I installed hassbian 1.1 on a Rpi3 about two days ago. Had all sorts of issues with running the automated scripts not working. About “host not resolved” after some googling I figured out I needed to modify my hosts file. Great… at that time I was able to get samba working and able to access it using my main win 10 rig. For some reason I still had issues with open Z not working right. Then I saw that .39 had came out. Alright time to just start over. So now I clean Hassbian 1.1 as soon as thats done I edit the hosts file, then apt-get update and upgrade, then run the mosquitto, z wave and samba scripts. Now Samba is not working. I’ve tried modifiying the smb.conf file manual. but can’t get it to show up on my main computer.
I’m trying to stay calm and not completely throw in the towel. Trying to make this not sound like a rant. I am wondering why all this stuff just doesn’t just come pre configured. If your a power user and know that you don’t want it you can remove it. It seems much harder if your not a linux user or a software developer to try to get all these packages and programs working together and installed properly. Install the stuff for Zwave, have a button to shut it off, 99% of people are going to want it. Just getting tired of read walls of text and half the stuff changes with each new version of software. or commands are out dated and links broken. I am not opposed to playing around with the software, but when you can’t get anything working right it gets really frustrating. Maybe I just don’t understand the way linux works. I don’t know. I’m not knocking all the work that’s been done, I’ve seen quite a few videos and it seems like it is very good. As a guy that works 50+ hours a week and has kids I just don’t have time to sit down an spend hours trying to get the core of home assistant working properly.
If someone has a fool proof way of getting Home assistant, mosquitto, samba, and open zwave installed please point it out.