A few Ubuntu questions with Zwave stick questions

Hello all,

I have a no RPI an thus i installed Ubuntu with Hass on a desktop computer.
Iám fairly new to Linux and learning my a#@ off, to learn all possible commands in Linux cause the Hass is the system that fill my needs !


Hass, runs well, but it never detects my AEON labs Gen-5 stick.
I thought that sticks where recognized by a Linux system, or am i wrong here ?
Also i managed to get Python 3.5 installed, updated Hass and this i was celibrating, with a great non alcohol beer :slight_smile:

Now iám stuck.
Why Linux didn’t see the stick ?

Can anyone give me a little direction ?
Thx…in advance


Hi there -

I found Ubuntu slightly trickier than a pi install but it works pretty well.

When you say it doesn’t see your ZWave stick how do you know?

Depending on what other USB devices you have plugged in you can use


To see where it is:

$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0821 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0658:0200 Sigma Designs, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

On my machine it is Device 002, the Sigma Designs device.

When plugged in, it will map to a device like the following:

$ ls /dev/ttyACM*

/dev/ttyACM0 is the device name you give to Home Assistant in the config file.

If you have more than one, unplug the stick and see which one disappears.


Hi aimc.

Meanwhile i discovered the USB stick and what you wrote is the right answer :slight_smile:-)
I also managed to get the open-Zwave panel, but man, this was a hassle for a newbie.
I hoped that the stick appear in this enviroment, but he didn’t.

So, now i know that i see the Gen-5 stick, no i ám in the process to let Homeassistent know.
Meanwhile, learning a lot abot Linux by book and video :slight_smile:

Thanks a lot for helping me out.

Great - its always better to figure it out yourself :slight_smile:


I search and try to fix it myself first, trying not to open a topic to fast.
For years i know only Bill’s idea’s and now i’am switching to Linux.
I’ts overwelming.

Now, i know what’s wrong here… .

Hass can’t find the config file for the Zwave stick.