Unable to connect to remote asterisk


I am getting the error "Unable to connect to remote asterisk (does /var/run/asterisk/asterisk.ctl exist?) while trying to load the Asterisk console.

I’ve installed Asterisk on fc9 using the yum install asterisk (etc…) commands and obviously I got the 1.6 beta edition which was running fine. After installing asterisk I installed flite following the guidance here :http://asterisk-flite.sourceforge.net/
And this is when it happened.

So far:

  1. I know that asterisk is running in the back ground, but I cannot use the console.
  2. Asterisk.ctl does exist in /var/run/asterisk and the following line “\astrundir => /var/run/asterisk” is in asterisk.conf file.
  3. I’m 100% sure that the problem is caused from installing flite. I’ve done 4 installations and all 4 of them bugged right after installing the asterisk-flite RPM

So, how do I regain access to the console ? Please help.


PS: I am a newbie to all this so you will have to excuse me if I’ve left any important information out.