jerlinux at wowway.com
Wed Jul 23 14:02:23 CDT 2008
Thanks a lot.
It would be better to make this program run in native linux since that
is what I consider to be the future OS around here.
I did not think about how old the program is but now that it comes up, I
have been using this since the early 90's. In fact, I used to have a
problem when the start and stop days for day light savings changed. X10
had hard wired those dates in and I had to tell the "box on the wall"
the incorrect time or it would not get sunrise and sunset programs run n
I will proceed over to the Linux site.
On Wed, 2008-07-23 at 13:33 -0500, dimesio wrote:
> Okay, I found the right ahsetup.exe (Active Home).
> It's doing the same thing for me: extracting CloseApp.exe (which is the same program I found) to the temp folder, but then shutting down with an error message about being unable to use it.
> As to why, the answer, IMO, is that this is a very old program (the download site says it works in Windows 3.1), and most programs that old simply don't work in Wine. I suspect that even if we could get past the installer error, the app still wouldn't work properly--it seems like something that probably relies on Windows hardware drivers, which wouldn't work in Wine.
> I did, however, stumble across the X10 Community Forum at http://www.x10community.com/forums/index.php , which has a section for Linux. You might want to ask there about setting up your system--there seem to be native Linux apps to control at least some models of X10 hardware.
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