Use: Home automation; Alexa, Broadlink, Wemo, Environ monitor
Problem: node-red-contrib-alexa-local no longer works
What to achieve: Restore use of Alexa functions with minimal disruption to exiting system
Everything works great till Amazon changed something and after searching forum, found node-red-contrib-alexa-local will not work now.
Decide to use node-red-contrib-amazon-echo
However for node-red-contrib-amazon-echo to work the requirement is that NR has to be run in root ie "sudo node-red-start"
So I first node-red-stop to stop NR and sudo node-red-start
NR started but seems to be a different NR instance as all my nodes and tabs are not there, seems to be a new NR instance. I installed node-red-contrib-amazon-echo and it works, however all my other nodes and tabs are not there.
Can someone clarify:
Is it a different NR instance when I "sudo node-red-start" (are there two separate NR instances or just different config and nodes files?)
How do I automatically start NR running as root on bootup. Currently I use sudo systemctl enable nodered.service to start NR on boot but obviously this is not running in root.