I wanted to try Openhab using my computer, before investing in a Raspi. I tried to follow the Configuration chapter of the manual but I failed. I added the Network Binding but I can’t find devices using it. What am I doing wrong?
I don’t know if you need some logfiles.
Side question: To access/control Zigbee devices like Ikea’s tradfri light bulbs I need a zigbee USB stick, right? Is additional hardware needed?
Actually, yes. But more like: How is OH working in terms of the UI. Since i failed to add the smartphone I was unsure if I want to proceed and buy a zigbee dongle and a raspberry pi.
Unfortunately I only have android. Is there something I could “play” with?
At the moment I only have some IKEA Tradfri bulbs, the Ikea bridge and Google Home. For starters I would be happy if I could add the smartphone and send a command to google home to say something using a google home routine.
Would it be even possible to connect the IKEA bridge to OH and control the bulbs without having a zigbee dongle?
??? Are you sure? If so then this is a REEEELY old version of OH. I recommend following the Manual installation instructions for openHABian. You can run it on Xubuntu just fine and it will make sure you have the latest and correct versions of everything.
I don’t want to control OH with my smartphone. I wanted to add it as a Thing/Item to OH. After that I wanted OH to check whether its present and do something (like activate a google home routine, or turn a tradfri bulb on).