I'm currently testing LinuxMCE 810 beta (DVD installation) and right now I'm especially interested into house automation based on KNX/EIB. I couldn't find eibd on the system after the LinuxMCE installation. I have therefore installed it following the instructions on http://www.auto.tuwien.ac.at/~mkoegler/index.php/eibdeb
I'm using a USB interface to connect to the EIB and one issue was that after every reboot the findknxusb command finds a different USB device address (I have no idea why). I have solved this using findknxusb in the eibd start script so that eibd always starts on the current USB device ID. After this I’m now able turning on/off lights on a terminal using the groupswrite command. My problem is now that I cannot control lights from LinuxMCE and to be honest I am not sure whether I understand the way it supposed to work. I would have thought that LinuxMCE just needs destination IP address (i.e. 127.0.0.1) and TCP port (i.e. 6720) to talk to eibd.
However, I found these instructions http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/EIB/KNX_with_eibd and modified the EIB template (#49) - I have deleted all RS232 related device parameters and added parm ‘bus type’ and gave this a default value of ‘usb’. I also added parm ‘bus address’ but I wasn’t sure how to configure this as this value keeps changing after every reboot. After trying several things I came back to my original idea that this communication should be TCP-based and modified the EIB template (#49) again. This time I added parms ‘Server IP’ and ‘TCP Port’ and gave that a try but again without success. What do I need to do to control my EIB lights using my USB EIB port?