Raspberry Pi

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This is a full walk-through example install on a headless Raspberry Pi.

Contents

Installation

OS (headless)

Download Raspian from [1]
Get the image to an SD card, e.g. using this tutorial: [2]
Insert the SD card, connect an ethernet cable and power up the RPi.
Find the IP adress it has received, e.g. look at the DHCP table in your router
Open a term window and ssh into the RPi

ssh pi@192.168.x.xx

password: raspberry

Set the password to something new

sudo passwd pi

Start the RPi configuration

sudo raspi-config

Use these options:

  • 1 (expand filesystem)
  • 3 (boot options) -- console
  • 8 (Advanced options)
    • A2 (change name) -- Set whichever host name you like
    • A3 (memory split) – 16
    • A9 (update)

Go into sudo-mode

sudo bash

Set your time zone:

dpkg-reconfigure tzdata  

Remove some unneeded packages

(( Experimental - still doing verifications that nothing broke! ))

sudo apt-get remove --purge x11-common -y
sudo tasksel remove gnome-desktop -y
sudo apt-get remove x11-* -y
sudo apt-get autoremove -y

((so far it seems OK, but the 2 below commands seems to have broken df. ago control still OK))

sudo apt-get purge lxappearance* lxde-common* lxde-icon-theme* lxpolkit* lxrandr* lxtask*
 lxterminal*
sudo apt-get purge desktop-base desktop-file-utils gnome-icon-theme gnome-themes-standard leafpad menu-xdg omxplayer scratch xarchiver zenity

Approx 1 GB will be removed

Upgrade the OS to latest version

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

aGo Control

Get the installation key & add installation source

wget http://mirror.at.agocontrol.com/debian/conf/agocontrol.gpg.key
apt-key add agocontrol.gpg.key
echo "deb http://mirror.at.agocontrol.com/raspbian unstable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

Install aGo Control (Currently approx. 180 MB additional disk) You'll be asked for a QPID daemon password during the install: Set it to something

apt-get update
apt-get install agocontrol
apt-get install systemd systemd-sysv (optional, see "Sysvinit" section below)
reboot

Optional RPI packages:
RaspberryPi1Wire
RaspberryPiGPIO

Optional packages for hardware and extra feature support:

  • agocontrol-cloud - ago Cloud automation system suport on cloud.agocontrol.com
  • agocontrol-owfs - Device for 1-Wire Hardware
  • agocontrol-zwave - Device for Z-Wave Hardware
  • agocontrol-meloware - Device for Meloware iPhone App
  • agocontrol-alert - Device for to communicate via sms, email, tweet, gtalk message, push notifications
  • NOTE: This might not be needed anymore: neededagocontrol-rrdtool - Device for RRDtool graphs, plot, and lists of your measuring sensors


After reboot, ssh into the RPI again

ssh pi@192.168.x.xx

password: the new password you set before

Add your location to the config file

nano /etc/opt/agocontrol/conf.d/system.conf

add eg:

lat= 56.05
lon=12.7

Side note- do not use the absolute value of the coordinates (12.7 != -12.7). Here's a great resource for finding your position (http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html).

press [CTRL]X to save

start / stop / autostart services

Configue service autostart This will enable all services:

/opt/agocontrol/bin/agoctrl.sh enable

You can also use "systemctl enable <service>" to manually enable specific services. ""Start components"" This will start all installed components:

/opt/agocontrol/bin/agoctrl.sh start


Now open http://192.168.x.xx:8008 on another machine
In the Web UI, add rooms & floorplans

If you get some strange problems with sudo:

PATH=$PATH:/usr/bin
echo $PATH

Sysvinit

By default, raspi is pre-installed with sysv-init. You can replace it by systemd as explained above.

But if you don't want, you can copy this script into /etc/init.d/agocontrol file.

wget "http://git.agocontrol.com/agocontrol/agocontrol/raw/develop/conf/sysvinit/agocontrol.in" -O /etc/init.d/agocontrol
chmod +x /etc/init.d/agocontrol

And execute this command to start agocontrol at raspi startup:

update-rc.d agocontrol defaults

Also make sure all your installed plugins are listed in APPS variable.

nano /etc/init.d/agocontrol
APP="agorpc agodatalogger agoevent agoresolver agoscenario agotimer <add here all your plugins bin name>"
[CTRL]X to save changes

If you want to remove agocontrol from startup execute this command

update-rc.d -f agocontrol remove

Troubleshoot

agocontrol doesn't start

Make sure user agocontrol is the owner of these directories (and content):

  • /opt/agocontrol
  • /var/opt/agocontrol
  • /etc/opt/agocontrol

If not execute command:

chown -R agocontrol:agocontrol <dir>

agocontrol doesn't start (sysvinit)

If you use sysvinit, make sure BIN_PATH variable of /opt/init.d/agocontrol is correct

BIN_PATH=/opt/agocontrol/bin/
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