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  Help with Log File Error
Posted by: karenlee - 10-20-2021, 12:49 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (2)


Can anyone help with this message?  It's so cryptic that I can't work out what's wrong.  Nothing on my server has been changed by me so I suspect windows has gone and done something on its own.  I have paused every driver but the message persists:

    CQCDataSrv, CQCDataSrv_FileAccServerImpl.cpp.3720, Failed/Authority, Error: 3010/0/0
    You do not have the necessary rights to perform the requested operation
      <CQCDataSrv> CIDOrb_ThisFacility.cpp - 611
      <CQCEventSrv> CQCRemBrws_DataSrvAccClientProxy.cpp - 376
      <CQCEventSrv> CQCEventSrv_ThisFacility2.cpp - 395
      <CQCEventSrv> CQCEventSrv_ThisFacility.cpp - 1820


What operation is it trying to do?

EDIT: If I try to pause any of the custom events (for example, a scheduled task that turns a light on at 6am), I get the following error: The event server could not be contacted.

I have rebooted several times, turned the firewall off, changed permissions, but nothing helps. To my knowledge, nothing on the computer has been changed in ages. Has my CQC install gotten corrupted somehow?

EDIT2: I have reinstalled version 6 and the problem persists, including the inability to pause any user events.

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  Amazon AWS Message
Posted by: kblagron - 10-12-2021, 10:29 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (1)

I received this message from Amazon AWS, and not really sure whether it affects me or not.  I do use both the CQC Echo and the Native Echo integration.

Any thoughts?


You are receiving this message because we identified that your account created or updated or invoked Lambda functions on or after July 1, 2021.

AWS Lambda is extending the capability to track the current state of a function through its lifecycle to all functions [1]. With this change, you may need to update your CLI and/or SDK-based automation workflows around creating and updating functions by adding a check that the function became active before performing additional actions that operate on the function.

Previously, states have been used in two primary use-cases. Firstly, to move the blocking setup of VPC resources out of the path of function invocation. Secondly, to allow the Lambda service to optimize new or updated container images for container-image based functions, also before invocation. By moving this additional work out of the path of the invocation, customers see lower latency and better consistency in their function performance.
Infrastructure as code and deployment automation tools such as AWS CloudFormation, AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM), AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), Serverless Framework,Hashicorp Terraform, AWS Chalice and Cloud Custodian already support states.

If you are using these tools and are already on the latest Software Development Kit (SDK), you do not need to take any action, and can stop reading now. If you are using an earlier SDK version, please update to the latest one.

We are rolling out this change over multi-phase periods to allow you to update existing tooling for deploying and managing Lambda functions. You can delay this change for your functions until December 5, 2021. Starting December 6, 2021, the delay mechanism expires and all customers see the Lambda states lifecycle applied during function create or update. Read this blog post [2] to learn about this change, timelines for different phases and a reference example on how to check your function state.

If you have any questions, please contact AWS Support [3].

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  Stew_ia renewed interest in CQC.
Posted by: stew_ia - 10-03-2021, 03:23 PM - Forum: User Systems - Replies (2)

Well, quite a bit has happened in the CQC world since I last revisited.  Life happens.  

  • I got stuck on Windows XP since I couldn't get the PlayWav triggered event to work on Windows 7.  My 18 year old Windows XP machine was still kicking but my Tech team was giving me grief for still running it.  The great news is PlayWav works now in Windows 10.  A talking house didn't do it for the WAF.  Playing a quick wav did. Score 1, that works great on Windows 10.   
  • I was surprised to see Dean go open source on the product.  I know he poured heart and soul into it but their will be life after for him.  The market is hot for people that actually get it.  I wish him all of the luck on next endeavors.  I'm on startup 20+ and probably my last one for my career.  You just need to get knocked to the ground, get up the next morning and brush off the dust.  There is a win-win in there somewhere. 
  • All of my original 2.2.4 stuff has been moved over to 6.0.2, limited as might have been.  A couple of bumps but all seems to be working.  
  • I'm taking a shot at Echo native next.  I have a Nuvo GC and Elk installed, 14 Zones of audio with Keypads.  I'm feeling like the family is getting used to giving Alexa commands and most of the house has Amazon something or other installed.  We'll see.  The WAF factor with a dozen different remotes will be the challenge, streaming is interesting but not if you have to haul around 6 remotes.  If that all pans out, I'll be ripping Nuvo keypads out of the walls and getting out the sheetrock patch and paint. 
Cheers to all.  Looking forward to next steps.  

PS: Dean, I'm a 30+ year unix/linux guy and happy to help with open source if possible.  I'm also doing my last startup so time is still a little limited..  

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  Used Toshiba ATOM based Tablets
Posted by: jokermac - 09-23-2021, 03:58 PM - Forum: General Automation - No Replies

If you are looking for an inexpensive tablet for your UI this appears to be a good option.  


Looks like 20 left.

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  New to driver development - where to start?
Posted by: jokermac - 09-22-2021, 05:28 AM - Forum: Driver Development - Replies (2)

I have a few things I'm trying to accomplish on my setup and willing to put in the effort to try and learn enough to be dangerous on driver development.  Before investing a bunch of time, is there still enough support on here to help answer what will probably be some pretty basic questions to start?  Below is a list of what I need to do:

1.  JVC projector is disconnecting from the driver.  (troubleshoot and resolve driver issue).
2.  Add room support for Hue Lighting driver.
3.  Add driver for SNMP control of CyperPower PDU to reduce overall power usage of rack.  Generic driver may already exist?

Any advice before setting out on this?  Recommended examples of basic code to modify?

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  Lutron RA2 & Caseta drivers
Posted by: Mark Stega - 09-14-2021, 06:27 AM - Forum: Driver Development - Replies (6)

I have updated the Lutron drivers mentioned above. Support has been added for fans, shades, and shadegroups. The shipped RA2 client driver does not know about these so you have to edit the configuration file by hand. Here is a very simple configuration file defining three thermostats:


Note that the groups are in alpha order.

Values for the new device types:

fan values are Off, Low, Medium, MediumHigh, High

shades and shadegroups are 0 to 100

Attached Files
.cqcdrvpack   LutronRadioRA2_Serial_V2.CQCDrvPack (Size: 50.08 KB / Downloads: 1)
.cqcdrvpack   LutronRadioRA2_IP_V2.CQCDrvPack (Size: 51.28 KB / Downloads: 1)
.cqcdrvpack   LutronCaseta_IP_V2.CQCDrvPack (Size: 51.08 KB / Downloads: 2)
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  Sonos Log Message
Posted by: karenlee - 09-13-2021, 03:04 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (5)


My logs are filling up with "Some fields of this driver got no initial values. Up to the first 8 are displayed". (An entry for each of my sonos speakers)

Is there any way to get rid of this message?


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  CQC and my Samsung windows tablet
Posted by: ellisr63 - 09-04-2021, 12:30 PM - Forum: Installation/Configuration - Replies (1)

I have been running Windows 10 and the latest CQC version (6.02), and everything was ok. One day I went to use the tablet to control CQC and it could not find the Master Server. I do not know if Windows 10 installed something that is blocking it or not, and I even went as far as installing Windows 10 again.  I looked and win 10 can see the Tablet, and the tablet can see HA (my Win 10 machine). I have reinstalled both the Win 10 CQC and the Samsung tablet  Win CQC (Windows 7 or NT), and it does not automatically see the Win 10 master server. Can anyone give me a sample of the Master server address? My Master Server is called HA. I tried just putting in HA, and also HA-PC, but neither work when it gets to the test screen.

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  Site certificate expiration
Posted by: Dean Roddey - 09-03-2021, 06:35 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (1)

Despite being on auto-renew, somehow our certificate didn't auto-renew and so I got no reminder, and it expired yesterday. I've been trying to get it manually renewed, but at the moment Network Solutions' ordering system seems to be whacked. Hopefully I'll get it fixed today.

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Posted by: EST - 09-03-2021, 04:12 AM - Forum: General Automation - No Replies

Is there anyway to utilize this free service, Life360, for location tracking?  We use if daily with out family and it would be great to use for geo tracking and home presence.  I know there is an unofficial API work around w/ Home Assistant but was hopeful to use in CQC.

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