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help! npm start error: Failed at the start script 'electron js/electron.js'.



  • pi@raspberrypi:~/MagicMirror $ npm start

    magicmirror@2.0.0 start /home/pi/MagicMirror
    electron js/electron.js

    fs.js:640
    return binding.open(pathModule._makeLong(path), stringToFlags(flags), mode);
    ^

    Error: ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/home/pi/MagicMirror/node_modules/electron/path.txt’
    at Error (native)
    at Object.fs.openSync (fs.js:640:18)
    at Object.fs.readFileSync (fs.js:508:33)
    at Object. (/home/pi/MagicMirror/node_modules/electron/index.js:4:42)
    at Module._compile (module.js:570:32)
    at Object.Module._extensions…js (module.js:579:10)
    at Module.load (module.js:487:32)
    at tryModuleLoad (module.js:446:12)
    at Function.Module._load (module.js:438:3)
    at Module.require (module.js:497:17)

    npm ERR! Linux 4.4.21-v7+
    npm ERR! argv “/usr/local/bin/node” “/usr/local/bin/npm” "start"
    npm ERR! node v6.9.1
    npm ERR! npm v3.10.8
    npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
    npm ERR! magicmirror@2.0.0 start: electron js/electron.js
    npm ERR! Exit status 1
    npm ERR!
    npm ERR! Failed at the magicmirror@2.0.0 start script ‘electron js/electron.js’.
    npm ERR! Make sure you have the latest version of node.js and npm installed.
    npm ERR! If you do, this is most likely a problem with the magicmirror package,
    npm ERR! not with npm itself.
    npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
    npm ERR! electron js/electron.js
    npm ERR! You can get information on how to open an issue for this project with:
    npm ERR! npm bugs magicmirror
    npm ERR! Or if that isn’t available, you can get their info via:
    npm ERR! npm owner ls magicmirror
    npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.

    npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
    npm ERR! /home/pi/MagicMirror/npm-debug.log

    how can i fix this?



  • I’ve got exactly the same problem …
    Anybody got any idea’s ?

    I’ve googled it there seems a few people with the problem but no answers
    Any help would be appreciated.



  • Did you tried “npm install electron”?



  • Tajno - just tried that now - got this message

    npm WARN grunt-yamllint@0.2.0 requires a peer of grunt@~0.4.0 but none was installed.

    No idea what means …

    and when I tried to start magic mirror got this :

    magicmirror@2.0.0 start /home/pi/MagicMirror
    electron js/electron.js

    npm ERR! Linux 4.4.32-v7+
    npm ERR! argv “/usr/bin/nodejs” “/usr/bin/npm” "start"
    npm ERR! node v6.9.1
    npm ERR! npm v3.10.8
    npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
    npm ERR! magicmirror@2.0.0 start: electron js/electron.js
    npm ERR! Exit status 1
    npm ERR!
    npm ERR! Failed at the magicmirror@2.0.0 start script ‘electron js/electron.js’.
    npm ERR! Make sure you have the latest version of node.js and npm installed.
    npm ERR! If you do, this is most likely a problem with the magicmirror package,
    npm ERR! not with npm itself.
    npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
    npm ERR! electron js/electron.js
    npm ERR! You can get information on how to open an issue for this project with:
    npm ERR! npm bugs magicmirror
    npm ERR! Or if that isn’t available, you can get their info via:
    npm ERR! npm owner ls magicmirror
    npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.

    npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
    npm ERR! /home/pi/MagicMirror/npm-debug.log

    Thanks for your suggestions - got any more idea’s ? as I’d really like to this working



  • Sounds that now grunt is not installed…

    Try:
    npm install -g grunt
    after them again npm install -g electron

    Btw. how did you install the mirror? By yourself or with the suggested curl command?



  • @tajno ,

    Had the same problem.
    Installed and reinstalled several times, manually and with the automated script.

    It looked to me it was a problem installing grunt and electron.
    I had to install them with sudo.
    Still did not work, but when I renamed the magicmirror folder and “reinstalled” magicmirror using curl command with sudo, it worked.
    Some privileges problem maybe somewhere?