I had a very specific use case where I wanted to use Debian (LXDE) with an old laptop to run Magic Mirror.
I am by no means a linux expert! But I did some tinkering and couldnt get the install script working. The following steps might help you getting MM running on a Debian 10 machine. I used the debian-live-10.0.0-amd64-lxde.iso to install Debian.
Once installed, log in to the system with the user you created during setup.
Open a terminal window, and run the following:
Enter the root password when prompted and then run the following:
apt-get install openssh-server
Once complete I found it easier to go back to my main machine and use putty.
Open a Putty connection to your machine, login with the user you created during setup
Once at the terminal, type the following:
Enter the root password when prompted and then run the following:
apt-get --assume-yes install curl wget git build-essential unzip gcc g++ make
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_10.x | sudo -E bash -
apt-get install -y nodejs
apt-get install -y npm
curl -sL https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb https://dl.yarnpkg.com/debian/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yarn.list
apt-get install yarn
This should return you to the mm user you have setup, at the command line type the following:
git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/MichMich/MagicMirror.git
cp config/config.js.sample config/config.js
npm audit fix
Close out the session and then go back to the machine and run a terminal prompt and type the following to start mm!
YMMV but hope this helps others out there trying to get this to work too.
@AlejandroV - Just about any screen with an HDMI input can be used. TVs and computer monitors are the screens of choice. You can use a laptop screen, but I believe you have to purchase a controller board to manage the HDMI to screen interface.
If you really want to try something different, you could use a projector.
I fixed the problem by my self with a new board from Pollin and it works perfect!
It is small and powerful and theoretically it works with all Resolutions the Inverter you can still buy at Aliexpress for your screens!
If you need some hints let me know.
I’ve been reading through the forums here for the past few days. I cannot get a consensus whether either of these work with myriad MMM-gesture modules available for my RasPi 3B+ without requiring an Arduino or PC such as is required with the Leap Motion.
I have found posts regarding the Flick Hat, Flick Large, and Skywriter hat, maybe a camera?, and the MMM-Swipe module that uses two 2 HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensors, and perhaps the Grove Gesture. Which seems to work best at this time? As it stands right now, the Flick Large seems to be the best candidate.
We’d need swipe left, right, up, down and some mouse-like touch capability would be an added bonus. We’d need the gesture board against the wall below the magic mirror so which one allows for a ribbon cable connection to the raspi which will be mounted behind the mirror?
I can’t seem to determine whether these worked without requiring much technical insight which I don’t possess. I don’t have much programming experience at all and consider myself a novice.
I use black construction paper for the areas of my mirrors that are not covered by a monitor. It’s easy to cut into the appropriate shape and I can punch holes through it for things like camera lenses.
A piece of construction paper the size of your acrylic/glass can have a cutout the size of your monitor pretty easily. I don’t bother with tape or other adhesive to stick it to the glass. I start with a piece the size of the glass and it doesn’t go anywhere.
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We’ve received some contact forms that were referred from the Magic Mirror Forum.
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Second, DISPLAX provides customised touch foils for any size that you choose (even strange ones), so adapting our touch sensors to any of your mirrors will be a piece of cake.
We have appropriate mirror glass that is non-conductive, which is requirement for the PCAP technology.
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Wondering if people release sweeping UI changes all at once or do you feature gate them and slowly deploy components and THEN release?
Seems like a dev solution to a design “problem”. Without a super class not sure how you’d feature gate. Also not sure if this even matters but I know that devs are always nervous about stale branches. Why would I worry about stale style branches? UC Browser SHAREit
Update: NanoPC T4 is a pretty good platform. The graphics aren’t quite what I had hoped. MMM-Globe (the pretty abstract one) isn’t very smooth. I did find that if the screen is in landscape mode it performs better than portrait mode. But even landscape isn’t smooth enough for my tastes. Next round of testing will be with MMM-AssistantMk2 and MMM-Hotword.
Oh, and the thing is hot to the touch. It comes with a heatsink and it’s painfully hot after a couple minutes.
I had similar issues, but with a DVI input on a monitor.
For me at least the rainbow screen was showing sometimes, but often also not.
After tons of different settings in config.txt (which didn’t solve the issue) and different hdmi-dvi cables, I ended up reinstalling Raspbian. After that I got the screen working again.
The only thing is that there is no red color on my monitor. Tried different power supplies, cables and certain settings in config.txt, none of them fixed my red color missing issue.
But that is another story…
Give it a shut to reinstall. Don’ t forget to save data as reinstall is wiping the sd card.
@sdetweil said in Memory effect with MM2:
@toucherts every 6 hours it toggles the class used to present the screen.
I just made a little module package on github
The official Raspberry Pi touchscreen activates a screensaver without documented settings. The screen wakes up when touched. Generally, I would like to keep it that way but I also want to be able to wake up the screen programmatically. If possible, I would also like to tweak the activation time.
I know how to turn the backlight on and off and how to dim the screen but does anyone know how to manage this screensaver?
Yes I did search before posting.
These IR overlays are designed to work with Samsungs proprietary smart mirror system hence the question as to whether it would be compatible.
The question was whether anyone had success implementing magic mirror with these rather than overlays in general