Tellstick USB on Raspberry, a few issues

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ltpitt
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Tellstick USB on Raspberry, a few issues

Post by ltpitt » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:09 am

Hi all,

I am a very happy and proud user of Tellstick USB on Raspberry 1 since years.

Lately I see a strange behaviour...

The state of devices doesn't change anymore if I turn the device ON or OFF and then I do list (if a device is on and I turn it off I still see that the device is on):

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pi@homeassistant:/etc $ tdtool --on 1
Turning on device 1, Heating - Success
pi@homeassistant:/etc $ tdtool --list
Number of devices: 5
1       Heating OFF
2       Stairs  OFF
3       Boiler  ON
4       Pc      OFF
5       Bedroom OFF

pi@homeassistant:/etc $ tdtool --on 1
Turning on device 1, Heating - Success
pi@homeassistant:/etc $ tdtool --list
Number of devices: 5
1       Heating OFF
2       Stairs  OFF
3       Boiler  ON
4       Pc      OFF
5       Bedroom OFF

pi@homeassistant:/etc $ tdtool --on 1
Turning on device 1, Heating - Success
pi@homeassistant:/etc $ tdtool --list
Number of devices: 5
1       Heating OFF
2       Stairs  OFF
3       Boiler  ON
4       Pc      OFF
5       Bedroom OFF

Also the blue led is almost constantly blinking (even if a bit dimmed in comparison to when the tellstick is sending out the signal).

Here's my tellstick.conf:

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user = "root"
group = "root"
deviceNode = "/dev/tellstick"
ignoreControllerConfirmation = "false"

device {
  id = 1
  name = "Heating"
  controller = 0
  protocol = "arctech"
  model = "selflearning-switch"
  parameters {
    house = "4"
    unit = "1"
  }
}

# snipped out other devices for readability

}

controller {
  id = 1
  type = 1
  serial = "MYSERIAL"
}
Can you please point me in the right direction to solve this issue?

Thanks for your kind help and patience.

etompau
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Re: Tellstick USB on Raspberry, a few issues

Post by etompau » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:04 am

ltpitt wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:09 am


Lately I see a strange behaviour...

The state of devices doesn't change anymore if I turn the device ON or OFF and then I do list (if a device is on and I turn it off I still see that the device is on):

Also the blue led is almost constantly blinking (even if a bit dimmed in comparison to when the tellstick is sending out the signal).
Constant blue blinking could indicate that you have a (faulty) hung transmitter,/sensor which constantly sends out it's data on the 433 MHz band.

ltpitt
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Re: Tellstick USB on Raspberry, a few issues

Post by ltpitt » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:18 am

Thanks for your input!

Is there anything I can try to fix / diagnose it?

etompau
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Re: Tellstick USB on Raspberry, a few issues

Post by etompau » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:21 am

Remove the batteries in your transmitters and watch the behaviour of the blue LED.

ltpitt
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Re: Tellstick USB on Raspberry, a few issues

Post by ltpitt » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:05 pm

In my case I have an old Tellstick Usb (just transmitter) so, if I understood well how it works, it should have a blue light only when transmitting.

ltpitt
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Re: Tellstick USB on Raspberry, a few issues

Post by ltpitt » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:51 pm

I have news!

Took the Tellstick USB and installed it on a Linux laptop: woks as a champion and it is not blinking randomly.

Now I am lost...

What can I do to fix it on the Raspberry?

ltpitt
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Re: Tellstick USB on Raspberry, a few issues

Post by ltpitt » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:13 pm

Further investigation lead to (possible) solution!

Telldus USB is now working great on a laptop and also on the Raspberry but here ONLY if I use a powered usb hub.

So my guess is that something about energy in my Raspberry's usb ports is wrong.

Oh, well...

I don't care that much :)

Thanks and happy Telldus to everyone.

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