Once you have installed nymea successfully you can start the nymead daemon. There are two possibility's to start nymead:
In order to get help you can type in the terminal
$ nymead -h Usage: nymead [options] nymea is an open source IoT (Internet of Things) server, which allows to control a lot of different devices from many different manufacturers. With the powerful rule engine you are able to connect any device available in the system and create individual scenes and behaviors for your environment. nymead 0.9.0 © 2014-2018 guh GmbH Released under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2. API version: 1.3 Options: -h, --help Displays this help. -v, --version Displays version information. -n, --no-daemon Run nymead in the foreground, not as daemon. -p, --print-all Enables all debug categories. Single debug categories can be disabled again with -d parameter. -l, --log <logfile> Specify a log file to write to, if this option is not specified, logs will be printed to the standard output. --session If specified, all D-Bus interfaces will be bound to the session bus instead of the system bus. -d, --debug-category <[No]DebugCategory> ...
Also a manual page is available:
$ man nymead
nymead will start as a daemon. If you want to start nymead as an application, you can pass the parameter
-n and it will start in the foreground.
If you want to see a special debug category, you can pass that category to the parameter. You can find all available categories in the help message (
Example: start nymead in the foreground and enable the
Hardwareand disable the
$ nymead -n -d JsonRpc -d Hardware -d NoDeviceManager
nymead package provides also systemd service, which allows you to start, stop, restart and get the status the nymea-daemon.
Start the service:
$ sudo systemctl start nymead
Stop the service:
$ sudo systemctl stop nymead
Restart the service:
$ sudo systemctl restart nymead
Get the status of the service:
$ sudo systemctl status nymead
If you want to auto start nymead on boot, you can enable the service by calling following command:
$ sudo systemctl enable nymead Created symlink from /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/nymead.service to /etc/systemd/system/nymead.service.
If you want to disable auto starting nymead on boot, you can call following command:
$ sudo systemctl disable nymead Removed symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/nymead.service.
If you have nymead running in the background (as daemon and started with systemd) you can see the live debug out by monitoring the log file. You can do that with following command:
$ journalctl -f -u nymead
If you want nymead to load plugins from a custom directory, like a build directory of a nymea plugin, one can add the path to the environment variable like following:
$ sudo NYMEA_PLUGINS_PATH=/path/to/plugin nymead -n -p
As an alternative you can also export the environment variable NYMEA_PLUGINS_PATH for the current bash session like this:
$ export NYMEA_PLUGINS_PATH=/path/to/plugin $ nymead -n -p
You can also export mulitiple paths by splitting them with the
$ export NYMEA_PLUGINS_PATH=/path/to/plugin:/path/to/other/plugin $ nymead -n -p
You can check in the debug output if the path will be used to load plugins and which plugins where loaded from that directories.