Tasmota 5.12->6.5 OTA (sonoff basic)

I’ve been reluctant to update Tasmota after my previous ordeal (reverting from 6.11 -> 5.12) In retrospect I may have rushed my last OTA update. Or was it the automated sonweb feature which jumped versions. Fearful of having to do this and encounter problems I read the instructions properly and perhaps took extra precautions. https://github.com/arendst/Sonoff-Tasmota/wiki/Upgrade Firstly I needed to download the tasmota 5.14 minimal and … Continue reading Tasmota 5.12->6.5 OTA (sonoff basic)

A PC’s life, UPGRADES and re-purposing. Part 1 of 2.

My 10 year old NEC ValueStar VN750 died in late 2018. It was a pretty good system for the day. See specs in Japanese. Originally fitted with a mighty Core 2 Duo E7200@2.53ghz (Passmark 1631) and 2GB of ram and windows Vista. As it was chugging along nicely albeit slow. In early 2017, 2GB more ram, a new wireless card, and the CPU was replaced … Continue reading A PC’s life, UPGRADES and re-purposing. Part 1 of 2.

Hassio GUI gone again

Hassio 0.73.0 Since the last time this had happened I’ve been very cautious about updates. I updated the configurator the other day. Check config Full snapshot Restart Update Restart This worked. So I tried again with Grafana. On the last reboot, there was no GUI on restart. Sigh… As I copied my SD-card contents to the desktop (Samba was still active) as last time, I … Continue reading Hassio GUI gone again

Failed OTA sonoff basic via TASMOadmin

Last night for some reason probably half asleep I thought it would be a good idea to try TASMOadmin (SONweb) from my smartphone to update a sonoff basic. Using the link I made in hassio I loaded up TASMOadmin and proceeded to select a non-critical sonoff that should things fail it wouldn’t matter too much. I had already tried this from the TASMOadmin page directly … Continue reading Failed OTA sonoff basic via TASMOadmin