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If you want to use format_wav module, then you need a very recent
version of libaudiofile (at least version 0.2.0, or you can apply the
-following patch to version 0.1.9):
+included patch. RPMS for the patched libaudiofile are available at:
+* GETTING STARTED
+First, be sure you've installed the required libaudiofile upgrade if
+you want to use the non-GSM WAV format. Next, be sure you've got
+supported hardware. To use Asterisk right now, you will need one of
+ * Adtran Atlas 800 Plus
+ * QuickNet Internet PhoneJack
+ * Full Duplex Sound Card supported by Linux
+Assuming you have one of these (most likely the third) you're ready to
+1) Run "make"
+2) Run "make install"
+If this is your first time working with Asterisk, you may wish to install
+the sample PBX, with demonstration extensions, etc. If so, run:
+ "make samples"
+Doing so will overwrite any existing config files you have.
+Finally, you can launch Asterisk with:
+ ./asterisk -vvvc
+If you get an error about unresolved symbols, install the updated
+libaudiofile (available at ftp://ftp.asteriskpbx.com/pub/asterisk/support
+You'll see a bunch of verbose messages fly by your screen as Asterisk
+initializes (that's the "very very verbose" mode). When it's ready, if
+you specified the "c" then you'll get a command line console, that looks
+You can type "help" at any time to get help with the system. For help
+with a specific command, type "help <command>". To start the PBX using
+your sound card, you can type "dial" to dial the PBX. Then you can use
+"answer", "hangup", and "dial" to simulate the actions of a telephone.
+Remember that if you don't have a full duplex sound card (And asterisk
+will tell you somewhere in its verbose messages if you do/don't) than it
+won't work right (not yet).
+Feel free to look over the configuration files in /etc/asterisk, where
+you'll find a lot of information about what you can do with Asterisk.
+Finally, you may wish to visit the web site and join the mailing list if
+you're interested in getting more information.