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Users / Re: CT100 ZWave Thermostat Fahrenheit vs Celcius
« on: November 18, 2014, 03:13:28 am »
Did you check with the manufacturer?

Emailed a while ago, waiting to hear back.

Users / Re: CT100 ZWave Thermostat Fahrenheit vs Celcius
« on: November 18, 2014, 12:12:16 am »
There is nothing in the template that decides what unit the temperature is interpreted as. All my devices works as expected (I also use Celsius) and I don't recall having to do anything special.  But I do think some devices has a configuration setting to toggle the unit it interprets values as - you should read the manual for your device.


See page 5

As far as I can tell from the documentation, the device allows you to switch display units but not the units it expects as input via ZWave.

Given this, I assume I'm out of luck until/unless some conversion code gets implemented somewhere in LMCE.

Users / Re: CT100 ZWave Thermostat Fahrenheit vs Celcius
« on: November 16, 2014, 01:22:10 pm »
Anyone?  Is this a case of needing to make a non - generic template specifically for this thermostat?

Users / CT100 ZWave Thermostat Fahrenheit vs Celcius
« on: November 06, 2014, 10:03:40 pm »
Recently I bought a CT100 thermostat and it have it configured and responding via ZWave

The device is detected as a "Standard Thermostat" device template.

When I try to set heating/cooling setpoint temp it seems to interpret values as Fahrenheit even though in webadmin it says setpoint values are Celcius. How can I modify the behavior to allow Celcius values to be sent?

Developers / Re: Market Research
« on: November 06, 2014, 03:57:51 pm »
Also great would be the ability to detect temperature differences between inside and outside, and use a larger/smaller portion of filtered outdoor air to cool or heat the house.

I review a lot of HVAC designs for proposed commercial buildings and they all seem to be doing stuff like this nowdays.

Developers / Re: Market Research
« on: November 05, 2014, 11:00:47 pm »
I agree Posde, but one thing that's high on my (SWMBO's) wishlist in my home is the ability to have multiple thermal sensors around the house and automate-able, retrofit-able dampers such that there is a more even distribution of thermal energy.

I've played around with manual dampers to no end, and it's a very difficult (moving) target.

Developers / Market Research
« on: November 05, 2014, 05:05:39 pm »
If anyone's interested in tailoring their dev efforts to match what consumers want, here's a potentially useful poll, albeit a disappointing sample size (N=38):

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: October 18, 2014, 05:30:03 am »
*Implements adding new orbiter from splash screen
*Implements switching between form factors. Ex: it is on the phone skin, but you want the tablet one.
  -This is under the advanced menu on both Android Tablet and Phone UI
  -Switched smokey skin to default for Android tablet.
*Added A-Z jumping functionality to Android tablet media grid.
*multiple other smaller fixes.

Anyone besides me tested these yet?

Tested UI switching on QT4... seems to work as per your youtube video.

Can't seem to load the advanced screen on QT5. Also can't seem to change styles on QT4 anymore.



Users / Re: [12.04] OpenZWave Aeon ZStick Issue
« on: October 17, 2014, 04:21:38 am »
Davegravy, FYI,
Please keep in mind that the z-wave implementation in Lmce 12.04 (based on open-zwave) is a lot different than the one in Lmce 10.04.
In comparison, the open-zwave based version has a lot more features and is very well maintained, but is also much pickier when it comes to its zwave-network setup.
Open-zwave needs a very good and stable z-wave network to work good, so if things worked in Lmce 10.04, that does not necessary mean they work as good in Lmce 12.04.


I appreciate it's different but I assumed that the goal is for openZwave to be just as robust if not more robust than the proprietary driver. I don't know where they are in development, and it's totally understandable if the trouble I'm having is a bug that hasn't been worked out or something, but I'm surprised and I guess a bit disappointed if the design of openZwave is such that it requires a more stable network to work well.

Users / Re: [12.04] OpenZWave Aeon ZStick Issue
« on: October 15, 2014, 04:10:44 pm »

Recently i used a extension cable to get my aeon-labs z-stick away from my core, more towards my z-wave network, so there was no interference from my core on the stick.
Before it was plugged in the back of my core. I also positioned the z-stick vertikal.
I found a article online, discribing this as the recommended way.

After some testing i found out that my z-wave network responded much better.
Even a battery operated sensor, which previously responded every now and then, now responce great.


Hi RayBe,

Thanks for the suggestion, I think it's already vertically oriented however. This test node, as well as the 30 or so others that I have in my house, have been behaving beautifully over the last year in their current config / placement /etc.  I don't know if it is my Zstick that is failing, or recent changes to the LMCE Zwave implementation, a prankster hacker, or something else that is to blame, but something is definitely up.

The test node survived the night this time, and has about 12 hours of uptime now. I'll keep an eye on it.

Users / Re: [12.04] OpenZWave Aeon ZStick Issue
« on: October 15, 2014, 07:25:30 am »
Thanks Raybe.

I haven't added back all my other nodes yet, so I still just have the one test node in my network.

This morning I couldn't control that test node anymore. From the logs it looks like overnight my CORE decided that the node was dead after several attempts to reach it. I tried a router reload but that wouldn't bring it back. A reboot fixed it however.

The node represents a lamp module which is 5ft away from the Zstick so it shouldn't have trouble communicating to it. I mistakenly deleted the log which shows the point last night where the communication died, but I'll wait to see if it happens again and post the log if it does.

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: October 14, 2014, 06:30:16 pm »
First, thank you to everyone who has spent a couple minutes providing feedback on qorbiter for android. After some serious thought and discussion as well as observation, I think its time to slow this train down a bit. I dont mean development will stop. Not in the least bit. But, I am guilty of jumping to the shiniest new object. Also, some other things need to be taken into consideration. Qorbiter now has binaries for:
*x86 Linux - Desktops
*Arm linux - Raspberry pi's

Other platforms:
Windows is touch and go at this time...
Sailfish ive just not gotten around to
Same with blackberry
Made my first iOs app yesterday

This means there needs to be both active skin development and testing for all these platforms (no, not right now!) But in light of this, I think  I as a developer have a duty to take this a little more seriously, as its graduated far from a prototype toy. So, with all of that long winded statement out of the way, im proposing that we start working using the concept of agile development. There are many ways to do this, but I will share with you my understanding of this process.

1. Backlog - This is basically the entire wishlist of features. Everything you can think of. It supposed to be weighted by difficulty. A challenge here is to decide on how we deal with features across platforms.

2. Backlog Grooming - Taking stuff from the wish lists and putting it on the sprint task list. You are careful not to overload the sprint with too many tasks. the goal is to get things working within the sprint.

3. Sprint - Development time where things are developed. It could be bug fixes, new features, or a mix of both.

4. Sprint demo - Demonstration of sprint implementation

People involved.

Product Owners - This would normally be the client. They fill the backlog, weight the importance of features (1-5), and test features after a sprint. In this case, its the linuxmce community.

Scrum Master - This person directs the flow of traffic. Part project manager / Part developer the help with sprint planning and normally moderate daily standups (something we cant do)

Developer - Implements features and fixes bug according to the sprint plan.

SO, with all that said, basically I want to do something similar to this where...

*QOrbiter feature list / backlog is put in wiki.
*Tasks get groomed from feature list in wiki, to active tickets in trac.
*Tasks get completed over a 2 week sprint, people test
*Rinse repeat

The tasks could be picked by the community every two weeks for most important focus.

More stable releases
Targeted feature completion.
Easier update paths

Slower updates
Community decisions can be slow
Requires involvement of everyone (cause you know, its your product)

So, let me know what you think, but I seriously leaning this direction with the first tasks being
*Improve initial installation experience.
*Fix skin detection to properly detect phones / tablets
*Add remote screens
*Fix remote errors in sizing, commands sent.


Seems like a great direction to me.

Users / Re: [12.04] OpenZWave Aeon ZStick Issue
« on: October 13, 2014, 09:50:28 pm »
I couldn't get LinuxMCE to reset my Zstick so I had to do so via a trial homeseer install on another machine.

I re-added one of my nodes to the network and seems to be working now. Will update once the rest of my network is added back.

Users / [12.04] OpenZWave Aeon ZStick Issue
« on: October 13, 2014, 06:20:17 pm »
I started having an issue this morning with my Zwave setup where I lost communication to my network. In trying to debug I decided to update my install to get the latest changesets which effect OpenZWave.

Following the Zwave log there seems to be communication with the controller as there are polling requests being sent out to all the nodes and responses coming back.

If I send a command to the device via webadmin (e.g download configuration) there is no corresponding action in the log.

Also I'm seeing these which I never noticed before:

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2014-10-13 12:15:41.262 Info, Node006, Sending (Poll) message (Callback ID=0x13, Expected Reply=0x04) - SwitchMultilevelCmd_Get (Node=6): 0x01, 0x09, 0x00, 0x13, 0x06, 036     10/13/14 12:15:41.287           ZWInterface::OnNotification() : unhandled/ignored notification = 3 <0xb63ffb40>
36      10/13/14 12:15:46.317           ZWInterface::OnNotification() : unhandled/ignored notification = 3 <0xb63ffb40>
36      10/13/14 12:15:51.349           ZWInterface::OnNotification() : unhandled/ignored notification = 3 <0xb63ffb40>
36      10/13/14 12:16:01.389           ZWInterface::OnNotification() : unhandled/ignored notification = 3 <0xb63ffb40>
36      10/13/14 12:16:06.420           ZWInterface::OnNotification() : unhandled/ignored notification = 3 <0xb63ffb40>
36      10/13/14 12:16:11.451           ZWInterface::OnNotification() : unhandled/ignored notification = 3 <0xb63ffb40>
36      10/13/14 12:16:16.481           ZWInterface::OnNotification() : unhandled/ignored notification = 3 <0xb63ffb40>
36      10/13/14 12:16:21.625           ZWInterface::OnNotification() : unhandled/ignored notification = 3 <0xb63ffb40>
x02, 0x26, 0x02, 0x25, 0x13, 0xf3

All loglevels are enabled.

I deleted my zwave device, restarted, went through config, and the parent ZWave device is added but none of the nodes get auto-added to the config.

Any ideas?

Obviously the NICs don't appear in ifconfig for you, but do they appear with

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ifconfig -a

For me, this was the case. The NICs were recognized by the OS but weren't "up" because the LMCE install logic failed to configure them.

The reason for that: turns out my cable modem requires a power cycle when the MAC address connected to it changes, otherwise it clams up. If the LMCE install logic can't find a path to the internet on either NIC it leaves them both down I think. See if you can bring one of them up with ifconfig and run dhclient to verify DHCP is working and you can reach the internet.

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