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Postby Kroonen » Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:04 am

Hi,

I'm using this forum a lot and i'm mostley interested in Linux software for domotica. Isn't it useful to create a section linux under software? Than we have those topics for linux users for some help.

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http://heyu.tanj.com/heyu2 Hey2U (X10-PLC,free)
http://www.misterhouse.net Mister House (X10-PLC,X10-RF,free)
http://omnipotencesoftware.com ECS (X10-PLC,X10-RF,IR)
http://plutohome.com Pluto Home (free,commercial)
http://www.denninger.net/homedaemon.htm Home Deamon
http://domus.link.co.pt x10 webinterface : domus.Link
http://www.xpl-perl.org.uk rfxcom: xpl-perl
http://www.lavrsen.dk/twiki/bin/view/Open2300/WebHome Open2300
http://misterhouse.sf.net misterhouse
http://www.digitemp.org 1-wire : digitemp
http://jhomenet.sourceforge.net/index.htmljHomeNet

<b>links for help</b>
http://wiki.binkey.nl/XPL-perl
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Postby Snelvuur » Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:59 pm

One of the reasons why i created the wiki, was because of this. You can always add more information to it. Too much information to place it on a single forum page. You can better instead try to add more information to the wiki yourself. The main page is locked, but all the other pages are not. If you need a modification on the main page or anything else i can always help out.

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Postby Bwired » Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:55 pm

OK guy's
I made the forum Linux on request and was so free to make Binkey and Kroon moderators. With this option you can move the topics around among other things. Hope this is alright with you. if you need some topics moved to this place let me know it!
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Postby Snelvuur » Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:34 pm

Thats ok, i'll try and keep the linux things in here. The rest is updated now on the wiki (the links and such)

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Postby linuxha » Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:29 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by kroon040</i>
<br />I'm using this forum a lot and i'm mostley interested in Linux software for domotica. Isn't it useful to create a section linux under software? Than we have those topics for linux users for some help.
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">I too use Linux as my OS of choice, I just happen to be across the pond (NJ, USA). :-)
See my sig below for a library of Linux Links.
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">
<b>Linux</b>
http://heyu.tanj.com/heyu2 Hey2U (X10-PLC,free)
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"> <ul><li> This is excellent software for the CM11A/CM12 interface </li></ul>
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">http://www.misterhouse.net Mister House (X10-PLC,X10-RF,free)
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">
<ul><li> This is my favorite, it also has support for KNX, Insteon, UPB and we're working on Z-Wave. The number of different interface is a bit mind-boggling. </li></ul>
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">http://omnipotencesoftware.com ECS (X10-PLC,X10-RF,IR)
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"> <ul><li> Now has support for the Insteon PLC (Serial and USB) but not the Insteon PLM. Mark Gilmore provides excellent support for his product. </li></ul>
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">http://plutohome.com Pluto Home (free,commercial)
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">
<ul><li> I've not used this software, I know it has support for a few Z-Wave interfaces </li></ul>
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">http://www.denninger.net/homedaemon.htm Home Deamon
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">
<ul><li> Simple, effective software, I think it need http://www.danlan.com/ (x10d). If that doesn't work I have the software here: http://www.linuxha.com/athome/common/x10d.cm11.c </li></ul>
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">http://domus.link.co.pt x10 webinterface : domus.Link
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"> <ul><li> I'm not familiar with this software </li></ul>
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">http://www.xpl-perl.org.uk rfxcom: xpl-perl
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"> <ul><li> I've not used xpl yet </li></ul>
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">http://www.lavrsen.dk/twiki/bin/view/Open2300/WebHome Open2300
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"> <ul><li> Hmm, need to add that to the library :-) </li></ul><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">http://misterhouse.sf.net misterhouse
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"> <ul><li> This leads to the same Misterhouse as the above does. </li></ul><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">http://www.digitemp.org 1-wire : digitemp
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"> <ul><li> I've never been able to get my 1-wire stuff working, I need to spend a little more time on that. </li></ul>
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><b>links for help</b>
http://wiki.binkey.nl/index.php/XPL-perl
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"> <ul><li> Not familiar with this, not sure I have it in the library either. </li></ul>

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Postby Snelvuur » Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:36 pm

We do know linuxha, or at least i do. I have your book at home even..

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Postby linuxha » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:10 pm

Thanks for buying the book, wish I could give it away free (Bruce Peren has explained to me how I could have done that after I wrote the book, c'est la vie!). The next one may go that way but thatdepends on whether Wiley wants to publish the next or not. It's part of the contract I signed.

My apologies if I'm overbearing, I'm a little hyper-active (I give 4 year old children a run for their money), it's raining (no 100k bicycle rides to burn off the excess energy), I'm on vacation (I don't relax well) and one of my passions is home automation.

The one thing I have come here to do is to learn about HA/Domotica in the rest of the world. Over the last few years a number of College students have contacted me to ask questions about Domotica (so far, the US, Canada, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, India, Bangladesh, Japan and China). I'd like to be able to give them a better reference than just the USA.

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Postby Snelvuur » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:14 pm

Well netherlands is pretty active, or at least the persons on the site here. We also have Xanura, a better version of x10, which is not in the usa. The rfxcom is also more in use here, compared to your w800 in the states. In 2 days, a bunch of people here will go to the national domotica day to get some inside info on the new gadgets. Also a nice project to check out is the dmx panels, and the door opener. Those projects are not widely seen on HA projects.

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Postby linuxha » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:37 pm

From what I have read Xanura == A10. I worked with ACT testing one of their A10 Keypad's. I liked them so much I purchased 2 (I have a total of 3). I really like ACT's products.
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">In 2 days, a bunch of people here will go to the national domotica day to get some inside info on the new gadgets. Also a nice project to check out is the dmx panels, and the door opener.<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">Wish we had these shows a little more local in the US. They're either in California or Florida. DMX looks interesting but anything to do with new wires will lower the SAF (Spouse Acceptance Factor). And since I just brought that back up (no X10 or Insteon had been working here for 6 months) I don't want to do anything that might lower it. When things are working my wife makes suggestions as to what to automated next.

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Postby Snelvuur » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:48 pm

Well my gf really likes the roomba, that was an easy buy. She dropped it down the stairs *YES!* so now i can get the new roomba :)
Do you have a link to the ACT a10 keypads?

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Postby MindBender » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:04 pm

I'm using Project WISH for now, but not for long anymore. CM11 support is broken, yet easy to fix, but the mailing list has been quiet all year so I suppose it's abandoned.

Thanks for the info, LinuxHA. Now I can start browsing for an alternative.
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Postby Snelvuur » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:22 pm

@mindbender, time to try out xpl-perl..? ;-)

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Postby MindBender » Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:58 pm

No, sorry. Is it any good?
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Postby Snelvuur » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:47 pm

In combination with zenah, you can do alot of tricks. But you do need some perl/linux knowledge for it. It does support the rfxcom, cm11, and xanura ctx35. And you can create your own modules for devices if needed (which can then be added to the repository) etc etc.. otherwise check the wiki.

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Postby linuxha » Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:10 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by snelvuur</i>
Do you have a link to the ACT a10 keypads?<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">Here you go:
http://www.smarthomeusa.com/ShopByManufacturer/ACT/Item/TK184/ (This is not Smarthome.com)
http://www.act-solutions.com/PCCSpecs.htm (ACT's site)

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