I had HA setup and running for a while but then drifted off. Now that I have all sorts of free time on my hands I am coming back to it. I downloaded the OVA and have it running with 0.111.3. I have it connected to various items in my house again, not much of an issue there.
I am now trying to re-learn some of the basics and have to say that I am really struggling. I’ve spent a bunch of time searching but I am (likely AGAIN) not having much luck.
For all intents and purposes other than adding things like my ISY I have a default install from the OVA. I am trying to work out the basics before I do much. What I am struggling with right now is Groups.
I have created a group in the groups.yaml (config checks are all good):
I have created a simple automation in the automations.yaml (originally thru the GUI but repurposed doing by hand):
- id: '1592275654013'
- entity_id: switch.playroom_fan_light
- service: switch.turn_on
When I turn on switch.playroom_fan_light I see in the logs that the automation is triggered but the light in the group does not turn on. If I simply put the device directly in the automation it works as expected. I have tried switch.turn.on as well as homeassistant.turn.on, neither works.
I would also like to have the group visible but when I add view: true (or yes) to the group the config throws an error.
I am 100% sure that this is something I am doing wrong but can’t figure it out.