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Users / 2 home automation gateways
« on: September 05, 2011, 11:35:52 am »
Hey,

For the moment, i've got an EIB IP Router that interconnects linuxmce with my home automation (EIB).
This works great with the EIBD solution.

Now i need a second gateway for another building.
Is it smart to buy the same IP Router, or is it better to use another technology? Fe an USB gateway instead of IP?
With other words, can i use 2 eibd drivers, or will this conflict somewhere?

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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Monitoring
« on: September 05, 2011, 11:27:05 am »
Positive reaction... 
Sorry if I'm dreaming for a better world of linuxmce.

I'll see how others react on this topic. And decide from their on if i'll keep on trying to promote this...


Little remark though: RRDtool is extracted from MRTG, and Cacti is based on RRDtool.
1+1=?






348
Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Demo server
« on: September 05, 2011, 10:59:08 am »

Yep, but i don't want that you guys start to turn on/off my lights. ;)
Or open my webcams...  :-[

So a kind of 'read' account is mandatory for this...


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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Demo server
« on: September 05, 2011, 10:30:54 am »
But this is again locally, no?

I'm aiming on something that others can access in order to have a view. That they can experience, play around with the tools.
A kind of print-screen, snapshots... Something dynamically.

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Feature requests & roadmap / Demo server
« on: September 05, 2011, 08:11:37 am »

With the discussion of new features (fe monitoring), i was wondering how we could be able to show something.
You can start uploading printscreens and so, but i believe this isn't the way.

Is their a way to give somebody access with only read privilege?
This way, others can have a look without touching your server.

Or is it an option to install an online demo server?

Or are there other ways?

351
Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Monitoring
« on: September 05, 2011, 08:08:19 am »
I think we need to see this larger then only the server. I agree that if you just want a cpu graph, you can do it manually with hand-written scripts/files/...
But since linuxmce provides a lot more (dhpc, dns, proxy, firewalling...), we can take this up a higher level. If you put in tools like cacti, you can start monitoring your whole network/house. Think about all computers, switches, routers, power-meters... The key-element here is the user-friendly stuff. People need to be able to do it themselves, simple. With this, you gain that more people will use it, less people will ask you questions...
And it must be flexible...

I'll see to create some extra templates. This way, we can monitor a lot more of the server. Think about the statistics of the firewall, dns-request, dhcp-assigment, syslogging of the server/ the network...



352
Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Monitoring
« on: September 03, 2011, 08:00:08 am »
I'm of the opinion that talk only goes so far.

Build a prototype, then figure out what you need to make that prototype into production.

Working models are currency. ;)

-Thom


My cacti is already running, as a standalone version next to linuxmce. To start, i only monitor some things of the server (processes, diskspace, load & memory), and my switch (bandwidth of all interfaces, cpu)
So not only talking!  ;)

My major question (=problem) is how must i present it? Some printscreens?
Like i wrote before, i'm not a developper/programmer, just a network engineer. So i don't have any clue how i can help you guys to put this into the global project.
I can start trying to change the files like i want (fe change the webmin pages), but with the next release, all my changes can/will be lost. No? And i'm not sure how the dhcp stuff can be added in here. Since with any monitoring tool, you'll need to know the exact ip. Therefor i always use mac-based dhcp...

The installation procedure can already be found on my blog:
http://www.oniria.be/pri/index.php/linux/233-linuxmce#mon

I need to add the plugin module, that something for next week.
Then i can start adding all my devices in my network (power meter, workstations, router, NAS, wireless access point, phones...).

Let me know what i can else do to help...

353
Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Monitoring
« on: September 03, 2011, 07:56:04 am »
Rather than running cacti, I put forward using plain old mrtg as impementing scripts will be easier and lighter, as well as making changes/updates;

I don't agree, cacti is installed in about 2 minutes. Without the need of knowledge for any scripts, and cacti does a lot more then mrtg (services, tresholds, syslogging, weathermaps...). The user interface is so great, that you don't want anything else. When i explain my colleagues/customer cacti in 15 minutes, they're off with it, without any linux knowledge! And resources? If you start with 'own script's, at the end, your resources will be must higher then with cacti.

For me? When you want that people use 'your' system, you need to give them something that's simple.
Once they need to start changing config files, they are gone/lost. That's the only reason why windows gains above linux for the normal computer user.  :-X


But of course,everybody his choice. ;)

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Wiki / Re: Draft Page Status
« on: September 01, 2011, 08:24:33 am »
Or maybe just a small image on the top right of each document?
This way, the message is there, but doesn't interfere with the article itself.


Something like this? The icons could/should be a bit little smaller:

Example 1

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry.
Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the
1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to
make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but
also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.
It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets
containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing
software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.





Example 3
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry.
Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the
1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to
make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but
also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.
It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets
containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing
software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.




Example 3
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry.
Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the
1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to
make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but
also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.
It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets
containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing
software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.





ps i wasn't able to get the image on the wiki page, therefor i do i here...

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Installation issues / Re: Several lights in 1 room
« on: August 31, 2011, 03:22:21 pm »
But it seems that i'll need to use floorplans?

No way to put this in the default orbiter screen?
If so, pitty about the lost space on the first row ...  :-[

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Wiki / Re: Wikiworkgroup | Main topic
« on: August 31, 2011, 01:50:11 pm »
If you want, I can help.

I believe strongly in a dummy installations manual. And since I'm a dummy today... ;)
Blocks (media, automation, server, security...) and how to configure the simple things (adding rooms, lights, dhcp, orbiter, scenario's...).
More in depth technical stuff belong in the forum, maybe with some shortcuts from the wiki to interesting topics?


  • Maybe it's best to assign some persons who reads/controls the articles?
    I'm active in a non-profit association, and there we've got 5 people who read our articles on language, structure...
    Since English isn't my native language, i know some thing can be written better.   :-X

  • And maybe some guys who follow up the layout?
    Not the structure, but keep the same titles, style of graphs...


ps My personal documentation of linuxmce: http://www.oniria.be/pri/index.php/linux/233-linuxmce

357
Installation issues / [Solved] Several lights in 1 room
« on: August 31, 2011, 01:38:46 pm »
Hey,

I noticed that when you put 2 or more lights in 1 room, you control them all at once with an orbiter.

Is there a way to split them?
So that you'll have several buttons on your top row with the different light switches?

358
Installation issues / Re: [Solved] Generic Proxy Orbiter
« on: August 31, 2011, 08:17:10 am »
I'm using now the iphone4 resolution. Works great with my HTC Desire Z.

I know, it's not ethic to use iphone and android together, but hey, it works... ;)

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Users / Orbiter skins
« on: August 30, 2011, 07:29:25 pm »
Hey,

I've tried all (web)orbiters skin for my Android.
Is it possible that not all skins change anything. Or at least not at first sight? Or has it something to do with the weborbiter?
I've choosed another skin, did a full regen of that orbiter and a reload. Afterwards i've opened it with http://corius/lmce-admin/weborbiter.php to take an easy printscreen.

Hereby a printscreen of all different skins.
Maybe this is interesting to put on a wiki page as well? This way people have an overview of the different skins.


Basic


PhoneBasic


Slate


SmallUI


TitaniumApple


TitaniumBlue


Ulta


ps if this is right, maybe the other skins should be cleaned, or renamed? To avoid confusion...




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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Monitoring
« on: August 30, 2011, 08:32:56 am »
Great.
What can/must we do in order to get this up and running?

I see 4 major parts:

  • Installation of the soft (cacti + additional plugins, templates...)
    This should be the easiest part

  • Configuration of 'standard' stuff (fe monitoring services, bandwidth, disk usuage...)
    Of course, all configs (=hardware) are different. So it will be more a documentation part?

  • Link with linuxmce
    Webpages links, link with databases (fe user logins?)

  • Packaging
    Don't have a clue how to do this.


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