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N. Cherry: Linux Home Automation

Nov 08, 1999, 15:54 (0 Talkback[s])
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"My Current setup is a handful of X10 devices, controllers, a WM918 weather station and a HCS II (formerly from Circuit Cellar) with PL-LINK and BUFIO board. I have a bunch of parts for building a few IO boards to add to the RS485 interface of the HCS II board and I'll probably spend some time this winter working on at least one. My current system is running Linux 2.2.5-ac6, 486DX/100, 16 Meg of ram, 800 M disk, and 12 serial ports. Previous systems have had a 486/33 (w/no cache memory) and a 386sx/16 (my pride and joy :-). I use Dan Lanciani's X10d (with my mod's so it will compile correctly under Linux) and Karl Denninger's HomeDaemon software for event control and status. I also have a few other programs, some which run as shell scripts to be used with cron and at."

"So far I've spent most of my time finding ready made software and modifying it when needed. I've also found tools which I use with the afore mentioned software to permit me to write shell scripts under Linux. I find that I can quickly write software with shell scripts and get a job done quick and dirty. Add a couple of computers/controllers, daemon software and .... I go into further details of how things work and my design ideas at this link (it's a bit messy and cluttered right now) x10d.html..."

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