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Re: Supporting the ACT Solutions ZCU201 USB Z-wave Interface
« Reply #120 on: February 04, 2008, 01:13:11 pm »
I updated the device template with the ACT, Intermatic and Seluxit device IDs, but the ZWave software in LMCE can't connect to the device. I have a 04fc:0201 device.

I get lots of messages saying "size too small 1", then it says "Cannot connect to ZWave device ttyUSB1.", "Connect() Failed", and then the device dies.

Did anyone see this working or is there a need for extra modifications to the LMCE software?
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Re: Supporting the ACT Solutions ZCU201 USB Z-wave Interface
« Reply #121 on: February 06, 2008, 09:53:55 am »
could you please provide the error output and information from the logfile?

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Re: Supporting the ACT Solutions ZCU201 USB Z-wave Interface
« Reply #122 on: February 06, 2008, 01:57:50 pm »
could you please provide the error output and information from the logfile?

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Hari - I am waiting for some new ZCU201 units. Our original unit died. As soon as we get the new units we'll do some tests. I know that Aaron is also testing your driver by the way.

Thanks for all your work on this.

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Re: Supporting the ACT Solutions ZCU201 USB Z-wave Interface
« Reply #123 on: February 06, 2008, 03:00:39 pm »
Thanks for all your work on this.

you are welcome. I wish some sponsor would send me a unit for testing ;)

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Re: Supporting the ACT Solutions ZCU201 USB Z-wave Interface
« Reply #124 on: February 06, 2008, 06:33:53 pm »
Thanks for all your work on this.

you are welcome. I wish some sponsor would send me a unit for testing ;)

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Hmmm... ok let me see what i can do ;-)
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Re: Supporting the ACT Solutions ZCU201 USB Z-wave Interface
« Reply #125 on: February 06, 2008, 09:57:35 pm »
Since you've said that,

I've been reworking my Insteon, and reading deeper into the devices themselves..

Does anyone have a PLC (2414) kicking around?  I'd like to intergrate that unit as well.

The PLC and PLM are two completely different devices..

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Re: Supporting the ACT Solutions ZCU201 USB Z-wave Interface
« Reply #126 on: February 06, 2008, 10:07:56 pm »
Dan--

I can send you my PLC (USB) and my drivers if you want to use that.

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Re: Supporting the ACT Solutions ZCU201 USB Z-wave Interface
« Reply #127 on: February 07, 2008, 08:25:16 am »
Thanks PeteK,
I'm deep in the Insteon code again..
Although the current code works, trying to follow it is spaghetti.  Being my first Ruby Project, I really didn't have a real grasp of the language at that time.

Now, I have a much better grasp, and will be writing it using the ThreadedRuby Routines.  This will MAJORLY simplify the structure, and make it easier to debug.

I've been digging down to the Chip level now.. all the IBIOS routines make sense, and I'm going to try to code so that driver creates a VIRTUAL switch (in memory) and that VIRTUAL switch corresponds directly to the physical switch.. right down to the memory map, and the SALad application...

Should be a fun project!

I'll let you know when I'm ready for it.

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Re: Supporting the ACT Solutions ZCU201 USB Z-wave Interface
« Reply #128 on: February 07, 2008, 05:48:38 pm »
Hi,
I've tried to get the ZCU201 going.
I've loaded the module - no error msgs, but didn't show up on lsmod.
Added the device ID to a new template - plugging the module in is detected by the core.
I'm not sure if I have the template set up correctly - what options should I be choosing when adding a new device?

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Re: Supporting the ACT Solutions ZCU201 USB Z-wave Interface
« Reply #129 on: February 07, 2008, 06:06:09 pm »
Hi,
I've tried to get the ZCU201 going.
I've loaded the module - no error msgs, but didn't show up on lsmod.
Added the device ID to a new template - plugging the module in is detected by the core.
I'm not sure if I have the template set up correctly - what options should I be choosing when adding a new device?

thanks
Coley.

can i get ssh access to your setup?

strange that it does not show up..
did you use insmod or modprobe?
do you have usbserial loaded?
what shows the dmesg command?

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Re: Supporting the ACT Solutions ZCU201 USB Z-wave Interface
« Reply #130 on: February 08, 2008, 05:07:54 pm »
Hari, I don't have external access set up at the moment - I'll look into it.

I just used insmod - modprobe is probably a bit smarter to use.
Yes usbserial is loaded - I have another USB to serial port cable (can't remember manufacturer) and it works ok according to dmesg output.

I'll try again later and get more dbug info.

-Coley.

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Re: Supporting the ACT Solutions ZCU201 USB Z-wave Interface
« Reply #131 on: February 08, 2008, 05:46:50 pm »
greg did further improvements to the driver and it will be in the vanilla kernel soon:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/gregkh/gregkh-2.6/patches/usb/usb-add-usb-serial-spcp8x5-driver.patch

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Re: Supporting the ACT Solutions ZCU201 USB Z-wave Interface
« Reply #132 on: February 09, 2008, 01:27:33 am »
Sweet!

Hari, You're a kernel hacker now!
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Re: Supporting the ACT Solutions ZCU201 USB Z-wave Interface
« Reply #133 on: February 09, 2008, 03:11:31 am »
greg did further improvements to the driver and it will be in the vanilla kernel soon:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/gregkh/gregkh-2.6/patches/usb/usb-add-usb-serial-spcp8x5-driver.patch

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Great :-)
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Re: Supporting the ACT Solutions ZCU201 USB Z-wave Interface
« Reply #134 on: February 10, 2008, 10:30:44 am »
Hari, You're a kernel hacker now!
yes, it was a hack ;)
Greg did some improvements.

btw, i put the changes from Greg in the trunk on charonmedia and did a tutorial for the Wiki:

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/SPCP8x5_Driver_Installation
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/ZWave_DeviceTemplate_PlugAndPlay

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