[asterisk-users] 'codec_g729a.so' does not provide a description Re: Asterisk G729 codec...

criptos criptos at aullox.com
Thu Apr 2 13:55:55 CDT 2009

codec is on place: 

root at asterisk:/usr/lib/asterisk/modules# ls chan_* 
chan_agent.so*  chan_iax2.so*   chan_mgcp.so*  chan_phone.so*  chan_skinny.so*   
chan_alsa.so*   chan_local.so*  chan_oss.so*   chan_sip.so*    

root at asterisk:~# asterisk  -vvvvvvvvv > asterisk.log 

[1]+  Stopped                 asterisk -vvvvvvvvv >asterisk.log
root at asterisk:~# bg
[1]+ asterisk -vvvvvvvvv >asterisk.log &
root at asterisk:~# asterisk -rx 'stop now' 

Disconnected from Asterisk server
[1]+  Done                    asterisk -vvvvvvvvv >asterisk.log
root at asterisk:~# 
root at asterisk:~# grep 729 asterisk.log 
[Apr  2 13:57:38] WARNING[3662]: loader.c:605 inspect_module: Module 
'codec_g729a.so' does not provide a description.
[Apr  2 13:57:38] WARNING[3662]: loader.c:662 load_resource: Module 
'codec_g729a.so' could not be loaded.

This is the message that I get.

On Thursday 02 April 2009 12:42:58 Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> Danny Nicholas wrote:
> > You should not have a G729 command on the CLI.  Codecs are addressed in
> > sip.conf, dahdi.conf, etc.  restarting Asterisk might do the trick.  You
> > only need to reboot for a driver level change.
> This is incorrect. Digium's codec_g729a.so module does in fact add a
> 'g729 show' command to the CLI, when it has found at least one valid
> license file. so that the user can see how many of their licensed
> channels are in use.
> If the 'g729 show' command is not available after you have loaded the
> module, then you need to look closely at your Asterisk log files because
> the module was not able to find any valid license files.

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