I have tried this last night but had no luck. The eibd is automatically starting (rcconf) through a script without issues. As mentioned above I am able turning on/off lights on a terminal using the groupswrite command (groupswrite ip:127.0.0.1 1/2/3 1). However, it didn't work with LinuxMCE. Was this new driver ever tested with USB? I'm considering now buying a RS232 FT1.2 (costs about 200€++ incl. the bus coupler) but I wonder whether this makes a lot of sense if LinuxMCE can't read from the bus. According to Hari's statement "… It will listen to the additional GAs, so no direct read, but it will state the change of the devices from those telegrams …". If I turn on a light using a switch and not LinuxMCE I guess LinuxMCE would not be aware of the current state of this light. Is this right?
there should be no difference between usb and rs232 if eibd supports the interface. You need to make sure to set the addrtab to zero (bcuaddrtab -w 0), and the BCU needs a configured PA. Read the readme file from guigolium on how to extend the port/address field with the additional GAs. After that it should state the change in LMCE when seeing the relevant telegrams on the bus.