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TrixBox Made Easy

By : Kerry Garrison, Barrie Dempster, Kerry Garrison (Project)
Book Image

TrixBox Made Easy

By: Kerry Garrison, Barrie Dempster, Kerry Garrison (Project)

Overview of this book

TrixBox is a telephone system based on the popular open source Asterisk PBX (Private Branch eXchange) Software. TrixBox allows an individual or organization to setup a telephone system with traditional telephone networks as well as Internet based telephony or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). SugarCRM can be integrated with Asterisk, and is bundled with Trixbox offering real power and flexibility. The book begins by introducing telephony concepts before detailing how to plan a telephone system and moving on to the installation, configuration, and management of a feature packed PBX. This book is rich with practical examples and tools. It provides examples of well laid out telephone systems with accompanying spreadsheets to aid the reader in building stable telephony infrastructure.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
TrixBox Made Easy
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Free Chapter
Introduction to VoIP
TrixBox Configuration
Commonly Used VoIP Terms


We start by putting the CD into the CD-ROM drive of the computer we will be installing TrixBox on, and then boot the computer ensuring that we have configured it to boot from CD-ROM. We will be presented with a start-up screen with several options:

The advanced options that we can access here can be skipped for most installations. However, it is often good to do a media check beforehand as this checks the CD for errors and helps us to ensure that the system will install without errors. Advanced options can be accessed by pressing the following buttons:

  • F1 brings us to the main screen (the one shown in the previous screenshot).

  • F2 takes us to the options menu that allows us to run a media check and a memory test.

  • F3 gives us some more information and options for modifying the screen resolution as the system boots. This can usually be ignored.

  • F4 gives information on additional kernel parameters that we can pass to the kernel, if we are having problems while booting.

  • F5 shows...