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Installation issues / Re: ZWN-BPC z-wave 360 PIR motion sensor
« on: December 04, 2016, 03:34:10 am »
Hi to all,
Im doing a follow up on this.  The git way did not went anywhere :o.. but here is something.
I get some information from the sensor.  At least it does measures the battery level ok (it last like a week!), I have to figure out how to change something so it wont drain the battery.  The strange thing is that it stays on sensor triggered.. It never changes to anything else!.. So that is that!... Ill try to continue testing and updating, maybe one day zwave code gets better and it gets solved by itself hahahahaha..  keep all posted.


Check your pipe settings in the connection wizard, and make sure there is a link from MD to receiver to LG
... That was it!!!!... the pipes !.. Thanks posde!!
Whenever I created that MD, I left it as it was after the wizard where it asked about everything and where they are connected, it never passed thru my mind to check the pipes.  There was no connection between the denon and the TV.  I then configured a video pipe from the output of the denon to the HDMI input of the LG tv... and Voila!.. just like you mentioned!, MCE turns on whatever needs to be turned on.

Thanks for the help!

Not turning on the display is on purpose. It does get turned on when you display video, and might get turned on when you use your infrared remote to control the MD.

It used to be different. It used to be, that whenever media was playing both audio output and video output devices were turned on. But that doesn't make sense, so it was changed to only turn on what's needed.
Thanks posde, if this is like that, then something is wrong because.
If I start the media director on a cold start.  It will only turn on the Denon if I move the mouse or if I select to play music or any video.  It will never start the TV (controlled via serial)
If I turn off the MD, it will leave everything on (denon and TV)
If I use on the orbiter TURN on display, it will only do it for the Denon, without the TV.. there is nothing to look at  ;D
LMCE has total control of the TV (LG) via serial but it does not do anything.  It will only turn it on if I select the scene of liveTV.

Any ideas?

At the moment there is no code-free way to do what you want.

You have three choices:

1) Create a ticket and hope someone will look at it.

2) Look at the code, and see what you can find to modify the behaviour yourself.

3) Create a new media playing device/plugin combo that does this.

The order of the above list is in amount of work for you ascending, and suggest way of getting it done descending ;)

Thanks Posde... I have absolutely no coding skills so I guess it will be just like you suggested!... and hope for the best hahahahaha... Thanks for the reply.


You need to add the LG as a child device to your hybrid core or MD. The template will allow you to specify the serial port.

Find the template by selecting CORE in the devices tree and then "add child device" -> "pick device template". A pop up will allow you to select LG as the manufacturer. There seem to be three types of displays supported, with different templates: 1915, 2228, and 2126.  You should find the template that contains the serial commands for your model of TV.

I am unsure if the LG is supposed to be plug-and-play. The Denon is but that did not work for me with my AVR2307. I had to add it manually as described above.


Thanks Cafedumonde, the LG tv was detected by PNP without issues.   It is already added as a child on the MD, the issue is that when pressed on the orbiter "Display Off", it only turns off the Denon, but LMCE has full control of the TV, it is just not associated with "Display".  If I go to the TV commands  under the device, I can control perfectly the TV.  So if the MD goes to sleep, it only turns off the denon and leaves the TV on.   Or if I start the MD, it will leave the TV off but will turn on the denon.
I hope this clears a little bit more the issue.

Thanks again for the quick reply!


Dear all,

Is it possible to set attributes to Computing applications added to be handled as media played?.
What is the issue?
I added Google Chrome to the computing applications in order to be able to use NETFLIX.  If I don't move the mouse then the screen saver kicks in and mess everything!, this is worst of course when kids or wife are using Netflix....  Quick solution, I increased the seconds before screensaver on the screen orbiter on webadmin to 3700 so at least If I'm watching a TV show wont kill me on the last minute!
I also installed KODI and giving it a try with the same issues.  Is there a way to do a better fix?
I would like to keep the minutes before screensaver so high otherwise the MD and screen will be left on for too long when unattended.



Dear All,

How does the Display On or Display Off button works on LINUXMCE orbiter power option?.  I have a setup of a room with a Denon Receiver and also a LG controlled by serial both.  Lmce sees the receiver as main display device so every time the MD turns on, it only turns on the Denon and leaves the TV off.  Same as turning them OFF.
Any hints on how to make both work as Display.
I'm writing other post for other events questions, Is there documentation or a "Rules and Events 101" that helps to understand better all the possibilities of MCE?



Installation issues / Re: Philips Hue on 1404
« on: August 01, 2016, 06:52:38 am »
Hello To all,

This is a follow up.  I found the issue.  I added in my Multiple tests the the IP where it says on web admin "Server IP", this must have to left empty!.  It Added 3 times the bulbs, I think because this was the times I tried to download.  The first 2 sets did not respond to any commands  so I removed them.
Result!.  Philips Hue Working on 1404!.



Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: July 29, 2016, 01:25:24 am »
You shouldnt need to remove it from your device. It should install over the existing version. No need to delete folders as the settings are now stored using and non user exposed settings system (the android settings system that your other apps use).

No need to delete existing qorbiter from your linuxmce install.
No need to delete the existing qorbiter from your android device

The qorbiter installation package (apk) that linuxmce releases has a different release key from the one in the Google Play store. This means it wont let you install from the webadmin and then try to update from google play, and vice versa. This is really a rare case but i thought i would mention it.

Thanks Golgoj. Excellent.  One question, how about the skin.  On your video posted, I saw that it looks different than mine.  Is there a preferred skin or theme?  Can it be changed?

The other thing is that I haven't figure out yet why i´m not able to control my denon volume using the qorbiter.  With te web orbiter is perfect! and as Phenigma mentioned, it shouldn't be related, but In my case it does, not sure why!
Ill Keep testing and reporting along.  So far everything else on my Samsung S6 works ok!.  Great job!!!

I dont know if this is out of bound but is it possible to add support to the qorbiter app for using the Bluetooth? Thinking that with the BT, the media director with BT dongle will "sense" that you are in that room and trigger some rules? like changing automatically to that room or follow you or whatever rule you could think off...... maybe this is better for a wish list post !!! hahahahaha ;D ;D.  Ill drop this idea elsewhere!!! hahahahah... I can already hear the..... get focus!!!! ahahahah.


Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: July 28, 2016, 02:53:09 pm »
Hi to all, so to clear my binary logic.. the proper way to update is update core, delete qobtirer orbiter, delete app on android, create new q orbiter, download app from webadmin, setup orbiter on android with device I'd?.  does q orbiter on Web admin needs to be deleted?.
update core, delete app on android, download app from Web admin, update from appstore clear device I'd?

My apologies for so many questions but might give us like me shorted of skills, a way to avoid more problems and help better on the cause!!


Installation issues / Re: Philips Hue on 1404
« on: July 26, 2016, 05:21:03 am »
Hi Langton,

I tried but I got nothing!, only this on webadmin

Message Sent succesfully.
/usr/pluto/bin/MessageSend localhost -r 0 117 1 757 9 ""
Response was:
RESP: Delivery failed

I made sure using the API Debug Tool and test the user generated, and it does work.

Thanks again for the help.  I guess ill keep testing until it works.



Installation issues / Re: Philips Hue on 1404
« on: July 22, 2016, 11:57:58 pm »
Just saw this. sounds like the username isnt getting set...

Using the webadmin a couple questions
*is the device data for username in there?
*does it have the right ip address?

Thanks Golgoj.. webadmin did showed the right ip, but username was not.  So I tried to add the user, just to play with the info found previously posted.

I was able very easy to generate a new user but I got the same results, so something else is missing. Im sure there is something missing but well.. this is part of the game!!.  Se attached image of user generated.  I copied the same username created, quick reload but no new results.  What about the password do I need to fill something there?


Installation issues / Re: Philips Hue on 1404
« on: July 20, 2016, 04:11:52 am »
Hello to all,

Here is an update.. i was looking around and found this link, which let me to understand that maybe the issue was that there is no user name at all as soon as you start the box, so On the app on the android there is an option to connect to the hue bridge, this way it will create the user, for this example I used my account and press the link key.  With that... on the orbiter prompt that new hardware found and needed a reload.

Now at least I have something on the error log

1   07/19/16 20:55:42   /usr/pluto/bin/ 117 (spawning-device)   5928 Dev: 117; Already Running list: 15,16,17,18,32,45,111,116,20,25,21,24,22,28,
1   07/19/16 20:55:42   /usr/pluto/bin/ 117 (spawning-device)   device: 117 ip: localhost cmd_line: HueController
0   07/19/16 20:55:42   117 (spawning-device)   Entering 117
========== NEW LOG SECTION ==========
1   07/19/16 20:55:42   117 (spawning-device)   Starting... 1
1   07/19/16 20:55:42   117 (spawning-device)   Found /usr/pluto/bin/HueController

Ill start playing with this and see if I can find the way to figure out which is the valid username.



Installation issues / Philips Hue on 1404
« on: July 20, 2016, 12:16:43 am »
Hello to all,

I just got the Philips Hue starter kit and start messing it around!.  LMCE detected it automatically but I havent find the way to make it recognize the configured bulbs.
On the wiki, says step by step how to get it to work.  I look on the forums and no one have mention anything about Philips hue in a while so Let see if we can get it working
Step 1: Connect it, and wait in the orbiter for auto detection....Check!
Step 2: Go to advance and look at the logs.  I have an error that the error log cannot be found!.  So I cannot view the user issue
Step 3:  I though.. what could go wrong....... lets just Press the ink-button on the Hue-Bridge and see what happens... and nothing happens! hahahahaha.

So that is where i´m standing.!  Any hints on why there is no error log? or how to setup a proper user and password to access the hue bridge?
This is the bridge that is square.. i believe is v2.



Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: July 08, 2016, 06:31:05 am »

Working on the cleaner ui portion next.
hi Golgoj4, that looks awesome!! how did you got the videos running on the orbiter? or the device not the media director???.
When you make the update, does the app of the android device has to be updated too? or only the core?

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