Asterisk Open Source PBX

Asterisk is a software based telephony switch that brings the power of a telco switching complex into a commodity PC. David HM Spector wrote about Asterick in this The Right Tool for the Job? blog post.

This screenshot shows the Asterisk@Home LiveCD warning that it will wipe out the existing drive's contents.


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I have an Asterisk Server and have a Digium TDM400p PCI board which the box fails to load When I issue the command dahdi_cfg nothing gets returned When I issue the command dahdi_genconf I receive empty configuration -- no spans empty configuration -- no spans When I issue the command dahdi_hardware if receive driver should be "wctdm" but is actually "netjet" pci:0000:02:00.0 wctdm+ e159:0001 Wildcard TDM400P REV I How do I fix this so the board is usable in PBX in a flash?

HAL 9000
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Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:;content There are TR members who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution. Although there is some overlap between the forums, you'll find more of those members in 'Q&A' than in 'Discussions' or 'Water Cooler'. Be sure to use the voting buttons to provide your feedback. Voting a '+' does not necessarily mean that a given response contained the complete solution to your problem, but that it served to guide you toward it. This is intended to serve as an aid to those who may in the future have a problem similar to yours. If they have a ready source of reference available, perhaps won't need to repeat questions previously asked and answered. If a post did contain the solution to your problem, you can also close the question by marking the helpful post as "The Answer". .


Thank you Hal 9000 I will repost