterisk/)). It's using an AMD Duron 600MHz, a Gigabyte GA-7ZX motherboard, and two FXO Astralis X101P clones that I bought through eBay.

Here are the three issues I have. Sorry, forgot the floppy with dmesg, lspci, and /var/log/asterisk/messages at the office :frowning:

  1. it seems like FXO card #1 shares its IRQ with the PCI Ethernet card (with no error message), while card #2 uses its own IRQ but still can’t be initialized properly (DAA with error -5) : I didn’t find any way in the BIOS to assign an IRQ to a PCI card. Can you confirm that this card is way too old, and I should find a more recent PC with a more decent motherboard?

  2. how should I write the configuration files to handle two FXO cards? Here’s what I did, but I doubt it’s kosher:

------------ /etc/zaptel.conf --------------
fxsks=1
fxsks=2
loadzone=fr
defaultzone=fr

---------------- /etc/asterisk/zapata.conf -----------
[trunkgroups]

[channels]
usecallerid=yes
hidecallerid=no
callwaiting=no
threewaycalling=yes
transfer=yes
echocancel=yes
echotraining=yes
context=incoming
signalling=fxs_ks
channel => 1
channel => 2

-------------------- /etc/asterisk/extensions.conf ----------------------
[incoming]
exten => s,1,Answer( )
exten => s,2,Echo( )

  1. How can I tell Grub to use “pci=noapci” to see if that solves the issue with the FXO cards?

Thank you
Fred.


#2

Bekijk marko.net/asterisk/archives/0207/0369.html eens. Ik denk dat je hiermee de zaak aan de praat moet kunnen krijgen. Voor een tes/oefen server heb je naar mijn idee voldoende pc beschikbaar.

Om het probleem met de irq op te lossen kun je de x100p kaart in een ander pci-slot proberen. Verder is het verstandig om alles wat je niet gebruikt in de bios uit te schakelen.

Success!


#3

Thanks, I’ll give it a shot tomorrow.

Sorry, my Dutch is a bit rusty :wink:

What about /etc/asterisk/zapata.conf for two channels?

[channels]
usecallerid=yes
hidecallerid=no
callwaiting=no
threewaycalling=yes
transfer=yes
echocancel=yes
echotraining=yes

context=incoming
signalling=fxs_ks
channel => 1
channel => 2

Thx
Fred.


#4

I’d similar problem. If I plug 2 X100P into 1 PC, only 1 card can be recongnized. So I can use 1 card only !