Yeah, it looks like the BTS isn't seeing any RACHs, which would be required for the handset to camp. I'm not sure what might cause that, anyone else have any ideas?

On Friday, November 30, 2012, Jacques wrote:
Sorry forgot, here is the output of grep RACH:

Nov 30 10:11:41 cutlass OpenBTS: INFO 139772203411456
GSMConfig.cpp:83:regenerateBeacon: RR System Information Type 1
cellChannelDescription=() RACHControlParameters=(maxRetrans=1
txInteger=14 cellBarAccess=0 RE=1 AC=0x400)
Nov 30 10:11:41 cutlass OpenBTS: INFO 139772203411456
GSMConfig.cpp:92:regenerateBeacon: RR System Information Type 2
BCCHFrequencyList=(EXT-IND=0 BA-IND=0  ARFCNs=(39 41 43 ))
NCCPermitted=(0x1) RACHControlParameters=(maxRetrans=1 txInteger=14
cellBarAccess=0 RE=1 AC=0x400)
Nov 30 10:11:41 cutlass OpenBTS: INFO 139772203411456
GSMConfig.cpp:101:regenerateBeacon: RR System Information Type 3
LAI=(MCC=001 MNC=01 LAC=0x3e8) CI=10 controlChannelDescription=(ATT=1
BS_AG_BLKS_RES=2 CCCH_CONF=1 BS_PA_MFRMS=0 T3212=5) cellOptions=(PWRC=0
DTX=2 RADIO_LINK_TIMEOUT=15)
cellSelectionParameters=(CELL-RESELECT-HYSTERESIS=3 MS-TXPWR-MAX-CCH=0
ACS=0 NECI=1 RXLEV-ACCESS-MIN=0) RACHControlParameters=(maxRetrans=1
txInteger=14 cellBarAccess=0 RE=1 AC=0x400)
Nov 30 10:11:41 cutlass OpenBTS: INFO 139772203411456
GSMConfig.cpp:110:regenerateBeacon: RR System Information Type 4
LAI=(MCC=001 MNC=01 LAC=0x3e8)
cellSelectionParameters=(CELL-RESELECT-HYSTERESIS=3 MS-TXPWR-MAX-CCH=0
ACS=0 NECI=1 RXLEV-ACCESS-MIN=0) RACHControlParameters=(maxRetrans=1
txInteger=14 cellBarAccess=0 RE=1 AC=0x400)
Nov 30 10:11:41 cutlass openbts: INFO 139772203411456
GSMConfig.cpp:83:regenerateBeacon: RR System Information Type 1
cellChannelDescription=() RACHControlParameters=(maxRetrans=1
txInteger=14 cellBarAccess=0 RE=1 AC=0x400)
Nov 30 10:11:41 cutlass openbts: INFO 139772203411456
GSMConfig.cpp:92:regenerateBeacon: RR System Information Type 2
BCCHFrequencyList=(EXT-IND=0 BA-IND=0  ARFCNs=(39 41 43 ))
NCCPermitted=(0x1) RACHControlParameters=(maxRetrans=1 txInteger=14
cellBarAccess=0 RE=1 AC=0x400)
Nov 30 10:11:41 cutlass openbts: INFO 139772203411456
GSMConfig.cpp:101:regenerateBeacon: RR System Information Type 3
LAI=(MCC=001 MNC=01 LAC=0x3e8) CI=10 controlChannelDescription=(ATT=1
BS_AG_BLKS_RES=2 CCCH_CONF=1 BS_PA_MFRMS=0 T3212=5) cellOptions=(PWRC=0
DTX=2 RADIO_LINK_TIMEOUT=15)
cellSelectionParameters=(CELL-RESELECT-HYSTERESIS=3 MS-TXPWR-MAX-CCH=0
ACS=0 NECI=1 RXLEV-ACCESS-MIN=0) RACHControlParameters=(maxRetrans=1
txInteger=14 cellBarAccess=0 RE=1 AC=0x400)
Nov 30 10:11:41 cutlass openbts: INFO 139772203411456
GSMConfig.cpp:110:regenerateBeacon: RR System Information Type 4
LAI=(MCC=001 MNC=01 LAC=0x3e8)
cellSelectionParameters=(CELL-RESELECT-HYSTERESIS=3 MS-TXPWR-MAX-CCH=0
ACS=0 NECI=1 RXLEV-ACCESS-MIN=0) RACHControlParameters=(maxRetrans=1
txInteger=14 cellBarAccess=0 RE=1 AC=0x400)


On 11/30/2012 10:16 AM, Jacques wrote:
> I have the following in my syslog, when I start OpenBTS:
>
> Nov 30 09:57:09 pc1 OpenBTS: opening configuration table from path
> /etc/OpenBTS/OpenBTS.db
> Nov 30 09:57:09 pc1 openbts: ALERT 140718269523968 OpenBTS.cpp:162:main:
> OpenBTS starting, ver P2.8TRUNK build date Nov 28 2012
> Nov 30 09:57:10 pc1 openbts: WARNING 140718269523968
> TRXManager.cpp:268:sendCommandPacket: TRX link timeout on attempt 1
> Nov 30 09:57:11 pc1 openbts: WARNING 140718269523968
> TRXManager.cpp:268:sendCommandPacket: TRX link timeout on attempt 2
> Nov 30 09:57:12 pc1 openbts: WARNING 140718269523968
> TRXManager.cpp:268:sendCommandPacket: TRX link timeout on attempt 3
> Nov 30 09:57:13 pc1 openbts: WARNING 140718269523968
> TRXManager.cpp:268:sendCommandPacket: TRX link timeout on attempt 4
> Nov 30 09:57:14 pc1 openbts: WARNING 140718269523968
> TRXManager.cpp:268:sendCommandPacket: TRX link timeout on attempt 5
> Nov 30 09:57:14 pc1 openbts: ALERT 140718269523968
> TRXManager.cpp:406:powerOn: POWERON failed with status -1
> Nov 30 09:57:14 pc1 transceiver: opening configuration table from path
> /etc/OpenBTS/OpenBTS.db
>
> If I set the log level to INFO I get the following:
>
> http://pastebin.com/QS26CjFa
>
> from there it just repeats with no change when I try to register a handset.
>
>
> On 11/30/2012 08:24 AM, Kurtis Heimerl wrote:
>> That output is expected. Basically, it looks for an existing transceiver
>> instance now. Not sure about your issues, can you grep the log for RACH
>> traffic?
>>
>> On Thursday, November 29, 2012, Jacques wrote:
>>
>>     Hi,
>>
>>     I had a working 2.8 install 3 months ago. Tried running it again today,
>>     and it seems the BCCH is up, I can see mnc+mnc on the phones, but can
>>     register with net. I've tried looking at the gsmtap see all the messages
>>     I normally do, but seeing nothing from phone when I try to register.
>>     Seems almost like I can only transmit.
>>
>>     Also, got this message:
>>
>>     ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>>     1354194376.087434 140258219501568:
>>     Starting the system...
>>     ALERT 140258219501568 TRXManager.cpp:406:powerOn: POWERON failed with
>>     status -1
>>     transceiver: no process found
>>     linux; GNU C++ version 4.7.2 20120921 (Red Hat 4.7.2-2); Boost_104800;
>>     UHD_003.005.000-26-gb65a3924
>>
>>
>>     system ready
>>
>>     use the OpenBTSCLI utility to access CLI
>>
>>     ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>>     Not sure what it means?
>>
>>     Also, I'm getting some messages in asterisk, but I don't think that is
>>     the issue, as I'm not even getting to the point where I see initial
>>     connect messages from the phone on the gsmtap
>>
>>     Would really appreciate any help, was hoping to show this as a demo to
>>     some students tomorrow.
>>
>>     Cheers,
>>     Jac.
>>
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