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  Cover Art Browser scrolling issues
Posted by: sic0048 - 08-20-2017, 01:11 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (7)

On to my next issue......

When I try to scroll on my CABs (either by choosing a letter to "scroll" to, or by using the scroll list "Previous" or "Next" page commands), I get a bitmap error such as this.....

08/20 17:08:14-Editing_Machine, CQCIntfView, MainThread
    CIDGraphDev, CIDGraphDev_Bitmap.cpp.1560, Failed/Cannot Do, Error: 204/0/0
    Creation of the bitmap object failed
      <CQCIntfView> CQCIntfEng_ActEngine.cpp - 689
      <CQCIntfView> CQCIntfEng_View.cpp - 6031
      <CQCIntfView> CQCIntfEng_View.cpp - 3116


If I just use the mouse to "flick" the screen, I tend to get this error... "An error occurred during the gesture idle mode". Unfortunately the is no option to copy this error.

Perhaps on a related note, on one machine, the CAB won't even load. In other words, there is no art or text in the CAB.

Any ideas?

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  Monoprice Blackbird 4x4 HDMI Switcher - Driver request
Posted by: batwater - 08-19-2017, 01:28 PM - Forum: Driver Development - Replies (7)

Hi Dean,

My old (and crappy) Monoprice basic 4x4 HDMI switcher has shot craps.  I'm stepping up the game with this new Blackbird 4K 4x4 HDMI Matrix Switch. The manual is here, it has both Serial and TCP capability.  The control protocol is the same for both and is documented in the manual; it looks extremely easy to implement.  Having a reasonably priced 4x4 switcher that was easily controllable would be a great addition. 

Can you accommodate developing a new driver some time in the near future for this guy?

BTW, the Monoprice Blackbird model # 24179 is the generic version of the Sewell 4x4 HDMI 2.0 Matrix but is $100 (well $180 with discount) cheaper.


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  ELK V2 Driver - AreaArm field & Triggers?
Posted by: sic0048 - 08-19-2017, 11:31 AM - Forum: Installation/Configuration - Replies (4)

Sorry for the pleathora of questions regarding the v2 drivers and 5.+ system.  I'm late to the game upgrading my system and feel like perhaps I missed out on the explainations. That being said.....

With the v1 Elk driver, I had a trigger on the AreaArm1 field.  This field changed with the arm status of the system.  So when I armed the system "Away" or "Vacation" or "Disarm", my CQC system would react to that and change thermostat set points, power on/off devices, etc.

With the V2 Elk driver, I don't see this field anymore.  Furthermore, I don't even see a way to add a trigger to the Area fields in the client side driver.  You can add triggers for the individual zones, but not an area.

Is there a method to accomplish what I was doing with the V1 driver with the V2 driver?  Currently I still have the V1 driver installed so that my triggers continue to work.  But obviously that is a little overkill and it would be nice to get rid of the duplicate driver.


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  Pop Up Text Transparent
Posted by: sic0048 - 08-18-2017, 09:26 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (10)


I've noticed that after upgrading from 4.4.917 to 5.1.904 my popups don't work as expected.  Basically a lot of the elements are transparent including the background image and all text.  I do have buttons that appear OK on the popup, but the text inside the buttons is transparent.  It means the popups are still functional, but they look totally wrong.

Odds are it is just some new change that I haven't accounted for, but I also read there has been some issues with pop-ups recently.  I guess I'm asking if there are still some bugs regarding pop-ups or if I am just missing something.

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  RCS Thermostat Driver help
Posted by: sic0048 - 08-16-2017, 06:32 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (10)

I just upgraded to the latest beta from something like 4.9.xxx - in other words, it's been a while....

Anyway, surprisingly enough, there wasn't too much I couldn't figure out except for my RSC TR-16 Thermostat.  I did not have any problems with it on the old version, but the driver is cycling under the latest version.  I even deleted the old driver (v1) and loaded up the newer v2 driver, but it still cycles it's connection.

I've turned the verbose setting to high, but there isn't really any logging being done.  It simply goes from not having a connection, to trying to connect, to being connected, to loosing it's connection......

I'm hoping Dean can find a quick solution!  

Here are a few log entries anyway.

08/16 22:24:39-SageTV, CQCServer, CQCDrv_TR-16Thread122
    CQCKit, CQCDriver_DriverBase.cpp.3445, Status/App Status
    Driver 'TR-16' is trying to get its comm resource
08/16 22:24:39-SageTV, CQCServer, CQCDrv_TR-16Thread122
    CQCKit, CQCDriver_DriverBase.cpp.3484, Status/App Status
    Driver 'TR-16' has its comm resource
08/16 22:24:39-SageTV, CQCServer, CQCDrv_TR-16Thread122
    CQCKit, CQCDriver_DriverBase.cpp.3502, Status/App Status
    Driver 'TR-16' is trying to connect to its device
08/16 22:24:45-SageTV, CQCServer, CQCDrv_TR-16Thread122
    CQCKit, CQCDriver_DriverBase.cpp.3544, Status/App Status
    Driver 'TR-16' has connected to its device
08/16 22:24:45-SageTV, CQCServer, CQCDrv_TR-16Thread122
    CQCKit, CQCDriver_DriverBase.cpp.7255, Status/Lost Connection
    Driver 'TR-16' has lost connection to it's device

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  What is being used for TV Serial control
Posted by: bobskie708 - 08-16-2017, 07:14 AM - Forum: General Automation - Replies (14)

So I have been told I need to keep cables and devices around the TV to a minimum, but we want to add control for the TVs. We have a mix of LG and Samsung TVs with serial ports or ex-link ports. Right now i have a Raspberry Pi for one tv, acting as a serial port server with virtual comports on the CQC server. This seems to work ok, but its messy and I need a second and third one. I have POE on my switches so if I can eliminate another power brick I'm all for it. I have looked at the various serial port servers with POE but they are over $100. I could build another RaspPi contraption but by the time I add the POE hat and various parts, I am pushing the cost of a prebuilt serial server device. I have found some cheap ones, but they are Chinese and the software is lacking. 

We use plex as our main media platform, currently playing through the TiVo's or Roku's. The Roku's are aging and will need replaced soon. I am thinking about getting Intel NUCs for Plex players (we dont really use the Roku's for anything else) and then I could use a serial to usb adapter and run a serial server from the NUC killing two birds with one stone and removing a device. The NUC could act as a sort of server for different devices that are all centered around the TV it is at, maybe even a USB UIRT for devices that need IR.  

What is everyone else using to control their TV's, if anything? Would you change it or do anything else over?


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  Honeywell Wi-Fi 9000 thermostats - Anyone else use?
Posted by: kfly - 08-12-2017, 04:22 PM - Forum: CQC Support - No Replies

Pulled out all my Z-wave Honeywell thermostats because 5% of the time they had network issues or I had to power cycle them so they would see the z-wave network again. Replaced with Honeywell  Wi-Fi 9000 thermostats and they are phenomenal! at least 4-nine's reliable so far.
I miss not having them CQC but wanted to see if anyone else is using them to see if there is an appetite for a driver,etc.

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  Leviton ZWave plus switches and dimmers
Posted by: bobskie708 - 08-11-2017, 08:00 PM - Forum: Driver Development - Replies (5)

There has been some recent chatter in the beta forums about zwave plus so I am not sure if that will change or affect any of this. 

I have the newer leviton zwave plus switches and dimmers scattered throughout the house (DZ15S and DZ6HD). Is there a device config for these yet, or would it be very hard to make one?

Im looking at switching from the VRC0P to an Aeotec Gen5 Controller if that makes any difference.

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  USB ZWave Controller Configuration
Posted by: bobskie708 - 08-11-2017, 07:53 PM - Forum: Installation/Configuration - Replies (4)

I just got an Aeotec Gen5 usb zwave controller. I added it as a zwave usb driver, but cant seem to get it to learn or display any of my nodes. I added it as a secondary controller using the zensys tool and it worked fine. I then added it to cqc and i could not get it to show anything. I tried learning from cqc but couldnt make it any further. 

CQC shows connected to the device and has details when viewing the driver, but when I go to the client interface, I dont get anything. Edit doesnt do anything, and when I click learn I get an Unhandled exception in GUI Thread "Cannot cast a TStaticText object into a TEntryField object". I have tried resetting and learning using CQC and resetting outside of cqc and learning. 

My primary controller is a SmartThings hub, and I dont seem to have any zwave problems with my VRC0P. I'm on CQC 5.1.4.. 

Hopefully its just something simple I am missing.

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  rotate on windows 10
Posted by: indygreg - 08-08-2017, 06:53 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (3)

i keep having issues with tablets rotating and exhibiting weird behavior.  is there something i need to be putting in my code to fix this?  i get things like this when i run full screen.


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