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Tricklestar help needed
« on: February 14, 2011, 03:57:59 am »
I am not sure I am really needing to use LinuxMCE. I have a very basic requirement. I purchased a Tricklestar US USB controller and GE appliance module that supports ON/OFF.

All I want is a very simple program that I can run from a cron job nightly to power cycle something. (In my case, they are tuners and set top boxes used by an existing MythTV setup).

Can anyone provide me with some pointers? I found a site openzwave but there was so little information on there. There is supposedly a program on that site under SVN control. I grabbed it and ran the test util, but it did nothing by hang after opening my device. Grepping for my USB vendor/product ID in that code yielded nothing.

My Fedora 14 detected the device, but what program will let me pair my device and send commands to it? Thanks a lot for any help/pointers.

[1127372.184037] usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 8
[1127372.371912] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=067b, idProduct=2303
[1127372.371919] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[1127372.371923] usb 2-1: Product: USB-Serial Controller D
[1127372.371927] usb 2-1: Manufacturer: Prolific Technology Inc.
[1127373.110328] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial
[1127373.110358] USB Serial support registered for generic
[1127373.110523] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
[1127373.110527] usbserial: USB Serial Driver core
[1127373.173252] USB Serial support registered for pl2303
[1127373.173529] pl2303 2-1:1.0: pl2303 converter detected
[1127373.205049] usb 2-1: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
[1127373.205077] usbcore: registered new interface driver pl2303
[1127373.205081] pl2303: Prolific PL2303 USB to serial adaptor driver