Not really a beginner with SBC and home automation, but new to openHAB. I have a HomeSeer HA that sucks in so many ways that I am finally tired enough of the issues to look at a new solution. I got my Pi 4B imaged with no problems and configured and running. I am using the Zooz S2 Zwave dongle.
For the first couple of hours, the Zwave binding was green and ONLINE, but now it is red and OFFLINE but not sure why.
When it was online, I was trying to scan for a device. I excluded an existing GE wall outlet from my HomeSeer network and verified on HomeSeer that it was indeed excluded. I am not able to include it on my openHAB network. I am able to exclude and re-include at will on the HomeSeer device, so I know the device is working and is being excluded. Scanning using the Zwave binding had no results.
Now as I am typing this, the Zwave device is just offline. Any guidance in where to find the logs and how to figure out why it is now offline would be appreciated.
Thanks for the prompt reply. So I read the instructions you pointed me to and followed them:
To enable debug logging, log on to the [console (opens new window)].
(https://www.openhab.org/docs/administration/console.html)and enter the following command -:
log:set DEBUG org.openhab.binding.zwave
[00:56:47] openhabian@openHABianDevice:~$ log:set DEBUG org.openhab.binding.zwave
-bash: log:set: command not found
Since log:set is not a proper shell command, my guess is that I am not actually in the console even though I have ssh’d onto the device? I clicked on the link (The Console | openHAB) to see what I was doing, but wasnt clear. I tried ssh’ing to port 8101 as instructed assuming maybe there was a console process hanging on that port, but only got another error:
➜ ~ ssh -p 8101 firstname.lastname@example.org
ssh: connect to host 192.168.1.62 port 8101: Connection refused
Not sure what I am doing wrong and yeah, I have not read all of the documentation as I was really hoping to get up and running quickly.
The documentation said that I could also add the entries to userdata/etc/org.ops4j.pax.logging.cfg to separate out the log files, which I did and rebooted…
I am realizing that while there is a LOT of documentation for openHAB, it is overwhelming and not actually good documentation, especially for people new to it. My issue was simply and in plain sight, but completely buried.
To get to the console, you need to use the CLI tool. Yes, it is mentioned for linux users at the top of the section, but actually quietly buried. Simple stuff like making it is own bullet point would save some grief. And yes, I just forked the repo to and am making the change.
Thanks for the reply! I am off and running. Have two outlets moved over. So far so good. I am just really used to ssh’ing into the Pi and controlling it so the helpful console tripped me up. It has flavors of a REPL which is definitely welcome. Sadly I am not VSCode guy - by day I am either vi or jetbrains guy (IntelliJ, GoLand, and PyCharm) for my IDE. Still, will definitely check it out.
Quick question. For the VSCode integration, the documentation says just to use the samba network shares that are already configured on the openHABian. Is this how you are connecting with VSCode? I am a little confused when you say you dont use samba. Also, I have never used samba before.