DMX on Openhab 2

Has anyone been able to install OLA on linux(rpi), i get dependencies error, and con not install it. How did other get the DMX binding to work on Openhab2?

[20:28:42] pi@openHABianPi:~$ sudo apt-get install ola
[sudo] password for pi:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 ola : Depends: libola1 (>= 0.9.8) but it is not going to be installed
       Depends: libprotobuf7 but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

I think ola is not very much distributed since there are artnet gateways for 30…50€.
Maybe you are really the first one?

@Spaceman_Spiff I have a usb dmx dongle, how can i integrate it with Openhab2? In openhab1.8 i used OLA and the DMX ola binding, I see that in OH2 there is only dmx Ola available.

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Thats right, since OH 2.x there is no Artnet Binding anymore.

Is there someone who can write a tutorial for an OLA to Artnet Config?
I use the AVR Artnet Node from Ulrich Radig, so i need to Output Art-Net.

thats a usb dmx dongle…

No :slight_smile: its an ethernet/RJ45 connector

I got olad running on a seperate machine, but i cant find a way to add my existant artnet node. It worked in OpenHAB 1.8

how does dmx really work? Why does openhab need ola or artnet? My question is why can not openhab write directly to the ethernet or usb dongle, why does need to go through a translator?

I too used an ArtNet to DMX unit to control DMX lighting from OpenHAB 1.7.
Having just upgraded to OH2 I have installed the DMX OLA binding, configured it with the IP of my ArtNet unit but alas no success when trying to control.

Anyone able to help? A lot of my home lighting is DMX control, and so without OH2 able to control it I’m a little stuck. Why was a decision made not to support this moving forward?

Try this

OH2/ESH DMX binding

Works really well for me.
I also don’t understand how OLA works…