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Users / eibd via USB
« on: November 08, 2009, 04:24:20 pm »
Hi, I’m new in this forum and first of all I’d like to say hello and thanks to all who work on this project. I’m very impressed about the LinuxMCE video even though my installation is far away in terms of functionality as shown there.
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
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. and TCP port (i.e. 6720) to talk to eibd.
However, I found these instructions 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?

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