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Title: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: Aaron on May 06, 2012, 06:07:56 pm
Getting Started / How-To for those new to Altsteon for Vera 2 & Vera 3

1) Link all devices to PLM.
You MUST link all your Insteon devices to your PLM. See your PLM's and device specific User Manuals for the method.
* This is important - if they are not linked they will not work properly, if at all, with Altsteon *

2)  Get the needed files

Vera3... binaries & ancillary files posted http://www.geektaco.info/altsteon/
Vera2...
use only ancillary files from lasted version posted http://www.geektaco.info/altsteon/
use binaries in attachment posted http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,8910.msg71493.html#msg71493



From the Vera UI...

3) Install the Altsteon file set inside folder 'vera-files'

go to "Apps" -> "Develop Apps" -> "Luup files"
and upload all of the files in that folder using the Vera UI. When uploading the files, do not check the box to "Restart Luup after upload".



4) Create the PLM device

   Go to : Apps -> Develop Apps -> Create device and enter these values :
   
      Device type : urn:geektaco-info:device:plm:1
      Internal ID : plm
      Description : plm
      Upnp Device Filename : D_InsteonPlm.xml
      Upnp Implementation Filename : I_InsteonPlm.xml
      Ip Address :  <Address of the machine you are running the daemon on>
      MAC : <blank>
      Room : <doesn't matter>
      Parent device : No parent/Please select
      
   Click "Create device".   You should eventually get a pop-up indicating that a new device has
   been created.  If you go back to the "Devices" section of the dashboard you should see a place holder
   for the plm.  If not, hit the "Reload" button to let the Vera find it.
   
   If you see the PLM in your dashboard, you are ready to start adding Insteon devices to be controlled.
   It is best to start with adding a single device and then testing it before starting to bulk add your
   devices. 



5) Set the Vera to start Altsteon on boot.

Go to : Apps->Develop Apps->Startup Lua
... add the code below based on what your PLM is set to use. See *Finding What USB port your PLM is on* section below to figure it out.

Code: [Select]
local plm = "/dev/ttyUSB0"

os.execute("/overlay/sbin/altsteon -p " .. plm)



From SSH...

6) Login to the VERA using SSH (version 2) to get a command line
   ... user: root
   ... password: <whatever is printed on the bottom of your Vera unit>

6a) Copy the files inside the 'vera-binaries' directory to the '/overlay/sbin/ directory' using SCP

6b) 'chmod' the altsteon file to 755 (to make it executable) - WinSCP can also do this using right-click Properties on the file.



7) Go to the document "altsteon_instructions.txt" that came with the Altsteon file set.
... Search for "Getting Started" and after that you will find how to create your other devices.
... SPECIAL NOTE: The dimmer instructions are WRONG. You MUST use D_InsteonDimmer.xml in the 'Upnp Device Filename' section



* Finding What USB port your PLM is on *

Lets make sure you can run the binary
... run "/overlay/sbin/altsteon --help"
... this displays the help screen from altsteon. If you see the help menu, the binary is ready to go.   

Now we need to figure out what port your PLM is on.

If you use an Insteon USB PLM or an FTDI usb to serial adapter with your Insteon serial PLM, you will run :
dmesg | grep "FTDI"
...   Response looks like : "usb 2-2: FTDI USB Serial Device converter now attached to ttyUSB1".

If you use a Prolific USB to Serial adapter, with an Insteon serial PLM, you will run :
dmesg | grep "pl2303"
...   Response looks like :
USB Serial support registered for pl2303
usbcore: registered new interface driver pl2303
pl2303: Prolific PL2303 USB to serial adaptor driver
pl2303 2-1.2:1.0: pl2303 converter detected
usb 2-1.2: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
pl2303 2-1.3:1.0: pl2303 converter detected
usb 2-1.3: pl2303 convert

...  "ttyUSB1" or  "ttyUSB0" portion is what we need. 
We insert "/dev/" in front of that and use the value to pass in to the program.
So, if "ttyUSB1" is what you have, run 'altsteon' with the command "/overlay/sbin/altsteon -p /dev/ttyUSB1".

If it runs properly you will see something like this...

root@MiOS:~# /overlay/sbin/altsteon -p /dev/ttyUSB0
Quitting parent.
root@MiOS:~# Debug Level : 0
[4/30/2012 - 20:15:46] - --| Starting altsteon!
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: Shakey on May 06, 2012, 06:51:06 pm
Thanks Aaron,

I give it a try I think. I got the SPC client loaded and open looks easier than I thought. Do I move the directory over or just copy the two files inside of it? Sorry for the basic questions I just want to get it correct.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: Aaron on May 06, 2012, 11:56:50 pm
I updated the fist post... use that, it will be easier to follow, and quicker.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: Shakey on May 07, 2012, 10:12:51 am
Aaron,

Thanks That was the Altsteon for Dummies guide I needed. I got it all loaded, just need to figure out why I getting the PLM- Lau Engine failed to load
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: Aaron on May 07, 2012, 01:18:17 pm
updated to add... Link all devices to PLM
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: khyizang on June 13, 2012, 03:05:43 am
Thanks for the help.  Following the directions (mostly), I managed to get this working for a Vera2 connected to a 2413S PLM through an FTDI-based serial to USB adapter. 

With the adapter plugged into the USB1 port, the appropriate /dev turned out to be /dev/usb/tts/0   The easiest way to figure that out was to turn on the built-in INSTEON support and look to see where Vera found the PLM and copy that.  Once I did that, everything else worked nicely.   That was the biggest hitch.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: M2MExpert on July 21, 2012, 08:10:53 pm
I am brand new to micasaverde and home automation in general. I am an expert in Machine to Machine communications over cellular so I should be able to learn this fairly fast. :)

I have a vera lite and am curious if Alsteon will run on a vera lite ( I know it has the same OS as Vera 3)? Also, any hints on the best PLM to use?

Thanks for the help!

J
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: asd on September 11, 2012, 06:56:26 pm
I am an HA newbie and only have few insteon dimmers and the 2413U plm, hooked up to a PC.   I am considering experimenting with vera lite/2413U plm combo before i significantly expand my insteon network.  I got a quick demo of Altsteon at one of my friends house,  and it looks quite awesome.  I have few questions about toolchains:
1. can the same toolchain (Vera 3) be applied to Vera Lite?
2. since it's based on OpenWRT, and as fba mentioned that it's nothing other than the openwrt router with z-wave radio, what's preventing someone from building and installing altsteon on something like netgear wndr3800 -> http;//wiki.openwrt.org/toh/netgear/wndr3800 and hooking it up to a smarthome usb plm using one of the usb ports.

Thanks,
Andy
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: Nick on September 12, 2012, 07:08:35 pm
I went through this process to get altsteon working and it seemed to be working just fine, until I tried adding a keypadlinc.  Since adding the keypadlinc, I get the following "INSTEON: No Insteon" at the top of the screen, when I reload.  And all of the normal dimmers that worked before, don't work anymore.  Any advice would be great!

UPDATE:  Ok, I have altsteon working.  I didn't realize I needed to turn off the native insteon support on the vera.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: nicksandoval on September 15, 2012, 02:20:19 pm
Great tutorial, I think I am almost ready to take the plunge.

I have a quick question regarding the requirement to add all device.  I am planning on installing Altsteon to better manage my Insteon network, but as my Insteon network is still expanding, I am wondering what is the process/requirement on adding an addition Insteon device in the future. 

Thanks in advance :)
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: M2MExpert on September 15, 2012, 03:26:43 pm
Great tutorial, I think I am almost ready to take the plunge.

I have a quick question regarding the requirement to add all device.  I am planning on installing Altsteon to better manage my Insteon network, but as my Insteon network is still expanding, I am wondering what is the process/requirement on adding an addition Insteon device in the future. 

Thanks in advance :)

Adding an additional device should just be a matter of linking it to your PLM.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: jamminred on September 26, 2012, 01:06:25 pm
will this ever be availible in the MCV app Store? I am fairly good with a computer, actually work as an IT professional for a power company and still cant figure out the install of the Altseon, it just seems to go right over my head. I think the ability to install like many other plug ins from app store would be very helpful. Just a thought
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: George on September 26, 2012, 02:32:12 pm
I've made this topic a sticky so it can be easier to see since these instructions are easy to follow and can help anyone who would like to try out altsteon.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: scravott on April 29, 2013, 07:31:12 am
How is the EZFlora support with Altsteon.  I wan to Use it to operate pool control valves.  I don't need to schedule anything just need to send commands to change valves for different pool features.  Is this doable with the EZFlora support in Altsteon.  Thanks
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: djras on May 07, 2013, 11:52:45 pm
One basic question:
Does Insteon device need to be enabled with Altsteon running?
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: garrettwp on May 08, 2013, 12:01:47 am
No, you do not enable the insteon support in Vera if using Altsteon, this will cause conflicts.

- Garrett
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: azula on September 16, 2013, 09:32:47 pm
Does this work with Veralite? Didn't see it mentioned in the OP.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: PurdueGuy on September 17, 2013, 11:29:52 am
Does this work with Veralite? Didn't see it mentioned in the OP.
Yes. A Vera lite is the same platform as Vera 3, just scaled down.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: azula on September 20, 2013, 04:26:34 am
I successfully added the PLM and one dimmer to the UI but the dimmer is not responding at all. I verified that the dimmer/plm connection is working by enabling native vera support. I disabled before trying alsteon again, still no luck.

OK, figured out how to use PUTTY and this is what I see:

root@MiOS_35013568:~# /overlay/sbin/altsteon -p /dev/ttyUSB0
root@MiOS_35013568:~# Debug Level : 0
[INFO ] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:29] - --| Starting altsteon!
[INFO ] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:29] - Running on non-apple Hardware
[ERROR] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:39] - PLM didn't respond!
[INFO ] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:39] - Modem info :
[INFO ] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:39] - cflag = 00000CBE
[INFO ] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:39] - oflag = 00000000
[INFO ] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:39] - iflag = 00000804
[INFO ] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:39] - lflag = 00000000
[ERROR] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:39] - Failed to initialize PLM.
[INFO ] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:29] - --| Starting altsteon!


Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: azula on September 21, 2013, 03:40:14 am
I figured it out. I was using my computer's address for the PLM when I should have been using Vera Lite's IP address.  ::) Running beautifully thus far!
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: bdee1 on September 23, 2013, 11:16:21 am
I successfully added the PLM and one dimmer to the UI but the dimmer is not responding at all. I verified that the dimmer/plm connection is working by enabling native vera support. I disabled before trying alsteon again, still no luck.

OK, figured out how to use PUTTY and this is what I see:

root@MiOS_35013568:~# /overlay/sbin/altsteon -p /dev/ttyUSB0
root@MiOS_35013568:~# Debug Level : 0
[INFO ] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:29] - --| Starting altsteon!
[INFO ] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:29] - Running on non-apple Hardware
[ERROR] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:39] - PLM didn't respond!
[INFO ] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:39] - Modem info :
[INFO ] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:39] - cflag = 00000CBE
[INFO ] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:39] - oflag = 00000000
[INFO ] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:39] - iflag = 00000804
[INFO ] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:39] - lflag = 00000000
[ERROR] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:39] - Failed to initialize PLM.
[INFO ] [9/21/2013 - 02:03:29] - --| Starting altsteon!

I have the exact same issue.  My PLM device is using the IP address of my veraLite (192.168.5.20).   what am I doing wrong here?
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: bmrgato on October 18, 2013, 09:11:31 am
I have the same error, did you ever resolve it?
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: bdee1 on October 18, 2013, 09:14:21 am
i cant remember for sure but I think the issue was that only one service can be connected to the PLM at a time and altsteon was launching at startup so it was already connected to the plm.  I manually stopped the service and then i was able to connect to it using the command line.

unfortunately i don't remember the exact commands i used to do that but I believe that is what was happening.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: PurdueGuy on October 18, 2013, 01:19:58 pm
Correct, only one process can use the serial port at a time.   If you have the startup LUA launching altsteon, you can't start a second process from the command line unless you kill the first one.

You can either remove it from the startup LUA and reboot, or see my steps here (2nd half of post):
http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,16990.msg131333.html#msg131333
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: bmrgato on October 18, 2013, 06:18:03 pm
That was the problem, everything is working perfectly now. 

I'm pretty sure I made every mistake possible installing Alsteon. 

The update rate of Alsteon seems a bit slow and the Insteon motion detectors 2842-222 don't seem to be working perfectly..

Thanks for the feedback
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: tomgru on November 16, 2013, 03:48:12 pm
I've gone through all the steps but something's not working.  Deleted and tried again... same issue.  I'm trying to just connect 1 KPL to my PLM, which was (barely working) with built-in Insteon support, so I know the unit works.  I've disconnected the built in support, then installed Alsteon.

The PLM shows up as a device, but if I click on the connection tab, it is frozen at "opening serialConnection".  i'm going to assume my problem is there???? Help!

Assuming I get that working, my second question is if can someone confirm that to actually add the KPL, I have to sync it first with the PLM.  I did this by pressing the PLM set button, then the KPL button until the PLM beeps and light stays steady.  (done that).

then how to I add it actually in Vera?  I found these steps... is that how?

Go to : Apps -> Develop Apps -> Create device and enter these values :
 
      Keypadlincs will show up as a single dimmer switch for the on/off portion, then some
      number of relay switches for the remaining buttons.  The button numbers that will
                be shown are the same as the button numbers used on the Insteon network.  So, if
                you are using a 6 button kpl,
      "Scene A" will be button 3.
     
      In the "Create device" section, use the following settings :
     
         Device type : urn:geektaco-info:device:dimmer-kpl:1
         Internal ID : <address of the device in aa.bb.cc format>
         Description : <Whatever you want to call this device>
         Upnp Device Filename : D_InsteonDimmerKpl.xml
         Upnp Implementation Filename : I_InsteonDimmerKpl.xml
         Ip Address : <blank>
         MAC : <blank>
         Room : <don't care>
         Parent device : plm
     
      Then, click "Create device" and move on to the next one.


And third and last question... I read this in another forum, but have no idea (total newbie by trying hard) how to

go to altsteon_cli and turn on and off devices, poll them, and the like.

Thanks! 
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: jiehooni on December 03, 2013, 02:18:36 am
I need some help setting up Altsteon.
I got lost in the step 6...so how to login using SSH?

This is what I did.
I downloaded Putty.exe, and executed.
I used root as ID, but can't login with any kind info. as a password on the bottom of my Vera Lite.
I only see Model #, S/N and MAC#.
What is the password of VeraLite?

And for the step 2, I have to unzip altsteon-0.08.tar.gz  right?
After I unzip 2 times, I see vera3-binaries folder and vera-files folder.
Do I have to upload all files from those 2 folders? (it is a lot of files...I want to make sure I am doing the right thing.)

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: Tank on December 06, 2013, 07:36:24 pm
I need some help setting up Altsteon.
I got lost in the step 6...so how to login using SSH?

This is what I did.
I downloaded Putty.exe, and executed.
I used root as ID, but can't login with any kind info. as a password on the bottom of my Vera Lite.
I only see Model #, S/N and MAC#.
What is the password of VeraLite?

I am having the same issue, can't find the root password on the Vera Lite

I found the answer here: http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/Logon_Vera_SSH#Can.27t_find_the_root_password.3F

On Vera Lite's, the root password isn't printed on the bottom. So you need to access to the 'Tech Support' settings. Depending on your UI version, this is either under the Advanced tab, the Settings tab, or the Account tab. There will be an 'enable' button. Click that to turn on the tech support service. You will see a message like this:
Tech support full control enabled, access code 3000000-436969
The first number is your serial number, which is always printed on the bottom. The second number is a temporary password created for a user called "remote". So, follow the same login instructions, but, instead of typing root for the login, type remote. And instead of using the normal password, use that temporary password, 436969 in this case. Once you have gotten in to the console, you can see the actual root password using this command: nvram show | grep pass
You'll see something like this:
root@MiOS_30000000:~# nvram show | grep pass vera_wifipass=shade83forest
So in this case, shade83forest, is the actual root password. Write it down, and from now on login as 'root' as explained earlier, and use that password. The temporary password for the remote user will only be valid for 24 hours or until you click 'Disable it' on the tech support page.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: jiehooni on December 07, 2013, 02:48:48 am
Thanks, I finally got the password, at least.
But I am really not familiar with this 'SSH' stuff, almost giving it up.

Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: Tank on December 07, 2013, 11:55:44 am
Thanks, I finally got the password, at least.
But I am really not familiar with this 'SSH' stuff, almost giving it up.

Download Putty to connect using SSH, PM me if you need help setting it up, I finally got it working this morning.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: jiehooni on December 07, 2013, 02:25:46 pm
Thanks Joey.
I do need help in details, however your message option is disabled if the little email icon under the ID is what PM means.

Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: Tank on December 07, 2013, 03:27:18 pm
Try now
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: eatonjb on January 02, 2014, 01:56:22 pm
any news if this is going to be in the appstore?  It does not look too hard, and im decently technical, but I might not have a grasp on this.

Eaton
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: garrettwp on January 02, 2014, 02:42:03 pm
Probably not any time. Haven't seen further development on it in the last few months.

I've switched over to an ISY controller for my insteon gear and use a plugin that I developed for vera. Purdueguy who was working on altsteon is now using an ISY as well.

- Garrett
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: eatonjb on January 03, 2014, 12:20:24 am
Probably not any time. Haven't seen further development on it in the last few months.

I've switched over to an ISY controller for my insteon gear and use a plugin that I developed for vera. Purdueguy who was working on altsteon is now using an ISY as well.

- Garrett

could I bother you for some info on what ISY controller and are you going to publish your plugin?
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: garrettwp on January 03, 2014, 09:37:17 am
The ISY controller is a dedicated insteon controller made by Universal Devices. It is a little pricey for some who want insteon control for some devices. But to me it is worth it.

The plugin is already doing discussed on the forum. The code is published on code.mios.com.

- Garrett

Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: Gene on January 05, 2014, 10:40:58 am
Sorry it this sounds primitive, but I don't understand what this means:

"1) Link all devices to PLM.
You MUST link all your Insteon devices to your PLM. See your PLM's and device specific User Manuals for the method.
* This is important - if they are not linked they will not work properly, if at all, with Altsteon *"

Is there something I need to do beyond have these paired with my existing Vera software?  If so, how do I do it?  Thanks. 
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: fryfrog on January 15, 2014, 02:11:54 pm
So you link the PLM to all your devices so that they'll instantly send status updates to the system. All this is asking you to do is pair them in both directions. So you pair the PLM -> device (so Altsteon can control it) and then device -> PLM so that when you flip the switch locally, that gets sent to Altsteon.

You can do this manually with the button presses, or you can use the altsteon_cli to do it. If you're using the recent developer build, there is even a single command that'll do it all. You just add the device, then run the 2 way pairing command. I always have to look it up, let me dig it up and then edit this post.

Edit: And it also appears you can do this via GUI if you like, see below.

Code: [Select]
plm link_new_device <device>
add_device <device>
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: PurdueGuy on January 15, 2014, 02:15:52 pm
You can also link via the Vera UI if you are running the development build.
I added that capability a while back:
http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,15693.msg120294.html#msg120294
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: Floridagator on February 21, 2014, 03:42:22 pm
I've been using the native support on the Vera since July and I've gotten by just for awhile. I quite a few scenes setup just the way I want, but want to add an insteon leak sensor which the native insteon doesn't support. I've found in these forums someone stating that under Alsteon it does and I think I'm ready to take the plunge, but have one question before I get started.

After I install altsteon are my current devices that are setup to use insteon going to disappear (don't think so from reading the forums)? Can I just go into the configuration of each device and point them to use altsteon? If that is the case I won't have to redo all the Luup scripts that I have configured currently.

Thanks
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: PurdueGuy on February 21, 2014, 05:20:01 pm
Unfortunately, I think they will need to be redone.   I have never tried, but it might work.  I have tried to change some devices to be different types, and the device either didn't work, or disappeared on its own.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: raddoc on March 18, 2014, 11:48:58 pm
Okay, admitting that I'm probably delving deeper than I should, considering the fact I have exceedingly little Linux experience...

I'm at this point:

From SSH...

6) Login to the VERA using SSH (version 2) to get a command line
   ... user: root
   ... password: <whatever is printed on the bottom of your Vera unit>

6a) Copy the files inside the 'vera-binaries' directory to the '/overlay/sbin/ directory' using SCP

6b) 'chmod' the altsteon file to 755 (to make it executable) - WinSCP can also do this using right-click Properties on the file.


I've used PuTTY to login to the "back end" of my Vera 2, but I've never used WinSCP, which is what I'll need to use, since I'm using a Windows PC.  Could you possibly explain how to do this with WinSCP on sort of an "idiot" level?  I.E.  Presume I can download WinSCP, but figure that I know nothing beyond that.  Then what do I do? 

Thank you!!!

Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: raddoc on March 19, 2014, 02:11:43 pm
Okay, so disregard most of my last post.  I downloaded WinSCP and it was a lot more obvious than I thought it would be.  I've got the files uploaded, and I'm restarting Vera to see if it all works!  Yeah!!
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: raddoc on March 22, 2014, 01:27:50 pm
Okay, I can add things fine, but Vera keeps getting stuck at "Starting Lua Engine"
Solutions anyone???
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: boojew on April 03, 2014, 02:20:40 pm
I'm trying to install Alsteon on my Vera3, but I'm running into issues.. It tells me it can't find my PLM.

root@MiOS_30008941:/overlay/sbin# /overlay/sbin/altsteon -p /dev/ttyUSB0
Debug Level : 0
[INFO ] [4/3/2014 - 14:18:16] - --| Starting altsteon!
[INFO ] [4/3/2014 - 14:18:16] - Running on non-apple Hardware
[ERROR] [4/3/2014 - 14:18:26] - PLM didn't respond!
[INFO ] [4/3/2014 - 14:18:26] - Modem info :
[INFO ] [4/3/2014 - 14:18:26] - cflag = 00000CBE
[INFO ] [4/3/2014 - 14:18:26] - oflag = 00000000
[INFO ] [4/3/2014 - 14:18:26] - iflag = 00000804
[INFO ] [4/3/2014 - 14:18:26] - lflag = 00000000
[ERROR] [4/3/2014 - 14:18:26] - Failed to initialize PLM.

I am indeed running on it on USB0. As a test, I enabled Insteon support and that works perfectly. I can control my insteon gear without issues. But, when I remove it from Vera and try alsteon - no luck. Any ideas?


-----

Nevermind... I think Alsteon was running twice and I didnt realize it. Works now!

Better question: I understand that Alsteon adds two-way communication to Vera, but does that mean that it adds instant status updates or is polling still required?
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: garrettwp on April 03, 2014, 11:38:42 pm
It does both. As long as the device is properly linked to the plm, it should receive updates as they happen. It will also poll the devices which I believe defaults to 10 minutes.

- Garrett

Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: boojew on April 04, 2014, 07:53:59 am
Hmm ok. I wasn't able to find docs on linking devices so I took a guess and when all devices worked I assumed I did well ;) but definitely not getting instant status. What steps should I be following to link devices?
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: PurdueGuy on April 04, 2014, 11:55:51 am
Hmm ok. I wasn't able to find docs on linking devices so I took a guess and when all devices worked I assumed I did well ;) but definitely not getting instant status. What steps should I be following to link devices?
Linking instructions are in the file altsteon_instructions.txt which is included in the download.

If you are running the development version, there is a section on Experimental linking that I added.   You can also link a new device from the Vera GUI.   You don't have to worry about linking a device that is already linked, it won't harm anything.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: boojew on April 04, 2014, 12:07:17 pm
Ok- so sounds like I'm doing it correctly. I am able to to manage the device, but when I change the status on the device (a dimmer) I don't see any status in the web UI. Could there be something esle I'm missing?
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: PurdueGuy on April 04, 2014, 12:10:34 pm
Run the altsteon_cli and then change the switch...that will show if the daemon is getting the notification.

It could be that the messages from the PLM can reach the switch, but the responses from the switch cannot reach the PLM.   How close are they?  Are they on the same circuit?  Same phase?
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: PittCaleb on April 19, 2014, 07:54:41 pm
New, please bear with me...  Just bought Vera 3... got it working with 1 light fine, finally, 6 hours later...

Now I have an Insteon Garage door sensor/switch physically installed.  Based on the Verde web page - I have enabled Insteon, then attempted to pair with my devices without success.  These instructions differ greatly between those in this thread.

So...  Do I have to purchase a PLM to use Insteon with my Vera 3? I thought it would do Insteon out-of-the-box.  Nowhere did I catch an asterisk that it required a hardware add.  Even the on-screen instructions don't state this.

On-Screen it appears to have drivers, but this thread starts with driver download and install.  Wondering if these instructions are either outdated or for older devices.

I've found the MCV online help and documentation to be both lacking and incomplete.  Looking for an easy straight-forward answer to help guide me in connecting my Insteon device to my network.  Been quite a frustrating day thus far.  Seriously considering packing all the ZWave stuff back up and returning it for Insteon through-and-through.  Or abandoning HA altogether.  I'm a techie and good with household wiring.  But this project thus far has been quite the frustrating beast.

Thanks,
PittCaleb
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: haworld on April 19, 2014, 08:18:34 pm
New, please bear with me...  Just bought Vera 3... got it working with 1 light fine, finally, 6 hours later...

Now I have an Insteon Garage door sensor/switch physically installed.  Based on the Verde web page - I have enabled Insteon, then attempted to pair with my devices without success.  These instructions differ greatly between those in this thread.

So...  Do I have to purchase a PLM to use Insteon with my Vera 3? I thought it would do Insteon out-of-the-box.  Nowhere did I catch an asterisk that it required a hardware add.  Even the on-screen instructions don't state this.

On-Screen it appears to have drivers, but this thread starts with driver download and install.  Wondering if these instructions are either outdated or for older devices.

I've found the MCV online help and documentation to be both lacking and incomplete.  Looking for an easy straight-forward answer to help guide me in connecting my Insteon device to my network.  Been quite a frustrating day thus far.  Seriously considering packing all the ZWave stuff back up and returning it for Insteon through-and-through.  Or abandoning HA altogether.  I'm a techie and good with household wiring.  But this project thus far has been quite the frustrating beast.

Thanks,
PittCaleb

You DO need an Insteon Modem plugged into your Vera to work.  My setup is a Veralite and an Insteon 2413U modem and everything works great.  I do not have Alsteon installed thus far and everything works great with a hardwired dimmer, #2477D, a plug-in module #2457D2, and 8W Insteon LED bulb and the mini 4 scene remote.  I installed everything into vera with no issues for testing for my customers so I could explain how everything works together.  I now control Z-Wave, Insteon and X-10 devices all over my home and office with no problem at all.

Hope that helps PittCaleb, you def need the insteon modem though to use Insteon on the Vera.  Like I said I am using a 2413U.  Here is a link to getting started with Insteon on Vera, http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/Insteon_Intro.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: PittCaleb on April 19, 2014, 08:24:47 pm
Thank you so much for the response.  Nowhere in any of the doc I see with my Vera does it state you need this PLM.  I see it at SmartHome though.  Just says go in, turn it on, and you're golden.

6 hours today, got 1 light working.  I already had a "mixed" system with some insteon and some zwave.  Monday, all the ZWave gets packed and it being returned.  Will start over with Insteon controller.

I am so disappointed in the documentation for this stuff.  Open, yes, professional, no.  And it's not like I can run to Home Depot and get myself a PLM to continue working even if I wanted to drop another $80.  Easier and cheaper to just go Insteon top to bottom.  There are 2 modules I need for my set-up which are Insteon-only anyway.

I debated on this purchase for 3 months, going back and forth.  Had I known the day I would have today getting the controller just up and running, I would have never gone this route.  And at that, it's still not functioning.  The Internet can't see my router, but I can use it locally; but because of that, there's a lot I can't do because I'm not "logged in."

Thanks for your help again.  I am sure those who take the time to get it working are satisfied.  But I don't have weeks to tinker with this.  It should just "work" out of the box.  And it doesn't.  And this is AFTER a 45 min tech support call today too.

Quite frustrated...  And this was my birthday present to myself...

PittCaleb
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: AgileHumor on April 19, 2014, 08:36:11 pm
PittCaleb, the garage door module does not support Vera natively.  You'll need the alsteon plugin module.  I'm assuming its garage hawk.

I ended going 100% zwave as I didn't want the hassle of setting up alsteon.

PS - If you don't want frustration with DIY HA...be prepared to spend 5x with a professional installed system.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: haworld on April 19, 2014, 08:36:48 pm
Yeah sorry to hear that, thats frustrating for sure.  If there is anything we can do let us know, we are an insteon zwave and x-10 dealer but as we just signed up with insteon a week or so ago don't have much more than a couple modules, switches and 4 packs up for sale yet, have a whole case of devices waiting for the listings to be created lol but it takes time.  I started with X-10 about 18 years ago, switched to Insteon almost 10 years ago and now use Z-wave and everything together as I am a professional retailer since 2008.

Anyways, wish you luck!  These forums are excellent, yes I know the documentation isn't there but the guys on the forums certainly are.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: mepperly on May 06, 2014, 10:41:24 am
Greetings from another annoying Newbie,
I have a Vera3 running UI6 coupled with a 2413U and Insteon IOLinc and the instructions for installing Altsteon are a bit different than published.  Once I get this working, I will cheerfully pull my notes and create a fresh post for installing Altsteon with a UI6 Vera3.  It appears that you can do everything from Vera and do not have to use SSH (maybe thats where I am wrong).  In the mean time, I can't seem to get it working!

When I create the PLM, it shows up on the dashboard, but I have no indication at all that Altsteon is running or that there is any communication between the Vera3 and 2413U.  If I execute the recommended startup Luup in the Test Luup Window, it says "Message Failed".  I have tried running with /ttyUSB0 and /ttyUSB1 with no change in behavior.

UI6 provides a serial port configuration button and the only serial device it sees is ftdi_sio which I think is related to the WiFi not the USB to the 2413U.

When I create the IOLinc device per the recommended instructions, I get a single device (the instructions said that I would get three: a dummy, an input and an output device).  Hitting "Poll Now" on that device returns nothing.

I am clearly doing something basic wrong and I suspect that I am not yet really communicating with the 2413U and Altsteon is not even running.  Can someone out there help a newbie get started with some suggestions?

Many Thanks!
Mep
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: PurdueGuy on May 06, 2014, 12:27:50 pm
I do not use UI6, but how do you upload/start the daemon?
You must use the daemon to talk to the PLM over USB.
You can't use the native serial port configuration.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: Tank on May 08, 2014, 08:57:11 am
I'm running Altsteon on UI6.  The same instructions from UI5 apply, you'll need to make changes from the Advanced page.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: BOFH on August 04, 2014, 06:53:49 pm
I was looking into a PLM to add to Vera as I found some of my old X10 stuff. Found this one on Amazon. Anybody know if this one will work with Altsteon? And if so, would the Zigbee part also be supported by Altsteon? I realize I will need a USB to serial adapter to connect it.

http://www.amazon.com/Smartenit-ZBPLM-ZigBee-INSTEON-Interface/dp/B00JRK4BAY/ref=sr_sp-btf_title_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1407192157&sr=8-7&keywords=insteon+plm#productDetails
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: haworld on August 04, 2014, 07:52:53 pm
I was looking into a PLM to add to Vera as I found some of my old X10 stuff. Found this one on Amazon. Anybody know if this one will work with Altsteon? And if so, would the Zigbee part also be supported by Altsteon? I realize I will need a USB to serial adapter to connect it.

http://www.amazon.com/Smartenit-ZBPLM-ZigBee-INSTEON-Interface/dp/B00JRK4BAY/ref=sr_sp-btf_title_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1407192157&sr=8-7&keywords=insteon+plm#productDetails

I can't comment if it will work with Alsteon or not but upon some research of the unit it was designed for use by developers so it doesn't come with any software.  Smarthome.com has more info,  http://www.smarthome.com/32479/Smartenit-5010N-ZBPLM-ZigBee-INSTEON-X10-Interface/p.aspx (http://www.smarthome.com/32479/Smartenit-5010N-ZBPLM-ZigBee-INSTEON-X10-Interface/p.aspx) that you may be able to use and I would also check out Smartenit, heres a link to their page as well, http://smartenit.com/product/zbpcm/ (http://smartenit.com/product/zbpcm/)

Now, according to the Smarthome site, the unit supports the following Zigbee protocols, ZigBee PRO, JenNet and 6LoWPAN (defaults to ZigBee Pro) which is important because there are practically dozens of incompatible zigbee protocols out there so I would make sure you knew which devices before trying to use this controller with them.  I am not an expert on Zigbee yet, just trying to help where I can.

Hope that helps, I am interested in what kind of responses you get re this unit and its use with Alsteon so will be reading this thread as well.  Good luck!
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: PurdueGuy on August 04, 2014, 09:50:36 pm
Unfortunately links to the API documents don't work.

Most likely, they added a layer on top of the regular Insteon PLM protocol, so Altsteon wouldn't know how to talk to the ZBPLM.

There is, however, a chance that they use different message types for Insteon vs Zigbee, and it would be transparent.   I doubt that would be the case tho.

Either way, Altsteon won't know anything about Zigbee items, so it would be a waste of $.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: nasa01 on August 26, 2014, 08:09:14 pm
Hi,

I am trying to get my new PLM and KeyPadLirc working, I have created the PLM device and can communicate with it via the CLI.  Here's the output of the "list" command (address isn't xx.xx.xx):

Cmd : list
Cmd : [TRACE] [8/26/2014 - 19:52:47] - CLIENT COMMAND : list
[TRACE] [8/26/2014 - 19:52:47] - List devices...
plm:0046,02,03,15,1,2B,90,82 - plm (DevCat : 3  SubCat : 21  Hidden : 1  Addr : xx.xx.xx)
end:004E,02 - End of list.

I can add the KeyPadLirc via coomand

Cmd : add_device yy.yy.yy
<lots of scary stuff>
[TRACE] [8/26/2014 - 19:55:52] - Device is probably asleep.
[INFO ] [8/26/2014 - 19:55:52] - yy.yy.yy is sleeping...

and an updated list shows:
Cmd : list
Cmd : [TRACE] [8/26/2014 - 19:58:22] - CLIENT COMMAND : list
[TRACE] [8/26/2014 - 19:58:22] - List devices...
yy.yy.yy:0046,FF,FF,FF,00,2A,95,C2 - yy.yy.yy  (DevCat : 255  SubCat : 255  Hidden : 0  Addr : yy.yy.yy)
plm:0046,02,03,15,1,2B,90,82 - plm (DevCat : 3  SubCat : 21  Hidden : 1  Addr : xx.xx.xx)
end:004E,02 - End of list.

Looking good so far... But
Cmd : yy.yy.yy on
Cmd : [TRACE] [8/26/2014 - 20:01:07] - CLIENT COMMAND : yy.yy.yy on
[TRACE] [8/26/2014 - 20:01:07] - To client : Unknown command 'on'.
Unknown command 'on'.

I was wondering if maybe it's not properly linked, but when I tried the link command shown earlier in thread I get:
Cmd : plm link_new_device yy.yy.yy
Cmd : [TRACE] [8/26/2014 - 20:03:01] - CLIENT COMMAND : plm link_new_device yy.yy.yy
[TRACE] [8/26/2014 - 20:03:01] - To client : plm:FFFD,02 - Command not valid.
plm:FFFD,02 - Command not valid.

I'm not really sure how to tell if the two devices are properly linked - I did do the whole set button (on PLM) and press buttons (KeyPadLirc) dance with beeps in between (it's a 6-button variety).  So I'm kind of stuck - any instructions to help get me loose?

Thanks,

BTW: I noticed the ttyUSB device changed while I was setting up my PLM (went from 0 to 1) - not sure why.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: gduprey on September 08, 2014, 12:23:13 pm
Not sure about the KeyLinc parts (just got a few the other day and haven't dived in yet), but the USB device number changing usually happens when the plm becomes disconnected and the re-connects while the altsteon daemon is running.  Basically, altsteon open /dev/ttyUSB0 and holds it open.  If the plm goes away and comes back, the system notes ttyUSB0 is in use and allocates the next one, ttyUSB1.

Becoming disconnected runs from pulling the USB cord out of the Vera or the PLM or unplugging (and thus powering down) the plm, even for a moment.

You could solve this by ssh'ing into vera, killing the altsteon daemon (well, the ser2net) disconnecting the plm and then re-connecting it.  That is a pain in the butt though.  Easier is just restarting the vera (Setup->Net & Wifi -> Reboot).
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: nasa01 on September 11, 2014, 06:30:40 pm
Great explanation - I should have recognized that
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: bmrgato on September 21, 2014, 06:01:05 pm
I just updated to UI7, went relatively well and overall I'm happy with it.  Actually all of my Altsteon transferred over, although there is a notification of a device not responding, turns out it's the PLM.

Question is, does anyone know if the built in support for Insteon is still total Shiite or have they finally lived up to the claim of supporting it?

I'm kind of shocked they haven't paid the brilliant developer of Alsteon, it works great.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: garrettwp on September 22, 2014, 12:29:20 am
I wouldn't hold my breath for the insteon supply to get any better. The developer of altsteon has parted ways and moved on to a different path. So development will be pretty much at a stand still.

- Garrett

Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: nasa01 on October 04, 2014, 09:59:14 am
Finally got back to working on my setup and have been running into issues.  I can run the CLI client and verify the PLM, add devices (using a Dimmer for testing), and turn that device on/off while getting status updates in the CLI.  Per the instructions, I created the PLM device - which the interface created immediately (ie: a box say device was created popped up as soon as I hit create button).  I also did the same for the Dimmer...  However, the dimmer device's On/Off buttons are both grayed and pressing either doesn't do anything.  Going into the options screen shows the On/Off options again, but pressing those returns an error -- "error invalid service/action/device".  Anyone seen this behavior with Ui7?  Thanks in advance
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: 416to305 on October 06, 2014, 09:47:13 am
Quick question, I know it says link devices to the PLM first.  Do I have to do that by holding Set etc on the PLM and linking them, or can I use HouseLinc to add the devices to the PLM?  Isn't using HouseLinc the same thing as just using the PLM directly, as long as I don't start creating scenes and so on just add them and nothing else to link?
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: Tank on October 06, 2014, 10:15:52 am
Quick question, I know it says link devices to the PLM first.  Do I have to do that by holding Set etc on the PLM and linking them, or can I use HouseLinc to add the devices to the PLM?  Isn't using HouseLinc the same thing as just using the PLM directly, as long as I don't start creating scenes and so on just add them and nothing else to link?

Yes to both. 

Also, if you are using the latest dev version of Altsteon you can link directly from the Vera.  Either open the options for the PLM, or use the altsteon cli "plm link_new_device xx.xx.xx".
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: Juppers on October 13, 2014, 06:16:35 pm
I know this is pretty much abandonware at this point, but is anyone interested in trying to update the json files to be UI7 compatible? Altsteon handles my needs for now, but I'm most likely heading towards an ISY. I've started looking at the UI differences, and it doesn't look too difficult, but if there is no interest I probably won't bother past the dimmer devices that affect me.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: nasa01 on October 13, 2014, 10:35:31 pm
Although my programming skills are really rusty, I would be interested...
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: Tank on October 31, 2014, 02:42:29 pm
Jimbo added support for the smoke bridge in April, has anybody bothered to recompile with those changes?  Doesn't look like any other changes besides adding that device.

http://sourceforge.net/p/altsteon/code/ci/d870cd3d426dc3c41793ca0666fb0a2422b2648e/
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: fryfrog on November 21, 2014, 07:25:55 pm
I sent him the smoke bridge and alarm to get it working, but I guess the automated system never made a build. And I haven't been able to get a response from him. I've got a new ISY in a box, I'll probably switch to it too.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: dytanaka on December 08, 2014, 02:29:38 am
Hi,

I have been reading through this and seems that the Altsteon is abandoned.  But I still installed it because the native insteon does not work well.  I have gotten as far as to test with the Altsteon_CLI and was successful.  I have a weird issue when I add a new device it creates it but I have no on/off buttons for some reason.  I loaded all the files in the Luup files and they seem to be fine.  I followed the setup to create device for relay.    I am so close, can anyone help?  What am I missing, any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

David
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: dytanaka on December 08, 2014, 10:07:09 am
Never mind I reloaded the engine and they appeared.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: airedale on January 01, 2015, 02:20:07 pm
Has anyone successfully gotten this to work on a VeraEdge with a FanLinc? My tries have failed with the LUUP engine restarting over and over again.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: boojew on January 01, 2015, 09:13:40 pm
Seems the original hosting site is down. Anyone have a mirror?
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: airedale on January 01, 2015, 09:58:35 pm
I noticed that too today. Just one more nail, huh?  :-\

A google search should turn up the sourceforge page. It has the latest code.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: jsears on February 28, 2015, 09:58:04 am
Has anyone successfully gotten this to work on a VeraEdge with a FanLinc? My tries have failed with the LUUP engine restarting over and over again.

Airedale, did you get anywhere with VeraEdge and Altsteon?  I have been battling with the setup of a 2413U PLM and am to the point of trying to configure using Altsteon as nothing seems to work at this point.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: airedale on March 02, 2015, 01:57:02 pm
No - never got anywhere with it on Vera Edge - there is another thread where they said they got it working with a WRT upgrade.

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,30823.15.html
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: Tank on March 11, 2015, 08:26:03 am
Has anyone successfully gotten this to work on a VeraEdge with a FanLinc? My tries have failed with the LUUP engine restarting over and over again.

Airedale, did you get anywhere with VeraEdge and Altsteon?  I have been battling with the setup of a 2413U PLM and am to the point of trying to configure using Altsteon as nothing seems to work at this point.

I don't have the edge, but I do have a Vera Lite running UI7 and I have it working.

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,31199.0.html
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: BillC on March 25, 2016, 04:52:16 pm
I am having issues with the copy to vera step
6a) Copy the files inside the 'vera-binaries' directory to the '/overlay/sbin/ directory' using SCP

I don't have a /overlay/sbin directory.

I have a VeraEdge.  Not sure if this makes any difference

thanks

Bill
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: Scoutmedic on May 05, 2016, 06:16:28 pm
I am having issues with the copy to vera step
6a) Copy the files inside the 'vera-binaries' directory to the '/overlay/sbin/ directory' using SCP

I don't have a /overlay/sbin directory.

I have a VeraEdge.  Not sure if this makes any difference

thanks

Bill

Hey Bill, did you get this working?
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: BillC on May 05, 2016, 10:24:38 pm
 ;D
Finally with a bunch of help from the folks here!!  It wasn't self explanatory for me,  but I got it running and my water sensors work perfectly

Bill
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: Scoutmedic on May 06, 2016, 08:09:03 am
I might have some questions for you then. Just getting started and trying to load Altsteon on the Vera Edge. Already running into issues and I barely have the files on the device.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: BillC on May 06, 2016, 09:29:26 am
OK, sure.  I don't qualify as an expert but fire away and I will try to answer

Bill
Title: Altsteon Getting Started / How To Read First
Post by: LindsiWains on November 11, 2016, 12:57:22 pm
Is there anywhere anyone could go once they have installed their modem to their controller to find out how to get started? Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: hax0rmort on November 24, 2016, 02:25:57 am
i wish i could.....maybe i should publish my dossier on altsteon on vera plus.   i have created and sourced some important info and added others works to make it work on on the latest device and beta.   As I keep saying in other threads, someone start a GETTING ALTSTEON up on ui7 plus and i'll hop in.
Title: Re: [Altsteon] Getting Started / How-To *Read First*
Post by: Sammy2 on June 30, 2017, 11:28:12 pm
I am having issues with the copy to vera step
6a) Copy the files inside the 'vera-binaries' directory to the '/overlay/sbin/ directory' using SCP

I don't have a /overlay/sbin directory.

I have a VeraEdge.  Not sure if this makes any difference

thanks

Bill

Bill, care to share what you did to get this working. I too have the exact same issue you state here on my VeraPlus UI7