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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.


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

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,

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,
- 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
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