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Question Boolean image is in error state
Posted by: ghurty - 05-24-2018, 07:13 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (4)

I am working on using the new interface designer.
I am starting with showing the state of my Elk
I created a Boolean image and set expressions for:
True = IsEqual = Short
False = IsEqual = Open

Field state is set to: Elk.SEC#Zone_FrontDoor_Status

I set another image for error state, and that is the image that is being displayed. Any idea?

I am sure I am missing something easy.

Thank you

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  Security Server could not be contacted
Posted by: Shaky - 05-21-2018, 06:32 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (2)

Hi Dean,

I am having a sudden issue with my CQC install that seemed to be brought on by a reeboot.  I checked and I don't believe any Windows updates were installed though so not related to the other thread on that I don't think.  I was able to go to an old backup since I'm running a VM, but I had made a number of template and event changes since the backup so would like to try and get things going on the current server instance.

When trying to start the IV or admin interface I get an error: The Security Server could not be contacted.

Log attached and I tried a re-install but it failed. That log also attached.

Seems something with a var driver I'm using is messed up but without the admin interface I'm not sure what to do to resolve.  Would you be able to give me some direction or things to try?

Thanks
-Mike



Attached Files
.txt   The CQC security Server could not be contacted.Txt (Size: 131.64 KB / Downloads: 2)
.txt   CQCInstall.Txt (Size: 3.64 KB / Downloads: 1)
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  Tesla Box/Powerwall walkthrough vlog
Posted by: IVB - 05-21-2018, 06:32 PM - Forum: General Automation - Replies (5)

Just recorded a VLOG on the component overview, power on, and app walkthrough for my system.

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  Issues with the Windows 10 Spring 2018 Update (1803)
Posted by: Dean Roddey - 05-20-2018, 10:48 AM - Forum: Announcements - Replies (2)

There were large changes in Windows for the Spring Update 2018. Among them the whole Homegroup thing was removed, and they just went back to the original scheme of sharing folders and such. Somewhere in all of that, they seem to have introduced a bug that affects name resolution, i.e. the ability of programs to convert a machine name to its network address. 

This bug manifests itself in a few ways:

1. You cannot connect to the machine except using a particular upper/lower case combination of characters. So the actual machine name (which is often mixed case as entered by the user) won't work. Sometimes only all upper case will. Sometimes only all lower case will. Even just trying to ping the machine using the simple command line ping will fail based on case. It's a fundamental truth that name resolution is not case specific, so this indicates that there is a major bug.

2. Sometimes the ability to resolve the name is sporadic. This might lead you to think that this or that fix or change worked, when really it didn't, and it will fail again later. Or, for all we know, the actual versions of the name that will resolve correctly at any given time is changing. But clearly there are sporadic issues as well.

3. Other folks are finally starting to report this besides us, and some of them are also seeing it at the Windows networking level. So they will have trouble accessing other machines reliably in the Network section of the Windows explorer, sometimes they show up, sometimes not. This apparently is a manifestation of the same issue, and would tend to argue towards the sporadic failure scenario.


With CQC, it generally means that you will get 'Unable to convert host name x to an address' type errors. It might happen during the installer, if you entered the MS host name in a case that isn't working for you now. If that works, you will likely have an issue running other programs because the MS will advertise its services using the name that the OS there on the MS reports, and that will typically be the name as you entered it when you set that machine up. That may be the least likely format of the name to work.


So, it would seem that it would likely be a good thing to hold off on the 1803 upgrade. You can lock out upgrades for up to 30'something days, so you probably should do that. Hopefully MS will get this fixed and update the update and then you can let it go.

* BTW, you may have no problems. Some do, some don't. If you have already upgraded, and it's working fine, the probably you are OK. What actually causes it to happen is unknown, that I've seen. But it's not a universal failure or anything. There's something about some systems that makes it happen.

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  Sonos stops after CQC restart
Posted by: batwater - 05-18-2018, 04:37 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (1)

Dean,

I don't know if this has been brought up before and is already on the list but regardless Sonos playback stops whenever CQC is restarted.  This shouldn't happen. Something about the driver startup not only stops what's currently playing but it wipes out what was selected.  In other words it takes each Sonos unit back to a state as if it had been power cycled (unplugged since there is no on/off switch on a Sonos)  Please consider adding to your list investigating and addressing this issue.

Let me know if there is anything you need from me to look at this.

Thanks in advance!
-Ben

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  ISY994i Device Issues
Posted by: bigdude - 05-17-2018, 06:57 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (8)

Recently I decided to upgrade from the old Insteon serial modem driver to the newer Insteon/ISY driver.  I did this because the PLM was basically unreliable and I didn't want to rewrite the CQC driver to handle all the lost commands and events with multiple retries.  I've run into one major and one minor problem:

I'm running CQC version 5.2.1 with the V2 version of the Insteon/ISY driver. I searched the forum and if this issue was corrected or a workaround exists, I couldn't find it.

Major issue:

I have 2 mini-remotes, both of version 2342-2. One is configured as a 4 scene remote and the other as an 8 button non-toggle style remote (meaning it sends "On" Keypresses only.  I have CQC set to trigger on the events using a "Is User Action From" style triggered event. The event then parses which button was pushed. Every time the ISY driver reconfigures, it sends a storm of Trigger Events, one for each of the 8 buttons and 4 scenes.  This activates every single one of my triggered actions. Because all of the buttons on my 8 button mini-remote are of the non-toggle style, I can't even get around this issue by creating triggers in the driver and watching for field changes.

Why the driver loses its connection once every day or two is a mystery but, in any case, one has to reconfigure every now and then anyways.   The driver shouldn't be doing this.  I turned on High verbosity and no "Got Click" messages are logged.  Just the Triggered Events that I am logging through the event actions.

Minor issue:

I have a 2663-222 dual outlet module.  This module has a button on it per outlet to control the power to the outlets.  The top outlet loads as a LGHT#Sw so it works fine and can be controlled.  The bottom outlet loads as a Button so it is read only and can't be controlled.  I don't care if the Button presses can be captured. And I'm just using the top outlet so this isn't a big deal.

Oddly, the one Button from the outlet module also sends an event from the driver on the reconfigure.  So, that problem is not inherent to the device, but is a problem with Button handling in the driver.

Thanks in advance for the help,
-AJ

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  HTTP Post
Posted by: zra - 05-17-2018, 07:43 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (7)

Dean, I was wondering if you or anyone else can help me with this:

##########################################################################################
# FUNCTION sendpost
# INPUT - outpost or inpost
# SENDS AN HTML POST TO CQC MASTER SERVER
# RETURNS - NOTHING
##########################################################################################
#
def sendpost(tosend,param):
        httpServ = httplib.HTTPConnection("10.0.1.8", 17942)
        httpServ.connect()

        if tosend == "outpost":
                httpServ.request('POST', '/VanOutRange?1=%s' % param)
                response = httpServ.getresponse()

        elif tosend == "inpost":
                httpServ.request('POST', '/VanInRange?1=%s' % param)
                response = httpServ.getresponse()

        httpServ.close()
# FUNCTION sendpost END
##########################################################################################

This is python code which sends a post to the CQC Html listener with one parameter. 

The parameter is read by the listener as CQCActParm_2. 

Works fine, but I'd like to send more than one parameter. I can't get the python code to work nor can I find any good examples on the net. 

I've tried various forms of: 

httpServ.request('POST', '/VanOutRange?1=%s' % param)

httpServ.request('POST', '/VanOutRange?1=%s2=%s2' % param % param2)

The latter fails with an error. 

Any idea what the right format might be?

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  Does the log maintain serialization?
Posted by: indygreg - 05-17-2018, 05:58 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (1)

i am trying to modify a cml driver and put a few messages in the log for debugging.  it seems that if i put a logmsg in a loop that writes a value that is incremented each time through the loop, the log does not show the values incrementing with time.  is that possible?

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  What device model to put for a Jasco/GE switch? And a questions about V1/V2/V3.
Posted by: ghurty - 05-16-2018, 08:38 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (1)

So I have a VRC0P with V2 driver. What device model should I put for the Jasco/GE switch?

Also, I know this has been answered before, but it looks like it was before the forum was redone as I cant find the answer. I remember there was a reason why I purchased tow VRC0Ps one for a V1 and the other for a V2. What was the benefit of a V1 driver? And does that still apply?

What should we use the V3 Driver for? I have the USB controller, would that work with it? Any limitations?

Thank you

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