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Users / Re: Update 10.04 to 12.04 = success (at least to me)
« on: April 19, 2013, 08:26:34 pm »
No, it is required prior to creating new MDs under 1204, but not for upgrading.


Developers / Re: New climate device now a Denon
« on: April 19, 2013, 08:25:42 pm »
:)  Whenever you have the time!


Developers / Re: New climate device now a Denon
« on: April 19, 2013, 05:06:39 pm »
I created a new climate device, checked it in, and have been using it for quite some time now. I realized that I had forgotten something in one of the modes ("off") and went to go fix it. I made my change and saved. Now it dropped all the configuration and then reloaded it all as a Denon receiver. Um, what? I went and reverted in sqlCVS and no change. Now I hit reload and all my code is gone and loading up as a Denon receiver. All I was doing was trying to turn off my fan.

Help please!

What has happened is that your template, when approved, clobbered the Denon IR Group in the Denon template.  I had to fix IR group because it was affecting Denon users.  If you sqlCVS update of the IR table you should find the IR group is selectable from the IR editing window.  Your database may now be out of sync and may not be able to pick up the IR group properly.  If this is the case it will require manual intervention and fixing of your local database (a tedious task).

The reason this happened was that another template was submitted and approved after yours was submitted, but prior to it being approved.  This is a known issue with the sqlCVS system.  If you catch me on IRC this weekend Saturday aft/evening (eastern standard time) or sunday then I can help you fix your database, if needed.   Update your IR table and see if you receive the new IR Group, it is on schema and showing properly on my systems.


Users / Re: Update 10.04 to 12.04 = success (at least to me)
« on: April 19, 2013, 04:53:38 pm »
The chroot method will be MUCH faster.

Look at and find the mount/unmount commands in it.  You will need to use the same mounts / umounts to run in chroot.


Users / Re: Update 10.04 to 12.04 = success (at least to me)
« on: April 18, 2013, 04:02:09 pm »
Have you tried upgrading the MDs through chroot on the core?  Upgrading the MD on the MD itself will be extremely slow due to the network file system.

The other option, and likely the best, is re-running on the core, setting the needs configure flag in the db for each of the Generic PC as MD devices, and then running to recreate the MD filesystems.

iirc, nothing in pluto-confirm-dependencies will alter /usr/pluto/bin/


Users / Re: Update 10.04 to 12.04 = success (at least to me)
« on: April 17, 2013, 03:09:31 pm »
For anyone wondering what is working and what is not in 1204:  
There is a lot that is not working completely in 1204 at this point.  Very little has been tested.  

What users can do to help:
We need testers to identify the current issues and file trac tickets at so the issues can be looked at.  Be sure to search for an existing ticket identifying the same issue before creating a new one and then check the ticket regularly to see if there has been any action or questions.  This will help devs to trac the issues properly.

And, thank you to anyone who tests and files tickets for us!


ps, Polly: you're doing a great job on the upgrade script.

Users / Re: Driveway Sensor
« on: April 17, 2013, 03:04:20 pm »
I have been pleasantly surprised by the prices as well.  I am definitely going with the buried induction sensor.  It seems to be the only device that will not be interfered with by snow and other weather events.  :)

Thanks guys.


Users / Re: Driveway Sensor
« on: April 16, 2013, 06:20:56 pm »
:)  Yes I have been googling.  I was wondering if others had had any experience with any driveway sensor devices.

posde: ty, I have seen one of those links, but not the cartell one.

tschak: My parents would like the detection to work for any vehicle, not just theirs, otherwise I really like your suggestion!

Thanks a bunch guys!  I am definitely looking into buried induction sensors as IR break-beam gets mucked up by snow banks covering the sensor/receiver and PIR can trip on too many different things.


Users / Re: Driveway Sensor
« on: April 16, 2013, 04:09:09 pm »
Ah, good question!  Only vehicle traffic at this point.


Users / Driveway Sensor
« on: April 16, 2013, 03:47:28 pm »
I am looking to use a driveway sensor to sense vehicles coming into a long driveway and hope to use it to switch on driveway lighting and entrance lighting.  This is for my parents house and so it may not be tied to lmce directly, but I may make use of the same thing at my house.  I am looking for something with a relay contact or such.  Any suggestions would be most appreciated.


Users / Re: Motion and masks
« on: April 16, 2013, 02:19:15 pm »
:) Now you are outside my area of knowledge.  As I have not used cameras yet.  I was unaware that motion wrapper would create videos.  I thought everything was .jpg


Installation issues / Re: Endless Symbolic Link (SOLVED)
« on: April 15, 2013, 07:55:41 pm »
Glad to hear it is all working now!


Installation issues / Re: Endless Symbolic Link
« on: April 11, 2013, 02:49:16 pm »
Okay, had to mention it :) 

When you got to /home/public/data/video/ do you see a link there for your device?  or just an empty directory?

Try running /usr/pluto/bin/ and see what the output is.


Users / Re: Motion and masks
« on: April 11, 2013, 02:38:09 pm »
Let me know how it goes!  :)


Users / Re: Motion and masks
« on: April 11, 2013, 02:04:57 am »
Add your additional parameters to the 'Extra Parameters' device data in the webadmin for motion_wrapper.  These will be re-written to motion.conf every time the device starts.


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