I am still new to Linuxmce and am about to try a small scale home automation in the UK and have a couple of quick questions about suppliers and best items to get (at a reasonable price!)
I am thinking that z-wave would work well as I am in rented accomodation and want to be able to take it with me when I go!
For the controller i saw that the selix one is supported out of the box ( http://shop.seluxit.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=29&osCsid=165e82fdc1c50849dfc00aa6c1928bf1
I can't see from the selix site that they do anything to work with the usb hub apart from a sensor though so will it work with these light switches and plugs? http://www.letsautomate.com/12576.cfm? http://www.letsautomate.com/11144.cfm?
The next thing I am interested in automating is the TV on and off options... I know the usbuirt ( http://www.usbuirt.com/order.htm
) is an option but to get one for every tv in the house would be quite pricey, are there any cheaper alternatives? I have a toshiba 42wlt66 tv and a samsung LE32A436T1D, I dont think they have the rs connections but I am not sure exactly what to look for or where i would find the appropriate wiring to control them.
Ok now a couple of - probably super stupid - questions! One of the things that i really want to use is the follow me functionality but i really don't understand how it works! can anyone enlighten me a little? Are there any options for running a ASP.net (mono) web server on the apache setup that linux mce uses? Also what options are there for bit torrents? I remember reading not to use apt-get after setting up linux mce as it might mess up the packages that are needed/used so what should i use instead?