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malarie

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X10
« on: June 02, 2008, 03:53:35 am »
Hi, I am totally new to this..

It says on the website that I need X10 to control the lights..  There is a link directed to x10.com...  But the problem is, i do not even know what x10 is.. Can someone post an image of the thing i have to buy please??   The links on the wiki should point to the thing we have to buy, not juste the main website....


thanks.

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Re: X10
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 12:32:32 pm »
X10 is one of many lighting control standards that LinuxMCE supports. We also support:

* Z-Wave
* Insteon
* PLCBUS
* EIB / KNX

and many others.

What you need, depends on the particular lighting buss, you wish to find. Google is a good friend here, and can help you find stores that sell these particular devices.

Depending on the lighting system chosen, you will need to get

* modules for each light, either in the form of plug-in modules for lamps, or switches for light fixtures.
* a Master Controller
* a Computer Interface

Once you have these things, you can configure LinuxMCE to use them via the Setup Wizard, or the Web Admin.

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Re: X10
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008, 12:33:50 pm »
Hello malarie.  There are a bunch of wiki pages to help you with that.

search for Home Automation at wiki.linuxmce.org

Depending on where you are, there are different choices.. X10 is a very old protocol, and although it's cheap, it doesn't work near as well as xwave or Insteon..
If you are in Europe, you can get PLCBUS, which is a middle ground between X10 and Zwave..

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Re: X10
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008, 02:20:01 pm »
See the Automation Category in the wiki for more info.
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Re: X10
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008, 02:36:22 pm »
Wow,  thanks for the quick replies gentlemen. :)

I am from Montreal Canada!!

I will definitely look for more documentation.

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