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Users / Low Power NC
« on: November 06, 2021, 04:09:42 am »
Hi all,
I've been away from the project for some time, so please excuse my terminology or errors in understanding where things might be up to. But looking to jump back in with a small scale media focussed build based on a low power SBC based Core (maybe a lattepanda) with about 4 android tablet based MD using qOrbiter. The Core could be headless for my needs but interested in opinions  pitfalls and options that might be out there before I dive in warts and all.


Users / Re: Adding zwave lights
« on: November 01, 2018, 03:56:04 am »
I have run my Aeotec zwave (usb with inclusion) on an MD for some time without issues. I went this route after having issues with the configuration being pulled through from the zwave adapter to my LinuxmceVM as well as signal strength with it in the core sitting downstairs in a rack. The MD was not an RPI one, it is an PXE booted traditional MD so not certain that your RPI option will definately work, but I can't see why it wouldn't. Only draw back was the slight delay for the MD to boot and initialise the zwave adapter during any reboots etc. when the MD was not active. I run all my MDs 24/7 otherwise though.

Of note, I also have a Aeotec mini-mote as inclusion as I didn't always have devices within range of the usb adapter and it made it easier than using webadmin. Remember though the more devices (hard wired I find work best) you have, the better the zwavenetwork performance will be.

Hope thats useful.


Users / Re: SIP Camera Options
« on: September 10, 2018, 04:26:52 am »
Thanks Posde, this is how i suspected it was originally intended to work. I will review my system to see if each phone is configured for the room as you have suggested and report back.


Users / SIP Camera Options
« on: August 31, 2018, 03:53:25 am »
Hi all,
A somewhat strange request perhaps, but looking for ideas. I have quite a few Grandstream 3611IR Hd cameras configured using the advanced cameras template all running fine. These cameras can also act as SIP endpoints, and I have them all registered working fine with asterix. The question for options/help is can I get them configured so that I can initiate a call through the 'speak' button in the camera view of orbiter or something similiar to allow a voice call to that camera so that I can both see the camera and be able to talk to that camera. Currently it is quite cumbersome to initiate the call through the telecom scenes (difficult sometimes as not all orbiter types show all camera phones) then reload the camera etc.

Thanks in advance

Users / Re: Analogue Door Phone
« on: May 24, 2018, 02:40:09 am »
Did you resolve this issue, Garbui? I'm considering installing a Helios 2n myself and I'd like to know if this is a common issue and how to resolve it in case it happens to me too. Or whether I should just avoid this model altogether.

Hi Jansen,
Short answer is no, I didn't end up going in this direction for the time being. This was mainly to do with the design of our new house and amount of foot traffic along the busy road. I did purchase an ATA but have not tested it with the PSTN version of the 2N. I instead used a generic RFID card reader and Grandstream camera with SIP and alarm functionality which is registered both as an advanced IP camera and as a SIP extension (normal phone extension) and I have it programmed to allow door opening over DTMF from any registered phone.

My plan ultimately is to have the doorbell button on the RFID access control panel to trigger a sensor based event using a GC100 which shows the camera feed on orbiters then the user can decide whether to dial the camera SIP extension and open the door.

If you do want more info on the 2N (bearing in mind it is an older PSTN version) I am happy to spend some time to test things further if you like?


Installation issues / No WAN on MD
« on: May 02, 2018, 01:18:29 am »
Hi guys,
I have a Asus eebox 1501 running nicely as an diskless MD but have discovered that this machine cannot access the internet either from KDE or via orbiter using Firefox. Unfortunately I cannot verify if this is a new issue or otherwise as only recently have I been looking at accessing external resources on this machine.

All other devices on the LMCE Lan have access and I'm running 14.04 fully updated both on MD and Core (Hybrid). Any suggestions on where to start would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Alexa and amazon echo skill
« on: March 07, 2018, 10:57:17 am »
Been running this for a while now, all seems to be going well.

Going to try and push this week to get it packaged up.


This is incredibly exciting news for the project. I have been using Alexa and IFTTT with Vera as a Beta tester and love it. After recently shifting all my zwave back to LMCE I'm excited by the possibility of using Alexa again with my setup.

How could I as an end user do to help you bring this on? Contribute to hosting/ SSL costs??

Awesome work

Installation issues / Re: TFTPD Error - PXE Boot failed
« on: March 01, 2018, 02:25:22 am »
Thanks for jumping in Maverick. Consequently, after looking for software issues my router (as access point on LAN side) has died a few days later. I suspect this to be the culprit for my MD issue, but I had quite a few other devices on the netowrk exhibt bizarre behaviour. Including my two Cisco7970 (SCCP setup) which due to the TFTPD error I suspect where failing. They are on a seperate Cisco switch not connect physically to the WAP though. So I am at a loss as to what, other than the hardware failure caused the collapse. Having replaced the WAP the system has to returned to my previous normal.

For completeness I am running 14.04 from a netinstall close to a year old, but is up to date as of a week ago. I did check your post on sizelimit, this didn't see to have been my issue (at the time).

Installation issues / TFTPD Error - PXE Boot failed
« on: February 25, 2018, 07:24:32 pm »
Hi guys
Despite having a function MD booting via pxe fine, ive syddenly started a TFTPD failure when connecting to pxe environment. I have rebuilt the md image and tried to restart the TFTPD daemon without luck. Any suggestions please?


Users / Analogue Door Phone
« on: October 09, 2017, 05:28:10 am »
Hi Guys,
I have inherited two new Helios 2n (non IP) doorphones which I am keen to have integrated as doorphones; one for the front and one on the back door using an ata. I have been reviewing the wiki and see that there is a notation that using a phone registered to ext 994 cannot be verified. I am still waiting on the ata before I can test but am interested if anybody currently has a working doorphone setup like this running 14.04? Other than this issue, is there any limitation to having a secondary doorphone with a different ext? 

Thanks all

Installation issues / Linuxmce as a secondary Z-Wave controller
« on: August 08, 2017, 08:29:44 am »
Hi all,
I am attempting to configure my core as a secondary controller to my Vera 3 z-wave controller. Currently my Vera 3 system is stable and functional and currently consists of lighting control but will shortly be a couple of door locks. My preferance is to maintain the Vera 3 as the primary for the time being given its stability, door lock compatibility, geofencing and Alexa integration.

I am using an Aeonlabs S2 usb inclusion controller in my core to bridge the controllers.

So far i have tried to initiate suc/sis mode following wiki instructions with no luck and trasferring the Vera 3 configuration to the S2 controller and initiate download with both Sarah and diretly through webadmin.

I would like to get to a similiar setup as JaseP and have followed his steps identified in several alebit older forum posts. Is there any active users who are using this same setup that could assist?


Developers / Re: VLC Player status - multi-room sync checked in
« on: March 28, 2017, 09:50:36 am »
Impressive work Thom!!

Users / Re: New Build - questions on virtualized approach
« on: March 28, 2017, 09:48:37 am »
Thanks Posde
It was some time ago that I made enquiries on status of rpi, so wasn't aware of the work on VDR. It sounds positive that vdr will find a place on rpi and as you point out does everything else as well as cec control.

Taking this into account and Exploring the rpi option:

- Noting Thoms very recent and impressive beta work on vlc player, will this be supported in the rpi build?
- Qorbiter on rpi I read is in progress, is there a likely time frame on this work?
- in your experience are the rpi3 playing well with mkv?

In asking, by no means am I looking for a definative time frame or to set an expectation for others I am merely trying to understand where my efforts are best directed.

If I can back track a little, and doing a big of extra forum searching hdmi matrix seems to be a mixed bag. Are there device templates or work that is needed or is this new device, database work? It seems that the Dianemo approach is not compatible or at least readily adaptable for use with Linuxmce?

I appreciate ur comments and feedback Posde.

Users / Re: New Build - questions on virtualized approach
« on: March 27, 2017, 01:25:50 pm »
Thanks Posde for quick reply,

The matrix is serial controlled, I was hoping to use it as more of a multiple hdmi switch rather than matrix all outputs simultaneously etc. That said, thanks for the feedback.

Virtualizing mds was due to no vdr/myth on rpi and looking forward for gpu intensive uses such as game player (waiting with hope and patience for Thoms  work) and UI2. These would be for living areas where live TV for example is desired. Set-top boxes are no longer useful nor affordable in Australia these days.

I3/i5 Nuc or equivalent would quickly see me spending another good chunk of cash with Aud prices. Hence the option for vm and leverage some existing power.

Users / New Build - questions on virtualized approach
« on: March 27, 2017, 12:26:57 pm »
Hi all,
After spending far too much time and effort chasing support from Dianemo and sadly ending up with no further contact and no system, I am Looking to build a new Linuxmce system and get back into it. I have a new replacement system and considering virtualizing the core and two mds. The hardware, bios and cpu support vt-d so running proxmox and with a couple of gpu I am hoping to passthrough a card for each md and distribute via hdmi matrix.

Thanks to user Deepb for the inspiration and wiki entry.

I have zwave lighting devices and will be looking to utilize my aeon labs usb controller and usb sound card for squeezeslaves and a Hd homerun for broadcast tv. So other than working my way through proxmox setup and virtualize networking and pxe boot for mds in vm, are there any immediate pitfalls for this approach that other experienced users can advise?

I am also keen to setup remote access, qorbiter, a couple of rpi md and better tv and movie tagging with linuxmce. Can anybody provide a quick status update on how these aspects are / are not implemented?

Thanks for the help in advance guys.

Cheers Garath

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