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Users / Re: Z-wave Ceiling Fan Speed Control
« on: December 31, 2012, 01:51:27 pm »
Thanks Dennis,

You're able to control fan speed than? LinuxMCE just think's it's a dimmable light?



Users / Z-wave Ceiling Fan Speed Control
« on: December 30, 2012, 02:51:02 pm »
I was curious if anyone has successfully gotten Fan Speed Control working with Z-wave with an overhead fans. I saw one post on the forum regarding using something like a VRF01-1LZ, they seem to be one of only a few options to control fan speed via Z-wave properly.

Are there any compatibility issues with these and LinuxMCE? Anyone using this now?

Any other thoughts? I’ve got two switches already pre-wired to my overhead fans, so I should be able to control the light and fan separately, just want to control the speed also without burning the fan out with a dimmer.



Users / Re: Multiple Web Orbiters.
« on: September 24, 2012, 01:27:41 am »
I've had the same problem. I solved it by changing the "listening port" (under advanced on the second web orbiter). I just added 1 to the listening port number. Seems to work. I've got 3 distinct web orbiters and each is tracked individually. Seems that each must simply have it's own listening port.

Users / Re: Conditional Lighting Scenarios,
« on: August 12, 2012, 03:44:25 pm »
You can,... It just is buried under a menu item or two...

Please do tell! I'd like to try and see if I can get it to work.

Also, I thought I had an event setup, to do something based on time and security house code, but it isn't working like I thought. (it's nothing to do with an orbiter triggering an event, but everything to do with how the respond to event feature works, which is what this thread is really about)

Has anyone gotten an event to fire based on both Time and Security House mode? Specifically, my wife and I always forget to turn off the security system in the morning. I’d like to trigger and event that at 7:30 if security system is “At Home Secure” disarm system. I obviously don’t want it to do this if it’s “Armed” or “Extended Away”. I’ve tried and retried testing different options for hours it doesn’t work. I told it that Specific Time = 07:30 and House Code = 2, but it seems to ignore house code and simply do whatever I program at 7:30 regardless of house code.


Users / Re: Conditional Lighting Scenarios,
« on: August 11, 2012, 12:49:50 am »
Well fair enough, I do have a number of hand controllers to toggle as I wish. I just thought it would be nice to be able to trigger an event from an orbiter.

For example, it seems straight forward from what I’ve read, to set up a motion sensor in the bathroom to turn the lights on 10% if its night, and 100% if its day. Using respond to events. I just thought there must be a way to signal an event the same way from an orbiter. Do this if this and that if that.

I’m able to accomplish something similar with the security settings. I’ve set scenarios based on security mode. For example, if I set the security mode to unarmed from extended away (I made a dedicated orbiter button to do this, as Pins take too long on my BlackBerry orbiter) I have my water cooler turn  back on (and I’m thinking about adding a temperature change based on time of year).  The water cooler command is programmed within “a respond to house mode change event” as I want it to happen whether I use a pin at the door, or use my BB remotely. This is conceptually what I’d like to do with non-security events. Press an orbiter button, trigger a “respond to event”.

I just need a variable I can control from a lighting/climate/whatever scenario, that when changed will start a pre-programmed “respond to event”.

Thanks for the thoughts everyone. I’m pretty new, but got a 60 piece z-wave system (lighting, climate and security) up and running, with 6 7970, and 3 7940’s, just trying to push the limits a little.

Users / Re: Conditional Lighting Scenarios,
« on: August 10, 2012, 11:49:21 pm »
Thanks, tschak909 I appreciate the response.

That does make sense, and seems to be the wall I keep hitting.

All that said, can you think of a way to make an orbiter button trigger an event (which could then run conditions)?

I attempted to make a “dummy” on/off light, (added an fake X10 light in the LMCE Admin, so there was Zero chance it would mess-up my Z-wave lights). Then I made an event, that would respond when that dummy light was turned on or off. I than made a lighting scenario on my orbiter which sent on or off commands to this dummy light. I thought in theory it would work, connecting the commands from and orbiter with the conditional events of “respond to events”.

No luck.

Anyone got any clever work arounds?

Users / Conditional Lighting Scenarios,
« on: August 10, 2012, 11:00:16 pm »
Hey, I’ve scanned the forms, and I can’t seem to find anyone trying to make conditional lighting scenarios.

For example, I’d like to be able to make a “Lamp” button on an orbiter, than when pressed would check if the lamp is on, and turn it off it that is the case. If the lamp is already on it should turn it off. I’ve looked into the respond to events scenario’s, to do something like this, but I can figure out a way to make a button on an orbiter trigger the event.

The above is just a simplistic example, of other things I’d like to do. (for example, I’m pretty sure I read I can toggle lights on and off from an orbiter if I have a floor plan, with devices.) My intent isn’t just to be able to toggle a light, but to have orbiter buttons with “if statement” attached, So that given certain criteria, it’ll do different things. So if I hit “lights on” on an orbiter and it is night, I’d like lights to only come up 10%, but if I hit the same button during the day I’d like 100%.

Any thoughts or Ideas would be appreciated.


Well I re-downloaded, re-burned 810 final iso. Seemed to work for a bit, then stopped, then I tried updating the certificates or something. Now it's working.

So.. no idea why it didn't work before. Problem solved.

Installation issues / 810 Final - Email Setup Not Working - HELP!!
« on: June 13, 2012, 07:48:44 pm »

I recently reinstalled my LinuxMCE core, but I can't get the email setup to work no matter what I do. (I want to be able to get my voicemail and alerts sent to my email address like I had setup before)

I've reinstalled 4 times since, and tried everything I could find on this forum and the wiki to try and get email working.

Things I've tried:
Setting up email via web admin, Email Setup -> Gmail -> entered credentials. I usually
get a few screens of text and the last line is a TLS error about the engine not being available when I hit update.

I tried setting my gmail address as "other". It will usually save (without giving me pages of code at the top) but still nothing.

I've tried manually installing Mailx, tried manually running the
I've tried different gmail and hotmail addresses.
(also tried doing each of these in different orders after fresh installs to see if that made a difference)

I don't recall it being this hard to get working the last time. I thought I was using the same ISO file as last time, but i'm not sure. Last time I thought it just worked.

Anyone else seeing this? (it appears from the forum that no one else is having this kind of issue). Can anyone recommend a different snapshot to try? or a solution?



Developers / PlayBook Orbiter?
« on: February 07, 2012, 01:58:09 pm »
Anyone considered building a native PlayBook Orbiter App?

I hear RIM is pretty much giving away PlayBook's these days before the next version comes out. I've also heard rumours of free PlayBooks for developers.

at ~$200 each, they are better orbiters than Cisco 7970s!

Users / BlackBerry Orbiters?
« on: July 02, 2010, 11:18:58 pm »
Hey I'm new to LinuxMCE, starting to get my core working, but I need Orbiters.
Has anyone got BlackBerry's working as Orbiters? If so which models? (which OS’s) and how did you do it? I’d love to use my Storm2 as a touch screen Orbiter.


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