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Users / Re: [solved] Configuration of VDR remotetimers
« on: October 30, 2014, 10:57:48 pm »
 vdr 2.0.6-6yavdr1

Users / Re: [12.04] OpenZWave Aeon ZStick Issue
« on: October 30, 2014, 05:50:27 pm »
I'm using Aeon ZStick (EU), too.

Under 10.04. Zwave network was reliable, but my motion detector (Fibaro FGMS) did not route any information.

Under 12.04. (openzwave) my FGMS does report information to the router (motion detected, temperature, luminance). But ZWave network in general is sometimes a bit slow and non-responsive (RTT values above 400 and even 1200!). Sometimes nodes become dead.

I too sometimes observed a big time lag when sending commands to the Stick over webadmin, although the RTTs of the adressed nodes are <50, e.g.

If I unplug the ZStick und plug it in again (e.g. when adding nodes), ZWave does not work anymore (no bubbles in webadmin>Advanced>Automation). A router-reload does not bring it back. Only a complete reboot of the core brings it back.
In openzwave my network is far more unreliable. Yet I did not find out the reasons for that.

Users / Re: Configuration of VDR remotetimers
« on: October 30, 2014, 05:37:57 pm »

My solution:

- I set VIDEO_DIR as  "/var/lib/video.00/". My "video.00" is a link to "/home/public/data/pvr/whatever" on all MDs.
- In runvdr I set "user=root". Setting it to user "vdr" results in not starting vdr-daemon because of missing the right permissions of the mentioned directory.

Now I can see my recordings in VDR under "Recordings" on every MD.

It works. Problem solved. Thanks for your hints!



Users / Re: Configuration of VDR remotetimers
« on: October 27, 2014, 12:13:49 pm »

ok, thank you. This works for me. But when I start VDR as user "VDR" the user has no access to this directory and so the VDR daemon quits at startup. When I start VDR as user "ROOT" this works.

1. Do you start VDR as "ROOT"? (set in /etc/default/vdr)
2. How is your remotetimer-plugin configured? Timers, Recordings, Timeshift  "server" or "local"?

All the best!


(wir k├Ânnten doch auch in Deutsch schreiben  ;) )

Users / [solved] Configuration of VDR remotetimers
« on: October 21, 2014, 11:40:30 am »
Hello there!  :)

I'm using LMCE 12.04 with VDR 2.0.6 with a (non-graphic) Core and 2 diskless MDs. VDR is working properly, except remotetimers.

I want to use central recordings and timers on the core. How do I configure remotetimers-plugin to do that? Which directories are getting used and where do I put them?

- /var/lib/video.00
- /home/public/data/pvr

Thanks for some hints!


Installation issues / "Fresh" installation 12.04 July 24 29195
« on: July 30, 2014, 11:25:45 am »

Yesterday I did a fresh install of 12.04 snap 29195 (July 24):

- full DVD installation
- core/hybrid
- vdr


- If there is no dhcp on the external lan then network configuration is not properly set by the installer. After first reboot you must wait a very long time to boot up. Fixed by setting external router to act as dhcp and complete reinstall, which is much faster than manually configure network settings. -> Asking the user during installation could make sense to avoid this.

- A/V Wizard comes up after second reboot (still no sound). At first reboot Sara comes up but with no video and no sound. Install wizard can be completed without seeing oder hearing her.

- VDR does not work from the start (I). Errors in VDR-log show connection refusals. Fixed by: streamdevhosts.conf/allowed_hosts.conf must be configured manually to
=> version 1.7.22 is quite old -> is it possible to integrate more recent versions?

- VDR does not work from the start (II): /var/lib/video.00 does not exist -> created it manually + added "user=root" in /etc/default/vdr

- Installation is faster than 10.04; less minor problems during installation compared to 10.04. (e.g. setting screen resolution)

Next steps:

- Diskless MD creation (2x)
- ZWave setup

Best regards

Installation issues / LMCE 10.04 or 12.04 or 14.04?
« on: July 09, 2014, 04:33:16 pm »

I'm using 10.04. in my house with a dedicated core and 2 diskless mds. It is used every day and is working with more or less issues and workarounds.

I think 10.04 is not getting updated / bug fixed / improved anymore (is this true?). So I am considering upgrading my whole system. Especially the better zwave environment in 12.04/14.04 is a big reason for upgrading to me and I hope I could get rid of some issues.

I won't upgrade if the 12.04 / 14.04. versions are not suitable for every day use. If they are too buggy an update does not make sense for me. My wife would kill me if she cannot watch tv anymore.  :)

So my questions are:

- What do you think about usability of version 12.04 in a productive every day environment in its actual state?
- how long does it take to update the core and the 2 diskless mds? (Hours? Days?  ;) )
- should I do an update or a clean installation? can I migrate settings (e.g. VDR channels, floorplans, orbiter settings)?

Some more details of my system:

- core and mds are normal PCs (IntelCore2 DUO with Intel Chipsets)
- tv system is vdr with a DVB-S2 card and CI on the core
- zwave home automation with 11 nodes with USB-Stick on the core
- android tablets (qorbiter) and iphones  (dianemo app)  as orbiters

thanks for your replys!


Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: July 06, 2014, 07:45:55 pm »
So far:
- qt5 version crashes after the loading screen, does not work on my android tablets
- qt4 version runs ok with some issues:
-> conrolling tv ends in endless loop on the md (vdr). The vdr on the md tries to switch channels continously beginning with channel no. 1. Only after a complete restart of the md my vdr is controllable again.
-> no floorplans
-> the description of media files is too big (font size)
-> accesss to the media files is very slow
-> where are the scenarios (sleeping, lighting, security)?
-> only two working skins


Users / Re: New Fibaro Zwave multisensor FGMS-001
« on: July 01, 2014, 04:28:21 pm »
In the mean time I got two hints:

1. In general battery powered devices (the Fibaro especially) should be included at the same place where they later will be used. -> To fix this: exclude and re-include at the distant place.

2. In the manual I found the default settings for temperature, brightness level and tamper detection reports. They are all turned off! I will try to turn them on and lets see what happens.

When it is working I will put this into the wiki.



Users / Re: New Fibaro Zwave multisensor FGMS-001
« on: June 30, 2014, 09:47:33 am »
did you find out something interesting?  :)

Users / Re: New Fibaro Zwave multisensor FGMS-001
« on: June 21, 2014, 11:50:05 am »
I've got it working partially. Here is what I did and what I observed:

1. The Fibaro is recognized as an Generic Sensor. After it has been woken up the capabilities field gets filled. Manually I added the battery level field. It gets also filled.
2. It has three association groups. Associating the main controller to the second group results in working tamper detection.
3. Temperature, light and tamper alerts are only transferred to Linuxmce when in direct connection the main controller ( max 3-5 metres). I solved it for the motion alerts by setting an association to the desired switch in my case.

1. Temperature, brightness level, tamper alerts can be seen in the Zwave.log (when in direct connection to the usb-stick/main controller. How can I use them in Linuxmce? I tried several device templates, with and without node instances (e.g. 2 or 2/1) but with no luck.
2. How can I use the other alerts without direct connection to the main contrroller? Are there  e.g. suitable repeaters available?

Thanks for your hints!


Users / Re: New Fibaro Zwave multisensor FGMS-001
« on: June 15, 2014, 11:06:35 am »
I'm using 10.04. (The 12.04 Zwave page is the most important reason for me to consider upgrading, but atm I don't want to make things more complicated).
Yes, you are right. The only sensor listed is the motion detector under the Zwave Embedded Security Interface. The other sensors I added manually.

There are no records in the Zwave-logs regarding the motion sensor. Logs from the other devices do not exist. I don't know where to start troubleshooting. At least the motion detector part should work...

Any hints?


Users / New Fibaro Zwave multisensor FGMS-001
« on: June 04, 2014, 09:29:02 am »

I'm using Z-wave for home automation. Recently I bought the new Fibaro multisensor FGMS-001.  It detects temperature, motion and light intensity.

I included it into the zwave network. LMCE recognizes it as a "motion detector" under the "Zwave embedded security interface" in the devices tree.

Now I am facing two problems:

1. how do I add the other sensors (light and temperature) in the linuxmce-website to work properly? I already tried to add an additional sensor manually but with no luck (the device settings page is empty, i.e. no node id, no capabilities)

2. how do I use the sensors in general?
I am a bit confused with the handling. On the one hand there is the event handler ("respond to events"). On the other hand there are those zwave associations. To make it clear:
When the motion detector is triggered a light should be switched on. --> how do I do that? (event handler or zwave associations or both?).
I already tried the event handler (advanced), but this does not work.

Thanks for your help!



Users / Re: Many minor issues
« on: June 04, 2014, 09:08:06 am »
@posde: thanks for the hint. I will take a closer look at the qorbiter for my android tablet.

1. Tearing:
VDR is now operating in 50Hz mode. But tearing is still there.

Users / Re: Many minor issues
« on: May 30, 2014, 10:40:22 am »
Thanks for your reply.

1. Tearing
I'll give it a try when I'm at home this evening (60 Hz -> 50 Hz).

2. UI2
I too use the Titanium Skin (silver) with normal horizontal (16:9), but with a German language setting. Maybe there is a problem with the translation.
3. / 4.
What about the lags? Do you have remarkable lags when using qOrbiter? Maybe my Galaxy Tab is too slow/old (I think it's the very first one from Samsung)

5. Music solution
At least here in Germany Logitech does not offer any Squeezebox products anymore. So Sonos or Airport express setups are the only way, when you do not want to buy used stuff.

best regards!

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