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 Use Utilite for Building/Home Automation & Control 
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Post Use Utilite for Building/Home Automation & Control
Freedomotic is new, open source home/building automation software which will run on Linux platforms having Java support. It is currently in the beta stage.

See: http://www.freedomotic.com/


A .deb package which will install and run on Utilite is available here:

http://freedomotic.com/content/download

Here is Freedomotic running on Utilite
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Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:08 am
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Post Re: Use Utilite for Building/Home Automation & Control
If you do not need the gui and want to control your home automation remotely try using heyu, http://www.heyu.org.


Heyu is the Linux command line application that you will use to interface with the CM11A serial controller.

Basic steps for installing under Ubuntu:
- Log into your utilite, either locally or remotely
- Download the latest version of Heyu, http://www.heyu.org/download/
- Decompress the file (tar zxvf heyu-VERSION.tgz)
- Change to the directory where it was decompressed (cd heyu-VERSION/)
- Run the configure application (./Configure)
- Run make (make)
- Run make install as the super user (sudo make install)

Now in the home directory for the user you want to be able to run heyu create a subdirectory to hold the configuration files.
$ mkdir ~/.heyu
copy sample heyu config file from where you put the heyu-VERSION directory
$ cp x10config.sample ~/.heyu/x10config
now using your favorite editor edit the x10config file you just created.
locate the line
TTY /dev/ttyS0 # [serial port device]
replace with
TTY /dev/ttymxc1 # [rear serial port]

It is recommended to use the rear tty port on the utilite because the front is tied to the console.
Now stop the port from being able to login on: (without doing this I experienced problems accessing the CM11A)
$ sudo stop ttymxc1 (rear port)
$ sudo status ttymxc1

To ensure that the tty port is set so that logon is not started after a reboot:
as root
# cd /etc/init
# mv ttymxc1.conf ttymxc1.conf.hold

Now heyu should be working for you. Ensure that where the heyu program was placed is in your path.
$ heyu help (will list all the commands available).

This is working well for me since all I want to be able to do is control some lights. I have not yet tested scenarios/macros, groups, etc. But hope to do so soon.

If you need help ping me and I will try to help you out.


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Post Re: Use Utilite for Building/Home Automation & Control
Actually the website is not opening. Its showing error. Could you please provide the right website URL so that I can see the website to look over it.

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