I am running HA under virtualbox. If I go to terminal I get in to the HA OS but I cannot seem to find the rtl_433 files. Can someone please tell where they are located? I have tried find / “rtl_433” with nothing returned. The addons are installed and running. I need to update rtl_433_mqtt_auto_discovery with a fix for Govee water sensors.
In the rtl_433_mqtt_auto_discovery docker container (addons are just docker containers with some glue to be managed by supervisor)
Interesting. How do I access that? I see no evidence that docker is running.
Go to settings → addons
Add this repository
Install portainer from this repository
Then you can portainer to open a shell in the rtl_433_mqtt_auto_discovery docker container
I’m confused. I run HA under Virtualbox. There are no Docker containers. It runs fine. However, I need to change the addon for rtl_433_auto_discovery (it is running but does not understand govee devices and there is a fix).
HA OS is a minimal linux OS with a bunch of docker containers. You can say a thousand times there are no docker containers, but that does not make it true.
ps alx on linux shows no docker running. So how do I access these files?
Because if you use the Terminal & SSH add-on, you are in the Core container, not in the bare OS.
If you use the Advanced SSH and Web Terminal (from the community add-ons) with protection mode off, you can see more.
So close, refresh add-on store page, install portainer.
Thanks for your patience. Installed portainer , clicked start, spins for a few sec. and then Start comes back. I don’t see how to use this and given that I don’t see any indication that I’m running docker anywhere, unnless it is hidden, I don;t see how this helps with problem of finding the rtl_433_mqtt_auto_discovery addin that is already running.
The funny thing is that all of this works (rtl_433_mqtt_auto_discovery and numerous other addins. I have never knowingly installed Docker and all I start when I run HA is the Virtualbox VM instance. If I ssh to that, I don’t see docker or any of the addin files. Where are they hiding?
- In the configuration panel of the addon, you can change the password
- In the main page of the addon, disable “Protection mode”, then start the addon
- Login (default name is
admin, default password is
- Click on
Primaryin the environement (at the center of the page)
- Click on
Containersin the left menu bar
- Increase the number of items per page to see all your addons
- Click on the symbol
>_next to the name of your selected addon to open the console page
Not sure why I would want to change the password as it would then break my rtl_433 command on the RPi. I don’t see “Protection mode” on the main page of the Addon. Is this what you consider the “main page”?
Or are you talking about the rtl_433 addin for running the rtl_sdr on the HA system, which I am not using?
OK, changed password, Started the Addin and went to localhost:9000, nothing there. Is that how it is accessed?