Strange Behavior - Raspberry Pi 3

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codefox
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Strange Behavior - Raspberry Pi 3

Post by codefox » 04 May 2016 22:42

Hey everyone, I recently got a Raspberry Pi 3 to start tinkering around with home automation and I added the Razberry board since it really seems to fit the model of what I'm trying to accomplish. I started with the OOB Raspian build and installed the z-wave bits on rather than using the Razberry specific image. Here's the behavior I'm seeing:

1. I have disabled BT in order to use Razberry on the Pi3. When I unplug my Raspberry and then plug it back in, when it boots, the Razberry can't communicate over the serial terminal and fails to start up. When I issue the "reboot" command via the command line, Razberry seems to start up fine via the logs.

2. When I start Inclusion/Exclusion, the red light on the Razberry board lights up so I feel comfortable that it's getting the message. The light never turns back off though. Is this simply a bug or is Inclusion/Exclusion never properly terminating? The logs report the following when I try Inclusion/Exclusion:

[2016-05-04 19:39:56.687] [D] [zway] SENDING (cb 0x07): ( 01 05 00 4A C1 07 76 )
[2016-05-04 19:39:56.891] [zway] Job 0x4a (Add/re-include node to network): No ACK received before timeout
[2016-05-04 19:39:56.891] [D] [zway] SENDING (cb 0x07): ( 01 05 00 4A C1 07 76 )
[2016-05-04 19:39:57.094] [zway] Job 0x4a (Add/re-include node to network): No ACK received before timeout
[2016-05-04 19:39:57.095] [D] [zway] SENDING (cb 0x07): ( 01 05 00 4A C1 07 76 )
[2016-05-04 19:39:57.297] [zway] Job 0x4a (Add/re-include node to network): No ACK received before timeout
[2016-05-04 19:39:57.297] [W] [zway] Job 0x4a (Add/re-include node to network) dropped: too many resends
[2016-05-04 19:39:57.297] [D] [zway] Job 0x4a (Add/re-include node to network): fail
[2016-05-04 19:39:57.297] [zway] Removing job: Add/re-include node to network

3. At some point I was able to get my plug (Linear PS15Z-2) added but it never finished the interview and I suspect that it can't.

Any thoughts on whether I did something wrong, this is because of the Pi3, or if maybe something is wrong with the board I got? Thanks!

codefox
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Re: Strange Behavior - Raspberry Pi 3

Post by codefox » 16 May 2016 15:37

So BaneofSerenity solved the major issue for me. For anyone else running into this, go into raspi-config and disable the shell & kernel messages on the serial connection. That allows the Razberry board to take over that connection. That also allowed the interview to finish.

The only other strange behavior I have is that the Inclusion/Exclusion light on the Razberry board still never shuts off. I feel like that's just a bug in the firmware though.

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