Messed Up Usbradio Configuration File Makes Crazy Large Log File!

Hi everyone.
From the land of oops, I’m writing to suggest that you make a careful study of your /etc/asterisk/usbradio.conf file.
When I put comments into the file for explaining the low pass and high pass filters, I got a little rushed and forgot to put “;” (semicolons) on a few lines.
So, if you’re using the filters, here’s what you need to do:
There are two ways to fix this.
1. run:
cd /usr/src/utils
git pull
cp /usr/src/utils/AllStar-build/configs/usbradio.conf /etc/asterisk
Reset your configuration by editing the file.
Note: The fixed configuration will not be loaded until you run service asterisk restart or reboot your node.
2. If you don’t want to reconfigure usbradio.conf, run the following commands:
nano /etc/asterisk/usbradio.conf
CTRL+w
CTRL+r
Audio from internet
; Audio from internet
CTRL+w
CTRL+r
Audio to internet
; Audio to internet
CTRL+x, y, enter
I patched the files in the update repository, as well as released a new image so that new users won’t have to deal with this.
Also, if you try to run nano /var/log/asterisk/messages, and it seams to hang, don’t freak out! Your node *isn’t* broken! Your log has probably gotten huge from Asterisk trying, and failing to read those four lines you just fixed as variables.
I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
If you need help, use the contact form.
73,
Jeremy W0JRl

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In episode 3 of the JL Applied Technologies Podcast, we talk about alternative operating systems to Windows.

We feature Mac Os from Apple, and Ubuntu Linux from Canonical.

 

We talk about advantages and disadvantages of using both systems, as well as accessibility challenges incountered while using them.

J talks about the learning curve of switching to the Mac, and I talk about the learning curve of switching to Ubuntu.

We compare some applications in our respective operating systems to their counterparts in Windows.

In the podcast, I mentioned that you can get a duel-quad-core system from System76. I may have spoken incorrectly. (I can’t find one.) However, If you want to get a prebuilt Ubuntu box, Check them out!

Learn more about Mac accessibility features at Apple’s Accessibility Page.

For greater accessibility in Ubuntu 13.04, Download Ubuntu Gnome.

Unity is currently broken in 13.04 as far as accessibility. Also, you will want to remove Evolution and replace it with Thunderbird. Instructions are in the Podcast! *smile*

When using Ubuntu Gnome, you will not get any sound to let you know that the system is booted. After inserting your bootable media, wait for five minutes. At this point, your system should be booted. After the system boots, press the super key (Windows logo key on most PC’s) and type “orca” without the quotes and press enter. At this point, you can explore the system, or install it.

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Catching up with our listeners

Hi there,
After over two months of saying we’re going to record more podcast episodes, here we are.
We are actually, finally, definitely, going to record one today.
On behalf of Jl Applied Technologies, I would like to extend my own personal apology to our listeners for keeping you all waiting. We didn’t forget about you, but we had some technical issues to overcome, as well as and let’s all be honest here, procrastination.
This episode will be entitled “No Windows, no problem!”
Now that that’s taken care of, I would like to let everybody know that we now have a Zello channel.
If you would like to connect with us, we are willing to have a preshow chat with anybody who wishes to join.
Search for jltech and come right in, and have some fun. All we ask is that you obey the rules and respect everyone in the channel.
So with that said, we’ll be seeing you on Zello, and thanks for sticking around after so long without any news from us, we really appreciate it.