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Users / Controlling Somfy Blinds with a Universal RTS Interface II
« on: January 30, 2009, 08:17:11 pm »
The Somfy RTS Blind Motors can be controlled via an RS232/485 port on a single RF transmitter.
The manual for their RS232 devices suggests:

  Use the ASCII protocol: <!> <2 digit unit code> <Directional Command> NOTE: directional command must be capital letters.
  example; to send a command for motor 3 to go up: !03U

Can anyone outline the procedure, I don't mind reading through the wiki, but I am not sure what to read? A ref to the section would be appreciated!


Installation issues / Diskless MD under LinuxMCE 8.10 alpha1
« on: January 27, 2009, 07:09:18 pm »
In the Web Admin I clicked setup diskless MD, I then did a quick reload (Also had to reboot for another reason) yet I still can not add a diskless MD, it fails to dl the config file through tftp.

Anyone know what I missed?


Users / HD Cable Boxes and HDMI
« on: January 20, 2009, 05:17:53 pm »
Looking through the wiki, I can not seem to really find anything about hdmi capture cards so I may stream our cable boxes.
Is this possible, any pointers to some docs would be really appreciated!


Users / Controlling Media Devices via Ethernet or RS232
« on: January 19, 2009, 05:08:35 pm »
I am heading over to our local AV store to look at what devices they offer w/ eth or rs232 support for a new house so that it will all be controlled with LinuxMCE.
The wiki's section, suggests it's all automatic but not having any devices like this I am not sure what to expect or choose.

RS232 is obvious and detailed here in
Ethernet has me a bit curious, suggests it correlates by mac address so how does one perform the initial pairing? Do I need to know the mac address before hand?

Finally, does anyone have any reco's for manufactures to look for that have decent ethernet controlled devices?


Developers / Building for 0810
« on: November 10, 2008, 09:41:08 pm »
I am reading the wiki link (which points to Building for 0804) and pulling down Kubuntu now but just wanted to clarify something on making the install discs. If I want to make cd's, its as simple as running the noted scripts and does not require a vm instance whereas if i wanted to make the dvd, I would then need a vm instance?


Users / Insteon 2412N SmartLinc
« on: November 04, 2008, 11:52:40 pm »
Anyone know if this behaves like a 2412S so that DDamrons ruby scripts could work? From reading his wiki notes, it appears they only function with a serial/usb type unit.


Users / Insteon Info
« on: July 09, 2008, 05:20:04 pm »
I am planning the purchase of all Insteon equipment for a new house almost ready for wiring.
I wanted to use HVAC and Alarm controls from Insteon that are compatible with mce.

Anyone done those two things that can share any info/experiences and suggest what models they used successfully?


Installation issues / GA-73PVM-S2H as Diskless MD
« on: June 25, 2008, 11:42:45 pm »
New to the scene and wondered about adding this NIC to the x64 image for diskless MD boot.
I am reading and it seems a bit ambiguous.

After an updatedb, I couldn't locate the script, so I assume running the command below
mkinitramfs -d /etc/initramfs-tools-interactor/ -o /tftpboot/default/initrd
would be correct, and that does that also need to be rebuilt when you regen a director?

Also, anyone know which module I need to use for the 8211B in that mobo? Would I have to add this module to the list of available ones somehow?


Installation issues / Core Setup
« on: June 20, 2008, 12:51:35 am »
If setting up a core, can one safely skip all tv/audio setup, boot into Linux MCE, switch the desktop and and check only core to start?


Installation issues / x64 DL DVD Torrent?
« on: June 19, 2008, 05:17:41 pm »
Does anyone know of a torrent for the x64 DL dvd?
I just cant seem to get the x64 DL dvd downloaded from http, it always quits just under 4Gb.


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