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dgable64



Joined: 17 Nov 2007
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Location: Charlotte, NC

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Hey all,

I'm starting with vCrib for the first time and I've run into a roadblock. I followed all install instructions for 0.0.5.2, looked over the FAQ's, watched Vaughn's video, etc. The problem is my screen isn't looking like his.

When I bring up the vCrib GUI, I was able to set up a "Downstairs" map like in the video. But when I go to the Locations tab, all I get on the right-hand side is the device adding, nothing about locations as shown in the video. Also, when I try to add a user, nothing happens when I click the add button.

I installed into c:\MyProgramFiles\vCrib rather than the default, could that still be a problem?

Also, I don't see any info anywhere on how to install controllers. Are all the various drivers built in to vCrib? I'm using an X10 CM15A to get started and I have the old ActiveHome drivers on my machine, but I don't see how to tell vCrib about the controller. Is there something else I need to do?

Thanks,

Dave

P.S. I'm a Java developer and would love to get some info on hooking up a Java interface. Could I just use JDBC, and if so, do you have some docs on the protocol? I'd love to help where I can.
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CribKeeper
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Joined: 09 Aug 2007
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Location: Overland Park, KS

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Sorry, the video is out of date. Shortly after that, much of the Location and User systems were merged into the Object table. All the videos are out of date now. I really need help with documentation, I am overloaded.

As for controllers, they would run their own interface application, so there would be a X10.exe or something like that in your case. I started with a CM15A and interfaced it in no time, but not many people use that controller, so I upgraded an Insteon controller that also does X10. After a while I dropped support for the CM15a and its code is out of date.

I think more people would rather see me work on the CM11a over the CM15a. Personally, I would like to support them all, but there is so little time. I would help anyone cared to work on the interface, but I do not have time to do the code myself right now. I gave the CM15A away, so I can't really test it.


I will try to make a new video, but I think it will be about a week before I can get to it though. =( I will also try to dig up my CM15A cade and see how bad off it is and will post it... As for LOCATIONS, add a new Object with the Device Type of Location...


Vaughn

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dgable64



Joined: 17 Nov 2007
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Thanks, Vaughn. Got the location thing figured out. I'd be glad to help update your documentation, and I'll start by posting a reply to the forum where I saw the video. My only issue is I don't really know the system well. I'll write up what I can, then run it by you, ok? I should be able to pull a lot of stuff from the forums.

As for the CM15A, I'd be glad to take a look at it. I've looked at the X10 protocol in the past, but I don't have much device driver experience. What kind of dev environment will I need?

Thanks for your help,

Dave
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Cool. As for Docs, feel free to run any questions about the system by me or Humanzee via IM or email. I use vaughnrupp@ yahoo & hotmail. I prefer hotmail for IM and yahoo for email.


As for the CM15a, X10 provides a OCX for Visual Basic, so there is no low level coding. It is just like this:

Set oActiveHome = New ActiveHomeScriptLib.ActiveHome
oActiveHome.SendAction "sendplc", " c4 OFF"


Thats it! How easy is that. I found my cm15 code, it is OLD! It was funny looking at how far it has come. I will attach a picture. Point is, it might be easier to start from scratch. The Event and Command routines will be nearly identical to Insteon's, so I imagine it is only a couple days work with testing and all... I hope the CM11a is that easy when I get to it...

Vaughn



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I know this thread is kinda of old, but i'd like to get to CM15 working. (The link isn't working anymore)

I have a bunch (near 100) of X10 stock and i'd like to have it tested with vCrib before investing anymore money.

Thanks ..

PS: For international weather, maybe you should take a look at accuweather. they have an easy coding format and it's international (NAM|US|FL|MIAMI)
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The CM15A should be including in the main install. Do you have v0090 running? I will be happy to work on the CM15a with you if you have any issues.


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