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    Mark,

    I am running HS3 on Linux and I have udev rules that create a softlink "/dev/ttyAD2USB" whenever it sees the AD2USB device plugged in. I want to use this link so that I don't have problems with the /dev/ttyUSB device changing from /dev/ttyUSB0 to /dev/ttyUSB1 which sometimes happens when my homeseer system reboots.

    Unfortunately the softlinks do not display in the list of potential com ports on the manage plugins configuration screen so I cannot select /dev/ttyAD2USB as the com port for the plugin to use. Is there a way to force the plugin to use that port (perhaps an ini file entry) and not the port shown on the plugin management page?

    Thanks!

    Mitch

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    Maybe try making the softlink name start with "ttyUSB"? Probably could safely use ttyUSB9 as that should be out of range of anything the system would ever create.

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    • #3
      I can try that, but a lot of other tty devices show up but no softlinks. I'd suspect they are looking for serial ports specifically rather than at device names.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mitchmitchell1616 View Post
        I can try that, but a lot of other tty devices show up but no softlinks. I'd suspect they are looking for serial ports specifically rather than at device names.
        Mitch,
        did you get this working?
        Mark

        HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
        Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
        Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
        Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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        • #5
          Yes I did Mark -- apparently they are indeed looking at device name format to use them -- I made a softlink ttyUSBAD2 in the udev rules and it showed up and works fine.

          Thanks!

          Mitch

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mitchmitchell1616 View Post
            Yes I did Mark -- apparently they are indeed looking at device name format to use them -- I made a softlink ttyUSBAD2 in the udev rules and it showed up and works fine.

            Thanks!

            Mitch
            Thanks for reporting back and glad you got it working
            Mark

            HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
            Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
            Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
            Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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