I am attempting to add a dimmer to my OpenHab 3.2 system via an MQTT integration. I can add the actual Thing via the MQTT Generic Thing and it picks up the online/offline state. Unfortunately when I go to add a dimmer channel to the Thing the dimmer type is not available to choose in the UI. All the other channel types do appear with the closest Channel Type being “percentage”. The documentation shows that a dimmer should be there.
I have read back through the documentation changes and see that the reference to the dimmer has been there since the 2.x days. I have also read back through all the commits for the mqtt add on and can find no reference to a change to the dimmer functionality. (I don’t have a good handle on the add-on development structure so could EASILY have missed something.)
I have cleared cache and restarted and my OpenHab which is running on a Raspberry Pi 4 with Ubuntu 20.04.3.
Any help in pointing me to what I can look at is greatly appreciated.
As an aside, the dimmer is a CE Smart dimmer that has been flashed with ESPHome and support for Home Assistant discovery. The reason I am using a generic thing rather than the thing that OpenHab discovers is that the discovery creates the dimmer channel as a “Trigger” so I can’t add an item to it. I may open another topic in the future but figured trying to get something connected with the least complexity is a good start.