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Raspberry pi 2, pilight 7.0 problems eurodomest
Hello all,

I am new to pilight and can't get it to work with eurodomest switches, I dont know what i'm doing wrong and can't find similar threads. I am using an raspberry pi 2 with the latest RASPBIAN WHEEZY kernel 3.18 and I also tried RASPBIAN JESSIE kernel 4.1. Am I the only one with difficulties? I am going to explain all the steps, maybe it will help others with the installation.

These are the problems:

1.I dont know if I installed and configured it the right way

2.pilight-receive doesn't pick up a signal
maybe because the cheap receiver or eurodomest remote.

3.eurodomest switch doesn't pick up a signal

Does my transmitter work with pilight? or is it the settings?
I tried lirc and gpio hardware settings.

This is how I installed pilight 7.0:

Because I use a rpi 2 I started with adding lirc-rpi to /boot/config.txt

sudo nano /boot/config.txt

I only needed to remove the "#" before lirc-rpi.
Then I updated with:
sudo rpi-update

Afther the update I used the following command to test for errors:
sudo modprobe lirc_rpi gpio_in_pin=17 gpio_out_pin=18
This command didn't give any error's

Next I installed pilight by the apt repository method:


Only installed the stable version.

Then I started pilight:
sudo service pilight start
went to the webui and beside the header with title, version,CPU AND ram the webui was empty.

stopped pilight:
Quote:sudo service pilight stop

Now it's time to add settings, of course in the config.json file.
I used the example from the manual and changed some things:

sudo nano /etc/pilight/config.json

        "devices": {
                "Lamp": {
                        "protocol": [ "kaku_switch_old" ],
                        "id": [{
                                "id": 10,
                                "unit": 0
                        "state": "off"
        "rules": {},
        "gui": {
                "Lamp": {
                        "name": "just a lamp",
                        "group": [ "Lamps" ],
                        "media": [ "all" ]
"settings": {
                "log-level": 6,
                "pid-file": "/var/run/pilight.pid",
                "log-file": "/var/log/pilight.log",
                "webserver-enable": 1,
                "webserver-root": "/usr/local/share/pilight/",
                "webserver-http-port": 5001,
                "webserver-cache": 1
        "hardware": {
                "433gpio": {
                        "sender": 0,
                        "receiver": 1
        "registry": {
                "pilight": {
                        "version": {
                                "current": "7.0"

And now when I start pilight there is one Lamp that I can switch on and off.
But my eurodomest doesn't pick up the signal.

Also tried this command:
pilight-send -p kaku_switch_old -i 3 -u 0 -t

I know that my transmitter and switch work because of an old tutorial with wiringpi. Not using pilight.

Hi Marty,

I'm not sure what you need lirc for, do have an IR remote that you want to use? What GPIOs did you connect the 433MHz sender and receiver to, if you configured 17 and 18 for IR? You should check this first.

Anyhow, then you probably want to make sure the "unit" and "id" you use match those of the socket you want to switch. Your pilight-send command and config have differing values. Do you have suitable antennas attached to your sender and receiver? Does

sudo pilight-raw -L

return anything?

Thanks for the reply!

First the eurodomest switch can listen to a signal and then match with the transciever. The different values doesn't mather for testing I think.

I don't have and don't want to use a remote. I saw this in an pilight tutorial:


My receiver is connected to pin11(GPIO 17) en transmitter pin12(GPIO 18)

Only have an antenna connected with the transmitter

The code
sudo pilight-raw -L
Give this result
pilight-raw: NOTICE: pilight-daemon instance found (3229)

I also switched receiver 1 and sender 0 in the hardware section
Stick with the wheezy distribution until you have everything working.
(01-29-2016, 02:24 PM)Marty Wrote: ... Went to the webgui and beside the header with title, version,CPU AND ram the webgui was empty.
That is okay, you do need to define the settings for a protocol in the device section and a GUI element in the GUI section. Once that is done, you should see the GUI elements in your browser.
Remember that you do need to stop the pilight service before you edit the config.json file.

I assume that you have read the WIKI for more details on the Eurodomest configuration.
(01-29-2016, 03:14 PM)Marty Wrote:
pilight-raw: NOTICE: pilight-daemon instance found (3229)

Note that you have to stop the pilight-daemon before you can use pilight-raw or pilight-debug. You might need an antenna for the receiver in order to pick up something useful.

The blog is on configuring version 3.0 (my dutch is not very good...). You better stick to the Wiki and manual.

(01-29-2016, 03:14 PM)Marty Wrote: a) ... The different values doesn't mather for testing I think.
b) ... My receiver is connected to pin11(GPIO 17) en transmitter pin12(GPIO 18)
c) ... I also switched receiver 1 and sender 0 in the hardware section
a) Depends - if you expect results on the GUI the id used with pilight-send has to match with the id defined in the device section of config.json, otherwise different devices are addressed.
b) pin 11 corresponds with wiringx GPIO 0, pin12 with GPIO 1, You will find all information in the WiKI.
c) See my answer to b), if you connected your receiver to pin 11, the correct configuration here is: "receiver": 0 and if you connected your transmitter to pin 12 it has to be "sender": 1
Wow thanks guys!
What a geat forum with the fast reply's!

I rechecked al de settings and pins according to wo_rasp reply and it's working now Big Grin

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