Recently I picked up a Zstick gen5 and a GE Zwave dimmer switch and tried installing it on my Raspberry Pi running openHAB2. Initially I had some issue with the binding/openHAB2 complaining that the serial port doesn’t exist even though I followed the instructions of editing files to remove lines and adding the JAVA options etc. The odd thing is that the error goes away by itself after a while without me doing anything thing extra in terms of configuration.
Anyway, now the system recognizes the zstick and when I pair the zstick with the GE dimmer switch openHAB2 recognizes. Using HABmin/PaperUI I can link the device to one of the demo light item but I’m having the following issues.
- The odd thing is that in the “openhab.log” file I kept on getting the error “[ERROR] [l.serialmessage.SendDataMessageClass] - NODE 2: Node is DEAD. Dropping message.”. I can control the light fine with openhab but the error message keep on popping up.
- I can control the light fine and the status updates fine if I use the android app or the web interface (basic UI) to access openhab. The odd thing is when I turn the light on/off using the physical dimmer switch, the status in the android app or the web interface doesn’t get updated.
Have anyone seen these issues or have any solution. Thanks!