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General / Re: MIOS Acquisition
« Last post by randya on October 16, 2018, 12:05:43 pm »
Not to be a pest or jerk or idiot or __fill in the blank__
....but....
it has been 2 months since we started all the discussions on acquisitions, wish lists, stability, UI improvements, team size bragging, etc etc etc
and I have not seen a firmware update yet or an announcement of one coming soon (I hope I didn't miss something)

It is a strong recommendation to roll out the stability updates, that everyone is screaming for, quickly.   As in every week (?), or every 2 weeks.  Fix something, get it out.  Fix the next thing. 

I (and probably others) am still holding my breath on seeing where this is going
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General / Re: Question for those also with HomeSeer experience
« Last post by integlikewhoa on October 16, 2018, 10:09:13 am »
I'm not sure what direction they are taking it in. They've just introduced Homeseer Mobile on a beta basis to replace Homeseer Touch I imagine and there is mention of Homeseer 4 so some form of change of direction must be afoot.

I'm not sure where your info is coming from but HS mobile is not replace HS touch. HS mobile is to give a free and basic mobile app like Vera has or an Imperihome replacement (which is what I use now and with Vera). HS touch and HS touch designer is pricey and made for advanced layouts see the layouts and designs that were created in the forums under HS touch Designer.

HS4 I have not heard any talk and would like some links if you find any. I'm sure at some point in the next few years HS4 will come out going by the history and natural update numbers.

HS- 1999
HS2- 2005
HS3- 2013
HS4- ?

History has shown 6-8 year major revision changes (but that history has only happened twice so it's not much of a trend to follow) and we are in year 5 so it's very possible that in the next 1-2 years there could be a major update.

UI uglyness..... Yes it's true but it works. Actually HomeSeer works and keeps working which is why I moved to it from VERA. It's very reliable, no weird reboots, crashes and unexplained reasons what something that was supposed to happen didn't.

VM, Linux vs. windows..... First I know just enough to be dangerous with windows. Linux I tried (I own two pi's and a Pi3) to pretend I could use linux. It ended up being the worst experience in HomeSeer. Trying to figure out how to save backups (BLBackup) to a flash drive since linux doesn't use simple letters. How to auto boot HS3 on power up (cron and such) was just a PIA for a widnows user to try and do in Linux. Mono and different versions of MONO and installing or updating different packages all that stuff was just way to complicated for me in linux vs. double clicking a mouse in windows. So for anyone that is not a linux pro and thinking that using a PI is the cheapest way to go to HomeSeer....... Make sure you realize that if you run into problems its probley not due to HS3. If your a linux pro then this probley doesn't apply to you, but even they complain about MONO and how HS is really a native windows program not Linux. 
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Google Calendar Switch / Re: GCAL3 - General Discussion
« Last post by Stuart on October 16, 2018, 09:54:59 am »
I have managed to fix it, thanks for your help :)

Can you provide a description of what you did that fixed the problem, or at least what it was that was altered.  In this way you are also giving back to the community.
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Temperature Monitoring & HVAC Control / Re: LG 3 wire home automation hack
« Last post by doinitsideways on October 16, 2018, 09:48:14 am »
Did you take a look at this WiFi Module? Not sure it will work with your system.

Link missing ???

Last time I checked there wasn?t anything off the shelf that supported 3 wire or zoned ducted systems...
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General / Re: Question for those also with HomeSeer experience
« Last post by snovvman on October 16, 2018, 09:01:31 am »
Which Vera controller are you using.

I've recently implemented Home Assistant on a trial basis and I must say I'm very impressed.

I am using Vera Plus and Edge prior to that.  Like many, I have been enduring Vera for many years, for a variety of reasons.  I agree that the HS UI is old, but if its ecosystem functions well and has better [more prompt] manufacturer support (features, compatibility, reliabilt), I can live with the ugliness.

I do like HASS, but having no development/coding experience, I find it time consuming to have to script for customization.  Though YAML is not unlearnable and I was able to add groups and customize some things, I find it too tedious and time consuming given my other priorities.

As a sidebar, I  find Smartthings to be limiting--the GUI (rather, the lack of web GUI) and the round-trip model is not ideal.  Even with WebCoRE, I still like other solutions better.  I bought the V3 when it was released and gave it a shot.  It was, too, shocking to me that there was no migration/backup path for the ST platform.  It is now collecting dust.
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Amazon Alexa / Re: Recent Alexa Issues - UK
« Last post by Sorin on October 16, 2018, 08:37:33 am »
Hi Guys,

Also mentioned here, that the Amazon Alexa team noticed some issues with Amazon's Lambda services over the weekend.
http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,108742.0.html

Also, we've pushed the new Vera Skill to Amazon for approval which contains localizations for ALL the Amazon Alexa regions, including French, German, Japanese, Italian, etc.
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Vera UI discussion / Graphs and network mounts from UI.
« Last post by f0u on October 16, 2018, 08:02:20 am »
A menu from the interface to mount CIFS network drives and store logs and so on.

We also need a much more extensive way to store and display temperature / energy values and present them with the help of graphs directly from the factory default UI.

A forum part that is dedicated to guides and tutorials. .
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General / Re: Mount CIFS Share on Vera Edge?
« Last post by f0u on October 16, 2018, 07:47:46 am »
Tried the following code in Vera Secure firmware v1.7.4002. The device was just recovered from a factory reset.
The device immediately froze and stopped responding to commands or ping. Restared it through the switch under the cover. But it never started again. Hardware reset did not work. The Powerled light is constantly lit and it does not take any IP from the router. Support said it was bricked, and no chance to recover it. They tried by remote control but did not succeed either.

No devices were paired yet and only basic configuration were made on it. Is there something in this code that really can make it completely stop responding to this way if the device is ok. ?

Do you have to install the cifs packages before running or trying the code? Unfortunately, I missed trying to manually mount the network device before this code was executed.

Hi,

I've had to setup cifs on a few veras the last couple days and have come up with a way of doing it from within veras web ui (no ssh, no scp required and takes less than 3 mins)

First of all in the Startup Lua box, Enter the following (not forgetting to change the first 4 variables as appropriate):
Code: [Select]
--code to mount cifs share every restart, originally by akbooer and modified/updated by samyoue

--edit the following 4 variables to suit your credentials/directories
local device = "//192.168.0.1/volume"
local directory = "/nas"
local user = "admin"
local pass = "admin"

local function df ()
  local info
  local p = io.popen ("df",'r')
  if p then info = p:read "*a"; p:close () end
  return info
end

function cifsmount (x)
local lfs = require "lfs"
lfs.mkdir (directory)
  local function log (msg) luup.log (("cifsmount: '%s' %s"): format (x.device or '?', msg)) end
  local df = df ()
  if df: find (x.device, 1, true) then
    log "already mounted"
  else
    local cmd = ("mount -t cifs -o user=%s,pass=%s,sec=ntlm %s %s"): format (x.user, x.pass, x.device, x.directory)
    local ok, term, status = os.execute (cmd)
    log ("mounted status: "..tostring(status))
    if ok
      then log ("mounted OK: "..tostring(ok))
      elseif x.retry then luup.call_delay ("cifsmount", 60 * x.retry)
      else log "failed to mount"
    end
  end
end


cifsmount {user=user, pass=pass, device=device, directory=directory}

local info='<p style="white-space: pre; font-family: monospace">'..df()..os.date('<br>Last update: %A, %c</p>')
local wf = io.open('/www/df.html','w')
  if wf then
    wf:write (info)
    wf:close ()
    return true
end

--to test go to (veras ip address)/df.html (after restart)
then in 'Test Lua Code', enter the following:
Code: [Select]
local function execute (command)
    p = io.popen (command)
    local out = p: read "*a"
    p: close()
    print (out)
    print "-----------"
    return out
end

execute "opkg update"
execute "opkg --force-depends install kmod-fs-cifs"
execute "opkg --force-depends install kmod-nls-utf8 kmod-nls-base kmod-crypto-hmac kmod-crypto-md5 kmod-crypto-misc"
Give it couple of minutes (don't trigger any restarts if possible) then go to your veras IP address /df.html (eg. 192.168.0.55/df.html) and hopefully you should get something similar to:

Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
rootfs                    8832      6112      2720  69% /
/dev/root                10240     10240         0 100% /rom
tmpfs                   127744       272    127472   0% /tmp
/dev/mtdblock7            8832      6112      2720  69% /overlay
overlayfs:/overlay        8832      6112      2720  69% /
tmpfs                      512         0       512   0% /dev
/dev/mtdblock10          51200     11924     39276  23% /storage
/dev/mtdblock10          51200     11924     39276  23% /etc/cmh-firmware
/dev/mtdblock10          51200     11924     39276  23% /etc/cmh-backup
/dev/mtdblock9           10240     10240         0 100% /mios
//192.168.0.1/volume    530144     10200    519944   2% /nas

Last update: Thursday, Thu Aug 23 10:34:54 2018


 Note the last line of the df file (not the update timestamp) shows your cifs share should have been mounted.

Big thanks to all the contributors on this forum (this thread and this thread in particular)

Hope this helps someone, :)

Sam.

EDIT:- updated code with akbooers alterations (much smarter than me ;) lol)
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Temperature Monitoring & HVAC Control / Re: LG 3 wire home automation hack
« Last post by shapshere on October 16, 2018, 07:43:36 am »
Did you take a look at this WiFi Module? Not sure it will work with your system.
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General / Re: Question for those also with HomeSeer experience
« Last post by peterxbmc on October 16, 2018, 07:40:40 am »
Which Vera controller are you using.

I'm a long time user of Homeseer and while it's a very capable platform, as mentioned its quite dated looking in today's terms. The additional paid plugins are a nuisance too. Being a Linux user I'm not too impressed having to use Mono to get a . NET Windows designed product like Homeseer running on a Linux platform. There's definitely performance issues to consider.

I'm not sure what direction they are taking it in. They've just introduced Homeseer Mobile on a beta basis to replace Homeseer Touch I imagine and there is mention of Homeseer 4 so some form of change of direction must be afoot.

I've recently implemented Home Assistant on a trial basis and I must say I'm very impressed. So impressed I'm strongly considering moving everything over to that platform. Of course unlike Home Assistant and a number of other programs you mention there's a hefty price tag on Homeseer.
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