Strange forum and stupid user (me)

I’m a stupid user and I have no idea on how to get started.

This forum is strange… Why this look? I dont understand it at all…

Well, what I have so far…
Tinkerboard with Debian+Openhabian.
I have a FibaroHC2 with 40 z-wave things.

Since I had a Aeon Z-Stick and a Tinkerboard lying around not beeing used, and the HC2 is ready for the graveyard, I startet looking for a new solution.

Openhab ticks all my requirements, but it’s like hitting a brick wall trying to do anything useful with it.

Since I have a big house and lots of devices, I start at the bottom, and with the garage, and thats where I stop every time. Well, switches and lights check work done and so on. The rest I really do not understand at all.

I have made a sitemap, and set up all items I understand, switches and lights, but then it gets complicated. I try to setup anything else and it’s a brick wall.

I have a Aeon Garage Door controller ZW062 and nothing makes sense. How hard can it be? It only has 2 items. Barrier state and a switch… Switch not working, barrier state 0. No matter what I try.

In the HC2 it just works, I can open, close, and se if its open or closed.

I also have a couple of DSB05, and they do not work at all.

By the way, my Z-Stick is setup as a slave controller in the HC2 and all the things got transfered, I have also added more things, and they show up automagically in the inbox after inclusion in the HC2.

Then there is the UI’s I really dont understand if I should be Using Habmin or not. It looks more advanced, but I cant do anything in it. I dont understand it.

I ended up playing with bindings, and added a verisure binding from a .jar file and got all the things from my verisure alarm. The Netatmo binding also got all my things. Then the Tesla binding, hey that almost work as well (a lot of errors).

Now my log is running like crazy with updates from all bindings.

Is there another way to read this forum? I really dont understand this layout.

You are not telling much. What you may want to do is to start over, take it slow, read the doc (start with the intro), and pick one binding at a time. Right now, you mentioned three or four bindings, your general lack of understanding and unspecified errors. So, read the docs first, this way you may get some general ideas. Not sure what you do not understand in the forum, you can search, you can sort with tags…it is a forum there will be questions and answers in a long string (a thread) and sometimes the topic meanders. For all basic info, there is the documentation: docs.openhab.org (this links brings you to the beginning, start reading there and continue on).
Also, you may want to read this:
How to ask a good question / Help Us Help You

Once you are a little clearer on the concepts, start with a simple binding (maybe start with neatmo), read the docs, read the docs for the binding and if you run into trouble read the post above, and share all details mentioned there. Only then will someone be able to help.

You are right, so I did start over… Like 8 times… Just started over with a clean install with only Z-Binding today, and started in the garage. Stuck.

And yes, I have read the docs. Thats why it’s even more confusing…

I would not have been able to do all the things I have done without reading the docs, and googling.

I’ve been at it for a few weeks now… Thinking that it will be better…

Oh, and by the way, the reason for today’s reinstall was the stupid garage controller.
I found this:

That crashed my system I had no UI’s just the Openhab Logviewer + Openhabian Help.
Instead of trying to troubleshoot the stupid shit, like i did, I should just have formatted and started with a clean install. I endend up doing that.

I am not using Zwave, so cannot be of help. But you are still not giving anymore details than: it doesn’t work (did you read the post I linked above?). ZWave seems to run very solid once everything is configured, but I understand that configuration can be a little tricky. Maybe you want to consider starting with a simpler binding to get more comfortable with everything. Also, there are not many that use Tinkerboard it seems, so you may see additional challenges that you may need to resolve.

If you want to ask specific questions, it may be easier to help you understand…I am not sure where you are confused and what could be done to help you understand.

To be able to help, you should provide more details, including what steps have you performed, what error/message did you get, what errors are reported in the log files?

  1. UI’s, wich one should I use. The doc’s really just confuses me more.

PaperUI can do stuff, but is not to be used.

Habmin look great, but I really cant find any newer information on it than 2016 (is it obsolete).


The screenshots in the docs are from 2014.

HabPanel looks cool i the demo, but I’m no graphical designer and can not make anything useful here.
I have tried editing the demo panel, but got bugged by all the stuff going on in the demo, that I had to reinstall without it.

  1. I get now how I get switches and lights to work, on/off + dimmers. I did get a BasicUI up and running.
    But how do I get the rest of the stuff I have. My motion sensors does not have items, my garage door controller does not respond to the switch and the logs are just filled with endless updates from Z-Wave or if I do anything, lots of errors…

Like this:

2019-02-10 19:10:55.723 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 63.1 to 112.8

2019-02-10 19:10:56.308 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3733 to 3734

2019-02-10 19:10:56.315 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node26_sensor_binary changed from OFF to ON

2019-02-10 19:10:56.347 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3734 to 3735

2019-02-10 19:11:00.708 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3735 to 3736

2019-02-10 19:11:00.712 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 112.8 to 1764.9

2019-02-10 19:11:01.719 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3736 to 3737

2019-02-10 19:11:01.725 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 1764.9 to 1434.5

2019-02-10 19:11:05.488 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3737 to 3738

2019-02-10 19:11:05.502 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node26_sensor_binary changed from ON to OFF

2019-02-10 19:11:05.529 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3738 to 3739

2019-02-10 19:11:10.614 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_ack changed from 722 to 723

2019-02-10 19:11:10.623 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3739 to 3740

2019-02-10 19:11:11.305 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3740 to 3741

2019-02-10 19:11:11.355 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3741 to 3742

2019-02-10 19:11:11.367 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_ack changed from 723 to 724

2019-02-10 19:11:11.373 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3742 to 3743

2019-02-10 19:11:11.489 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3743 to 3744

2019-02-10 19:11:11.538 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3744 to 3745

2019-02-10 19:11:13.721 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3745 to 3746

2019-02-10 19:11:13.729 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 1434.5 to 63.5

2019-02-10 19:11:14.710 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3746 to 3747

2019-02-10 19:11:14.717 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 63.5 to 112.8

2019-02-10 19:11:20.720 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3747 to 3748

2019-02-10 19:11:20.728 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 112.8 to 902.2

2019-02-10 19:11:26.714 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3748 to 3749

2019-02-10 19:11:26.726 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 902.2 to 1397.1

2019-02-10 19:11:32.714 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3749 to 3750

2019-02-10 19:11:32.729 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 1397.1 to 78.4

2019-02-10 19:11:33.715 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3750 to 3751

2019-02-10 19:11:33.729 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 78.4 to 113

2019-02-10 19:11:36.285 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3751 to 3752

2019-02-10 19:11:36.306 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node26_sensor_luminance changed from 0 to 1

2019-02-10 19:11:36.329 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3752 to 3753

2019-02-10 19:11:36.405 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3753 to 3754

2019-02-10 19:11:36.415 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node26_sensor_relhumidity changed from 21 to 22

2019-02-10 19:11:36.453 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3754 to 3755

2019-02-10 19:11:36.552 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3755 to 3756

2019-02-10 19:11:36.561 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node26_sensor_temperature changed from 26.2 °C to 26.1 °C

2019-02-10 19:11:36.594 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3756 to 3757

2019-02-10 19:11:40.716 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3757 to 3758

2019-02-10 19:11:40.726 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 113 to 905.7

2019-02-10 19:11:41.718 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3758 to 3759

2019-02-10 19:11:41.725 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 905.7 to 1443.7

2019-02-10 19:11:48.952 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3759 to 3760

2019-02-10 19:11:48.962 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node23_battery_level changed from 62 to 63

2019-02-10 19:11:49.135 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3760 to 3761

2019-02-10 19:11:50.718 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3761 to 3762

2019-02-10 19:11:50.726 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 1443.7 to 250.1

2019-02-10 19:11:57.719 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3762 to 3763

2019-02-10 19:11:57.731 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 250.1 to 112.8

2019-02-10 19:12:00.716 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3763 to 3764

2019-02-10 19:12:00.719 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 112.8 to 452.9

2019-02-10 19:12:01.770 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3764 to 3765

2019-02-10 19:12:01.777 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 452.9 to 1486.3

2019-02-10 19:12:09.717 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3765 to 3766

2019-02-10 19:12:09.732 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 1486.3 to 537

2019-02-10 19:12:10.714 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3766 to 3767

2019-02-10 19:12:10.719 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 537 to 89.4

2019-02-10 19:12:20.719 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3767 to 3768

2019-02-10 19:12:20.738 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 89.4 to 469.1

2019-02-10 19:12:21.769 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3768 to 3769

2019-02-10 19:12:21.784 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 469.1 to 1530.1

2019-02-10 19:12:24.035 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_ack changed from 724 to 725

2019-02-10 19:12:24.045 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3769 to 3770

2019-02-10 19:12:24.080 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3770 to 3771

2019-02-10 19:12:24.127 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3771 to 3772

2019-02-10 19:12:24.145 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_ack changed from 725 to 726

2019-02-10 19:12:24.155 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3772 to 3773

2019-02-10 19:12:24.232 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3773 to 3774

2019-02-10 19:12:24.281 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3774 to 3775

2019-02-10 19:12:28.720 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3775 to 3776

2019-02-10 19:12:28.743 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 1530.1 to 533.5

2019-02-10 19:12:29.717 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3776 to 3777

2019-02-10 19:12:29.722 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 533.5 to 78.7

2019-02-10 19:12:30.720 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3777 to 3778

2019-02-10 19:12:30.724 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 78.7 to 113.2

2019-02-10 19:12:40.726 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3778 to 3779

2019-02-10 19:12:40.740 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 113.2 to 453.1

2019-02-10 19:12:41.725 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3779 to 3780

2019-02-10 19:12:41.732 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 453.1 to 1529.9

2019-02-10 19:12:46.363 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3780 to 3781

2019-02-10 19:12:48.722 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3781 to 3782

2019-02-10 19:12:48.734 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 1529.9 to 68

2019-02-10 19:12:59.724 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3782 to 3783

2019-02-10 19:12:59.735 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 68 to 113.3

2019-02-10 19:13:00.721 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3783 to 3784

2019-02-10 19:13:00.725 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 113.3 to 226.5

2019-02-10 19:13:01.721 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3784 to 3785

2019-02-10 19:13:01.724 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 226.5 to 1576.3

2019-02-10 19:13:07.725 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3785 to 3786

2019-02-10 19:13:07.737 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 1576.3 to 1256.7

2019-02-10 19:13:08.727 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3786 to 3787

2019-02-10 19:13:08.742 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 1256.7 to 79

2019-02-10 19:13:20.726 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3787 to 3788

2019-02-10 19:13:20.737 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 79 to 226.3

2019-02-10 19:13:21.725 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3788 to 3789

2019-02-10 19:13:21.738 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 226.3 to 1536.3

2019-02-10 19:13:27.725 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3789 to 3790

2019-02-10 19:13:27.732 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 1536.3 to 68.7

2019-02-10 19:13:30.724 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3790 to 3791

2019-02-10 19:13:30.731 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 68.7 to 113.4

2019-02-10 19:13:39.704 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3791 to 3792

2019-02-10 19:13:39.712 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node26_sensor_binary changed from OFF to ON

2019-02-10 19:13:39.743 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3792 to 3793

2019-02-10 19:13:41.724 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3793 to 3794

2019-02-10 19:13:41.729 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 113.4 to 1581.8

2019-02-10 19:13:47.731 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3794 to 3795

2019-02-10 19:13:47.740 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 1581.8 to 65.5

2019-02-10 19:13:48.729 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3795 to 3796

2019-02-10 19:13:48.742 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 65.5 to 114

2019-02-10 19:13:49.485 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3796 to 3797

2019-02-10 19:13:49.494 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node26_sensor_binary changed from ON to OFF

2019-02-10 19:13:49.525 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3797 to 3798

2019-02-10 19:14:01.726 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3798 to 3799

2019-02-10 19:14:01.731 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 114 to 1582.6

2019-02-10 19:14:07.735 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3799 to 3800

2019-02-10 19:14:07.748 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 1582.6 to 531.5

2019-02-10 19:14:08.734 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3800 to 3801

2019-02-10 19:14:08.746 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 531.5 to 89.8

2019-02-10 19:14:09.734 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3801 to 3802

2019-02-10 19:14:09.753 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 89.8 to 113.8

2019-02-10 19:14:21.734 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3802 to 3803

2019-02-10 19:14:21.748 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 113.8 to 1624.7

2019-02-10 19:14:28.734 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3803 to 3804

2019-02-10 19:14:28.754 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 1624.7 to 71.8

2019-02-10 19:14:32.733 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3804 to 3805

2019-02-10 19:14:32.747 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 71.8 to 114.1

2019-02-10 19:14:38.160 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_ack changed from 726 to 727

2019-02-10 19:14:38.173 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3805 to 3806

2019-02-10 19:14:38.350 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3806 to 3807

2019-02-10 19:14:38.391 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3807 to 3808

2019-02-10 19:14:38.412 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_ack changed from 727 to 728

2019-02-10 19:14:38.423 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3808 to 3809

2019-02-10 19:14:38.655 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3809 to 3810

2019-02-10 19:14:41.738 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3810 to 3811

2019-02-10 19:14:41.749 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 114.1 to 1628.8

2019-02-10 19:14:43.671 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_ack changed from 728 to 729

2019-02-10 19:14:43.678 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3811 to 3812

2019-02-10 19:14:43.739 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3812 to 3813

2019-02-10 19:14:43.794 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3813 to 3814

2019-02-10 19:14:43.826 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_ack changed from 729 to 730

2019-02-10 19:14:43.832 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3814 to 3815

2019-02-10 19:14:44.025 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3815 to 3816

2019-02-10 19:14:44.081 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3816 to 3817

2019-02-10 19:14:44.092 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_ack changed from 730 to 731

2019-02-10 19:14:44.098 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3817 to 3818

2019-02-10 19:14:44.233 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3818 to 3819

2019-02-10 19:14:44.373 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3819 to 3820

2019-02-10 19:14:44.383 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_ack changed from 731 to 732

2019-02-10 19:14:44.389 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3820 to 3821

2019-02-10 19:14:44.556 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3821 to 3822

2019-02-10 19:14:44.607 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3822 to 3823

2019-02-10 19:14:46.363 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3823 to 3824

2019-02-10 19:14:48.734 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3824 to 3825

2019-02-10 19:14:48.749 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 1628.8 to 585.9

2019-02-10 19:14:49.738 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3825 to 3826

2019-02-10 19:14:49.752 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 585.9 to 90.1

2019-02-10 19:14:50.738 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3826 to 3827

2019-02-10 19:14:50.750 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 90.1 to 114.3

2019-02-10 19:14:59.886 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3827 to 3828

2019-02-10 19:14:59.898 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node26_sensor_binary changed from OFF to ON

2019-02-10 19:14:59.926 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3828 to 3829

2019-02-10 19:15:01.587 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_ack changed from 732 to 733

2019-02-10 19:15:01.593 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3829 to 3830

2019-02-10 19:15:01.620 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3830 to 3831

2019-02-10 19:15:01.642 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3831 to 3832

2019-02-10 19:15:01.701 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3832 to 3833

2019-02-10 19:15:01.708 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_ack changed from 733 to 734

2019-02-10 19:15:01.714 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3833 to 3834

2019-02-10 19:15:01.744 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3834 to 3835

2019-02-10 19:15:01.828 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3835 to 3836

2019-02-10 19:15:01.875 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3836 to 3837

2019-02-10 19:15:01.880 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 114.3 to 1628.1

2019-02-10 19:15:01.986 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3837 to 3838

2019-02-10 19:15:02.007 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_ack changed from 734 to 735

2019-02-10 19:15:02.017 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3838 to 3839

2019-02-10 19:15:02.110 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3839 to 3840

2019-02-10 19:15:02.141 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3840 to 3841

2019-02-10 19:15:02.152 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3841 to 3842

2019-02-10 19:15:02.164 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_ack changed from 735 to 736

2019-02-10 19:15:02.171 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3842 to 3843

2019-02-10 19:15:02.187 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3843 to 3844

2019-02-10 19:15:02.226 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3844 to 3845

2019-02-10 19:15:02.237 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_ack changed from 736 to 737

2019-02-10 19:15:02.242 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3845 to 3846

2019-02-10 19:15:02.270 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3846 to 3847

2019-02-10 19:15:02.329 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3847 to 3848

2019-02-10 19:15:02.406 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3848 to 3849

2019-02-10 19:15:02.412 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_ack changed from 737 to 738

2019-02-10 19:15:02.419 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3849 to 3850

2019-02-10 19:15:02.436 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3850 to 3851

2019-02-10 19:15:02.536 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3851 to 3852

2019-02-10 19:15:09.484 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3852 to 3853

2019-02-10 19:15:09.493 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node26_sensor_binary changed from ON to OFF

2019-02-10 19:15:09.524 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3853 to 3854

2019-02-10 19:15:09.740 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3854 to 3855

2019-02-10 19:15:09.745 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 1628.1 to 128

2019-02-10 19:15:10.737 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3855 to 3856

2019-02-10 19:15:10.745 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 128 to 100.2

2019-02-10 19:15:21.735 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_serial_zstick_2c7c7871_serial_sof changed from 3856 to 3857

2019-02-10 19:15:21.739 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node21_sensor_power changed from 100.2 to 1623.7

That log is from a clean install Openhabian 2.4 and the Z-Wave binding installed. Nothing more.

Oh my…you posted the event log, none of these seem to be errors, they are just simply events demonstrating that you setup everything up that point well.
Habmin is a user interface that I believe is best used to administer ZWave devices
Habpanel is nice user interface that you can use, so is BasicUI, the choice is yours
PaperUI helps for admin things like installing bindings, things, items etc, but is not for end-use
(by the way, this is all mentioned in the docs)
Code fences make error messages and code snippets much more readable:

And the docs have more details on how to find error messages:

Yes, it’s the event log, where the errors pop up, but this is a clean install with no errors yet.

The interesting logfile is openhab.log, not the event log.

How do I open it in the webbrowser like the event log?

I can open it in Samba, but it’s not as readable in Notepad++ and I can’t filter.

In Habmin, my garage controller has these:

If I use the switch nothing happens, except it goes to ON.
Barrier state is still Closed, and my Garage is still closed.

In Fibaro, it looks like this.
image

If I press open, it opens and the door changes to open, if I press close it closes and goes back to this.

OK, let’s simplify and get back to basics because you are understandably frustraited (and frankly so is everyone else on this thread) and you are a little like a bull in a China shop.

What version of OH is installed?
What is OH running on?
How did you install it?
What package did you choose when opening the dashboard for the first time?

From you screen shot it appears you have simple mouse enabled.

You are working with the zwave clearly. What steps did you take to include the garage controller?

What do you see in openhab.log when you accept the garage controller from the inbox?

What do you see in openhab.log when you try to send commands to the garage controller?

We need lots of information about one problem if we will have any hope to help.

As for the UIs:

  • PaperUI: used for administering and configuring OH
  • Habmin is better at administering Zwave so it is recommended for that. It has other capabilities similar to PaperUI but development of those aspects of the UI have not been kept up to date
  • Habpanal, BasicUI, ClassicUI are all UIs that you create and are how the users of your home automation interact with it

Spot on… I’m frustrated and thats mostly because I can’t get things to work that clearly work.

OH version: 2.4 Stable
TinkerBoard
Debian image, then followed the guide for manual Openhabian installation.
Standard package
I have also mapped the Samba shares.
Installed Visual Studio Code with the Openhab plugin
Habmin ui installed

Aeon Z-Stick was included in my Fibaro HC2 as a secondary controller.
So it already has the entire Z-Wave network on it.

This clean setup I startet yesterday, has only 1 binding, Z-Wave and since the Z-Stick has a copy of the network, the entire network shows up in the inbox and I added them as things.

Configuration->System->Item Linking = Simple Mode (when adding things so items get created).

Now this is the Garage Controller
Z-Wave Node 051: ZW062 Aeon Labs Garage Door Controller Gen5
image

I actually got something working before going to bed. If I leave the Switch ON in habmin (it starts off as off) nothing happens, but if I then leave it off, garage door opens, and stays open until I set it ON again and leave it there, it closes and stays that way. I can now also see in Habmin the Barrier State changes from Closed->Opening->Open->Closing_>Closed.

The eventlog show the process:
2019-02-11 05:20:57.227 [ome.event.ItemCommandEvent] - Item ‘zwave_device_2c7c7871_node51_switch_binary’ received command ON
2019-02-11 05:20:57.235 [nt.ItemStatePredictedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node51_switch_binary predicted to become ON
2019-02-11 05:20:57.246 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node51_switch_binary changed from OFF to ON
2019-02-11 05:20:58.881 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node51_switch_binary changed from ON to OFF
2019-02-11 05:21:03.101 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - Garage_status changed from 0 to 254
2019-02-11 05:21:03.103 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node51_barrier_state changed from 0 to 254
2019-02-11 05:21:29.201 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - Garage_status changed from 254 to 255
2019-02-11 05:21:29.203 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node51_barrier_state changed from 254 to 255

2019-02-11 05:22:06.759 [ome.event.ItemCommandEvent] - Item ‘zwave_device_2c7c7871_node51_switch_binary’ received command ON
2019-02-11 05:22:06.768 [nt.ItemStatePredictedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node51_switch_binary predicted to become ON
2019-02-11 05:22:06.775 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node51_switch_binary changed from OFF to ON
2019-02-11 05:22:08.419 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - Garage_status changed from 255 to 1
2019-02-11 05:22:08.600 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - Garage_status changed from 1 to 255
2019-02-11 05:22:12.602 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - Garage_status changed from 255 to 252
2019-02-11 05:22:12.612 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node51_barrier_state changed from 255 to 252
2019-02-11 05:22:29.509 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - Garage_status changed from 252 to 0
2019-02-11 05:22:29.517 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - zwave_device_2c7c7871_node51_barrier_state changed from 252 to 0

As you can se I also have other code that changes status.
items:
Switch proxyGarageDoor

Switch Garage_door “Garage Door” {channel=“zwave_device_2c7c7871_node51_switch_binary”}

Number Garage_status “Status Garage Door [%s]” {channel=“zwave_device_2c7c7871_node51_barrier_state”}

sitemap:
}
Frame label=“Garageddd” {
Switch item=proxyGarageDoor icon=“garage” mappings=[ON=“Closed”, OFF=“Open”]
Text item=Garage_status icon=“garage”
}
}

rules:
rule “Garage Door”
when
Item proxyGarageDoor received command
then
if (receivedCommand.toString != Garage_door.state.toString) {
Garage_door.sendCommand(receivedCommand.toString)
}
end

rule “Garage door state”
when
Item Garage_door received update
then
proxyGarageDoor.postUpdate(Garage_door.state.toString)
end

So I have this in the BasicUI:

If I press Open:
2019-02-11 05:36:36.978 [ome.event.ItemCommandEvent] - Item ‘proxyGarageDoor’ received command OFF
2019-02-11 05:36:36.984 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - proxyGarageDoor changed from ON to OFF
2019-02-11 05:36:37.008 [ome.event.ItemCommandEvent] - Item ‘Garage_door’ received command OFF
2019-02-11 05:36:37.012 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - Garage_door changed from ON to OFF

If I press Closed:
2019-02-11 05:37:13.380 [ome.event.ItemCommandEvent] - Item ‘proxyGarageDoor’ received command ON
2019-02-11 05:37:13.390 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - proxyGarageDoor changed from OFF to ON
2019-02-11 05:37:13.424 [ome.event.ItemCommandEvent] - Item ‘Garage_door’ received command ON
2019-02-11 05:37:13.436 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - Garage_door changed from OFF to ON

So there is no Zwave commands in the eventlog, and no error this time around :slight_smile:

I found it… While reviewing my post I saw a difference in the rule code and my image of the Thing.

When I write code in Visual Studio Code and add a switch it is written like this:
zwave_device_2c7c7871_node51_switch_binary

In the code example there is colons not underscores, I tried changing that before, but ended up crashing my openhab to the point where the log was red with scrolling errors and I lost all UI’s but the log and help. I did not find a good way to recover from that so I ended up reinstalling. So I must have typed it wrong.

But in the image of the Thing, I se it written different:
zwave:device:2c7c7871:node51:switch_binary

So I changed my items file to:
Switch proxyGarageDoor

Switch Garage_door “Garage Door” {channel=“zwave:device:2c7c7871:node51:switch_binary”}

Number Garage_status “Status Garage Door [%s]” {channel=“zwave:device:2c7c7871:node51:barrier_state”}

Now it works! Garage opens and closes :slight_smile: And the Status Garage Door now shows numbers…
How do I get the status to show the same text that Habmin shows? Closed->Opening->Open->Closing->Closed?

There might be something about the controller being a secondary controller instead of the master that might be causing problems. That is one place to look into. Search the forum and there are a lot of posts. One post that does pop up:

There can only be a single primary controller in a network, so if you join another controller it will be a secondary controller.

There are a lot of limitations with this so don’t expect to have all the features you get as a primary controller such as being able to control battery devices or getting lifeline notifications…

That is the Thing Channel ID. Because you have simple mode enabled, Items automatically get created for every Channel. The Channel ID is used for the Item name, only the : are replaced with _.

I really really do not like Simple mode and wish it would die. It only serves to obscure and confuse.

Not easily. You will probably need to create another proxy Item and a Rule to interpret the current number in Garage_status and the previous number to determine direction and what the state means. You can’t use a simple MAP transform.