Error with Capi

Error with Capi

Post by Vitor Flau » Tue, 10 May 2005 19:26:55

I'm trying to assemble a fax server using an isdn card. The system (SuSE
9.2) detects the card (a conceptronic) and installs the HiSaxDriver for
passiv ISDN cards (I get all these informations from the
/var/log/messages, /var/log/capisuite.error and /var/log/capisuite.log).

However, when type /etc/rc.d/capisuite start, the following error occurs:

CapiSuite 0xbffff180: Can't start Capi abstraction. The given error
message was: CapiError: Error in CAPI20_ISINSTALLED: CAPI not installed.
occured in Capi::getCapiInfo()

Can someone help me?

Best regards,

Error with Capi

Post by Lothar Kim » Wed, 11 May 2005 03:57:06

Maybe you should try a Linux-related newsgroup, because the
problem of installing of drivers on a specific operating system
is quite off topic here.

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Error with Capi

Post by mm » Sun, 15 May 2005 04:07:23

Hi Vitor;

There are two ways to install an isdn card under linux. The older
system is Isdn4Linux which uses i.e. low level Hisax drivers, and

In the first case you should have devices like


and should get some sensible info out of

cat /dev/isdninfo

In the second case you should have a


device and this


should tell you something about your controller.

In general Isdn4Linux and Capi4Linux can coexist. But in your case it
seems that capi hasn't been set up.

Hope that helps.


PS: If you want to use your fax server for anything but maybe private
use, do yourself a favour and get yourself an active isdn card. It
makes life a lot easier. I learned that lesson the hard way :)