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birdzeye

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Ubuntu Linux
« on: March 31, 2009, 04:49:55 PM »

Could x10 work on this OS and how/what do I need to do?
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Re: Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009, 10:47:34 PM »

Could x10 work on this OS and how/what do I need to do?


   Heyu - X10 Automation for Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X  (http://www.heyu.org).
 

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Re: Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 08:29:09 PM »

Ubuntu Linux. Could x10 work on this OS and how/what do I need to do?

YES    >!

The 1 and only thing you need to do, it to install a Home Automation application.

Do a web search for "Linux Home Automation", "Linux Home Automation software" or "Linux Home Automation application"

Find one you like, install it, have fun !


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Re: Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009, 07:26:17 AM »

Is there a driver for the VA11A? I've read on the internet that it CAN be used with linux, but the page with instructions seems to be gone now.

There's also supposed to be a driver for the CM15A (made by Neil Cherry) which can be used with MisterHouse. Anybody?
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Re: Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 07:04:25 AM »

Is there a driver for the VA11A? I've read on the internet that it CAN be used with linux, but the page with instructions seems to be gone now.

There's also supposed to be a driver for the CM15A (made by Neil Cherry) which can be used with MisterHouse. Anybody?

The VA11A (at least the one I have) has a SunPlus SPCA506A1 chip.  Perhaps you'll find a driver by searching for that.

If you've settled on using Misterhouse, you should subscribe to the Misterhouse mailing list.  See http://misterhouse.sourceforge.net



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Re: Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2009, 07:58:33 PM »

Good topic.  I've been running Ubuntu for a few years now but have never done any X10 stuff on it.  I have a Firecracker I'd like to set up on my Ubuntu box and at least be able to send commands.  Does anyone know what I need to accomplish this? 

As far as remote desktoping into Ubuntu, I do it over a VPN using Hamachi and gHamachi GUI.  It works great.
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Re: Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2009, 08:05:10 PM »

Could x10 work on this OS and how/what do I need to do?


   Heyu - X10 Automation for Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X  (http://www.heyu.org).
 




It looks like that works with the Firecracker.  Thanks for posting that!
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Re: Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2009, 05:59:13 PM »

I've also been reading about Bottlerocket but I'm wondering, is there any linux X10 software with a GUI?  I would only be using a Firecracker on my Ubuntu box.
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Re: Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2009, 07:36:02 PM »

I've also been reading about Bottlerocket but I'm wondering, is there any linux X10 software with a GUI?  I would only be using a Firecracker on my Ubuntu box.

There's TK10 which works with Bottlerocket and a CM17A.
  http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Automation/TK-10-10800.shtml

There's also TK10heyu, a hack of the above which works with Heyu and a CM11.
(Re-commenting one line of the code makes it work with Heyu and a CM17A.)
  http://www.heyu.org/utilities/tk10heyu-0.1.tgz


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Re: Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2009, 08:11:56 PM »

TK10 looks just like what I was looking for.  Thanks.
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Re: Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2009, 02:52:50 PM »

For anyone trying to get this stuff to work, I can help you out as best I can. I've got Ubuntu 9.04 running right now with Heyu and a CM11A and CM17A (Firecracker) plugged into the same serial port of my desktop. I use SSH to remote into it from my Ubuntu laptop and run Heyu commands ("heyu on a4") remotely. There's no need for VPN nor a graphical desktop at all.
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Re: Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2009, 01:31:25 AM »

check this out www.ikatron.com -> products -> imca. It dedicated automation server. Can work on Ubuntu perfectly based on what they say!
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Re: Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2009, 10:32:02 PM »

I just picked up an ActiveHome Pro module CM15A.  Is there something for Ubuntu that would allow me to run this unit in Linux Land?
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Re: Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2009, 12:02:17 PM »

I just picked up an ActiveHome Pro module CM15A.  Is there something for Ubuntu that would allow me to run this unit in Linux Land?
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Re: Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2009, 12:39:44 PM »

I just picked up an ActiveHome Pro module CM15A.  Is there something for Ubuntu that would allow me to run this unit in Linux Land?
no

And that is sad too. Not that I am a big fan of Linux.... to be honest I am really NOT. But I am a big fan of home automation and I feel it should be available to [nearly] everyone. One of the really great things about X10 itself... is that it is value priced (cheap to buy) yet solid reliable.

Although the CM15A is the state-of-the-art HA interface of the day.... the same thing could have been said a few years ago. As a matter of fact... the state-of-the-art computers that were available when the CM15A was released... are dust collectors today. I use an old P3 that I saved from curbside on trash day... and I even use BVC with Speech Recognition... to voice command my Home Automation.

Sure this techno-recycling won't make us popular with our Euro friends determined to bring down the evil American software giant... but what the heck... it makes for good HA.
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