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Old 04-21-2011, 08:49 PM   #11
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Nice, I've played with Linux since slack 1, the wife doesn't like it so I can't keep it on the main system and the backup is pooched right now. Linux is the way to go, now all you need is a gui.


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Old 04-21-2011, 09:51 PM   #12
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What could you use to control the outlets / heating / cooling / etc thought a PC?


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Your average SSR attached to a DS2406 (or similar). See the links above for vendors who sell pre-assembled 1-wire relay boards (or google it). You attach the relay board to your 1-wire network, connect your A/C device to the relay, then control it via a script... or a program, or whatever.

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Nice, I've played with Linux since slack 1, the wife doesn't like it so I can't keep it on the main system and the backup is pooched right now. Linux is the way to go, now all you need is a gui.
Sounds like you are the man! Can't wait to see what your GUI looks like!
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Got my old laptop loaded with Slackware 13 and am about ready to start playing around. Wasted most of the day working while at work
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:07 AM   #16
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You may be able to find things like FUSE in your distro's package repositories. I'd highly recommend only compiling from source if it's not in the repos (or pre-packaged in 3rd party repos) or if you need a very specific dev version.

The package managers are your friend!

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Already covered near the top of the first post... but worth repeating in any case. Most can handle a pkg manager - not everyone feels comfortable compiling from source - which is why I documented that process.

That said, I'm not a fan of 3'rd party repos. Too many problems. It's easier (and IMHO safer) to compile from source. If your distro doesn't have (or provide it), don't screw around with anything other than the original source.


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This is fantastic...nice work!
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Ok, now how am I supposed to get going with a USB adapter?? I can't even tell which device is the 1-wire stick! I got FUSE installed and I installed OWFS, although the how-to online is very crappy, as per usual with linux. They are missing pretty much the entire installation area.
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LOL. Frequently, but not this time. You missed it in the docs: http://owfs.sourceforge.net/owfs.1.html#sect12

Where I'm using "-d /dev/ttyS0" above, use "-u" (or "--usb") instead. See docs for further details.

Also recall that you can use "dmesg" to display boot info (like what devices are discovered). In this case, "dmesg | grep -i usb" might be useful.


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