hey there, i’m absolutely new in home automation. what i’m planning to do:
- Raspberry Pi 2 as server (Raspbian Linux)
- Touchscreen on the rasp for visualisation
- also a visualisation on several mobile devices (android, winphone)
- connect to KNX network via ABB - USB connector (the reason is, I already have one of these, and therefore won’t buy a knx/lan connector)
- presence simulation during absence
I tried to use RaspPi2 wit smartVISU on KNX, but there I’m stuck with getting the eibd daemon to run on the Rasp And I’m not very familiar in hacking thru shell scripts to fix this issue.
And as I found out, smartVISU is no longer developed. So now I want to try openHAB.
Any suggestions on how and where to begin? My main issue is to get the KNX and the Rasp to talk to each other
Thanks for help,
You should simply start with
That is a description for a manual install. You could also use an apt-get install on your raspberry:
From what I have read it is a little more stable and that is also my personal experience. Also upgrading is a bit easier with an apt-get install.
For your KNX system see the binding wiki page:
Good luck and have fun.
thanks for help. but it would have been too easy, just with apt-get
the next problem is within the knx binding:
it says :“knx interface wether /dev/ttys0 or /dev/ttyUSB0” but none of those exist. I only got /dev/AMA0, but that doesn’t work.
do I need to install eibd?
You have to wait for a knx user, I don’t use that binding, sorry …
but besides the knx issue, I should see my sitemap anyway with
I only get an error 500
Yes, if openhab is on the same computer as your browser, otherwise use the ip adress of your openhab server:
solved this one
there must be a .sitemap file in /configurations/sitemaps/ first. the tutorial isn’t very clear with this point. I’ve downloaded the demo.sitemap file, now I see that I’m not as dumb as I may look like
sweet. now I have to get the KNX->USB part to run.
I suggest creating a new topic with a header “KNX network via ABB - USB” to get the knx users into your boat …
Edit: Upps, you already did it (I was first reading the old posts …)