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Pi & HomeGenie for Dummies
« on: May 02, 2018, 04:05:29 PM »

Setup of HomeGenie
This method works with Rasbian Stretch (full)
I tried installing originally using lite however reverted to the desktop as I dislike using the command line for everything.
 I also found my X10 devices couldn't be controlled (cB)
Use the terminal window and follow the steps below.
Also if you enable SSH and download the PuTTy program for Windows set up is a breeze form your PC as well.
once you open putty and log into your pi you can simply copy and paste the below lines one at a time hitting enter after each.
1: wget https://github.com/genielabs/HomeGenie/releases/download/v1.1-stable.527/homegenie_1.1-stable.527_all.deb
2: sudo apt-get update
3: sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
4: sudo gdebi homegenie_1.1-stable.527_all.deb
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Re: Pi & HomeGenie for Dummies
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2018, 07:19:05 PM »

I found this help file on the old HG forum which I'll expand on.
Others are welcome to contribute to it as there is much I need to learn as well. ;>
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Re: Pi & HomeGenie for Dummies
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2018, 02:44:43 PM »

Back up your HG configuration regularly while creating your system that way you can revert to when things worked quicker and less pain full then doing a image or reinstall of HG. ;>
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Re: Pi & HomeGenie for Dummies
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2018, 12:18:02 PM »

Mike_k has spent many hours getting HG to run and controlx10 devices on Windows and has documented his journy.
This includes setting up some additional hardware and software (HA-Bridge) which will also work on a PI.
HG has an Alexa plugin so HA-Bridge isn't required unless you wish to control additional hardware like the Broadlink RM
The document is publicly editable and can be found here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ybc1im6yvsn8a5/HomeGenie%2C%20HA-Bridge%2C%20Broadlink%20RM%2C%20and%20X10%20living%20in%20Harmony.doc?dl=0
 
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Re: Pi & HomeGenie for Dummies
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2018, 11:29:44 AM »

I've updated my OP to get the latest HG stable version


Be sure to back up prior to any update in case something goes wrong.
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Re: Pi & HomeGenie for Dummies
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2018, 12:01:54 PM »

Reinstalling HG
should anything go wrong here are the steps to un install and reinstall HG
1: Back up your HG configuration from HG maintenance section. Hopefully you have done this prior to an issue.
2:Uninstall HG with
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sudo dpkg --remove homegenieYou will get a few errors about not being able to remove things don't worry the following will get those
3: completely remove the hg folder
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sudo rm -rf /usr/local/bin/homegenie
4: If you haven't deleted the installer from your original install  you can now reinstall with
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sudo gdebi homegenie_1.1-stable.527_all.deb if you deleted the stable installer follow steps from  my OP.
5: restore your backup from inside HG Maintenace page
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Re: Pi & HomeGenie for Dummies
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2018, 03:34:12 PM »

I've been testing the latest HG beta versions from Gene and most if not all have caused me issues of one sort or another. For this reason I've edited my OP so it points to the stable release which worked for me.
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