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Firstly, thanks to the developers for the huge amount of work that has obviously been put into this project. The more you start to scratch the surface the more you can appreciate just how much has been done.

Unfortunately though, I've got a problem I'm struggling with and need to ask for help. My situation is that I'm currently setting up a very small Z-Wave network (one Z-Stick, and one light dimmer) as a proof of concept before I go nuts and automate the whole house - I'm not prepared to take the plunge without knowing whatever technology I use will be rock-solid, and I'm afraid I'm not there yet. The issue I have is that most times I start the LMCE core, the Z-Stick fails to initialise, and it simply doesn't work. It seems quite random though, and on rare occasions it will start correctly and work perfectly, same hardware, same software (more often than not it fails though). I'm running a 10.04 snapshot on a VMware virtual machine, and this is a sample of the log output:

1   02/24/13 20:01:16   /usr/pluto/bin/ 53 (spawning-device)   11606 Dev: 53; Already Running list: 15,16,18,19,29,30,
1   02/24/13 20:01:16   /usr/pluto/bin/ 53 (spawning-device)   device: 53 ip: localhost cmd_line: ZWave
0   02/24/13 20:01:16   53 (spawning-device)   Entering 53
========== NEW LOG SECTION ==========
1   02/24/13 20:01:16   53 (spawning-device)   Starting... 1
1   02/24/13 20:01:16   53 (spawning-device)   Found /usr/pluto/bin/ZWave
01   02/24/13 20:01:16.635      TranslateSerialUSB pci0000:00/0000:00:11.0/0000:02:00.0+2.1 result /dev/ttyUSB0 <0xb773d6d0>
Return code: 255
3   02/24/13 20:01:18   53 (spawning-device)   Device died... count=1/50 dev=53
Sun Feb 24 20:01:18 EST 2013 died
========== NEW LOG SECTION ==========
1   02/24/13 20:01:29   53 (spawning-device)   Starting... 2
1   02/24/13 20:01:29   53 (spawning-device)   Found /usr/pluto/bin/ZWave
01   02/24/13 20:01:29.289      TranslateSerialUSB pci0000:00/0000:00:11.0/0000:02:00.0+2.1 result /dev/ttyUSB0 <0xb77926d0>
Return code: 255
3   02/24/13 20:01:30   53 (spawning-device)   Device died... count=2/50 dev=53
Sun Feb 24 20:01:30 EST 2013 died

...and it just keeps repeating until it hits 50 attempts and gives up.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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