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  • Pete
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    Good news!!!

    Understood about using Microsoft SAPI.

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  • pc__hs
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    Hi Pete - sorry for the slow reply - taking time off.

    I've got 4gb ram on the sel. So far so good.

    Not too sure what uses I might have for the sapi speaker.

    As for the update you've helped with, I can't thank you enough. Everything is up and running as normal.

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  • Pete
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    Good news Pedro!!!

    I do not know anything about the JowiHue plugin that utilizes a Conbee stick. I am guessing that it'll work fine in Homeseer Linux.

    Read about it here ==> JowiHue (w.vuyk)

    Guessing the Conbee Stick is a USB to serial device. To see the new serial device (Conbee Stick) ssh to your box and type the following:

    cd /dev
    ls ttyUSB*

    Most likely your will see a ttyUSB0 device when you do that.

    When you install the plugin the configuration will most likely have a drop down for the serial device mentioned above.

    Curious how many Gb of RAM you have on your SEL?

    If you want you can install Oracle Virtual Box and lite XP with SAPI to run Homeseer SAPI Speaker.

    IE:

    Here is a desktop picture of a new BeeLink BT3 Pro (Atom based) running LUbuntu 18.04 64 bit and Windows 7e 32 bit for speaker dot exe.


    Click image for larger version  Name:	desktop.jpg Views:	0 Size:	116.7 KB ID:	1320267

    Every couple of weeks check for updates via Webmin or ssh.

    Using remote SSH ==>

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt dist-upgrade or sudo apt upgrade

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  • pc__hs
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    ok - so it looks like I have a working system - a brand new 64bit lubuntu system with HS3 running. After a few disconnects, it looks like its holding up now.

    so... thank you for all your help.

    And now to the objective stated on the very opening message: intalling the conbee stick. how to do this? I just tried plugging the thing to the SEL and nothing. Doesn't even show up in disks. Please tell me this works in the SEL.





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  • Pete
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    The default for LUbuntu is that it suspends after a bit.

    On the desktop go to power settings and disable all of the power savings settings including monitor and suspend.

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  • pc__hs
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    Thanks Pete. I will get to this second, but first a question: I can access HS3 from elsewhere in the network for a while, say 30-60 min after starting it on terminal with ./go. After that (maybe machine going to sleep) HS3 is no longer available.

    Any ideas? Or best ways to address?

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  • Pete
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    OK the quickie way to auto start Homeseer is via a boot cron job. Here is where you can utilize Webmin instead of the doing it the CLI way (long math way).

    In Webmin go to system / scheduled cron jobs

    Create a new Cron job calling it Homeseer Start.

    - execute cron job as root
    - when to execute - when system boots

    commands to run: sleep 120 && exec sh /opt/HomeSeer/autostart_hs

    Edit autostar_hs so it looks like this:

    #!/bin/sh
    export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
    cd /opt/HomeSeer
    mono HSConsole.exe

    If autostart_hs is not there then create it using nano.

    sudo nano /opt/HomeSeer/autostart_hs

    then make the file executible by typing:
    sudo chmod +x autostart_hs

    sudo reboot. Wait a few seconds then go to the Homeseer browser interface.

    Typically here do not have a monitor connected to the Homeseer boxes and do everything remotely.

    Another way to make HomeSeer autostart is to create a service.

    There are a few descriptions on the forum for how to do this. Will post a link shortly.

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  • pc__hs
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    chromium-bsu not installed. Using Firefox. Then again, I never use this machine, I just access HS3 remotely.

    mono-vbnc now installed.

    HS3 now working ! Amazing.

    Now, to autostart on reboot.

    Thanks Pete for all your help. And Matt for joining in, good catch there.

    PS: All this just to install the conbee - jowihue combo and play with lights.






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  • Pete
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    You are right Matt. Thank you.

    Never looked after all these years.

    So remove it Pedro if you have installed it.

    Removing it here from my HS3 builds...well it is not installed...on both machines...

    ~# apt remove chromium-bsu
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Package 'chromium-bsu' is not installed, so not removed
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

    With the above stuff done you should have a running HS3. Let it run manually for a bit and do the configuration stuff using the HS3 GUI.
    IE: location stuff, et al.

    Next we will set it up to auto start on reboot. There are a few options / mechanisms to do this.





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  • MattL0
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    Seems like chromium-bsu package is a game?
    I remember linux suggesting this package as an alternative to chromium.

    This is one of the weird things in Linux lol

    Code:
    apt install chromium
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Package chromium is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    However the following packages replace it:
      chromium-bsu
    
    E: Package 'chromium' has no installation candidate

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  • Pete
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    Type to fix the above issue:

    sudo apt install mono-vbnc

    to install mono-vbnc

    There is more ....relating to Linux text to speech..

    sudo apt install flite

    sudo apt-get install libttspico-utils

    and way back this was recommended....I still install it...

    sudo apt install chromium-bsu

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  • MattL0
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    It is likely missing the mono-vbnc package.


    in ssh. Please type : mono -V


    and report the output (want to know on which version of mono you are on before going to the next step)

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  • pc__hs
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    on typing ./go...

    Unhandled Exception:
    System.TypeLoadException: Could not load type of field 'HSConsole.My.MyProject:m_ComputerObjectProvider' (0) due to: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualBasic, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=' or one of its dependencies.
    [ERROR] FATAL UNHANDLED EXCEPTION: System.TypeLoadException: Could not load type of field 'HSConsole.My.MyProject:m_ComputerObjectProvider' (0) due to: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualBasic, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=' or one of its dependencies.


    any ideas... ?




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  • Pete
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    now using GUI to extract the backedup HS3 tar to /opt but no permissions. how to fix?

    use sudo or type sudo su before you begin doing stuff.

    how can I have the same permissions as sudo (terminal) on the GUI?

    The desktop user only has user rights. So you would have rights to copy stuff over to your /home/user directory.

    In a terminal you can do a sudo su then run the file manager executible from the terminal.

    Thinking the name of the file manager in LUbuntu is PCManFM .

    So you would type sudo pcmanfm.

    So for users homeseer and yourself do this:

    sudo chown -R testuser:testuser /opt/HomeSeer

    IE:

    sudo chown -R homeseer:homeseer /opt/HomeSeer

    Disable or remove default user in Homeseer GUI.

    how much do I need webmin?

    Webmin is just a management GUI. You can even do SSH with it. Check on utilization / processes. Edit cron jobs.

    PS: localhost not working.

    So in one terminal window you do this to run HS3.

    1 - sudo su

    2 - cd /opt/HomeSeer

    3 - do not close the terminal window as it will close Homeseer.

    4 - Type ./go

    5 - In the web browser you go to: hxxp://127.0.0.1/ to access Homeseer

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  • pc__hs
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    Thanks Pete,

    now using GUI to extract the backedup HS3 tar to /opt but no permissions. how to fix?

    did work with sudo in terminal , but why not with the GUI? how can I have the same permissions as sudo (terminal) on the GUI?

    HS3 now in /opt

    how much do I need webmin?

    now how to get HS3 working again?

    PS: localhost not working.

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