Tellstick

Client tools or tools that can connect with Domoticz. Tools for Windows, iOS, Android, Linux etc.
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Lars65
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Tellstick

Post by Lars65 » Monday 26 December 2016 15:54

Is there any kind person who could help with a walkthrough, how to install a tellstick in domoticz?
I have it working with tdtool, but I just don't know how to add it to domoticz.

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Re: Tellstick

Post by antonh » Thursday 02 February 2017 8:27

I have the same problem, did you find a solution?

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Re: Tellstick

Post by mlamie » Thursday 02 February 2017 16:36

Did you check and tried one of the below wiki pages?

In case you found a good solution, please provide some feedback I can update the wiki pages. It's a bit weird that 4 pages are existing...

http://www.domoticz.com/wiki/Adding_Tellstick_Support
http://www.domoticz.com/wiki/Basic_Tell ... h_Domoticz
http://www.domoticz.com/wiki/Basic_Tell ... aspberryPi

http://www.domoticz.com/wiki/Linux#Add_ ... _Tellstick
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Re: Tellstick

Post by antonh » Thursday 02 February 2017 19:37

Well the installation of telldus-core went fine and I can control the switches using ssh, but I can't get the devices to show up in Domoticz, even though one of the pages says that adding Tellstick in Hardware would make the switches show up in Devices. Will try a bit more to make it work.

None of the wiki pages clearly describes how to control the switches.

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Re: Tellstick

Post by bjacobse » Friday 03 February 2017 13:36

hi,
I only managed to get Tellstick to work like this:
Create dummy switch for each Tellstick switch device

and follow how I managed to get to be working
http://www.domoticz.com/forum/viewtopic ... 40#p102352

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Re: Tellstick

Post by Nerre » Sunday 19 March 2017 17:22

It is very frustrating that there are several wiki pages, but none of them mention the integration with Domoticz...

I too have my Tellstick up and running with tdtool, in the Hardware setup in Domotics I can select Tellstick (which I assume means the version I am running supports Tellstick, otherwise it is very misleading).

But trying to operate it from Domotics I get "Error: Switch command not send!, Hardware device disabled or not found!"

How does the current integration with Tellstick work? Does Domoticz communicate directly with the Tellstick device or does it use telldusd?

Do I need to recompile Domoticz even though it shows Tellstick as an available hardware type?

Since Domoticz is supposed to have native support now it would really suck to have to go by the dummy switch and script solution.

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Re: Tellstick

Post by Zuikkis » Wednesday 29 March 2017 21:08

Tellstick support uses telldusd. All switches must be configured in /etc/tellstick.conf, however it's easy to just add fake entries there and teach them to your devices when needed.

However! Tellstick support is perhaps missing in the current beta builds. It works fine when I compile domoticz from source, but not if I download the binary. This is currently being investigated.

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Re: Tellstick

Post by Nerre » Friday 31 March 2017 19:53

Great, then I'll just wait for next release.

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Re: Tellstick

Post by Nerre » Thursday 20 April 2017 17:13

Seems like it will take time before there is a precompiled version with Tellstick support.

I think I'll have a try with NexaHome instead of messing with compiling Domoticz. I just wanted to try somthing that works out of the box, and currently it seems as if Domoticz doesn't when it comes to Tellstick. If NexaHome sucks I might reconsider to compile Domoticz myself.

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Re: Tellstick

Post by Zuikkis » Friday 21 April 2017 11:38

Sorry, I forgot to update here what was discussed in github..

https://github.com/domoticz/domoticz/issues/1418

The problem is, libtelldus-core.so is a shared library, and cannot be linked statically to domoticz. If domoticz is compiled with Tellstick support, it refuses to run on systems that don't have telldus libraries installed.

Compiling domoticz is quite trivial, maybe you should try it?

http://www.domoticz.com/wiki/Installing ... spberry_PI

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Re: Tellstick

Post by Nerre » Sunday 30 April 2017 9:38

I started looking at Domoticz because I wanted to find something that I can start using with my old tellstick right away. If I need to compile it I will have to install a build environment on my very small SD card on my old Raspberry Pi, wasting valuable space. And to be able to keep the system updated I would have to keep the build environment installed.

To much trouble for me. I used to mess with compiling stuff, but nowadays I only install stuff using packages. Gives me a lot less headaches. I can live with that I sometimes can't get the version I want. Then I just wait a year or two (I did that with Zoneminder for example). No problem for me, I'm not in a hurry, I just want it to work out of the box.

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Re: Tellstick

Post by domo2017 » Friday 01 September 2017 22:02

mlamie wrote:
Thursday 02 February 2017 16:36
Did you check and tried one of the below wiki pages?

In case you found a good solution, please provide some feedback I can update the wiki pages. It's a bit weird that 4 pages are existing...

http://www.domoticz.com/wiki/Adding_Tellstick_Support
http://www.domoticz.com/wiki/Basic_Tell ... h_Domoticz
http://www.domoticz.com/wiki/Basic_Tell ... aspberryPi

http://www.domoticz.com/wiki/Linux#Add_ ... _Tellstick
Hi,

I installed domotictz with "curl -L install.domoticz.com | bash" (Version: 3.8356) on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, after this install a Tellstick (http://www.domoticz.com/wiki/Linux#Add_ ... _Tellstick). If I will add a new switch, this is inpossible. In the log: "Switch command not send!, Hardware device disabled or not found!"

With the "Old workaround for Tellstick" the stick is running, but this is only a emergency solution for me.

What am I doing wrong?

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Re: Tellstick

Post by domo2017 » Tuesday 05 September 2017 15:11

is it not possible to install tellstick afterwards?

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Re: Tellstick

Post by bjacobse » Monday 25 September 2017 21:04

yes, but after changing your tellstick conf, you shall restart the service, as tellstick dont know the new/added devices. Reboot your rpi with tellstick running or maybe this:
systemctl restart tellstick.service
systemctl restart domoticz.service

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