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Users / Re: [12.04] OpenZWave Aeon ZStick Issue
« on: April 26, 2015, 09:31:23 pm »
Hello to All,

This is a follow up, it took me some time to get back to trying stuff.
I finally got things working and learning from the mistakes and also from the lack of experience! aka Rookie!
Problems faced:
Zstick issue with openZWave still gets 100% cpu if you unplug it and plug it again for lights searching, so if you want to get it all working without many issues. GET the MINIMOTE!
So first:
Go to each switch with the stick and the minimote an be sure they are not connected, so remove them from the network.
Otherwise, you will face two lights going on at the same time because they have the same ID on the network (happened to me).  So go ahead and remove every single switch with the stick and the minimote too, just to be sure !
After you do that, then plug the zstick on the core, to the ResetController magic, follow the wiki procedure and add the minimote.
Plugging the zstick to a powerded usb hub, DOES help!. Don't cut that corner.
Once you see on the orbiter that a new zwave device is connected (minimote) and you see it at the core devices as controller, you are almost done.
In my case, after adding all the switches, I only saw the pop up on the orbiter that a new devices was added, nothing else happened.  I had to quick reload, and wait to really finish installing and then go to the setup wizard and go to lights, you will see the new light or lights added.
So far I have successfully added:
Single light switch, dual load switch (leviton vrcs2 2 buttons), dimmer switches also.

What is next?
Motion sensors
Kwikset locks
garage door opener and whatever zwave gadget i can!



Users / Re: [12.04] OpenZWave Aeon ZStick Issue
« on: January 17, 2015, 02:01:03 am »
Good news!  For the info screen I click on the title and the window goes away.  It's a little finicky I've found, and I've only got it working in Firefox, never had it work in chrome.


Phenigma!, you are a Lmce god!.  Firefox made the trick!.  It loaded perfectly, so just to share, this behavior of the persistent layer is only present in Chrome and Explorer.
I will continue with the troubleshooting, find attached my network pattern.  More or less distributed the way they are installed.  Pay attention that port 14 and 13 are connecting to the network using 8.  14 and 13 are a dual circuit switch so maybe something is wrong with 8 not communicating properly, but I would like to know why it is not using the route directly to 1 since is quite close. 



Users / Re: [12.04] OpenZWave Aeon ZStick Issue
« on: January 16, 2015, 01:39:25 pm »
Dear All!  Minimote was the solution for adding nodes.
Step by Step:
1. Reset Controller as per wiki page
2. In my case, pull the stick and join the minimote the normal way (press on the minimote the Join button, blue led starts flashing, then press the add node on the stick and they do their flashing led show letting you know that the connection was properly.  Get the stick back in.
3. Router reload.  If it says that the controller is not responding. Kill the zwave app that it eating 100% cpu and Router reload!.
4.  Go to the closest light switch and add it with the MINIMOTE, by pressing the + button.  Press the paddle of the light switch, wait for a steady blue led on the minimote and and pay attention on any of the orbiters.  If not, just give it some time and to a.
5. Router Reload, on the router reload you will see that a zwave item was found and it ill install it.  There will  be nothing else.  Either you go to the setup link under any orbiter or via webmin to set up the type of light you have and on which room it belongs.

You dont have to do lights one by one.  I decided for testing purpose only to do at least 3 and test them using the webadmin/ wizard/ lights and on and off to make sure.
Later I added them in groups for a total of 10 right now.  A mix of dimmers, single switch and multiswitch.
Problem faced:  After adding all the switches, the light are unresponsive!.  I guess I'm facing a zwave network issue.  I try to go to the advance zwave page but consistently a layer is set with one of the nodes that does not allow me to see the page, I cant find the way to make that ge switch window to go away .  See picture attached
I would like to see how the nodes are connected, maybe the routes are not correct.  See that there is one of the nodes that is not responding.


Users / Re: [12.04] OpenZWave Aeon ZStick Issue
« on: January 06, 2015, 05:30:12 am »
Thanks sambuca  and Phenigma,

For testing purpose I added with the stick removed (like before) just one dimmer close to the core.  Installed the USB, passed the lock up by removing and adding again.
I did not saw any on the orbiters but I did saw on the webadmin that a light was added.  I configure it and assigned to the proper room and it is responding fast and stable.
So, I'm not removing that USB ever again from the core.  I ordered the minimote as Phenigma suggested, so Ill take some time to get here, so here is my question.. How to add the node manually?
Do I go to webadmin, core devices, find zwave evice, click on send command to device, add node and leave all blank, but will the usb stick reach a switch that is far away?, I don't think that it will happen.  So how do I know the port/channel number of the other devices I want to add?



when the lockup happens, try to unplug and replug the usb dongle - that is the simples way I have found to fix the problem once it has occured.

To prevent it from happening in the first place, a good zwave network and a powered usb hub, as phenigma also mentioned, is the key. (one or the other might do it for you - I did both and have not had any major problem since). See our zwave page for information about troubleshooting the zwave network.


Users / Re: [12.04] OpenZWave Aeon ZStick Issue
« on: January 01, 2015, 03:35:06 pm »
Did you do a new install to 1204 or did you upgrade your install from 1004
Hi Posde,
Happy New Year!.  It was a new install.  Is it possible with the zstick s2 to add nodes without taking the usb out, via api mode?.  It seems to be a issue with OZW about it. Check this out, issue 111 from OpenZwave page.
It appear that this 100% issue still a bug in the implementation.

Users / Re: [12.04] OpenZWave Aeon ZStick Issue
« on: December 31, 2014, 03:36:07 pm »
Hi to all, this is my two cents,

Since I migrated to 1204 I have no zwave available.  The aeonlab zstick is behaving as rebelkiller mentioned.  I was able to do a resetcontroller and wipes all out if I take the zstick out and plug it back again after adding at least one light, LMCE doesn’t detect any light added, although, if I plug the zstick to a windows computer with a testing software, I can see the light added and it works.  I’ve seen that when this "lock up" happens LMCE also reports that the controller is not responding and if I use "top" at the console I see a zwave app taking 100% cpu.  The only way around this is to reboot the core (killing the app does not make the magic),  If I go to webadmin devices/core/zwave it does not appear the ZWave Embedded lights Interfa, only    ZWave Embedded Climate and security.
 I have very little experience on troubleshooting but I'm working my way to read other post's and learn to read the logs in order to be more helpful to the lmce community.  Not to put salt on any wound, this same setup with 1004 had no issues at all, but 1004 had issues in other ways that make me migrate anyways hahahahahaha.  Any hints on the logs Ill deeply appreciate it

Hi pigdog,

Same happened to me, sound  used to work ok on a previous 1204 release, I logically have no hdmi audio anymore :o. I have a zotac zbox.

Here is my video card info, probably is not listed and thats why is not detected during the boot up

root@moon159:~# lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A3
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [ION] [10de:0a64] (rev a2)
        Subsystem: ZOTAC International (MCO) Ltd. Device [19da:3100]
        Kernel driver in use: nouveau
        Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidiafb




What's up with your network?

Dear All,

I have made many test these past days and I would like to share them all.

1.  Problem with the NOISY screen is solved by changin the grub.cfg

set gfxmode=1024x768

After this i finally got some video output and was able to follow the AVWIZARD

2. After that, I am unable to get the MD's running.  The system gives me dhcp but It wont for booting usin PXE, I have no idea why.  I ran Diskless TBZ without no errors found and nothing!

If I go to webadmin and check network settings, it says
"No record in Device_DeviceData for Network Interfaces"

Any ideas?

On one of my attempts, I found that appguard was giving me some headaches 

So since this is out of the scope of "NOISY SCREEN" I could call this post SOLVED and follow up with a new one of this issue.


Did it eventually -again waiting- boot into AVWizard which would allow you to chose resolution?

And if so what dis you choose?

Earlier you talked about headless - meaning it's not a core/hybrid you running it as monitorless.

You then need a MD to setup.

Did you try a Core/hybrid setup.?


Hi Pigdog.  YES you are right, I first started as a headless and then changed to core hybrid setup because usign the dvd option did not detected the network cards, so I used the kubuntu way and ran the script, this way I found no way to select headless but at least I have network, which is useless anyways hahahahahaah. 
Maybe I could find a way to correct the resolution.  I'll check what phenigma mentioned and check what is setup on both files.  Keep all posted.  I know it can work, I got all the way to get kubuntu gui perfectly working, so it is just a matter of know what to fix (I have no Idea!!!)



Thanks Pigdog, you were right. I waited and after a couple of minutes of crazy vertical lines an bars then i got splashes of pluto software installing. The last one was the orbiter regeneration. Once it finishes i get black screen. I did crtl alt f2 to get to the console then; then crtl alt f1 to see if there was something. and there was:

ConfirmDependencies INSTALL is running
ConfirmDependencies INSTALL done
InstallNewDevice is running
ConfirmDependencies buildall is running

The console was slightly out of range for my monitor, could check which resolution or refresh was setting up but at least i was able to read from the screen.

Any hints besides getting a new video card???



Installation issues / NOISY screen after installation is finished New 12.04
« on: February 20, 2014, 04:06:58 pm »
Dear All,

I was trying to install LMCE 1204 on a Proliant ML350 G4P (internal VGA no nvidia), just to have it as a headless server.  Installation wizard was perfect but just after reboot y got this noisy black with some dots or vertical lines as screen.  I was unable to do anything.  Then I tried only kubuntu 1204 only that this time I realized that the same thing happened but the messy screen was during the splash, after the splash then the log in screen was present without any issues.  Does the AVWizard shares the same vid config as the splash screen?.  Can this be fixed or is there any walk around?



Installation issues / Re: Endless Symbolic Link (SOLVED)
« on: June 13, 2013, 04:40:54 am »
Hello to all,

I am just finding on the way that there were some consequences, Sara's videos are gone!!! I forgot to back'em up hahahahahaha, and maybe many other things.  Also mythtv is not working I don't know why.  uPNP server is giving an erro code 500 which I have no idea what it is or if it is related or not.  Everything else seems to be good.



Installation issues / Re: Endless Symbolic Link (SOLVED)
« on: April 13, 2013, 02:54:36 pm »
Dear Friends.... I ended up doing it the "easy" way.  I took all the media out.  Cleaned the RAID, mkfs, waited until the beautiful blue box  at the orbiter asking me to add the drive, LMCE structure, put the files back.  It is interesting to mention that the first time, i used gparted to make the FS and did not worked, the drive was there but it was undetectable by LMCE.  I think that it used something else than normal ext2 or 3.  Tried again at the shell and voila!  (#mkfs /dev/sdb1/ ) .  I followed the "adding a new hard drive" @ the wiki of LMCE, worked perfectly.

Thanks again for all you help,



Installation issues / Re: Endless Symbolic Link
« on: April 11, 2013, 02:53:48 am »
In the webadmin device tree, find your share.  Check the field PK_User (I think), what is it set for?  It should normally be set for LMCE structure (something like that).  Sorry about being vague, I'm not at a system right now to verify these settings.

You should never access your drive through /mnt/device/128.

Always access files through /home/public/data/audio/<device>/ or /home/public/data/video/<device>/ , etc.


Hi Phenigma,

Thanks for your help, I checked and it is already selected to LMCE structure.  I always access the files via /home, It was just to mention the real path, but thanks anyways for the guidance. 
Any hints.?

Installation issues / Re: Endless Symbolic Link
« on: April 08, 2013, 03:50:10 am »
Not Working!!! :'(
If I copy the video's to the local hard drive, they work, but if I copy them to the raid (/mnt/devices/128/  public or user_1 or anywhere, nothing happens.  Before you shoot me in the head.  I would love to understand what is going on.  Which log file should I check before asking for more help.
I'm already thinking on using plan B.  Remove all files, from the raid. reconfig raid device and put them back.
But probably it is something fairly easy and Im willing to try to solve it!



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