I have been trying to get XFBB7.04 going with Suse9.1.
Using the rpm from Suse and Yast install with
just telnet, no ax25 to start with.
First problem was the rpm created wrong with files in
/var/ax25/lib/fbb instead of /var/ax25/fbb which has
been the standard. This caused the fbbconf program to
fail so I had to manually create a fbb.conf file by
editing the sample conf in the docs and comparing to
my previous fbb.conf file.
Does anyone know why this change in the tree was made?
I notice the src rpm has a diff file showing the same
changes in the tree.
I love Suse and find 9.1 works great as a desktop
system one one PC and as a text-only server for APRS
and web server etc on another, but I am very
disappointed with the FBB rpm.
After installing from rpm,it runs but I cannot login
via telnet nor xfbbC -c to the console. I hanv't had a
lot of time to spend on it yet so wonder if others
have found similar startup problems with the Suse rpm?
If anyone is running Xfbb (LinFBB) on Suse9.1 I would
like to know:
1. What server rpms you installed from, or what
2. What other rpms or tools were required?
(libax25, ax25-tools etc?)
3. Did you rebuild the kernel for ax25 or not?
Thanks & 73,
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This is a followup to my last, reference LOCKUPS IN SUSE 9.1.
I was thinking about my LinuxNode configuration. I have gone
into runlevel editor and have pointed incoming telnet connections
to /usr/sbin/node. This seems to be working as-is. I did not change
anything else in the telnet configuration. I am wondering if there
are things in that configuration that I should change, things that
if not changed, may be causing LinuxNode to lock up? This is a
devistating problem because the computer requires power off and
reboot in order to get it operational again. I am hoping that
someone will recognize the symptoms of this problem and will be
able to get me pointed in the right direction. Thanks for your
Hello... I am having big problems with SuSE v9.1 Professional
while running the native ham radio suite. Specifically, it
appears as if LinuxNode has a problem. What seems to be
happening is that when someone connects to LinuxNode and
goes through some of the basic functions, my computer
completely locks up. I am not 100% sure that it is LinuxNode
causing it. I do know for sure that when I kill AX25IPD,
NETROMD, and AX25D, everything is ok. My FBB BBS and DXNET
systems, as well as TCPIP work just fine without locking up
the computer after I kill those applications off... I am then
stuck with telnet-only access and my AXIP partners are left
out in the cold, which is not a good thing....
I have patched XFBBD 7.04J with the console.h patch and finally
was able to access my BBS again. However, this lockup problem
keeps coming back and I have been forced to kill off my AXIP
links and run only telnet in order to keep my system operational.
I believe that we have the latest version of LinuxNode on the
system as well. It, like everyting I am running, was compiled
right there on my computer to guarantee maximum reliability...
A friend of mine who is very knowledgeable of the linux ham
radio suite is also very confused as to what is happening.
That is why I am approaching this list to see if anyone else
is experiencing similar problems with the ham radio apps on
SuSE 9.1 Pro. We have, by the way, tried the packages that
came on the SuSE 9.1 Pro distribution, plus have gone elsewhere
and downloaded what we thought was the most up to date packages,
but still the same problem keeps occuring. We compiled everything
on my machine without error but still things keep locking up
when communication occurs in LinuxNode.
I am wondering if there might be a new kernel release, or maybe
a fallback kernel, say to 2.4x, that might solve my problems?
It seems like kernel 2.6x has major problems with the ham apps,
or vice-versa. I experienced similar lockup problems several years
ago with SuSE v7.3 Pro and had to go to another kernel version to
overcome the problems. I ran that on another computer until
just a few weeks ago when I upgrated to a much faster and
more reliable computer with SuSE 9.1 Pro installed. Now I am
experiencing deja-vu with a similar lockup problem.
Thank for any help or constructive suggestions you might
Thanks to those listed below I was successful in
patching and recompiling Xfbb7.04h to run on
As mentioned in an earlier post, my intention was to
use only rpms provided by the Suse9 system either from
DVD or ftp site.
Today my fbb system is functional with telnet and
xfbbC client access only. The ax25 or netrom work will
Here I will describe my system and the steps used to
get xfbb7.04h running.
This is not a complete HOW-TO yet, but a first-draft
as how I did it.
My PC is a P-233 machine with 128mb ram and 4gb drive.
I used this as my older system with Rh6.2
and Xfbb7 has the same hardware.
My Suse9.1 was installed from DVD on a clean drive as
a text-mode system, as minimal as I could.
Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 ext3 3.9G 864M 2.9G 23% /
I have also installed, using Yast, the following
applications for my web and Amateur work:
Here are my fbb7.04h install notes:
1. Originally I installed fbbsrv-7.04h-316.rpm from
DVD with dependency install of
libax25-0.0.10-177.rpm. However, as others have noted
as well, the program runs but connects to the FBB from
either xfbbC or telnet produce no menu or info.
The fix is to patch console.c code, so we must
download and compile the source.
2. Next download and install source rpm
fbbsrv-7.04h-316.src.rpm which unpacks into
/usr/src/packages/SOURCES/. This gives just two files
fbbsrc.704h.dif and xd704h-src.tgz. The archive
appears to be the standard fbb source.
3. After untar/unzip this archive we have the fbb
source files under
/usr/src/packages/SOURCES/fbbsrc.704h/src. I copied
the dif file from above into the src folder to make
the patching easier. Run the patch as "patch -p0
The patch blocks out sections of old ax25 code and
also changes the data directory to /var/lib/ax25/fbb.
This change of directory puzzles me and I ended up
changing it back later.
4. Before making any other changes I wanted to try
compiling this as the original source would not
compile with "linux/ax25.h: and other old ax25 code
My minimal install did not have much development
software so I had to install the following
rpms: make-3.8-183.i586.rpm, gcc-3.3.3-41.rpm and
Note I have been running Yast to get updates so these
are the current versions.
5. From the src folder again, I ran "make" and was
pleased to see a successful compile.
The next step was to patch src/console.c. The patch
file was supplied by Jeroen mentioned in the message
Since this code was listed for fbb703c I did not run
it as a patch, it was just as easy to copy and paste
the new routine and the one line buf manually
6. Running "make" again quickly re-compiled the
console code. Since I already had fbb704h installed
from binary rpm I just copied the new xfbbd and xfbbC
files into /usr/sbin. I did notice it wanted data in
/var/ax25/fbb so I think I will edit my fbb.conf and
to use that folder instead of /var/lib/ax25/fbb.
So now I can connect to my FBB BBS from 'telnet
localhost 6300' or XfbbC -c (user variables are
defined for $XFBBC_CALL & XFBBC_PASS in user .profile)
Thanks to Tim, Jeroen, Erik, Hiroshi and others I am
over the first big hurdle to get FBB going on Suse9.1
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Has anybody tried installing aprsd215b11 using Suse 9.1 Personal
I tried installing using INSTALLDAEMON.suse and it would not install all the files.
It gives an error message something like line 21
Today I released hf-0.6.1,
(pactor1, amtor, rtty
can be used as automatic pactor 1 mailbox, has
telnet-interface to F6FBB mailbox)
with some bugfixes I hope,
thanks for all your help in the mailinglists,
have fun with testing!