[mythtv-users] Asterisk and Myth on the same box

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sun Sep 30 19:04:40 UTC 2007

Nick Cappelletti wrote:
> Hello,
> I've had a Myth box running for some time now, and it runs great.  I
> have spent plenty of time putting it together and documenting the entire
> process just incase I "fix it 'till it's broke" as my wife would put it. :)
> Anyway, I have been wanting to put together an Asterisk box for some
> time and managed to create some directions on putting together one on
> Debian with FreePBX.  It works great in a virtual environment on my Mac,
> but I don't have any extra hardware to have a dedicated Asterisk box. 
> This is where my Myth box comes into play.  I built a virtual machine,
> installed Debian and then Myth.  I then proceeded to use my directions
> for Asterisk and the integration went pretty smooth, so I decided to
> install Asterisk on my production Myth box.  Well, everything is OK,
> except when I restart.  I have no audio until I run alsaconf again and
> reconfigure my sound card. 
> I didn't see any errors on /var/log/messages.  Any help anyone can give
> me would be fantastic!  If anyone is interested on how I built either
> system here are the links:
> http://www.switchtower.org/index.php/Debian_Mythtv
> http://www.switchtower.org/index.php/Asterisk_Debian

I'd look into one of the Linksys NSLU2s (aka: "slugs"). A lot of people
have been using them very successfully as Asterisk boxes. They sold
originally for $99 but I got some on closeout at Walmart for $25. You
might find some on E-Bay or the like as well.



Given what an Asterisk box does I think having it be a dedicated
machine, that can run for days on a cheap UPS, would be a distinct


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