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Users / Re: Funding Drive: ZWave Door Locks
« on: February 15, 2013, 10:36:20 pm »
when it works in OZW, it will work in LinuxMCE and in ago control

Users / Re: Completely Portable Wireless System(PXE, etc)
« on: February 14, 2013, 05:16:02 pm »
Relative to other systems it's great, but I definitely can't just purchase a device and expect it to be essentially plug n play.
what is "a device"?

I'd appreciate if you could refrain from undifferentiated phrase like the above. You did not even bother to read the existing documentation regarding home automation device support. You can't expect from any HA/MCE software to support every piece on the horizon. We support plenty of devices and many of them plug and play. But you need to do your homework. This is a community project. If you don't want to take the effort better buy a tailored solution like Dianmeo, Crestron, control4, home seer, micasa verde or others..

Users / Re: Completely Portable Wireless System(PXE, etc)
« on: February 14, 2013, 05:10:50 pm »
I forgot to respond to this, obviously they don't have a mini rotating antenna, that's not how it's done, they have an antenna array that gives a very similar effect. Interestingly enough, this should also make WPA2 more secure since capturing handshakes after sending DEAUTHs should prove more difficult.
Yeah, sounds very good on paper. But most WLAN router vendors make devices that don't have highly sophisticated antenna grids but just two omni-antennas attached to the back of the router. In these cases, beam-forming is just a buzzword to sell more devices to people like you.

Users / Re: Completely Portable Wireless System(PXE, etc)
« on: February 12, 2013, 10:12:02 am »
hey if you know it better just go for it. I've done some tests in the past with 802.11g and that was too slow. nfsroot puts a lot of traffic on the line. I'm not sure how much beam forming shall help.. it is not like the AP is rotating a uni-directional dish antenna with a small motor :-) And even then you have a shared medium where send and receive can collide, even with a single node. But maybe current 802.11n speeds are sufficient, I did never try. If you want to go that route, please report back if it works.

regarding the bulbs, it is not practical to just replace the bulb as you would lose ability to control them with the existing switches. If it is switched off with the switch, you can't switch it on over wireless.

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Virtual 3D AI
« on: February 09, 2013, 10:41:35 am »
can you make her look like cylon six?

Users / Re: How to add home automation with pbx
« on: February 09, 2013, 10:38:53 am »
If you just need that functionality, LinuxMCE is overkill. Look at agocontrol ( This page describes how to hook up commands to extensions:

Installation issues / Re: LinuxMCE on raspberry pi
« on: February 01, 2013, 05:52:08 pm »
then look at ago control -

he said thank you :-)

you can revert the local changes in the sqlcvs section of the web admin

Installation issues / Re: Changing Parameters on Fibaro z-wave dimmer
« on: January 30, 2013, 10:55:55 am »
you want "Set Config Parameter"

this is untested but could work:

Another option would be to just set the port string to "usb" when the DATA_Get_COM_Port_on_PC() is empty (because no serial port was set in the web admin):

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72         string port = TranslateSerialUSB(DATA_Get_COM_Port_on_PC());
73             if (port == "") port = "usb";

That would not allow people to use tcp or other connection methods, but it would at least fail back to USB when no serial port is set..

Adding other adapter types is straightforward. The OneWire DCE device uses the OWCAPI (the C API from the OWFS project). The initialisation is done with the ow_init() call described here:
As you can see it takes the same device options as owfs(5), so besides serial devices it is also possible to specify a tcp connection to an owserver instance or usb devices (e.g. "usb"). ow_init() is called here:
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72         string port = TranslateSerialUSB(DATA_Get_COM_Port_on_PC());
78         if (OW_init(port.c_str())==0) {
the "port" string would need to be assigned with other owfs device options to achieve the wanted behaviour. So one could probably add a device parameter for a specific owfs init string. If that is set it would take precedence over COM_Port_on_PC.

A quick hack in the database to test if I'm right could look like this:
update Device_DeviceData set IK_DeviceData='usb'  where FK_DeviceData=37 and FK_Device=<id of your OneWire device>;

Installation issues / Re: Changing Parameters on Fibaro z-wave dimmer
« on: January 29, 2013, 10:06:18 am »
this is the screen for associations.. you need to reload the web page and sleet the screen for config settings..

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