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Users / Re: Zwave primary controller
« on: August 07, 2008, 12:33:34 pm »
Using LMCE to do the scene control is a good solution. I am going to plan on that being the method to make this work.
has anyone used the Z-Troller with LMCE? I like the option that it has to optimize the network, although I must admit it may just be a cool marketing term, I would have no idea if all controller optimize the network.

Users / Re: Zwave primary controller
« on: August 06, 2008, 02:47:31 pm »
Given the install as describe above, I have three questions.

1) which interface should I use for Zwave & LinuxMCE (Example: Intermatic's USB, HomeSeer Z-Troller, or other?)
2) Should I setup the house, office, and barn as 3 separate networks? If I do so, could I place a MD device in each building centrally with a ZWave Controller attached? Does the ZWave controller have to be attached to the core?
3) Is there a way to repeat the zwave signal for devices that are too far apart to get a good signal on their own? Homeseer has a way to link multiple Z-Trollers, one acts as a primary the others as secondary/repeaters. They can then be linked over Cat5 or Ethernet(wifi)


Users / Zwave primary controller
« on: August 06, 2008, 06:12:56 am »
I am in the final stages of setting up a zwave network in a new home. I am using Leviton Viza dimmers and switches, with a total of 40 devices.

I have three areas that I want to control with ZWave. These areas are the house, office, and barn.

The office is 35 feet from the house, and about 60 feet of distance between the closest zwave switches. The barn is 300 feet from the office.

The office has a computer closet as does the house, but nothing exists in the barn. All buildings are on separate power meters, so power line was not a real option.

I am building a LinuxMCE box, and plan on having the core in the office along with a single MD, and then having 5 MD's in the house.

Now that the background is set, the question is, what is the best way to control the ZWave network? HomeSeer has options, but I would prefer to keep everything in the LinuxMCE realm, if it is possible.


Users / Re: AM2 Motherboard recommendations
« on: July 27, 2008, 01:43:57 am »

ASUS M2NVM HDMI seem to work fine.
Had to update bios to latest version 0702 otherwise I recieved these nv_nic_irq messages which as known problems with many nforce based motherboards.
Before bios update video freezed for a second or so and then continued every 10-20min, at the same time the nv_nic_irq message was shown in dmesg.
After bios video is smooth.

This card have the same audio chip that nite_man is showing on his blog, (except is have nvidia instead of ati).
The onboard azalia sound chip is able to output audio through onboard hdmi conector.

The other AC883 audio chipset work out of the box (at least for stereo sound which is how far I have tested it yet).
Will move the system into my livingroom to test it with dts and dolby digital soon. Hopefully I can test audio over hdmi against my panasonic plasma too.


Did you use on the onboard video card with the M2NVM-HDMI? If so, what video drivers did you use? I have this board and I am going to build my MD this weekend.

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