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Old September 18th, 2017, 10:30 PM
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Migrating from Windows to Linux (Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04)

So I've seen a lot of different discussions about this topic, but none of them seem very complete (although it's entirely possible I missed some!)

I just spent all day trying to migrate my HomeSeer 3 server over to Linux from a backup I took a month ago from my (now deceased) Windows machine. The good news is I sort of got everything working! The bad news is some of my devices are acting strange. Here's an example:

Link to screen capture of borked device:
https://i.imgur.com/166eny2.png

Everything below the column starting in "0" (no icon) is a duplicate entry. This means all my hstouch apps have the wrong information being utilized. It also means I may have some events pointing to dead columns...

Would anyone know how to fix this?

Here's how I accomplished my migration:
1) Installed Homeseer for Ubuntu using the (very limited) instructions linked to the downloads page.
2) Tried to make it work, but everything was messed up when I attempted a restore... found out the problem was my mono installation was 3.x, and I needed at least 4.x.
3) Installed Mono 5.x (that wasn't intentional, I didn't actually know it was 5 yet - this MIGHT be the cause of my problems!

-Trevor
P.S. Is there a graphical interface for ubuntu? I've been using the command line method, and it's actually really nice for debugging, but it might be cool to have something simpler for day-to-day once it's set up (something close to the windows version). I'm also not sure how to update the ubuntu version... is there a method I can use to check my version? An update just might help solve my problem as well, for all I know!

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Old September 19th, 2017, 08:17 PM
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Welcome to Linux.

Regarding the duplicate devices you might try re-scanning the nodes:

Under Plug-Ins -> Z-Wave -> Controller Management expand the arrow next to the Z-Wave interface. You will see a drop-down menu for Actions that should have 'Scan Existing Devices (Full Scan)'. You can try this, but I don't remember it it will automatically remove old devices or not.

Regarding Ubuntu, 14.04 is an older release. The current release for desktop use is 17.04. Upgrading might help. I use OpenSuSE myself, so can't provide step by step directions but here are a few places to start looking:

https://www.ubuntu.com/support/community-support
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Upgrades
https://ubuntuforums.org/

There are several different graphical interfaces - Unity, Gnome, KDE, Enlightenment - they can be installed in parallel so you can try them all. As I recall Ubuntu Server doesn't install any by default, but should be able to support any of them. Ubuntu Desktop defaults to Unity I believe.

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