HomeGenie is a free Open Source Home Automation software that can be installed on Linux operating systems
Installation method 1
The software can be downloaded from HomeGenie official website
The deb file can be downloaded from this link provided by the software developers and installed easily using the built in software manager of Ubuntu or Mint .If you use this method the HomeGenie will be installed in the /usr/local/bin/homegenie folder. Then the software is running as root.
Installation method 2
I like to recommend this method ,as it does not run as root .
Download tgz version of software from this link provided by the software developers in to the home directory of your computer .
Extract the file to the home directory using the built in Archive Manager of Ubuntu /Mint .
Then you will get a folder called “homegenie”
Open the homegenie folder and find the script file called “startup.sh”
Place the mouse cursor right click the mouse and allow to execute as a program and to open with Auto run prompt.
Making a start up icon at the desktop
Copy startup.sh file to the desktop
Open startup.sh as a text file . Then edit and save as follows
sudo $MONO /home/your linux user name/homegenie/HomeGenie.exe
sudo $MONO /home/your linux user name/homegenie/HomeGenie.exe >/dev/null 2>&1
Note :Please replace with your user name
Then place the mouse on the start up icon >right click the mouse and ensure whether the file is being permitted to execute as a program and open with Auto run prompt.
Now you can double click the start up icon to start the program
After entering your Linux password ,Open the firefox browser and go to
If port 80 is not be permitted
Then you will get the HomeGenie Panel .Now you can change the HTTP service port to 81 using
Configure>Maintenance and Updates>Change port
Then restart the server and check for updates
It is easy to configure the program to suit your system.
A demonstration Video on HomeGenie