I am using OPENHAB2 on a Raspberry 3 - and generally the system works quite fine.
However, I believe I have troubles with HABMIN (I have installed it via Paper UI)
What does not work with HABMIN?
1.) it start with a strange start-screen (I will try to add to screenshot to this post)
2.) I get often the error %%key_not_found %%
3.) I cannot enter text in some field (for example I would like to add “tags” to items, but the tag-field is greyed-out
4.) the “schedule” seems not to work correctly; I can see the calender, but I cannot modifiy existing entries or make new oens
5.) the dashboard acts strange: i.e. I can add new widgets, but I just can change the size, but I cannot change the position
As I read in other posts that “… HABMIN works like a charn …” I guess I have made a mistake when I installed it.
(my installation procedure: after a freh installation of OPENHAB2 , I have installed the MySQL Persistence and afterwards HABMIN - everything with Paper UI)
I would appreciate if you had any recommendations how to get HABMIN correctly running.
-> thats how it looks like when I start HABMIN:
- looks good, that is the standard welcome screen
- known issue %%key_not_found%%
- it looks like it is for displaying purposes (or it is grayed out because your items are configured via text files?)
- sorry, never used that feature, can’t tell
- same as 4.
HABmin’s main purpose is configuring zwave devices. I know from other posts that the maintainer is working on all the other features but because of lack of time you may have to wait a bit longer.
I would recommend to use openHAB like stated in the docs:
add tags to items: http://docs.openhab.org/configuration/items.html
scheduling: use time based triggers in rules: http://docs.openhab.org/configuration/rules-dsl.html#time-based-triggers
setting up dashboards: use sitemaps http://docs.openhab.org/configuration/sitemaps.html
thanks a lot. I appreciate your great advices.
Try to put your wife making the scheduling using rules. She will love it!
In my prespective, scheduling is a big gap on Openhab, and I think this problem should be resolved ASAP. One end user without programming knowledge cannot automate one simple task “turn on or off one heater at some time”.
I would not go THAT far …
A simple time cron trigger should be doable also by non programmers
But your are right, a nice GUI for scheduling would make life easier.