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Controlling normal bulbs brightness using Sonoff devices

No, you can't do that using Sonoff since it is an on-off switch with relay. You need an Triac to do that. Normally the brightness control applications for AC will be done through Triac by changing ...
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How to trigger updates to the yaml-files?

Your command seems to be out of sync with the rest. sudo systemctl stop home-assistant@pi First it seems incomplete at the end at best and moreover why are you using stop to restart? Why not use ...
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Zigbee and supporting devices - UK

From what I'm reading you need bridges for specific devices, unless they support Z-Wave or Zigbee (may well be wrong on this...). In general, you need a "bridge" for everything - including Z-Wave and ...
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How can I handle IP addresses changing when the router reboots with Home Assistant?

Every networked device connected to your router has a MAC address, which is specifically linked to one device, unlike local IP addresses in your private network, which are assigned by your router and ...
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How can I handle IP addresses changing when the router reboots with Home Assistant?

The router configuration portal has DHCP-->'Address Reservation' under Advanced settings. This way MAC address to IP address reservation can be achieved.
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What may cause error Platform not found: sensor.ping?

Silly me! It is a binary sensor so it should be: binary_sensor: #TCL - platform: ping host: 192.168.0.1
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Controlling normal bulbs brightness using Sonoff devices

No, most Sonoff devices are just remote controlled relays, they can only turn the power on or off. You can not use them to dim lights.
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How to trigger on solar noon in Home Assistant?

The most obvious answer would be to use the azimuth parameter, and check for 180 (south). The sun component also has a 'rising' state (before noon), and next_noon time. If you follow the link to the ...
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Connecting Shelly i4 into existing circuit

This is not how the i4 works. The i4 input button(s) will trigger another relay to control an item. You cannot directly use the i4 as a classic switch. You should use a Shelly 1 or 1PM in this ...
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How to configure Home Assistant to get working SmartIR integration with Tasmota IR over MQTT?

I suspect that the problem is device code 1060 only supports Broadlink and does not support MQTT. Same for device code 1180. Unfortunately, I have found no complete example of using SmartIR with MQTT.
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MQTT device shows as offline in Home Assistant when connection is established

First, if you just have 1 garage door opener, why are you generating a random client id every time? using a fixed clientID would be the right thing to do here. The only time a random clientID makes ...
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Can I run Home Assistant natively on an old macbook?

Yes you can. My suggestion is to use docker. Just install it on ur machine https://docs.docker.com/desktop/install/mac-install/ and then use docker to deploy Home Assistant https://www.home-assistant....
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Which off-the-shelf wireless door/window sensor can I easily interface with Home Assistant?

I know this is a very old question, but since the landscape has changed in these years, I thought of adding another answer if helpful to anyone else. There is a good Aqara contact sensors are quite ...
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Which off-the-shelf wireless door/window sensor can I easily interface with Home Assistant?

I am running Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi and have had a lot of success using the Aeotec Gen5 Z-Wave control stick (USB). I bought several of the GoControl WNK01-21KIT kits and the door sensors ...
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How to trigger updates to the yaml-files?

Apperently this is the systemctl that was being used by raspbian [email protected]
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If I want to integrate Innr with home assistant, does there need to be a component for it?

TL;DR: Innr Zigbee light works with Home Assistant. The long version: As with any other Zigbee light, there are two ways to connect it with Home Assistant: Pair the innr light with a Zigbee hub that ...
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Hassio won't connect dhcp

I don't know what happened, but reviewing the logs on my router, I was able to discern that the device DID obtain a DHCP address, but I overrode that with a fixed IP instead, following instructions on ...
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Check Home Assistant health

There is a REST API call you can make to HA to check if it's alive: http://your.homeassistant.ip/api/ If HA is running, the call will return this: {"message": "API running."} You ...
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Can't Connect to ZigBee Devices (Raspberry Pi4, HomeAssistant, Docker-Compose, ConBeeII)

USB3.0 interference is real! I had 2 fit-size USB 3.0 drives plugged directly into the pi USB3 ports, with the ConBee II plugged in next to them in the USB 2.0 port, and that completely prevented the ...
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How to configure Home Assistant to get working SmartIR integration with Tasmota IR over MQTT?

Ok there are two key properties here to get smartir working over MQTT (with tasmota) device_code controller_data device_code I thought that just looking for codes in the github repo here and then ...
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Send values from HomeAssistant to ESP8266 via MQTT

If you have sent data from the device to the HomeAssistant over MQTT, then you can do it for sure the other way around. MQTT is completely bidirectional, there is no notion of server and clients as in ...
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How to automatically dim the bathroom light at night with Home Assistant

Sounds like you just need a device that will be on the same network and send out a message at say, 7PM and at 6AM, with the right brightness value. The light switch would have to send a message for ...
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Connecting Shelly i4 into existing circuit

You only have a live wire (brown) and a switch output (black) coming into this socket. The appropriate way to wire this would be to pull new wires through so that you have live (brown), neutral (blue),...
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Home Assistant Mosquitto Tasmota Device Socket Error

Without seeing the actual /etc/mosquitto/mosquitto.conf that is being generated and passed to mosquitto this is only a guess. But it looks like mosquitto is being configured to use TLS (you appear to ...
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Google Assistant, custom command with a custom response

You can do it with Node-RED and the Node-RED Google Assistant Bridge Sensor Example discussed here You will need something like a Raspberry Pi to run Node-RED, and sensors that can be queried from ...
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Mosquitto broker stopped working in Hassio

Probably the easy way to solve this would be proceed with a fresh reinstall. Reinstalling the Mosquitto broker with all its components and settings you need will restore previous configuration and ...
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What are the conceptual differences and similarities between OpenHAB, Home Assistant and Node RED?

As comments point out, the three tools are quite similar in some ways. One point that I can add is that they are also very adaptable ! So the choice also rely on your ability/ease of use with any of ...
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Where can I find the default configuration of Home Assistant?

This official guide suggests that only the config directory should be version controlled and also a specific .gitignore. This, applied to a fresh install of Home Assistant 0.105.3, leaves five files: ...
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Posting data from a sensor into home assistant?

Yes, the Home Assistance REST API supports POST as well as GET. This is the relevant documentation page
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