Once you receive your package, open it an plug your cj11 to your computer and to the current. Set any of the devices ( LM12 or AM12) to an address like A2 an plug a lamp on it and the device to the current.
If you want to test everything before starting to play with it in Linux, I’d recommend to do a test with a software that comes with the cm11 called ActiveHome. It’s really simple, you just have to install the driver so your windows recognizes the cm11 as a COM (serial) port. Then you’ve got a very simple interface where you can turn on/off the devices you’ve plugged and with an address set.
The program is useful to do some testing, but I wouldn’t use for anything serious, even less if you want to use Linux.
On the next post, I’ll talk about heyu, the software you’ll love (only linux and *nix this time)