Pi4 (Buster) with RaZberry2 does not work

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TickTack
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Pi4 (Buster) with RaZberry2 does not work

Post by TickTack » 12 Oct 2019 14:47

Hello Forum,

I've just bought a Pi4 and a RaZberry2 (the blue one). There was no software or key coming with the RaZberry2 (normal?).
I installed the RaZberry2 at the correct position.
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1) I flashed the microSD with Hoobs (Buster) using Etcher
2) Powering Up the pi, both LEDs on the RaZberry2 (red and blue) light up for about 2 seconds as they should
2) I did the "sudo apt-update" as well as "sudo apt-upgrade" in the console
3) Now that's the point, where I wanted to install z-way
4) I did "wget -q -O - https://storage.z-wave.me/RaspbianInstall | sudo bash"
This is what it's showing there

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5) I can open the UI via my computers browser using the pi's IP (which has a fixed IP).
Changed the initial pw and got to the main menu.
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6) When I try to add new devices it shows the following failure.
Which basically means "failure while loading the data" and the possible causes, such as correct fitment, correct port and active app.
And of course the RaZberry fitted correctly, the port is /dev/ttyAMA0 and the app is active.
If I try to add an device it shows a timeout...
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7) Changing to Management shows the following error
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8) Firmware shows that it's 3.0.1
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9) Changing to expert ui shows
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10) Controller Info shows
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11) If this is somehow important. "sudo nano /boot/cmdline.txt" shows the following
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Can you help please ?

micky1500
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Re: Pi4 (Buster) with RaZberry2 does not work

Post by micky1500 » 12 Oct 2019 16:03

I have same settings, mine is working ok.
Looks like it can't communicate with the z-way board via the ttyAMA0 serial port.

You need to disable Bluetooth as it uses the same port.

edit config.txt and add the disable commands (add both, as i'm not sure which one is correct for pi4)
Then sudo shutdown now And power cycle the raspberry.
sudo nano /boot/config.txt

dtoverlay=pi3-disable-bt
dtoverlay=disable-bt
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TickTack
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Re: Pi4 (Buster) with RaZberry2 does not work

Post by TickTack » 12 Oct 2019 16:24

Hello micky1500,

thank you for your fast response.
If this is the case, why is there no note or something pointing this out ?! :)

I've made the changes, but now I don't even get into the UI, even when deleting the two lines.
On the standard UI it says "the z-way-server is not available"
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TickTack
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Re: Pi4 (Buster) with RaZberry2 does not work

Post by TickTack » 12 Oct 2019 17:22

But I think you are on the correct path here.

Seems like the GPIO / UART thing is a problem here.

Unfortunatelly I am completely new to this and have no clue.

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Re: Pi4 (Buster) with RaZberry2 does not work

Post by TickTack » 12 Oct 2019 17:45

saying this I've found the solution which worked.
I did a format and made everything again as in post 1.
Then I did the following:

sudo nano /boot/config.txt and add at the end enable_uart=1

In Z-Way you have to use serial port /dev/ttyS0

Restart pi and done :)

That means: No changes in Bluetooth needed.

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Re: Pi4 (Buster) with RaZberry2 does not work

Post by micky1500 » 13 Oct 2019 20:43

Hi TickTack

Thanks for your detailed reply.
btw. I'm a user of this forum, just like you! helping each other. I have No links to the z-way team.

The official configuration is to disable Bluetooth and that should then leave Uart available for other uses.
I found that in the Raspberry itself. cat /boot/overlays/README

Might be something the z-way guys could add to the install script.

Glad you found a setting that got ur pi4 working.
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PoltoS
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Re: Pi4 (Buster) with RaZberry2 does not work

Post by PoltoS » 14 Oct 2019 01:37

The install script should do it for you. This is part of the .deb script:

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RPI_BOARD_REVISION=`grep Revision /proc/cpuinfo | cut -d: -f2 | tr -d " "`
...
elif [ "$RPI_BOARD_REVISION" = "b03111" ]
then
        echo "Raspberry Pi 4 Detected. Setting up miniUART for Bluetooth"
        # Add "dtoverlay=pi3-miniuart-bt" to /boot/config.txt if needed
        if [ ! `grep "dtoverlay=pi3-miniuart-bt" /boot/config.txt` ]
        then
                echo "Adding 'dtoverlay=pi3-miniuart-bt' to /boot/config.txt"
                echo "dtoverlay=pi3-miniuart-bt" >> /boot/config.txt
        fi
fi
Could you please do

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grep Revision /proc/cpuinfo
to let us check if it is same as we have. May be the h/w version you have is a bit different.

micky1500
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Re: Pi4 (Buster) with RaZberry2 does not work

Post by micky1500 » 14 Oct 2019 03:48

grep Revision /proc/cpuinfo
Revision : c03111

dtoverlay=pi3-miniuart-bt" >> /boot/config.txt
I don't know, but isn't that command just redirecting the Bluetooth to the alternative Uart !
so uart0/1 is still disabled.
I take the info from /boot/overlays/README
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PoltoS
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Re: Pi4 (Buster) with RaZberry2 does not work

Post by PoltoS » 14 Oct 2019 13:43

This should move the BT to miniuart

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... on/uart.md

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Re: Pi4 (Buster) with RaZberry2 does not work

Post by micky1500 » 16 Oct 2019 03:32

Does seem the documentation doesn't actually work as expected.
did you see my cpuinfo didn't match your script !
grep Revision /proc/cpuinfo
Revision : c03111
So my Pi4 did not work until I disabled Bluetooth, then enabled the UART.
Raspi 3(Stretch), Zwave.me 3.0.0

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