I am using ubuntu-12.04 and installed asterisk from repository (apt-get install asterisk).
I have configured it to work with odbc,
*CLI> odbc show
ODBC DSN Settings
Grab a log showing VERBOSE,DEBUG,WARNING,NOTICE
If you grab it from the CLI be sure VERBOSE and DEBUG are turned up to 5.
Pastebin that and we’ll be able to see a little better what is going on hopefully.
Give us the output of “core show version” as well.
have you installed the odbc devel packages? if not, try that.