Archive for January, 2008

What could be a cool toy.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

So you may have seen the posts floating around about Ethen’s (schmooze communications) new toy. I first saw the posts with saw Microsoft in the title which almost made me not read it. (more…)

FreePBX Rhino seats sell out

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

The Rhino scholarships have been used but you can still sign up. hurry before the event sells out.

trixbox 2.4 kernel-pae

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

If Anaconda (the CentOS installer) detects a PAE compatible processor it will install kernel and kernel-pae

kernel-PAE (x86-only): Contains a kernel with support for 64GB of memory on x86 systems through Physical Address Extensions (PAE). Only x86 CPUs that support PAE can run this kernel. This kernel is provided because x86 systems can’t address more than 4GB of memory without PAE extensions.

trixbox is package based and everything wraps around modules in a specific kernel.

If your system gets the pae kernel you can correct this by editing /etc/grub.conf

you should see something to the effect of :
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.

title trixbox (2.6.18-53.1.4.el5PAE)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5PAE ro root=LABEL=/1 acpi=off
initrd /initrd-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5PAE.img
title trixbox-base (2.6.18-53.1.4.el5)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5 ro root=LABEL=/1 acpi=off
initrd /initrd-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5.img

Simply use # to comment out:
#title trixbox (2.6.18-53.1.4.el5PAE)
#root (hd0,0)
#kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5PAE ro root=LABEL=/1 acpi=off
#initrd /initrd-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5PAE.img

Now you can ensure it will boot to the correct image.

Quick Update

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Only 1 Rhino Seat left for the FreePBX training. Act Fast WHEN ITS GONE IT IS GONE

FreePBX update

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Just got word that 2 of the 4 scholarships are gone and from what I hear the Hotel is almost full so if you want to grab a discount you better make a run for it because it didnt take long to fill the 2 slots I imagine the other 2 will be gone in a day or so.

By the way I was watching American Idol ( I know shut-up) and they were in Charleston SC. And they did the little intro where they scrolled through the area and It looks like an awesome place to visit. I Like old buildings so definitely on my list.

EDIT as of 2PM 01/24 only 1 Rhino Seat remains

For more info visit:

Got FreePBX? Get trained

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

The folks over at FreePBX have announced there long awaited training. It may seem like were slow on announcing this but we didn’t want it to get lost in the mix.

Ceros Restore image for trixbox 2.4

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Our Ceros restore disk has been posted. This disk is 99% automated only thing you should have to do is run /var/rhino_load/ for the display after it installs.

RAID users use restore-raid1
Non RAID users use restore or just press enter at the prompt

Keep your eyes open, restore disks for Elastix, PBX in a Flash and CentPBX coming soon.

Join us at the IT EXPO

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Rhino will be at the Internet Telephony Expo and Conference in Miami FL, January 23rd through the 25th. We will be located in the trixbox pavilion at booth F10. You can see the new Ceros Mini, The Next Generation Ceros an more.   In addition to all the events happening trixbox will be offering  FtoCC Technician and Administrator certification classes. Use the code RHINO when you register and get 25% off the course fee.

For information and registration on FtoCC visit:

For information on the IT Expo and Conference visit:

trixbox CE Privacy Notice!

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Allot of ceros users are upgrading to trixbox 2.4 we do not recommend using any of the betas if your using a beta it would be best to push up to 2.4 stable.

In trixbox 2.4 betas and in 2.4 there is what trixbox calls a hardware audit tool also referenced to as a “phone home script”. (more…)