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Users / Re: eibd via USB
« on: November 18, 2009, 02:27:11 pm »
Hi hari,
Thanks for the fix. Where can I find it? Here or here ?
What to I need to do to implement it?

Users / Re: eibd via USB
« on: November 12, 2009, 12:33:05 pm »
I am using a 'Jung 2130 USB REG' interface. Don't know the order number right now but if required I can post it later on.

Users / Re: eibd via USB
« on: November 11, 2009, 12:46:14 pm »
Hi avajon, 
eibd –u … did the trick. I am now able turning on/off lights through my USB interface. Like on your system, the CPU utilisation goes up to 99% - EIB is consuming up to 47%. Dimming does not work. Since I'm not a programmer I hope you or someone else will fix this. I'll be happy to help testing.

Users / Re: eibd via USB
« on: November 10, 2009, 01:46:20 pm »
I think I know now what my issue is but I can't test right now. I believe the way I'm starting eibd is wrong. It's got to be eibd –u … etc. to enable LMCE to talk to eibd using Unix sockets. I originally thought this communication is TCP/IP based but this is probably not the case. I'll find out tonight …

Users / Re: eibd via USB
« on: November 10, 2009, 12:53:17 pm »
hi avajon,
I have tried this last night but had no luck. The eibd is automatically starting (rcconf) through a script without issues. As mentioned above I am able turning on/off lights on a terminal using the groupswrite command (groupswrite ip: 1/2/3 1). However, it didn't work with LinuxMCE. Was this new driver ever tested with USB? I'm considering now buying a RS232 FT1.2 (costs about 200€++ incl. the bus coupler) but I wonder whether this makes a lot of sense if LMCE can't read from the bus. According to Hari's statement "… It will listen to the additional GAs, so no direct read, but it will state the change of the devices from those telegrams …". If I turn on a light using a switch and not LMCE I guess LMCE would not be aware of the current state of this light. Is this right?

Users / Re: eibd via USB
« on: November 09, 2009, 05:09:38 pm »
hi avajon,
ok, I'd like to give that a try. What do I need to do? Did I get this right I need to download the binary file, rename it to EIB and then replace the original usr/pluto/bin/EIB ? Anything else?
I also didn't understand "you need add further GAs to the port/channel field"
Many thanks for your help.

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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