Couple of install questions

I’ve been playing around with AsteriskNOW for a month or so now and decided to give FreePBX a try.

I’m installing on a clean install of Ubuntu Server 6.06 and have a couple questions.

I’ve been following the guide found here:

When I get to the point of getting the Sounds, the above guide states "[email protected]:/usr/src# svn co asterisk-sounds

… The default Sounds package downloads now. This can be quite large …"

When I do it, it is only two files (makefile sounds.xml). Is this correct?

I proceeded forward as if it was correct and things went smoothly until I got to the point of installing freePBX. I put in the command “./install_amp” which told me I had to have asterisk started. I used the command it said to start asterisk and this was the result:
"Asterisk ended with exit status 1
Asterisk died with code 1.
cat: /var/run/ No such file or directory
Automatically restarting Asterisk."
It put itself into a loop of ending and restarting.

I saw the same problem already posted and anwered here:

But even after redoing those steps, I still have the same problem.

I’m currently reinstalling Ubuntu to start completely fresh.

Any help before I proceed again would be much appreciated.


I think I’ve narrowed down the problem.

When trying to start Asterisk by itself, it crashes at the following error:
[] => (OSS Console Channel Driver)
Dec 13 09:49:50 NOTICE[32187]: chan_oss.c:1380 load_module: Unable to load config oss.conf
Dec 13 09:49:50 WARNING[32187]: loader.c:415 __load_resource: load_module failed, returning -1
Dec 13 09:49:50 WARNING[32187]: loader.c:555 load_modules: Loading module failed!

My box doesn’t have a sound card and I’ve found elsewhere on the net that this is the likely culprit.

The problem is, I’ve already edited the modules.conf file to read:
noload =>
noload =>

The only place I found the modules.conf file was:

So, I think that is the problem, I’m just not sure how to tell Asterisk not to load

I finally got asterisk started by renaming to (as well as chan_phone.os and chan_zap.os).

I do not have any cards in my system, so I believe this was the source of the error.

Now I am able to start asterisk, but when I try to start asterisk using the script under /usr/src/freepbx-2.3 (./start_asterisk start) it gives me the loop error still.

Any ideas?