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    Hey folks
    I am trying to get the zbpserver home automation stuff installed on my pi. The install seemed to go ok following instructions from here


    added below at step 4.5

    sudo apt-get install libcap2-bin

    Install notes below

    pi@raspberrypi /usr/bin $ sudo apt-get install zbpserver
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 210 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0 B/544 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
    WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
    Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
    Selecting previously unselected package zbpserver.
    (Reading database … 62198 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking zbpserver (from …/zbpserver_1.12-1_all.deb) …
    Setting up zbpserver (1.12-1) …
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/zbpserver.postinst: 1: /var/lib/dpkg/info/zbpserver.postinst: /#!/bin/sh: not found
    update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing
    insserv: warning: script ‘K01zbp’ missing LSB tags and overrides
    insserv: warning: script ‘zbp’ missing LSB tags and overrides
    –2013-05-28 01:42:41– http://miniupnp.free.fr/files/miniupnpc-1.2.tar.gz
    Resolving miniupnp.free.fr (miniupnp.free.fr)…
    Connecting to miniupnp.free.fr (miniupnp.free.fr)||:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 38787 (38K) [application/x-gzip]
    Saving to: `/tmp/miniupnpc-1.2.tar.gz’

    100%[=============================================================================================================================================>] 38,787 57.2K/s in 0.7s

    2013-05-28 01:42:42 (57.2 KB/s) – `/tmp/miniupnpc-1.2.tar.gz’ saved [38787/38787]


    install -d /usr/lib
    install -m 644 libminiupnpc.a /usr/lib
    install -m 644 libminiupnpc.so /usr/lib/libminiupnpc.so.3
    install -d /usr/bin
    install -m 755 upnpc-shared /usr/bin/upnpc
    ln -fs libminiupnpc.so.3 /usr/lib/libminiupnpc.so

    however when i tr to run it i get

    sudo /etc.init.d/zbp start

    Message from syslogd@raspberrypi at May 28 01:53:09 …
    ZBPServer[2816]: main:: Configuration file not found!

    I do see htis but am not sure if this is where its supposed to live

    pi@raspberrypi /usr/bin $ ls -al /ZBP_Bins/config.ini
    -rw-r–r– 1 pi pi 948 Mar 18 20:58 /ZBP_Bins/config.ini

    can you help point me in the right direction ?


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    You need to be in the root dir. So $cd / will do the trick. If you then get a session bus error then try this command: eval $(dbus-launch –auto-syntax)

    I do not see a reboot command issued. Can you please send $sudo reboot The zbpserver will start in the background on startup.


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    Yup That works perfectly,

    I moved the ZBP_bins dir into /opt/zbpserver/ZBP_bins and cd there during the init script, it started right up first time

    managed to add a smarthome 2413UH dual band insteon controller as /dev/ttyUSB0 and it seems to find it no
    problem and lets me turn on/off an insteon ceiling light.

    SO looks good to me

    Thanks for the fast response, very much appreciated, now i have a basic working system i can experiment a little

    would you recommend the ZBPLM interface for Insteon/X10/ZB control with a pi ?

    is it usb or RS232 ?
    if RS232 is there a breakout cable provided to a std 9 pin D ?


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    Glad to hear that.

    Yes ZBPLM is the recommended interface since it supports Zigbee, Insteon and X10. Zbpserver also supports IP cameras and IP thermostats.
    It’s RS232 DB9, so the only thing you’ll need is a USB to serial converter as it ships with a serial cable.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    (949) 429-3303

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    thanks much appreciated

    do you have any recomendations on USB -> RS232 or will anything that the pi supports be ok ?

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    Any usb to serial adapter should work, Frys has good cheap ones. I personally use this

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    sounds good ty

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