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homebridge cannot find config.json but it is in the homebridge folder

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Hi all, I am new to home bridge and Raspberry Pi, but a big fan of home automation in Australia. I have finally successfully install home bridge on pi3 via nfarina, I used nano to type the config.json up and save it in the homebridge folder and I have validated it was a valid json.

Could someone point me to the right direction please.

homebridge cannot file config.json but it is there.pdf

Below is my config.json contents. { “bridge”: { “name”: “Homebridge”, “username”: “CC:22:3D:E3:CE:30”, “port”: 51826, “pin”: “031-45-154” },

"description": "This is an example configuration file with one fake accessory and one fake platform. You can use this as a template for creating your own configuration file containing devices you actually own.",

"accessories": [
        "accessory": "WeMo",
        "name": "Coffee Maker"

"platforms": [
        "platform" : "PhilipsHue",
        "name" : "Hue"


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  • State:closed
  • Created 7 years ago
  • Comments:22

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toshibochancommented, Sep 23, 2016

Look this For install homebridge use “sudo”

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